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Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern

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The Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern. This crocheted tote is a perfect size to stash towels, magazine, lunch or whatever you want to fill it with. If you're looking for the perfect anytime tote, this is definitely it. #crochettote #crochetbag #crochetpattern #crochetaddict #ilovecrochet #crochet #freecrochetpatternsAligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern

There are just some things you can never have enough of and totes fall perfectly into that category. I always like to have extra totes around for shopping, going to the beach, taking drinks and snacks with me while I watch my daughter at her gymnastics competitions and taking my latest crochet project with me wherever I go.

This crochet tote is a perfect size to stash towels, magazine, lunch or whatever you want to fill it with. The tighter crochet stitch pattern means you don’t have to worry about losing hooks, pencils or other small items out the sides.

If you’re looking for the perfect anytime crochet tote pattern, this is definitely it.

Learn how to make this beautifully crocheted tote below.

 

Aligned Cobble Stitch Anytime Tote Crochet Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate

MATERIALS:

  •  Hook:  I / 5.5mm
  •  Yarn: 4 (Medium) Universal Yarn – Cotton Supreme in Color A – White (180 yds), Color B – Brindle (250 yds), Color C – Powder Blue (180 yds)
  • Tools: scissors, tapestry needle, stitch marker, approx 54 inches of ¾ inch nylon rope

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st(s) = stitches
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • xs – times

NOTES:

The Aligned cobble stitch is worked in rows of 2. Watch for turning and color changes, ch 3 in round 2 counts as dc. See the aligned cobble stitch video tutorial here.

FINISHED SIZE:  17″ wide x 14″ high

PATTERN:

Color A – Chain 41

Round 1: dc in 4th loop from chain, dc in 37 sts, last st – dc 7 xs. Do not turn. Dc along the other side (37 sts), last st, dc 7xs. Sl st to join. (88 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc into ch space, do not turn, 2 dc each in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 30 sts, 2 dc in next 13 sts,  1 dc in next 30 sts, 2 dc in next 11 sts.  Sl st to join. (114 dc)

Round 3 – 8: ch 1, sc in each stitch, sl st to join (114 sc)

Change to color B

Round 9: ch 1, turn work, sc in first st, tr in next stitch. Repeat sc and tr 56 xs. Sl st to join (114 sts)

Round 10: ch 1, turn work. Sc in each stitch, sl st to join (114 sts)

Rd 11-18: Repeat rows 9 and 10, 4 more xs  (5 rounds total = 10 rows -114 sts)

Change to color A

Round 19 – 21: ch 1, do not turn work, sc in each st, sl st to join(114 sts)

Change to color C

Round 22 – 31: ch 1, turn work, repeat rows 9 and 10 4xs  (5 rounds total = 10 rows -114 sts)

Change to color A

Round 32 – 34: repeat rows 19 – 21 (114 sts)

Change to color B

Round 35 – 44: repeat rows 9 and 10 4xs  (5 rounds total = 10 rows – 114 sts)

Change to color A

Round 45 – 50: repeat rows 3 to 8, fasten off, break yarn. (114 sts)

Finishing: Handles

Cut 2 pieces of ¾ inch nylon rope, approx 27 inches each. Using chosen color, ch 6, hdc into next 5 sts (5hdc) ch 1, turn work and repeat (approx 58 xs) until there is an extra 2 ½ inches past each side of the rope. Place rope in the center of work and sew together to join (leaving 2 ½ inches on either side)

Place handle at the desired spot on the bag and sew on with a tapestry needle. Repeat on the other side.

Looking for more great crochet bag patterns: the Crochet Beach Bag Tote Pattern, the Color Block Bag Crochet Pattern, Round Crochet Bag with Tassels

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DIY Reusable Ice Pack and Cozy Cover

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DIY Ice Pack and Cozy Cover

DIY Ice Pack and Cozy Cover

DIY Reusable Ice Pack and Cozy Cover – A must have for any family is to have multiple ice packs in the freezer. Between my husband’s back, my feet and knees and Noelle’s random bumps and bruises, we use our ice packs rather frequently I’m afraid. Recently I discovered just how easy it is to make reusable DIY ice packs to keep in the freezer – they only require a few inexpensive ingredients and some fun food coloring. While I was thrilled with the little packs, I found I was always trying to find towels to wrap around them so the ice packs wouldn’t be so cold against our skin. I thought they really needed a little cozy to go over them to make them perfect so I grabbed some leftover fabric and in no time at all I had made a cute little cozy cover for the ice pack.

DIY Ice Pack Recipe
Materials:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water
  • Food coloring (not necessary but it makes it easier to find & kids love the color – my daughter loves purple)
  • Freezer bag (heavy duty with double lock or zip lock if possible)

Directions:

  1. Mix together 1 part hand sanitizer to 3 parts water, add food coloring and mix.
  2. Put mixture in the freezer bag and place in the freezer. You may also want to double bag the first bag and seal the opening with tape as an extra security feature against leaks.

* There are many other DIY ice pack recipes out there too, just take a peek at Pinterest if you’d prefer another recipe.

Ice Pack Cozy
Materials:

  • Flannel fabric (it’s nice to have a cozy fabric when you’re putting something cold on your body)
  • Thread & pins
  • Fabric shears

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry fabric. Iron and then cut to size.  I used a medium sized heavy duty freezer bag that 7″ x 8.5″.
  2. Cut out a piece of fabric that is 10″ wide by 22″ long.
  3. Iron and pin down the fabric .5″ all the way around the material.  Stitch all the way around the fabric.
  4. Along the long side, fold over the material 9.5″ in, so that it’s almost folded in half but you should have about 2.5″ of fabric hanging over.  Now take that 2.5″ flap and fold it over so that it meets the top of the other end of the material (see 2nd row photos below).  Pin into place.  Sew from top of folded flap all the way around to the opposite side of the ice pack cozy (no need to sew the last short side).
  5. Trim any hanging threads and insert ice pack into cozy.

Looking for more great craft projects: Crochet Infinity Scarf, Sisal rope bird feeder, Jellyfish friendship bracelets,10-minute superhero costume

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Thanks for reading!

~ Jamey

DIY Ice Pack and Cozy Tutorial

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