Flip Flop Summer Tote

Nothing symbolizes summer like your favorite pair of flip flops. The cute picture on the front captures that free-spirited feeling you get when you swap out icy drizzle for warm summer afternoons on the beach or at the park—and with this roomy tote you can pack all the essentials. It even incorporates double knit handles with contrasting stitching.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Approximately 10” wide x 12½” tall

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 197 yards [180 meters]/85 grams): #099 Fisherman (MC) 1 ball; #107 Blue Heather (CC), 1 ball

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mmm): straight

Notions: Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

Wyib – with yarn in back

Pattern

Back

With MC, CO 52 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl

Rows 3-66: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 67: Rep Row 1.

Rows 68-72: Knit.

BO knitwise.

Front

Work same as Back, following Flip Flop Chart for intarsia.

Strap (make 2)

With CC, CO 79 sts.

Row 1: K1, *sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Rows 3-8: Rep Rows 1-2.

Row 9: Rep Row 1.

BO in Row 2 patt.

Finishing

Block Front and Back. Weave in ends.

Sew sides and bottom of bag.

Sew straps to top of bag with CC as shown in photo. yarn ball

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