Tremendous Tote by Marly Bird
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Tremendous Tote

March 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
3.75 mm (F)
1396 yards (1277 m)
15" wide and 17" long
This pattern is available from for $5.50.

The Fibonacci sequence determines striping on this roomy tote. The top portion (and surprise pocket on the inside) is felted whereas the bottom part is made out of the bamboo/soy blend yarn and will not. Lot of fun to make and not hard at all!

Tremendous Tote

  • Finished Size: 15” wide and 17” long

  • Yarn: Zitron Nimbus (100% organic merino wool; 109 yd 100 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #409 black (A), 4 skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel. Schulana Sojabama (55% bamboo, 45% soy; 120 yd 110 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #17 cerulean (B), #09 tangerine (E), 1 ball each; #22 aqua (C), #18 turquoise (D), #12 black (F), 2 balls each. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

  • Hook: Sizes H/8 (5 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook sizes if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

  • Notions: Stitch markers (m)—2 each in 2 colors; yarn needle; DMC embroidery floss 25 (100% cotton; 8.7 yd 8 m): #319 black, 2 hanks; Muench Yarns Grayson E 24” rolled leather handle set; ¾“ magnetic snap; 8” of 7/8” wide grosgrain ribbon, black; ½ yard matching fabric; matching sewing thread; invisible nylon thread; sewing needle; straight pins; large-eye chenille sewing needle; piece of plastic needlepoint canvas at least 4” by 18”.

  • Gauge: 20 sts and 12 rows = 5” in dc with larger hook before felting and 4” after felting; 20 sts and 12 rows = 4” in (sc, dc) st patt with smaller hook before felting.