it is finished! and look, little hands helping to tie in the ends. indy begged to do this. yes, a child that asks to learn finishing and then begs to tie in your ends. it is a christmas miracle. if she keeps this up, i just might finish more projects around here::
the star stitch tote is a unique pattern. you can find it free right here. my version yielded a larger bag. i did decide to do that extra row in the body and i believe my gauge may have been off. i never checked it to begin with. i was aiming for more of a beach bag feel. i will warn you though, you may want to stick with the smaller version. all that jute makes for a not-so-light-weight bag. but i love it just the same. another example of the versatility of crochet.