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Raised Diamonds Tote Pattern

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The Raised Diamonds Stitch that I utilize in this bag and several other designs I’ve created features a three-dimensional texture and pattern that grabs the eye and makes people ask, How did you do that? Unlike my previous purses, which close with a zipper, I wanted to design a bag with a sewing-free closure. Thus, this cinched tote was born.

Difficulty: Intermediate

I rate this pattern Intermediate in difficulty because it involves working in several rows at a time to create the raised diamond design that stands out against the background of the other stitches. It takes 9 rows to complete the construction of the diamonds, so be patient and enjoy watching your diamonds come together. It’s a fun challenge with rewarding results! I’ve included large pictures with the instructions that I hope will give you visual examples to assist you in learning the new techniques.

Size:
Approximately 8" Diameter X 10" H. Dimensions will vary slightly based on weight of yarn used.

Materials:
DK weight yarns such as
Omega La Espiga Size 18 Nylon Cord - 3 rolls
OR Sinfonia - 2 skeins
Crochet hook size F (3.75)
8 1-inch steel rings

The bag can function with or without a fabric lining. Should you choose to sew in a lining, you can sew it by hand or machine, though machine will be faster. I have produced a tutorial to walk you through the process of making a lining which is available on my website.

Sewing video: http://funcrochetdesigns.com/crochet/tips

General Information:
☆ This listing is for a crochet PATTERN that will be available to you as a digital download upon purchase. This listing is not for a completed physical craft item.
☆ The listing does not include any of the display items shown in the images.
☆ All patterns are written in US Crochet terms.
☆ Patterns are a final sale, due to their digital nature they cannot be returned or refunded.
You will get a PDF (1MB) file

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