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.
Lauraslefthook copyright 2008
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Lion Brand Thick & Quick Cotton or other super bulky weight cotton (possibly two or three strands of worsted might work) —- approximately 350 yards
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.
Row 1: Sc in second ch and each ch across. (35 sc)
Row 2-12: Ch1, sc in each sc across. (35 sc)
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.
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.
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.
Sc evenly around top edge.
Handles: Make two.
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.