Town & Country Tote

Crochet World|August 2020

Town & Country Tote
Town & Country Tote
Joyce Geisler


With Handle: 20 inches tall

Without Handle: 14 inches wide across top x 10 inches across bottom x 10 inches tall, measured flat

Bottom gusset: 4 inches deep

Handle: 11/8 inches wide x 221/2inches long including rectangle rings and attachment loops


Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet size 10 crochet cotton (350 yds per ball):

2 balls #486 navy (A) 1 ball #210 antique white (B)

Size 5/1.90mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Clips or locking stitch markers: 4

151/2-inch-wide x 27-inch-long piece of sturdy fabric for lining

Large-eye needle (for size 10 thread)

Sewing machine or needle and coordinating sewing thread

Magnetic tote clasp

#P-1621-NP metal rectangular ring with spring pin, measuring 11/16 inch wide across pin x 7/8 inch long x 11/16 inches outer width, by 4


11 sts = 1 inch; 11 rows = 1 inch


All rows have 139 stitches and end with chain 1, turn.

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Work extra foundation chains, if desired, to avoid working too few stitches in row 1. Unworked chains can be picked out after row 1 is completed.

I-stitches are worked in stitches of same color 3 rows down.

When changing to next color, do not fasten off last color used. Drop color and carry along wrong side edge of work until next needed.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.



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August 2020