Lickety Split Library Sack by Connie Lee Lynch

Lickety Split Library Sack

July 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in hdc
4.0 mm (G)
330 - 360 yards (302 - 329 m)
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A free version is also available.

Made with simple but strong stitches, this bag works up quickly and easily, making it ideal for beginners. Although this was originally designed as a library bag for my son (it’s made to hold four or five children’s books), this could also be a quick trip market bag or even your reusable fruit and veggie bag!

The handle is made with a chain space a few rows before completing the bag to keep the design easy but durable, and I’ll show you a little trick I have for a more reversible looking seam than you normally get with a single crochet join.

This pattern is available for FREE on my website! The small fee for the pdf file you can download here, which includes a link to an informal tutorial on my joining method as a bonus feature, helps me continue to be able to do what I love and share it with you! You can find more free patterns here:


  • Single Crochet
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Working into a chain
  • Joining two pieces of fabric


17.5 sts and 13 rows in pattern = 4 inches (10 cm).

Finished size of sample was approximately 11.5” wide x 11” deep (29 cm x 28 cm). Keep in mind that your bag will probably stretch with use!


  • I Love This Cotton! Twist in Monkey Red (85g, 153 yds each) Worsted Weight (4: Medium) Yarn, 100% Cotton, 2 Skeins
  • G/4.0mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker(s)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Leather or Suede Label (optional)
  • Permanent Laundry Marker (optional)

I invite and encourage you to sell any items made from my patterns; I simply ask that you credit me for the design, especially if listing online, by linking back to the source of the pattern. Copying, redistributing, or selling the pattern itself or a derivative thereof is strictly prohibited.