Saturday, September 5, 2009

Unlined Book Tote

Easy, stash busting book/magazine tote.

Quick, single strap, tote that works up easily in an evening. Great for using up those scrap pieces of yarn, change colors as desired.

With J Hook:

1. Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to last chain, 3 sc in last chain.

2. Continue sc in opposite side to end, 3 sc in end stitch. Place marker to indicate start/end of row.
3. Sc down side to end, 3 sc in middle st on the edge, sc down to side, 3 sc on starting edge.

4 - 8. Continue row 3 for an additional 5 rows, this completes the base of the bag.

9. From here on sc in back loop only. Continue around until piece measures 12 inches, fasten off.
Ch 6, sc in 2nd chain from hook and next 4 stitches, 5sc, *ch1, turn, sc in each 5 sc*.Continue till strap is 20 inches long. Sew strap to bag sides.

Tote with added loop motif.
Fill with book and/or magazine, warm soft socks or slippers, tea bags and a few goodies for a get well or thinking of you gift.


  1. Just started this project and its so EASY already! Thanks for pattern, I needed a bag just like this for my everyday Mommy errands around town when I don't need to carry my purse.

  2. I clicked on this for the pattern and found the beautiful sidebar! God, the angels and saints and Mary! What a way to brighten a day! Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the great pattern and the most uplifting sidebar.