But those are not the only totes I've ever designed. No, not at all. I have been designing totes for years. Whenever I come across some nice cotton yarn, or wool yarn that I can felt, or another sturdy fiber, I think "Tote!" Sometimes I challenge myself - what can I make with just one skein of the yarn? The "One Skein" tote, in my above mentioned book, came from that challenge. I had one skein of the yarn, and about 1 1/2 hours to ride in the car. I made the prototype of that tote. Here's a picture of it:
|One Skein Tote|
Sometimes I challenge myself - I hate to weave in ends, so how can I incorporate the ends into the tote so that it doesn't look like I hate to weave in ends? I have a tote for that (you'll have to wait to see a picture).
Another challenge - use a stitch that I'm going to teach at a workshop or class. This Tunisian Tote has been a big hit!
|At the Beach Bag|
|Not Your Granny's Tote #3|
|Salty Sheep Tote (a great yarn shop in Swansboro, NC)|
Marty Miller's patterns at Crochetville
So if you agree with me - there is no such thing as too many crocheted totes - go to my page at Crochetville, and get started.
Keep checking that page, because I'll be putting up more patterns (including more totes) in the near future.
And when you make one of my totes, please post pictures. I would love to see what you crochet!