"On The Road Again Bear" Tote
(3) 7 count Country Blue Plastic Canvas Mesh
#310 Black DMC Pearl Cotton Floss - 8 yds.
Black Redheart Yarn for Whipstitching - 8 yds.
#16 Sandstone - 12 yds. (bear)
#28 X-Mas Green - 3 yds. (handkerchief)
#01 Red - 2 yds. (shirt)
#00 Black - 1 yd. (eyes)
#40 Beige - 1 yd. (face)
#15 Brown - 1 yd. (nose and pole)
#07 Pink - 1 yd. (foot)
#19 Straw - 1 yd. (dots on handkerchief)
Country Blue Redheart Yarn - 8 pieces 3 feet each
Black Redheart Yarn - 8 pieces 3 feet each
Reverse Continental Stitch
Cut 2 pieces of 61X80 threads (60X79 holes) for front and back, 2 pieces of 20X80
threads (19X79 holes) for the sides, and 1 piece of 20X61 threads (19X60 holes) for
the bottom. Stitch 1 piece of 61X80 threads (60X79 holes) according to the pattern
startng 30 threads across and 17 threads down (29X16 holes), with the top of the
ear. This will center the pattern onto the canvas. Stitch the project as directed
on the pattern. Don't forget to Cross stitch the eyes. When done using the outline
pattern backstitch the entire pattern in black floss. Using French knots, stitch
dots on the handkerchief in Straw Needloft yarn.
Whipstitch the sides, bottom and back with black Redheart yarn to the front. Don't
forget to whipstitch the top edges of all 4 sides with black Redheart yarn. 15 holes
across and 6 holes down thread 2 pieces of Country Blue Redheart yarn and 2 pieces of
Black Redheart yarn; 16 holes across and 6 holes down thread 2 more pieces of Country
Blue Redheart yarn and 2 more pieces of Black Redheart yarn. Knot all 8 pieces of yarn
on the outside of the tote and trim so they are even. Braid all 8 pieces so you
have about twelve inches of braid, then thread 2 pieces of Country Blue Redheart yarn
and 2 pieces of Black Redheart yarn through 45 holes across and 6 holes down. The
other 2 pieces of Country Blue Redheart yarn and 2 pieces of Black Redheart yarn thread
through 46 holes across and 6 holes down. Knot all 8 pieces together and then trim
so they are even. Do the same for the back side of the tote, so you have 2 handles.
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