Sea Breeze Bag
Grab your flip flops and hit the beach with the Sea Breeze Bag. This darling drop stitch knit bag pattern is the perfect accessory for toting around all your daily essentials and warm weather wants. Pretty yet practical, the Sea Breeze Bag features a roomy pocket and nautical-inspired grommet hardware and twisted rope straps. This beachy beauty isn't just a summer fling -- you can incorporate it into your wardrobe year round.
Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge17 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st.
Finished SizeApprox 18” [45.5 cm] square, excluding handles.
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
- Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Jute, 00082 (3 balls)
- Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Bright Navy, 00009 (1 ball)
- Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Optional: Lining fabric approx 20” x 40” [51 x 101.5 cm]
- 4 grommets
Back and Front (make alike)
Beg at top of Bag, with MC, cast on 75 sts.
Knit 5 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS.
Proceed in Drop St Pat as follows:
1st to 6th rows: Knit.
7th row: *K1, wrapping yarn around needle 3 times. Rep from * to end of row.
8th row: *Knit, dropping extra loops. Rep from * to end of row.
These 8 rows form Drop St Pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 19” [48 cm], ending on a 7th row.
Next row: (Dec row). K5tog, dropping extra loops of each st. 15 sts rem.
Sew sides and bottom of Front and Back tog.
Fold top of Bag to RS as shown in picture.
Following manufacturer's instructions, apply grommets through both thicknesses as shown in picture.
Cut 12 strands of A, approx 80” [203.5 cm] long. With all strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog.
Thread twisted cord through grommets.
Tie in a knot to secure at grommets.
With RS facing tog, fold lining in half. Machine stitch or hand sew side seams. Fold top edge approx 1” [2.5 cm] to WS of lining and hand stitch to top row of next garter section below grommets.
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