Smell the Roses Crochet Tote
Stop and smell the roses with this gorgeous crochet tote bag. Work up the rose motifs to attach to the bag so you can carry the garden with you wherever you go. Your unique crochet flowers will be the talk of the fashion community as soon as you leave your house and show off your crochet bag in public. Roses are a symbol of beauty and grace- carry yours to the office, the beach, or just around town. This beautiful crochet pattern is one you shouldn't miss.
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)
- Premier Yarns Couture Jazz
- A: Roses (1 skein)
- B: Iron (1 skein)
- C: Syrah (1 skein)
- Crochet Hook (Size G/6, 4 mm)
- Sewing Needle
- Sixty 1 cm wooden beads
- Large woven tote with leather handles (24" wide x 16" high)
8 chs = 4"
Rose (make 20 each in A, B, & C)
Open up a length of Couture Jazz. Working down the center of the yarn (not the side), insert hook through center of yarn approximately 1½” from end (1 loop on hook),* insert hook again through center of yarn 1” away (2 loops on hook), pull second loop on hook through first loop on hook – 1 chain made; repeat from * 7 more times. Cut yarn 1½” from last chain made, pull last bit of Couture Jazz through last stitch.
* Attach thread to fastened-off end of an A Rose. With fingers, coil each Rose into a Rose shape, pulling out the Couture Jazz as you go to make a full flower. Tack down the center of the Rose with small stitches using sewing needle and thread. Sew a bead to the center of the Rose. Sew the A Rose into place on the bottom of one side of the purchased tote with several stitches. Repeat from * for each Rose, alternating colors. There will be 5 rows each of 12 Roses for a 24” x 16” tote.
Once all the Roses have been sewn to the Tote, with your fingers, open up the sides of each Rose to fill out any empty space. With sewing needle and thread, tack down edges of abutting Roses to each other to secure.
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