Crochet tote bag

My mum requested a crochet bag about 6 months ago and I’ve finally got around to making it. I ended up giving it to her as a Xmas gift.

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I love how the variegated cotton created a tapestry look!

5mm hook
Passioknit Vintage Breeze Kiki 100% cotton in wasabi (1 ball) and island jewels (2 balls) from Spotlight

Base
In green.
Base as per the easy popcorn bag rounds 1 – 10.

Body
Change to variegated yarn
Sc in each st around. Do not join. Continue to crochet in the round for 38 rounds. Change to solid colour
sc in the round for one and 3/4 more rows. Stop half way along front of bag.

Handles

Sc in next 15 sc, ch 80, turn. Skip 28. Join with a slip stitch to next sc.
Work along front of bag. Sc in 28 then along the inside of the ch 80 and back along the front of the bag. Repeat 2 more times. Finish half way along the front of the bag with a slip stitch.

For second handle,

Hold sides of bag together. Join solid colour with a slip stitch, chain 80, turn, skip 28, join to next sc with a slip stitch. Sc along the front edge and along the inside of the chain 80. Repeat 2 more times. Join with a slip stitch to starting stitch.

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