Zigzag bag knitting pattern

Bag knitting pattern

Bag knitting patternSIZE

Approx: 23cm (9in) x 23cm (9in) not including fringe

Handle: 130cm (51in)

YOU WILL NEED

Rico Fashion Jersey 64% cotton, 36% polyamide

5 x 50g balls in shade 03

Pair of 7mm needles

2 x 7mm double-pointed needles

60cm (24in) x 150cm (60in) fabric

1 x 3cm (1.25in) button

Crochet hook

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.

TENSION

21 sts x 34 rows to 10cm (4in) over zigzag pattern using 7mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.

PATTERN STITCHES

Moss stitch (m st)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1: rep from * to end.

Row 2: As row 1.

Zigzag pattern (also see chart-worked over a multiple of 6 sts plus 5)

Keep the yarn loose as you slip the sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, *sl3 wyif, k3: rep from * to last 4 sts, sl3 wyif, k1.

Row 2: P1, sl2 wyib, p1, *p2, sl3 wyib, p1: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 3: K1, *k2, sl3 wyif, k1: rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, sl1 wyif, k1.

Row 4: P4, *sl3 wyib, p3: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 5: K1, *sl1 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif: rep from * to last 4 sts, sl1 wyif, k3.

Row 6: P2, sl2 wyib, *sl1 wyib, p3, sl wyib: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 7: K1, *sl3 wyif, k3: rep from * last 4 sts, sl3 wyif, k1.

Row 8: P1, sl2 wyib, p1, *p2, sl3 wyib, p1: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 9: K1, *k2, sl3 wyif, k1: rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, sl1 wyif, k1.

Row 10: P4, *sl3 wyib, p3: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 11: K1, *sl3 wyif, k3: rep from * last 4 sts, sl3 wyif, k1.

Row 12: P2, sl2 wyib, *sl1 wyib, p3, sl2 wyib: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 13: K1, *sl1 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif: rep from * to last 4 sts, sl1 wyif, k3.

Row 14: P4, *sl3 wyib, p3: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 15: K1, *k2, sl3 wyif, k1: rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, sl1 wyif, k1.

Row 16: P1, sl2 wyib, p1, *p2, sl3 wyib, p1: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 17: K1, *sl3 wyif, k3: rep from * last 4 sts, sl3 wyif, k1.

Row 18: P2, sl2 wyib, *sl1 wyib, p3, sl2 wyib: rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 19: K1, *sl1 wyif, k3, sl2 wyif: rep from * to last 4 sts, sl1 wyif, k3.

Row 20: P4, *sl3 wyib, p3: rep from * to last st, p1.

These 20 rows form zigzag pattern.

FRONT

**Using 7mm needles, cast on 47 sts. Work 70 rows in Zigzag pattern. **

Cast off firmly.

BACK

Work as for the front from ** to **.

Next row (RS): K4, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2tog, k5 (37 sts).

Next row: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

Next row: Ssk, *k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog (35 sts).

Next row: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.

The last rows set the patt for moss st.

Next row (RS): Patt to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Next row: P2tog, patt to end.

Rep the last 2 rows until there are 2 sts remaining.

Cast off.

HANDLE

Using 7mm needles, cast on 7 sts.

Work in moss st until handle measures 130cm when slightly stretched.

Cast off in patt.

TO FINISH OFF

I-cord

Cast on 3 sts using double-pointed 7mm needles. Knit the first row. Do not turn. Push the sts to the other end of the needle and knit these sts again. Repeat till i-cord measures 7cm, then k2tog, k1, pass the first stitch over the last one and fasten off the final st.

Sew the back of the bag to the front.

Sew the i-cord cast-on and cast-off edges to the back of the flap at the point of the front flap. Place the button on the body of the bag so that the button loop can fasten.

Place lining material all along the handle and sew in place. Then sew the handle ends to the back of the bag, with either the moss st edge, the lining material, or one of each facing forward (as in the photo).

Cut two 26cm (10in) squares and sew together. Use this pocket to line the bag and sew in place.

Fringe

Cut 34 x 30cm (12in) lengths.

Taking 2 lengths for each separate fringe, fold in half and using a crochet hook, feed these halves through stitches on the bottom row of bag on the front. Feed the ends through the loop and pull tight. Space the individual fringes out evenly with 17 across the bottom. Trim straight as required.

Chart

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