Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “The designer needed to design a funky, roomy tote bag for her daughter’s trip to Russia. How to do it? Let the two sides of the color wheel join up to create a bag for every mood. Each half is crocheted separately from the bottom up; the halves are then sewn together up the center line. Bands of popcorn stitches bring forth the wonderful texture of Debbie Bliss’s Aran Tweed yarn. Whether you are off to faraway places or the mall, this fun bag will be your new constant companion.”
Finished Size: 23” (58.5 cm) wide and 16½” (42 cm) deep, not including handles.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed (100% wool; 101 yd (100 m)/3½ oz (50 g)): #20006 rust (A) and #20005 purple (B), 4 skeins each. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Yarn weight: #4-medium
Gauge: 15 sts and 12 rows = 4” (10 cm) in hdc.
Needles/Hooks: Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2005