free knitted bag pattern
The bag is knit on
circular needles and finished with DP needles.
4 balls of
TRIO, 2 balls each in 2 colors
Size 11 circular 26" CPY Bamboo Needles & 8" DP size 11 needles
With 26" circulars, cast on 79 sts loosely with color A
and join to form circle being careful not to twist sts when joining.
Begin Bag (knitting from top down):
Work in Seed St (k1, p1 for round, then p the k's and k
the p's next round, keep reversing sts each round.)
Back to body of the bag: Change to color B and continue in Seed St on 79 sts. Use up the rest of Color B from which you made the I-cord handles and trim in the body of the bag.
Change back to Color A. Knit 1/3 of the height of the first band you knit in Color A and begin decreasing.
Dec round 1 by working in Seed St for 5 sts, k2 tog - repeat 9 times, 70 sts [Note: some of the dec will disrupt the seed st, you will have some k or p sts next to each other - this is OK.] Work another round.
[Change to DP needles when the circumference gets too small for circular needles.]
Dec round 2 by working Seed St for 5 sts, k2tog - repeat 10 times, 60 sts. Work an additional round.
Dec round 3 by working Seed St for 4 sts, k2 tog - repeat 10 times, 50 sts. Work an additional round.
Dec round 4 by working Seed St for 3 sts, k2 tog -10 times, 40 sts. Work an additional round.
Continue in Seed St working 2 sts, k2 tog until down to 10-12 sts, now repeat k2tog until you can bind off last sts.
I-Cord Handles and Trim
With Color B make two 4-st I-cord pieces each 14" long (or desired length) using the DP needles.
With Color B make a 3-st I-cord trim for the bag. I did this by casting on 3sts and then picking up 1 st at a time from the outer edge of the cast on edge of the bag. Knit the first 2 sts of the I-cord tog (that is 1 st from the bag edge and 1 st from the I-cord needle). Slide 3 sts to opposite end of DP needle and repeat, again picking up the next edge st and k2tog for next I-cord row, continue all around the bag's edge. Stitch the finished end to the beginning end of the I-cord. Use a sturdy cotton thread to sew.
Sew the I-cord handles using sturdy cotton thread.
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copyright 2002 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - Designed by Susan Druding - We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.