Vanna Mandala Tote By Moogly

This tote by the wonderful crochet guru, Tamara Kelly of Moogly has been made exclusively for LoveCrochet! It's big, bold, and ready for whatever you dish out! It all starts with a beautiful mandala on the bottom, that transforms into an oversized bag big enough to hold everything you need for your next shopping trip, beach adventure, or farmer’s market jaunt. The Vanna Mandala Tote Bag is great to have on hand, and it makes a wonderful gift as well!

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This pattern is written in US terms. Please use the following UK substitutions:
sc --> dc
hdc --> htr
dc --> tr
tr --> dtr


Materials:

 
  • J (6.0 mm) crochet hook

  • Color A: Pistachio (1 ball, or 75 yds)
  • Color B: Rose Shocking (1 ball, or 165 yds)
  • Color C: Lemon (1 ball, or 150 yds)
  • Color D: Aqua (1 ball, or 165 yds)
  • We're offering 20% off the Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn to make it until 10th September, 2017.

     

    Gauge:

    measures 4” across at narrowest point after Round 4

    Finished size:

    21” tall x 18.5” wide, laid flat

    Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

    Magic circle
    BLO – back loop only
    FLO – front loop only
    Join with sc
    Join with dc
    fptr – front post treble crochet

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    Instructions:

    Round 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st, here and throughout pattern), make 12 dc in the ring; join to 1st dc. (12 sts)

    Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 3 dc in next st, *sc in next st, 3 dc in next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc, break Color A. (24 sts, 6 3-dc petals made)

    Round 3: With Color B, join with sc to BLO of any petal’s center dc, working in BLO throughout this round, hdc in next dc, 3dc in next sc, hdc in next dc, *sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next sc, hdc in next dc; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc. (36 sts)

    Round 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, skip next st, 5 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc, break Color B. (48 sts, 6 5-dc petals made)

    Round 5: With Color A, join with dc in unworked FLO of any dc in the center of a 3-dc petal in Round 2, ch 4, sc in next Round 4 petal’s center dc, ch 4, *dc in next unworked FLO of dc in the center of the next 3-dc petal in Round 2, ch 4, sc in next Round 4 petal’s center dc, ch 4; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc, break Color A. (6 dc, 6 sc, 12 ch-4 sps)

    Round 6: With Color C, join with dc working through any Round 5 dc and the sc behind it from Round 4 (this will be a center sc in a series of 3), then working behind Round 5 chains, hdc in next 3 Round 4 sts, 3 sc in BLO of next Round 5 sc, hdc in next 3 Round 4 sts, *dc through next Round 5 dc and next Round 4 sc, hdc in next 3 Round 4 sts, 3 sc in BLO of next Round 5 sc, hdc in next 3 Round 4 sts; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc. (60 sts)

    Round 7: Ch 2, 7 dc in 1st st, skip 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, *7 dc in next st, skip 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc, break Color C. (78 sts, 6 7-dc petals made)

    Round 8: With Color A, join with dc in FLO of any Round 5 sc, ch 2, sc in next Round 7 dc, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in FLO of next Round 5 sc, ch 2, sc in next Round 7 dc, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc, break Color A. (6 dc, 18 sc, 12 ch-2 sps, 12 ch-3 sps)

    Round 9: With Color D, join with dc working through any Round 8 dc and the sc behind it from Round 7 (this will be the second of the 2 sc worked into one st), then working behind Round 8 chs, dc in next 2 Round 7 sts, hdc in BLO of next Round 8 sc, hdc in next Round 7 st, sc in next Round 7 st, 3 sc in BLO of next Round 8 sc, sc in next Round 7 st, hdc in next Round 7 st, hdc in BLO of next Round 8 st, dc in next 2 Round 7 sts, skip next Round 7 st, *dc through next Round 8 dc and next Round 7 sc, dc in next 2 Round 7 sts, hdc in BLO of next Round 8 sc, hdc in next Round 7 st, sc in next Round 7 st, 3 sc in BLO of next Round 8 sc, sc in next Round 7 st, hdc in next Round 7 st, hdc in BLO of next Round 8 st, dc in next 2 Round 7 sts, skip next Round 7 st; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc. (84 sts)

    Round 10: Ch 2, 5 dc in 1st st, skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, *5 dc in next st, skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc, break Color D. (96 sts, 12 5-dc petals made)

    Round 11: With Color A, join with dc in unworked FLO of any Round 8 sc immediately before a Round 8 dc, ch 3, sc in center dc of next Round 10 petal, ch 3, dc in FLO of next Round 8 sc, ch 3, sc in center dc of next Round 10 petal, ch 3, skip next Round 8 sc, *dc in FLO of next Round 8 sc, ch 3, sc in center dc of next Round 10 petal, ch 3, dc in FLO of next Round 8 sc, ch 3, sc in center dc of next Round 10 petal, ch 3, skip next Round 8 sc; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc, break Color A. (12 dc, 12 sc, 24 ch-3 sps)

    Round 12: With Color B, join with dc working through any Round 11 dc and the sc behind it from Round 10 (this will be a center sc in a series of 3), dc in same st, then working behind Round 11 chs, dc in next Round 10 st, hdc in next Round 10 st, sc in next Round 10 st, sc in next Round 11 sc, sc in next Round 10 st, hdc in next Round 10 st, dc in next Round 10 st, *3 dc through next Round 11 dc and next Round 10 sc, dc in next Round 10 st, hdc in next Round 10 st, sc in next Round 10 st, sc in next Round 11 sc, sc in next Round 10 st, hdc in next Round 10 st, dc in next Round 10 st; repeat from * around, dc in same st as 1st st of rnd, join to 1st dc. (120 sts)

    Round 13: Ch 2, dc in each st around; join to 1st dc and break Color B. (120 sts)

    Round 14: With Color A, join with sc to 3rd st of Round 13, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st] 3 times, ch 1, *fptr in next Round 11 dc, ch 1,^ skip next 3 sts, [sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] 3 times, sc in next st, ch 1; repeat from * finishing last rep at ^, join to 1st sc and break Color A. (120 sts inc chs)

    Round 15: With Color C, join with dc in any ch-1 sp, dc in same ch-1 sp, 2 dc in each remaining ch-2 sp around; join to 1st dc. (120 sts)

    Round 16: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, ch 1, skip next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around, join to 1st dc. (120 sts inc chs)

    Round 17: Sl st to next ch-1 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in each remaining ch-1 sp around; join to 1st dc. (120 sts)

    Round 18 and 19: Repeat Rounds 16 and 17; break Color C.

    Round 20: With Color A, join with sc between 1st and last dc sts of previous round, ch 1, skip the next 2 sts, *sc between previous st and next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc and break Color A. (120 sts inc chs)

    Round 21 - 25: With Color D, repeat Rounds 15 – 19.

    Round 26: Repeat Round 20.

    Round 27 - 31: With Color B, repeat Rounds 15 – 19.

    Round 32: Repeat Round 20.

    Round 33 – 37: With Color C, repeat Rounds 15 – 19.

    Round 38: Repeat Round 20.

    Round 39 – 44: Repeat Rounds 21 – 26.

    Round 45: With Color B, join with sc to any ch-1 sp, sc in same ch-1 sp, 2 sc in each remaining ch-1 sp around; join to 1st sc. (120 sts)

    Round 46 – 48: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join to 1st sc. (120 sts)

    Round 49: (Make Handles – lengthen the chain portions if desired for longer handles!) Ch 1, sc in the first 15 sts, ch 30, skip 30 sts, sc in next 30 sts, ch 30, skip 30 sts, sc in last 15 sts; join to 1st sc. (120 sts inc chs)

    Round 50: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around; join to 1st sc. (120 sts)

    Round 51: Repeat Round 46, break Color B.

    Round 52: With Color A, repeat Round 46.

    Round 53: Sl st in each st around; join and break Color A. (120 sts) Weave in ends.

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