Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday: The Leaf Me Alone Beret Free Crochet Pattern.

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  Here's a pattern that was inspired by a hat I perceived on Pinterest via Etsy [photo below] I found it to be quite charming and perfect for the Fall so I wanted to emulate a crochet version of it and share!





THE INGREDIENTS
Lion Brand Yarn "Vanna's Choice" 170 yards/100% acrylic/3.5 oz / Medium 4
H/8 5.00MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors
Fabric Glue or Hot Glue Gun
Anna Griffin Puffy Fabric Stickers

ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES UTILIZED
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
sl st= slip stitch
ch=chain

THE PATTERN
RND 1: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, 8 STS total, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 2: HDC into all of the STS TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 3: SC into the first ST once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 4: HDC into the first TWO STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 5: SC into the first THREE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 6: HDC into the first FOUR STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 7: SC into the first  FIVE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 8: HDC into the first SIX STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 9: SC into the first SEVEN STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 10: HDC into the first EIGHT STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 11: SC into the first  NINE STS once, then into the following ST DC TWICE for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 12: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND13: HDC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 14: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 15: HDC into the first EIGHT STS once, then into the following ST HDC2OG for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 16: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 17: HDC into the first SIX STS once, then into the following ST HDC2OG for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 18: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 19: HDC into the first FOUR STS once, then into the following ST HDC2OG for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work.
RND 20-RND21: SC into all of the STS for the entire round, at the end of the round, SL ST to continue work. At final round [21] SL ST to complete final work.

Just used fabric glue and applied the leaves to the center [Round 1] of the hat. Pressing firmly to secure the fabric stickers in place.



HAPPY CRAFTING!
#THEDREAMCROCHET
XX ashlee elle.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Introducing The Dream Crochet Shoppe's Fall 2019 Collection!

Hello there! The time is finally here, my absolute favorite time of year and I've curated a handful of Fall inspired crochet designs influenced by the beauty of Autumn. Fall is a sense of renewal for me personally and I truly desired to create items that started fresh, but with a twist of some sort that would bring forth a new perspective. 12 New designs from dresses, to sweaters, to crochet "distressed" pants! I adored constructing items that I would love to wear and hopefully you will too!



from left to right

 "The Carnival Crochet Sweater Top"
This alternating long sleeved top offers an exhilarating illusion and design play with a color duo of stripes!

 "The Sweet Blossom Crochet Sweater Top"
This 3 quarter length crochet top has tiered sleeves adds dramatic flair to a casual top!

from left to right

 "The Acorn Bridge Crochet Shrug"
This cocoon shrug with aligning strips and cable stitched cuffed trim outlining the comfy cover.

 "The Bale Sleeveless Crochet Maxi Cardigan"
Long and loose, a sleeveless maxi crochet cardigan, with room and quite perfect for layering, implementing belted accessories to your fall outfit.

 "The Fall Festival Crochet Cardigan"
Comfy long sleeved crochet cardigan with a lace inspired design, accompanied by a cozy hood.

from left to right

 "The Maize Crochet Skirt"
Cable stitched inspired, high waist, with an elastic band, crochet skirt with a slit for a bit of Autumn spice!

 "The Cornucopia Crochet Skirt and Crochet Sweater"
A pop of a crochet set! A two for one, a bold sweater with sweet ruffles aligning the shoulder and a buffalo plaid inspired crochet skirt with an elastic waistband as well.

 "The Last Dance of Spring Crochet Shorts"
Spring is gone, though shorts with a slight twirl along the trim with a knit inspired stitch. Along a cuffed cable stitch elastic waistband adds for style and comfort.

from left to right

 "The Golden of Apples Crochet Dress"
Long sleeved crochet sweater dress with a cold shoulder cut out for detailing. Aligning the dress with a cable stitch trim.

 "The Fallen Leaves Crochet Maxi Dress"
Sweet and airy this batwing 3 quartered pouf sleeves live for this dress along with a casual boat neckline. 


 "The Crisp Air Crochet Dress"
Long sleeved crochet sweater dress, with cable stitched trim and a crochet belt to accessorize, aligned with a boat neckline.

 "The Patch Crochet Distressed Pants"
With an elastic band waistline, this distressed inspired pants offer style, but most important, comfort!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday: Granny Sweet Purse

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  This pattern was inspired by a new design that is coming out quite soon and I wanted to create an accessory to match!

THE INGREDIENTS
Less than half a skein of Cream/Brown/Green/Yellow/Orange from Red Heart Super Saver/Medium 4/ 100% Acrylic
Felt 9 in.x 12 in.
wooden set of purse handles
H/8 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors
Fabric Glue
Needle and Thread
ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES UTILIZED
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
sl st= slip stitch
ch=chain

GAUGE:
10 SC = 4"
10 rows=4"

FINAL DIMENSIONS:
18 inches height
8 hdc clusters inches length

THE PATTERN
*You will repeat this Step TWICE. Creating both the FRONT as well as the Back piece to construct the bag.

STEP ONE
Chain FOR 26 STS/ 18 INCHES LENGTH/ 10 INCHES WIDTH

Cream:
R1-R8: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R9: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.
Brown:
R10: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Orange:
R11: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R12: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Green:
R13: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Yellow:
R14: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.
Cream:
R15: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Brown:
R16: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Orange:
R17: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R18: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Green:
R19: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Yellow:
R20: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.


Cream:
R21: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Brown:
R22: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Orange:
R23: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R24: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Green:
R25: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Yellow:
R26: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.


Cream:
R27: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Brown:
R28: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Orange:
R29: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R30: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Green:
R31: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Yellow:
R32: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R33: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Brown:
R34: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Orange:
R35: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R36: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Green:
R37: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Yellow:
R38: HDC into the first ST, Skip 2 and into the 3rd ST, [HDC three times into the SAME ST] then Skip 2 and continue the repetitive process until the end of the row and switch colors before turning work. [Note: At the end of the row, Skip 1 and HDC twice into the SAME ST and end on a single HDC.

Cream:
R39-R46: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue. At final Row [46] SL ST to complete final work.
SC around the entire completed piece solely once.




Next, with your yarn sewing needle and a strand of yarn, insert ROW 1-ROW 8 into the opening of the handle slot and sew ROW 1 to ROW 8 to secure the purse in position.

Continuing with the other side, with your yarn sewing needle and a strand of yarn, insert ROW 39-ROW 46 into the opening of the handle slot and sew ROW 1 to ROW 8 to secure the purse in position.
Next, with needle and thread or fabric glue. Align the felt onto the inside of the purse, applying the adhesive or sewing the lining onto the purse
Next, utilizing your yarn sewing needle and a strand of yarn, sew the sides of the bag together, securing it for use!




Happy Crafting!
Ashlee Elle.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tutorial Tuesday: The Knotted Beach Bag Free Crochet Pattern.

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you!  This pattern was inspired by an old tote bag that I've had for awhile and instead of disposing it. I wanted to utilize the materials from it to create something brand new!

THE INGREDIENTS
2 Skeins of Teal/1 Skein of Light Teal/1 Skein of White from Sugar N'Cream/Medium 4/ Cotton
 18 in. 21 in. of cotton fabric
set of purse handles
H/8 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Craft Scissors
Fabric Glue
1 Set of knot handles
Needle and Thread
ABBREVIATIONS/STITCHES UTILIZED
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
dc=double crochet
tch[s]=turning chain[s]
sts=stitches
sl st= slip stitch
ch=chain

GAUGE:
9 SC = 4"
10 rows=4"

FINAL DIMENSIONS:
26.5 inches height
18.5 inches length

THE PATTERN
*You will repeat this Step TWICE. Creating both the FRONT as well as the Back piece to construct the bag.

STEP ONE
Chain FOR 50 STS/ 18.5 INCHES LENGTH

Dark Teal: 
R1: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R2: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R3: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R4: HDC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R5: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R6: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R7: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R8: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R9: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R10: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R11: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R12: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R13: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Medium Teal: 
R14: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R15: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R16: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R17: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Light Teal:
R18: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R19: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Dark Teal:
R20: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

White:
R21: HC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Dark Teal:
R22: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Medium Teal: 
R23: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R24: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R25: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R26: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R27: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Light Teal:
R28: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R29: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.


Dark Teal: 
R30: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R31: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R32: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R33: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R34: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R34: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R36: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R37: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R38: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R39: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R40: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R41: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R42: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R43: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Medium Teal: 
R44: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R45: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R46: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R47: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Light Teal:
R48: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R49: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Dark Teal:
R50: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

White:
R51: HC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Dark Teal:
R52: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.


Medium Teal: 
R53: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R54: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R56: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R57: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Light Teal:
R58: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R59: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.


Dark Teal: 
R60: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R61: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R62: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R63: DC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.
R64: SC into all of the STS for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Creating the strap holes
R65: SC into the first 10 STS then for the 11th ST, CH 1, insert knot, skip 1 ST and SC into the following 28 STS until you reach the 39 th ST, CH 1, insert the other side of the handle and and skip 1 ST to SC into the remaining STS.
R66: SC into all of the STS, but once you hit the CH 1, completely skip that ST to secure an SC into the following [so it will hold the strap securely] for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Reinsert your hook back into Row 1, using Medium Teal Yarn to repeat the process.
Creating the strap holes back at Row 1
R1: SC into the first 10 STS then for the 11th ST, CH 1, insert knot, skip 1 ST and SC into the following 28 STS until you reach the 39 th ST, CH 1, insert the other side of the handle and and skip 1 ST to SC into the remaining STS.
R2: SC into all of the STS, but once you hit the CH 1, completely skip that ST to secure an SC into the following [so it will hold the strap securely] for the entire row, at the end of the row, turn work utilizing turning chain to continue.

Implementing Fabric
You may block your piece at this step as well as weave in your ends utilizing your yarn sewing needle.
You will lay your fabric in the middle of the piece leaving 2 inches or so of space before applying fabric glue surround the fabric unto the crocchet piece.

Sewing
Next, with your yarn sewing needle a 2 long strands of yarn, fold the piece, horizontally and inside out with the fabric facing you, you will begin to sew the edges of the piece together, securing the sides in place to become a tote.





HAPPY CRAFTING!
#THEDREAMCROCHET
XX ashlee elle.