3 Native American Tote Designs

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This month for our Designer Review and Giveaway, Carol Hegar from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs has donated a copy of her e-Pattern for 3 Native American Totes to be given away!


[disclaimer]I received a copy of this pattern to review from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.[/disclaimer]


Native American Totes eBook from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. EBook Review and Giveaway

Title: Native American Totes
Author: Carol Hegar

Native American Totes Pattern Review

Carol uses her popular afghan technique of single crochet in the back loop of the stitch, and double crochet in the front loop of stitch 2 rows below (which forms the design) to create these 3 amazing tote designs.

These three colorful tote bags feature traditional Native American inspired themes.  The geometric shapes really lend themselves to the dropped-dc format.

These crochet patterns use sc, hdc and dropped dc stitches to form the design.  Carol has also included two options for an easier one-color center section.  The written instructions as well as optional graphs are included.  The three Native American Totes are crocheted using worsted weight cotton yarn.

The 3 Native American Tote Designs

Desert Coyote Tote:

Materials:  Size 4 mm (G) crochet hook, or size needed for gauge.  Medium weight [4] cotton yarn.  For the Multi-Color Tote you will need:  3 oz. light brown, 3 oz. coral, 3.5 oz. aqua, 3 oz. dark turquoise, and  1 yard yellow. For the One Color Main Section, you will need 3 oz. light brown, 3 oz. coral, 7 oz. aqua, and 1 yard yellow.

The approximate finished size is 13.25 inches X 14.25 inches X 2 inches.

 

Tribal Traditions Tote:

Materials:  Size 4 mm (G) crochet hook, or size needed for gauge. Medium weight [4] cotton yarn.  For the Multi-Color Tote you will need: 2 oz. turquoise, 2.5 oz. gold, 3 oz. yellow and 3 oz. dark turquoise.  For the One Color Main Section, you will need 7 oz. turquoise, 2.5 oz. gold, and 3 oz. yellow.

The approximate finished size is 11.25 inches X 14.25 inches X 2.25 inches.

Tribal Pathway Tote:

Materials:  Size 4 mm (G) crochet hook, or size needed for gauge. Medium weight [4] cotton yarn.  For the tote you will need: 6 oz. dark brown, 3 oz. aqua, 3 oz. turquoise, 3 oz. light brown and 2 oz. coral.

The approximate size is 10.5 inches X 12 inches X 2.5 inches.

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Easy to Learn Crochet Technique

These beautiful designs are much easier to crochet than you would think and with Carol’s helpful step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to master the technique easily.
The Native American themed Tote Bag patterns are crocheted with an easy-to-learn method where you work only one color at a time, using a dropped double crochet stitch technique.
Instead of trying to juggle more than one color of yarn at a time for each row you work, this technique allows you to crochet your stitches into the remaining front loop of a stitch 2 rows prior and add a different color simply!
This means you only work with a single color of yarn for each row you are working!
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The Native American Totes ePattern is available for purchase from Shady Lane Original Crochet Designs. The current price (which is subject to change) at the time of this post being written is $8.95 USD. If you would like to get your own copy today, you can use this coupon to receive 15% off: BAWKA and the coupon works for all the patterns on her site!  If you win the raffle and you have already purchased the booklet, Carol will be happy to substitute another crochet booklet of your choice from her designs!

Other Patterns To Try

This technique works really well for geometric designs and you can see other examples of Carol’s available patterns for Native American designs, hearts, diamonds, teddy bears, choo-choo trains, kitty cats and castles on her website.

Only simple stitches are used to make the potholders, so I feel a determined beginner would be able to make these projects. You will only need to understand where to find the front loops and back loops of your stitches, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitches.  I love how easy this technique makes it to crochet mosaic designs.

Giveaway!

Would you like to win a PDF copy of the Native American Totes e-Pattern?

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

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This Giveaway is open worldwide where allowed by law. Void in Quebec.

Start Date: August 13, 2019; 12:00 am ET
End Date: August 20, 2019, 11:59 pm ET

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If you are not the lucky winner of the giveaway and you would like to purchase your own copy of the Native American Totes e-Pattern, you can get it directly from Carol’s site. Be sure to use this coupon code for 15% off (for a limited time!) any of her patterns from her shop! Browse her patterns here. Coupon Code: BAWKA

Please note: refunds will not be given for incorrectly applied, or the failure to remember to apply the coupon code before purchase. Please double check and message us if you have questions about using the coupon code. We are happy to help resolve issues that arise before you complete a purchase! Thank you for your understanding, Rhondda

I’d like to thank Carol Hegar for providing me with the review copy of the Native American Totes e-Pattern and for the giveaway copy for my readers!

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13 Comments

  1. Hi DeAnna 🙂 You are very welcome! Have fun making your gifts! I just sent you the eBook by email so you should have it in your inbox now. Have a lovely long weekend, Rhondda

  2. I can’t believe I won!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I will be making a few of these for Christmas gifts.

  3. I love the Kitty Cat Afghan. I just purchased the pattern. I love the Native Patterns. I would Love to win !