It is always a thrill to learn a new stitch, specially when it comes out very pretty like this tote I call “The Dune”. It is like the Mohave desert, creating illusion of dunes. The stitch, called the spiky SC, is made on a row of 5 SC, in any chain amount in multiple of 5 (50,45,50,60,65 etc). Build a row of 5, change to a new color and make the longest SC, going downward, pulling up a loop.
For the base, I used red heart yarn super saver, it creates a very stiff foundation.
I wanted to make my project more functional by adding lining. There are many tutorials on how to make a lining in You Tube. You can use the one that you find easiest for you. Before working the lining, I put a golden trimming to the lid of the bag, complimenting the middle section.
Another exciting thing about this project is that you can also use a Tunisian stitch. Still using multiples of 5 plus 1(11,16,21,26 etc.) and again, building a row of 6, so you will do a pass and forward 6 times. Watch the video for more help.