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Jane Austen Book Club Tote

Are you and your friends starting a book club?  Crochet this Jane Austen Book Club Tote to carry your favorite books with you!  This lovely crocheted tote is easy to make and a great project for crochet fans of all skill levels.  You could also use this crocheted tote bag as a purse or satchel for school.  Work up this bag in the featured lovely shade of purple or use your favorite yarn color to make your own Jane Austen-style book tote bag.

Jane Austen Book Club Tote


  • 4.50 Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry or Wool Needle
  • 8ply Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape


Approximately 10x11 inches (25x27 cm)

  1. I started by doing a Slip Knot. Then I crocheted 70 chain stitches.
  2. Chain 1, then skip 1 chain and single crochet into every chain. After making one row of single crochets, slip stitch both pieces together, but be sure not to twist it!
  3. Then I started making Puff Stitches!... I just love them, they always look so cute and are so fun to make!  Start of by chaining 3, then crochet a Puff Stitch into the next stitch. Chain 2, skip 1 stitch then crochet a puff stitch. Continue doing this all the way around.
  4.  After making 19 rows of puff stitch, I ended it off. Then taking my wool needle I sewed together the bottom of the 'round pouch'.
  5. Now it was time to get started on the strap. I made 6 chain stitches.
  6. I then started crocheting single crochets till the strap measured 125cm.
  7. Taking your wool needle again, attach the long strap to either side of the bag.
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love the bag, but the instructions are not easy to understand . I'll give it a go by looking at the picture. Sorry it was not clear to me.

If you go to her blog, there's a link through to a Youtube video she's done showing her version of the puff stitch. It's at https//

Uh, what is a puff stitch, please?

Hi there - Here is some information about the puff stitch - To crochet a puff stitch, you half-close several stitches worked in the same stitch and then join them together to finish the stitch. For more information or specific pattern-related questions, please contact the designer directly via her designer profile. Thanks!

Please describe your version of a puff stitch


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