A week of Bags – Monday – the Flower Power Tote





Size – About 11″ square

MATERIALS:
Rug or Craft Yarn – 1 3/4 oz skeins
5 skeins of Background color
Small amounts of flower colors
Small amounts of 2 shades of Green for leaves
crochet hook Size G

Gauge: 3 sc to 1″; 7 rows to 2″

___Row 1: Ch 37. Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. 36 sc.
___Row 2: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2, working to 23″ from start. Fasten off.





___GUSSETS: Make 2: Ch 5. Work on 4 sc to fit each side when bag is folded in half, plus 3″ for loop at top of each side. Sew in place, folding down 1-1/2″ at top and sewing end to gusset.





___HANDLE: With double yarn crochet 64″ chain. Draw through loops at top of each gusset and sew ends tog.

___LARGE FLOWERS: Ch 5, join with sl st into ring, * ch 7, 1 sc in ring, repeat from * 6 times more, fasten off.

___MEDIUM FLOWERS: Ch 5, join, * ch 6, 1 sc in ring, repeat from * 4 times, fasten.

___SMALL FLOWERS: Ch 5, join, * ch 5, 1 sc in ring, repeat from * 4 times, fasten. Sew in place making rounded or pointed petals.

___ROUND FLOWERS: Ch 5, join. Work 2 sc in each ch st, join and fasten. Sew in place with right side to right side of front. Make a contrasting french knot in center of every flower.

___LEAVES: Ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, fasten. Make 7 light green and 7 dark green leaves. Sew in place.

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