Emily

February Tote By Heidi Nieling

Simple stitches combined with color-changing yarn yield a quick project which is snug and warm.

The Designer: Heidi Nieling

Heidi lives in a little house in the Midwest with Nicky (the husband), Penny (the cat), and the new baby twins: Arlo and Everly. She spends her “free time” arting, crafting, cooking, DIY-ing, and yarn-untangling. Heidi taught herself to crochet over 17 years ago and has since written more than 52 patterns, in addition to several crochet tutorials. She writes about crochet and crafting on her blog, hellospeckless.com. Heidi has been featured in print and on the web in several places including Simply Crochet Magazine, Handmade Living Magazine, All Free Crochet, Cut Out + Keep, Whipup, and was a 2015 Crochet Awards nominee.

About The Pattern

Skill Level

Intemediate

The Yarn – Lion Brand Hometown USA

Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky weight #6 yarn (100% acrylic; 64 yds/59m per 4 oz/113g skein)

5 skeins Fayetteville Frost

Yarn Substitutions

Bernat Softee Chunky

Caron Chunky Cakes

Lion Brand Thick & Quick

Hook & Other Materials

US Size M/13 (9mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Sewing needle and thread

Stitch markers

Straight pins

Cotton or Canvas Tote Bag 15” square

Sizes/Finished Measurements

16” wide x 15.5” tall

Gauge

8 dc and 5 rows = 4” /10 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

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Emily

Emily is a WAHM of 4 children. She is the Editor of Happily Hooked Magazine and Pattern Pack Pro and the owner of Em’s Corner. She spent her years before children as a middle school math teacher, but now enjoys crocheting at her kids’ sporting events and spoiling her nieces and nephews. She loves to teach her children and her nieces and nephews to crochet. When she’s not crocheting, she’s outside with her camera. She was raised in San Diego but now finds herself in the very hot Southern California desert.

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