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Decommission Tote


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The Decommissioned Tote Bag - in other words, a bag to use up your scraps, leftovers, and odds and ends of yarn - is an easy tote bag, a great way to not only carry around your stash, but to use it up as well! Lots of options when you buy this pattern - two sizes in two different shapes, either a round bottom or a rectangle bottom. Bag is made in the round, with the handles worked flat, and the only seam is sewing the second half of the handle in place. Use any acrylic or cotton yarn in your stash, and freely mix both if you want. Many thanks to my testers, Kimmycup, Vaughnde, bjclark63, shyamanivas, honeystalks, CrochetChrisie, blogstarr, Blacky67, and MandyS2 Feel free to make as many of these as you like for local craft fairs/auctions/raffles/bazaars, but please do not sell finished items online. If making for charity, please let me know the name of the charity & include my contact info with the item ( / If you have any questions or comments or just want to join like-minded souls, please join my Ravelry group at Thanks! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY single crochet chain one working in the round GAUGE 18 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches in single crochet SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small Rectangular Tote: 10" across by 9" high by 2" wide, with a 14" handle Large Rectangular Tote: 12" across by 11" high by 2.5" wide, with a 16" handle Small Round Tote: 9.5" across by 10.5" high, with a 16" handle Large Round Tote: 12" across by 12" high, with a 16" handle SUGGESTED YARN 500 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart Super Saver

Supplies Needed

  • 100-300 grams of worsted weight yarn scraps
  • size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook

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Anastacia Knits Designs
Anastacia Knits Designs
My name is Anastacia, and I am the scrap yarn/one skein queen. I buy my yarn mainly at yard sales/thrift stores, so I got used to making do with what I could find. So most of my patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your life, and are geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast, easy, but still pretty item. I'm a 30 something adult living in MA. I’m married, have a wonderful cat named Wedgie, & I work full time. I also teach knitting & crocheting at my local Michael's & squeeze in designing as many hours as I can a week. I do love to hear from everyone, but please remember that I am busy, just like you, & will reply as soon as I can. All of my patterns use USA terms & abbreviations. I try to layout my patterns as simply as possible to save money for people printing at home. My patterns are as short as possible, usually with only one photo on the first page, which you can easily skip printing to save ink. .