Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Crochet Today- Book / Bible Tote


Two tones of blue and a trellis stitch makes a very dressy design on this tote.The button closure is adjustable to accommodate most any size paperback book. Inside pockets hold book in place. Also has a bookmark sewn in. Sturdy straps. Makes a great gift.

Please measure your book to make sure it will fit this tote.

Measures approx.
8 inches wide
12 1/2 inches long
Straps 14 inches
Adjustable closure 7 inches
inside flaps 3 inches wide
Bookmark 6 1/2 inches
Button 1 inch

10 comments:

Stitch 'n Frog said...

Hi Deb, I love the book-tote! I have a pattern that is the same, except for the stitch pattern. And love it the cover I made from it.

It is also great for use as a Kindle tote. I use mine for that now because it keeps the Kindle secure yet allows instant access. And when reading at the doctor's office, you can put it away much easier & faster than the pouches that most people sell for them.

I love the stitch pattern on yours, better than mine~ It's really pretty.

If you add a Kindle Cover tag on the bag at Etsy, you might get more buyers.
I hope it sells well for you.

Sharona R. said...

It is lovely! Great calm color as well, very fitting.

ScentedLuxuries said...

Oh that is so pretty! I love it!

Kayjayoh said...

That is charming!

Anonymous said...

Hello Debra,

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I found this pattern available online as a free pattern last year.

I've made three book totes in the trellis stitch with this pattern, and like them very much.

This particular project actually is what gave me more confidence in venturing more into textured stitches.

Before this pattern I was really intimidated by them, but, your instructions were very clear. Since then I'm venturing into cable patterns and the basketweave stitch. Thanks alot!!

Kind regards,

Crocheting Mom

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,

I posted a comment before, but, don't know what happened. I just wanted to thank you for sharing this crochet pattern.

I found it online last year as a free pattern and made three totes with these. This particular pattern was also the "introduction" for learning textured stitches and cables. Thanks to this pattern it boosted my confidence and made me venture out into more textured stitches.

Thanks for such a great pattern!

Kind regards,

Crocheting Mom

Debs Crochet said...

Thank you , but I cannot take credit for the pattern.

The pattern is by By Priscilla Hewitt
http://web.archive.org/web/20011228065310/members.aol.com/lffunt/paperbacktotes.html

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for pointing that out. I hope your totes are selling well, they are so attractive and practicle.

Regards,

Crocheting Mom

This Is A Wall said...

pssst... that pattern you show is not shown at the link you credit. i am confused, i want the diamond pattern, but at the link you credit i only see basket weave and shell

Debs Crochet said...

Just go half way down the page.The diamond pattern is called a trellis stitch.