Free “Plarn” Crochet Pattern: Tony’s Toy Tote
Despite his torn ACL, I promise my dog is happy and healthy. Not that you would know it from pictures:
He was not very excited about getting photographed with his new toy tote. Eventually he just rolled over and fell asleep. He needs a nice long run to lift his spirits, but it will be 6-8 weeks before that can happen. Poor guy!
At least his body made a nice back drop!
This toy tote is made from plastic yarn and t-shirts You can find the tutorial for the “plarn” here.
The tote is 14″ in diameter and 10″ tall. It is hefty enough to hold all of Tony’s toys, except his huge cat “Leo-Pard.”
Tony’s Toy Tote
You will need:
- T-shirt yarn
- Size “N” (9 mm) crochet hook
Ch 3. 6 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in top of ch-3.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc, now and throughout.) Hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st around. Join in top of ch-2 w sl st. (14 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2. 2 hdc in next st. *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* to end. (21 hdc)
Continue as established until there are 77 stitches, increasing 7 evenly spaced stitches each round.
Next Row: 1 hdc in each hdc around. (77 hdc)
Continue to work evenly until tote is 10″ high from increase rows, or desired height.
Attach t-shirt yarn.
Handles, Row 1: 1 sc in each hdc around.
Row 2: *Ch 20. Sk 6 sc, sc in next 2 sc. Turn. Sk 1 sc. Pull up loop in next sc and first ch. Yo, draw through all loops on hook. Sc in each ch and in 2 sc of tote. Turn. Sk 1 sc. Pull up loop in next sc and first sc of handle. Yo, draw through all loops on hook. Sc in each sc of handle.* Sc in next 30 sc. Repeat between ** Sc to end. Sl st in first sc. Tie off. Weave in ends.
Fill tote with toys, vegetables, and more.
People keep bringing me plastic and I can’t bear to throw it away. Clean out your under-the-sink plastic stash and try some of my other plarn projects:
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