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TATTING TOTE
By Sharon Albers 2001
Please do not sell or publish this pattern.

Beginning at bottom
Round 1 - first half:
R 4-4-4-4
CH 4-4

R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4-4-4
CH 4-4

Repeat from to until there are 15 R's and 15 CH's

Round 1 - second half:
R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of prev R) 4-4 (this will fold back against the previous ring so you can continue back along the row of rings you just made.

R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of next free R from 1st half) 4-4
CH 4-4

Repeat from to to the beginning of the first half, except the very last ring:
R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of next free R from 1st half) 4+(to last P of first R of round 1)
Cut, tie, and hide ends as desired.

Round 2 through 7:
R 4-4+(to 2nd P of any free R from 1st half) 4-4
CH 4-4

R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of next free R from prev. round) 4-4
CH 4-4

Repeat from to around.
Last R of round:
R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of next free R from prev. round) 4+(to last P of first R of this round)
CH 4-4 (Join end of CH to top of first R)
Cut, tie, and hide ends as desired.
Round 8:
R 4-4+(to 2nd P of any free R from 1st half) 4-4
CH 2-2-2-2

R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of next free R from prev. round) 4-4
CH 2-2-2-2

Repeat from to around till one R is left.
Last R of round:
R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of next free R from prev. round) 4+(to last P of first R of this round)
CH 2-2-2-2 (Join end of CH to top of first R)
Cut, tie, and hide ends as desired.

Handle
First half:
R 4+(to right end of center chain of one side of round 8) 4-4-4
CH 2-2-2-2

R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4-4-4
CH 2-2-2-2

Repeat from to till you have a total of 23 R's & CH's
For joining to other side:
R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4-4+(to left side of center CH of other side of round 8) 4
CH 2-2-2-2 (Join CH to last P of prev. R)
CH 2-2-2-2 (Join CH to right end of center chain of current side of round 8)
CH 2-2-2-2

R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of opposite R on 1st half) 4-4
CH 2-2-2-2

Repeat from to to end of handle except for last R:
R 4+(to last P of prev. R) 4+(to 2nd P of opposite R on 1st half) 4+(to left side of center CH of first side of round 8) 4
CH 2-2-2-2 (Join CH to last P of prev. R)
CH 2-2-2-2 (Join CH to right end of center chain of current side of round 8)
CH 2-2-2-2 (Join to top of first R)
Cut, tie, and hide ends as desired.
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