Bon Voyage Tote

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Carry all your summer essentials in style with this summery striped tote. Double seed stitch gives this tote texture and interest and jute handles complete the look.  

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 13” wide by 9” tall by 1½” deep

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double moss st

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Bernat Super Value (acrylic; 426 yards [389 meters]/197 grams): #00607 Berry (MC), 1 ball; #07391 White (CC), 1 ball

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) straight needles

Notions: Yarn needle; two 18” jute purse handles

Special Stitches

Double Seed Stitch Pattern (DSS)

Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rows 3-4: *P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.

Pattern

Side Panel (make 2)

With MC, CO 48 sts.

Rows 1-8: Work in DSS. Change to CC.
Rows 9-16: Work in DSS. Change to MC.
Rows 17-24: Work in DSS. Change to CC.
Rows 25-32: Work in DSS. Change to MC.
Rows 33-40: Work in DSS. Change to CC.
Rows 41-48: Work in DSS. Change to MC.
Rows 49-56: Work in DSS.

Bind off in pattern.

Front Panel

With MC and RS of Side Panel facing, pick up and knit 40 sts along side of panel.

Rows 1-8: Work in DSS. Change to CC.
Rows 9-16: Work in DSS. Change to MC.
Rows 17-24: Work in DSS. Change to CC.
Rows 25-32: Work in DSS.

Bind off in pattern.

Repeat for second Side Panel.

Base

With MC, CO 58 sts.

Work 9 rows in DSS.

Bind off in pattern.

Finishing

Sew top of Front Panels to opposite Side Panels. Sew base in place.

Sew on handles.

Weave in ends.yarn ball

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