Ester’s Tote Part Four

ESTER'S TOTE PART FOUR|CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP

Adding The Final Details

VIEW INTRODUCTION AND LINK PAGE HERE!

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PART FOUR:

SKILL LEVEL:
Easy – Intermediate:

MATERIALS:
view introduction page

Hooks & Notions:
-Size
4.00 mm Hook
-Yarn Needle

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

Abbreviations:
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
SC2tog – work two single crochet together
SC3tog – work three single crochet together
SL ST – slip stitch

INSTRUCTIONS:

Attaching The Straps:
Position your straps the width of your top border at the sides – place one over the squares (front) and the other on the back side. Sew into position 🙂
Please note: if you have already lined your bag and it is all the way to the top – use thread yarn and needle to attach your straps!

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Bag Button Straps: (this is completely optional – if preferred a zipper can be inserted)

Center 7 STS as shown in photo above – mark with pins or yarn.

Join yarn into the backloop of the first ST of your 7 STS on the top row of the back piece and work 7 SC across (this counts as Row 1);
Row 2-5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST (7 SC), TURN
Row 6: (BUTTON HOLE ROW) CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, SKIP 1 ST, work 1 HDC into last 3 STS, TURN
Row 7: SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, SC2tog (5 SC), TURN
Row 8: CH 1, work 1 SC into each (5 SC), TURN
Row 9: SC2tog, work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog (3 SC), TURN
Row 10: CH 1, work 1 SC into remaining 3 STS, TURN
Row 11: SC3tog
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sew button to correspond with the button hole onto the front piece.

NOTE: If you have larger buttons like I used on the original Ester’s Tote – replace the SC with DC into Bag Button Straps instructions. – this creates a longer strap and bigger button hole 🙂

Bonus Owl Strap Pocket:
A little pocket that fastens around the strap.

With yarn make a magic ring;
Rnd 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 15 DC into ring (16 DC), SL ST into top of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Rnd 2: Join new color in-between any 2 DC;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) work 1 DC into same space;
Work 2 DC in-between each DC of round 1 (32 DC), SL ST into top of 3 CH.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Rnd 3: Join new color in-between any 2 DC;
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC into same space.
*SKIP 2 DC, work 3 DC in-between the next 2 DC. Repeat until end.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: Join new color into any DC.
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST; work 1 DC into next 2 STS.
[Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS] repeat 3 times;
work 1 HDC into next ST, work 1 SC into the remaining STS all around, except the last one, work 1 HDC into last ST. SL ST into top of 3 CH.
Rnd 5: CH 1, work 2 DC into next ST;
work 1 HDC  into next; work 1 SC into next 9 STS, work 1 HDC into next;
work 2 DC into next; SL ST into next.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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I the back solid in color.

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Starting in the 5th ST (see photo);
Join yarn and work 7 SC across (this counts as Row 1);
Row 2-5: CH 1, work 1 SC into each ST (7 SC), TURN
Row 6: (BUTTON HOLE ROW) CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC), work 1 HDC into next 2 STS, SKIP 1 ST, work 1 HDC into last 3 STS, TURN
Row 7: SC2tog, work 1 SC into next 3 STS, SC2tog (5 SC), TURN
Row 8: CH 1, work 1 SC into each (5 SC), TURN
Row 9: SC2tog, work 1 SC into next ST, SC2tog (3 SC), TURN
Row 10: CH 1, work 1 SC into remaining 3 STS, TURN
Row 11: SC3tog
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Sew two pocket pieces together leaving top open.
Attach a button to the back.

Optional:
Crochet a pair of eyes of use large buttons

EYES:
Make a magic ring:
Rnd 1: work 6 SC into ring;
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC into each SC of previous round;
Rnd 3: Work 2 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next SC.
*Work 2 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next SC. Repeat from * all around (18 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

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BELOW ARE TWO OPTIONS TO CREATE A OWL KEY-CHAIN
(I used the first one for my sister-in-laws’ tote)

CROCHET OWL KEY-CHAIN:

  1. Easy Crochet Owl Tutorial By Bunny MummyOWL KEYCHAIN PATTERN FROM BUNNY MUMMY|CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP
  2. Owl Keychain Pattern By Yarn Artists
    OWL KEYCHAIN FROM YARN ARTISTS|CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP

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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.

“Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”

Happy Crocheting Joanita Theron

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