Ivy League Tote by Claire Ortega-Reyes
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Ivy League Tote

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
This pattern is available from crochetspot.com for $4.95.

This tote is named after the mark of any prestigious university - climbing ivy vines. This bag is tote-ally unique with its crocheted embroidery design, and pretty braided handles. Measuring a roomy 4” x 11” x 12.5”, it makes great company on errands or a day at the library.

You won’t even have to sew a lining into it - most of the bag is made in single crochet (sc) stitches. It’s also made with medium weight yarn, making it extra sturdy. Make it in a color with different shades for a subtle look, or use contrasting colors to make the design shine.

Skill Level: Easy

Finished Size:
Height (excluding straps): 12 1/2” (32 cm); Strap drop: 11” (28 cm)
Base length: 11” (28 cm); Base width: 4” (10 cm)

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 240 yards of main color and 200 yards of contrasting color)
Crochet hook H (5.00 mm)
4 Stitch markers (or safety pins, or scraps of contrasting yarn)
Yarn needle