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Breezy Knit Market Bag

Updated March 15, 2018
Breezy Knit Market Bag
Breezy Knit Market Bag
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Breezy Knit Market Bag is the perfect roomy knit tote bag for so many instances. Whether you're heading to the farmer's market, the beach, or simply running errands around town, you'll truly enjoy having this knitted bag on your arm. The nice lace pattern works up quickly due to the chunky yarn in a punchy, fun color. If your knitted bag gets dirty, there's no need to fret. The yarn used for this pattern is machine washable. Featuring two lengthy straps, you can easily fill this beautiful bag with all the necessities you need for a busy day on the go and sling it over your shoulder.

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Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge14 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeMarket Bag measures 15" [38 cm] x 15" [38 cm], excluding straps.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver® Chunky™: 2 skeins 0259 Flamingo
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

NOTE
Bag is worked back and forth in rows in two pieces which are sewn together. Straps are worked separately and are sewn on to joined bag.
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
ssk: (1 st decrease) Slip next two stitches knitwise to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop

Bag (make 2)

Cast on 52 sts.
Knit 6 rows (3 ridges on right side), end with a wrong side row.
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, place marker, *k1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, place marker, k1.
Row 2 and 4: K1, slip marker, purl to last st, slip marker, k1.
Row 3: K1, slip marker, *k1, ssk, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, slip marker, k1.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 1-4 once more.
Rows 9-12: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-12 for a total of 6 times.
Repeat Rows 1-8.
Knit 6 rows. Bind off.

Straps (make 2)

Cast on 64 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Purl 3 rows.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Fold strap in half lengthwise and sew cast-on edge to bind-off edge to double thickness.

Finishing

Sew Bag pieces together along cast-on and side edges, leaving bind-off edge unsewn.
Place each short end of Strap inside of Bag, 2½" [6 cm] from side edge, and sew in place. Repeat for second Strap at opposite side edge. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
k2tog
knit 2 sts together
mm
millimeters
st(s)
stitch(es)
tog
together
yo
yarn over
* or **
repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

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