Posts Tagged ‘bag’

Here is a cute hat to help protect your baby’s head this summer from Bags and More by Pam. Doesn’t every baby girl have lots of pink in her closet that this hat would match?

If you don’t have a human baby in your life, perhaps you have a baby of the canine kind that might appreciate this.

Since her shop is Bags and More by Pam, I would be remiss if I did not share one of her bags with you. I like this everything tote which would be great for the beach or pool this summer.

If you head over to Etsy, please check out my shop as well.

ASL Sign for the Post: To sign dog, pat your leg as if calling a dog, then snap. Small children who cannot snap usually just pat their legs.


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I just finished making a second library tote to help me get the pattern written out a little more clearly. If you have questions, feel free to ask away. The yarn I used has been discontinued, so I mentioned yardage in the pattern. I did use slightly more than four skeins for a tote if you happen to have any of this in your stash.

Library Tote

Lauraslefthook copyright 2008
You may link to this site, but do not post the entire pattern and photo elsewhere. Feel free to use this pattern to make these for yourself, family, or friends. Please do not sell the pattern. Do not sell products made from the pattern online. If you wish to share the pattern, please send the person to my blog to get it.

Lion Brand Thick & Quick Cotton or other super bulky weight cotton (possibly two or three strands of worsted might work) —- approximately 350 yards
N hook


11 sc and 8 rows is 4 inches

Finished dimensions: Dimensions of the bag are: 14 x 10.5 x 6 inches, not including the handles.

Turn at end of each row.
ch 36.
Row 1: Sc in second ch and each ch across. (35 sc)
Row 2-12: Ch1, sc in each sc across. (35 sc)

Front Side:
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in backloop only of each sc across. (35 sc)
Row 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. (35 sc)
Row 17: Ch 3, *skip one sc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, skip one sc, dc, dc *, repeat across, ending with dc in last sc.
Row 18-27: Ch 3, *(dc, ch1, dc) in ch 1 below, dc, dc, (dc, ch 1, dc)* repeat across, dc in last dc.
End off.

Back Side:
Start on opposite side of beginning chain.
Row 1: Sc across. (35 sc)
Row 2-4: Sc in each sc across. (35 sc)
Row 5: Ch 3, *skip one sc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next st, skip one sc, dc, dc *, repeat across, ending with dc in last sc.
Row 6-18: Ch 3, *(dc, ch1, dc) in ch 1 below, dc, dc, (dc, ch 1, dc)* repeat across, dc in last dc.
End off.

Start along edge of bottom.
Row 1: 12 sc evenly spaced across bottom rows.
Row 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each across. (12 sc)
Row 5-14: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc across. (12 dc)
Repeat along second side.

Sc seams together along the outside, starting at bottom.

Top edge:
Sc evenly around top edge.

Handles: Make two.
ch 7
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each across. (6 sc)
Row 2-24: Ch 1, sc across. (6sc)
Fold handle in half and whipstitch together. Attach handles to bag just below and behind the row of sc at top. Be sure to attach securely.

ASL Sign for the Post: To sign library, make an “L” with your thumb and pointer finger. Rotate your hand in a circle in front of you. Lifeprint explains it well.

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This incredible bag was the first item that brought Boutique Pink Designs to my attention. Something else I have not tried yet, and it looks so stunning. Of course, it has been sold, but the shop has a beautiful red rag bag available now made from fabric strips.

If you are anything like me, this would be the perfect item to have on hand this spring and summer for those places where they crank the air conditioning on full blast so that you feel chilled in your weather appropriate clothing. It would also be nice on days like today when it feels warm in the sun, but a sudden breeze gives you a chill. This shrug’s name, Fields of Gold, makes me think of the Sting song of the same name.

Boutique Pink Designs also has several lovely hats with gorgeous flowers in several color schemes. The one above is made from a soft cotton yarn.

These a just a few of the many lovely items that Boutique Pink Designs has to offer. Boutique Pink also has her own blog. Please check out her shop, as well as the rest of the Etsyhookers (including my shop, Laura’s Left Hook.)

ASL Sign for the Post:To sign bag, show on your arm where a handbag would hang. Check out this site for a quick video lesson.

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In preparation for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share some ideas for the special people in your lives that will show them how much you love them. As always, click the photo to check out the etsy shop where these wonderful items can be bought.

For the baby in your life:

For someone who likes cold drinks, but does not want a cold hand:

For someone special’s lunchbox surprise:

For the girl or woman in your life who enjoys carrying something cute:

For the man in your life:

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