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Lairë Tote Bag

I love creating bags and totes as they are not just useful but cute too!

This one is really close to my heart as I designed it while I was at the hospital for a week with my son who’s been really ill. I was sitting next to him all the time and I wanted to keep my mind and hands busy so I asked my husband to grab some yarn and bring it in…this is how this bag was born!

It works up super fast, it’s quite easy (using only double crochets and single crochets) and it can be a great stash buster too! What else do you need?


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This pattern and photographs are the property of K.A.M.E. Crochet by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer and are for personal and non-commercial use. You may not alter or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished products, but please credit K.A.M.E. Crochet if you can. Thank you!


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Difficulty:                           Advanced beginner

Finished Size:

The body of the bag: 17,25”/ 44 cm wide and 14”/ 35 cm tall

Handles: 16”/ 41 cm long and 1,5”/ 3,5 cm wide

Materials needed:

  • 5 mm (H) Hook (I used Furls Navy Odyssey, get it HERE)
  • Color 1: 280 yards / 255 meters (150 grams)

Color 2: 186 yards / 170 meters (100 grams)

Color 3: 93 yards / 85 meters (50 grams) of worsted/aran weight 100% cotton yarn {I used Scheepjes Cahlista in Kiwi-205 (Color 1), Lemon-280 (Color 2) and Tangerine-281 (Color 3)}

or alternatively you can use any other aran/worsted 100% cotton yarn

  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers

Stitches used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

ST/STS = stitch/stitches

SM = stitch marker

SP = space

SK = skip

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols (This is only used for a full repeat, may contain smaller repeats)

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

Gauge: 4 SC and 5 Rows = 1” (2.5 cm)

Additional notes:

  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color, in bold.
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • IMPORTANT: You have to work in spiral without any joining, putting a stitch marker into the first stitch of each round to keep track your rounds, unless stated otherwise!

Instructions

To start: With Color 1 (Kiwi) CH 32

Round 1: 1 SC in 2nd CH from hook (put a SM into the first ST throughout), 1 SC in next 29 chains, 3 SC in next CH, 1 SC on the other side in the next 29 chains, 2 SC in the last CH (this has the 1st SC already)

(64 SC)

Round 2: 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 29 STS, {2 SC in the next ST} 3 times, 1 SC in next 29 STS, {2 SC in the next ST} twice

(70 SC)

Round 3: 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 30 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST} 3 times, 1 SC in next 29 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next ST} twice

(76 SC)

Round 4: 1 SC in next 2 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 31 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 2 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 31 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 2 STS, 2 SC in next ST

(82 SC)

Round 5: 1 SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 32 STS, {2 SC in next, 1 SC in next 3 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 32 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 3 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 2 STS

(88 SC)

Round 6: 1 SC in next 4 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 33 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 4 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 33 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 4 STS, 2 SC in next ST

(94 SC)

Round 7: 1 SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 34 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 5 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 34 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 5 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 4 STS

(100 SC)

Round 8: 1 SC in next 6 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 35 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 6 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 35 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 6 STS, 2 SC in next ST

(106 SC)

Round 9: 1 SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 36 STS, {2 SC in next STm 1 SC in next 7 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 36 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 7 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 6 STS

(112 SC)

Round 10: 1 SC in next 8 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 37 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 8 STS twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 37 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 8 STS, 2 SC in next ST

(118 SC)

Round 11: 1 SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 38 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 9 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 38 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 9 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 8 STS

(124 SC)

Round 12: 1 SC in next 10 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 39 STS, {2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 10 STS} twice, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 39 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 10 STS, 2 SC in next ST

(130 SC)

Round 13: 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 64 STS, 2 SC in next ST, 1 SC in next 64 STS

(132 SC)

Round 14: *1 SC in next ST, 1 DC in next ST* repeat *to* around

(66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 15: *1 DC in next ST (SC)(Pic 1), 1 SC in next ST (DC)* repeat *to* around

(66 SC, 66 DC)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Round 16-22: repeat Round 14-15, ending with Round 14

(66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 23: repeat Round 15, join with an invisible join to first DC (See the pictures 1-10 below)

Fasten off.

(66 SC, 66 DC)

1. Finish your last ST of the round (remove stitch marker)                                              

2. Take your crochet hook out of the last ST

3. TURN your work                                                                       

4. Put your hook into the first ST of the round

5. Put your hook through the loop of last ST                    

6. Pull through

7. Yarn over                                                                                     

8. Pull through

9. Cut your yarn and pull all the remaining yarn through

10. Tighten and TURN your work back


Round 24: Join Color 2 (Lemon) with a standing SC to the first ST of last round (Pic 1)

then work as Round 14 (Pic 2)

(note: do not join at the end of the round, just keep working in spiral, you will be able to close the little gap when sewing your ends in)

(66 SC, 66 DC)

1.                                                                                                         

2.

Round 25-30: repeat Round 15-14, ending with Round 14

(66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 31: repeat Round 15, join with an invisible join to first DC

Fasten off.

(66 SC, 66 DC)


Round 32: Join Color 1 (Kiwi) with a standing SC to the first ST of last round

then work as Round 14

(note: do not join at the end of the round, just keep working in spiral, you will be able to close the little gap when sewing your ends in)

 (66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 33: repeat Round 15, join with an invisible join to first DC

Fasten off.

(66 SC, 66 DC)


Round 34: Join Color 3 (Tangerine) with a standing SC to the first ST of last round

then work as Round 14

(note: do not join at the end of the round, just keep working in spiral, you will be able to close the little gap when sewing your ends in)

(66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 35-40: repeat Round 15-14, ending with Round 14

(66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 41: repeat Round 15, join with an invisible join to first DC

Fasten off.

(66 SC, 66 DC)


Round 42: Join Color 1 (Kiwi) with a standing SC to the first ST of last round

then work as Round 14

(note: do not join at the end of the round, just keep working in spiral, you will be able to close the little gap when sewing your ends in)

 (66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 43: repeat Round 15, join with an invisible join to first DC

Fasten off.

(66 SC, 66 DC)


Round 44: Join Color 2 (Lemon) with a standing SC to the first ST of last round

then work as Round 14

(note: do not join at the end of the round, just keep working in spiral, you will be able to close the little gap when sewing your ends in)

 (66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 45-50: repeat Round 15-14, ending with Round 14

(66 SC, 66 DC)

Round 51: repeat Round 15, join with an invisible join to first DC

Fasten off.

(66 SC, 66 DC)


Round 52: Join Color 1 (Kiwi) with a standing SC into the 12th ST of last round

then 1 SC in each ST around

(note: do not join at the end of the round, just keep working in spiral, you will be able to close the little gap when sewing your ends in)

 (132 SC)

Round 53: 1 SC in each ST around

(132 SC)

Round 54: 1 SC in next 18 STS, CH 60, SK 25 STS, 1 SC in next 41 STS, CH 60, SK 25 STS, 1 SC in next 23 STS

(82 SC, 2 x 60 CH)

Round 55: 1 SC in next 18 STS, 1 SC in next 60 CH, 1 SC in next 41 STS, 1 SC in next 60 CH, 1 SC in next 23 STS

(202 SC)

Round 56: 1 SC in each ST around

(202 SC)

Round 57-59: repeat Round 56

(202 SC)

Round 60: repeat Round 56, then join with an invisible join to first SC

Fasten off, close all small gaps and sew in all ends.

(202 SC)


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