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Chinese Wave Bag

By: Tamara Kelly from Moogly Blog

One of the best ways to use up scrap yarn is to learn how to knit a bag. If you're just getting the hang of it, this tiny Chinese Wave Bag is a great project to sink your knitting needles into! Made with a crochet border, this 5-inch wide pouch is ideal for toting around small, every-day items like change, chapstick, scrap yarn and more!


Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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I really like this cute little bag, and what could be easier since it's done in seed stitch. I plan on making I e for my daughter so that she can slip it into her diaper bag and just grab her things out when she needs to.

Love love love the way this pattern looks! It's simple and sturdy and beautiful. I did a 3 color thing 6 rounds of blue, 5 pink, 2 grey, 5 pink, 6 blue. I also added a fabric liner and a zipper instead of doing the flap. I didn't do a super great job at the zipper, so if anyone has any pointers please share!

Maravilloso proyecto, para las principiantes en tejido como yo.

There is so much to say (or ask) especially when you're a newbie like me. I only just started to really knit projects and learning to crochet a bit too. This project stumped me because i couldn't figure out what the dropped stitches were going to do or why one would ever DROP a STITCH! ;-) Other bits of info given in the description hinted at the end result but i didn't get it till finished. This is a heavy fabric. I love it! I would like to show you a pic of my first attempt at this but don't know how. P.S. I didn't crochet the edge. That was just too difficult for me at this stage. ;-) So, i turned it inside out to whip stitch the very outside edges of the two sides. The button closure doo-hickey was then made separately by chaining some strands of yarn and whip stitching it into the flap to hang down the face and then slip around the button (fixed to the bottom face of the pouch). I used size 6 needles and Red Heart ZEBRA yarn. The effect was pretty interesting, especially for a pouch, rather than for a garment. In fact I prefer this 'zebra' yarn for projects like this rather than apparel. I would love to see you make one that fits a check book and let me know of any/all pattern changes etc. I tried but... hmmm. Anyway. Thank you for the cool little project... planning to make many more.

I cannot get the pattern to download. Any suggestions?

all you should have to do is click where it says "click here for knitting pattern" it takes you to the original page where the pattern is written out for you. There isn't a pdf or anything cause it is just a few lines :)

Many thanks, to those who might have tried to help me with downloading the Chinese Wave Purse. I finally got it and I know I am going to enjoy makng these little treasures.........Gladys

This is a good pattern for using up little bits in my odd ball bag. Ill make a bunch for our hospital bazaar. I like how it works up nice and dense. I plan to make long strips for a lap rug. What is the stitch called?

No, and I don't think I am doing anything wrong.

another way to get the pattern is to go into the originating web site -

Lolita12 7360487 Did you get the pattern? It won't give it to me and I don't know how I can get it. I sent message to Freeknitting but never got an answer. I love the little purse and would love to make some of them.

I just got the pattern by clicking on the link above that says "Click here for knitting pattern". Were you able to get it yet?

How much wool is required- is 50 grams enough ?

Lolita one ball of dish cloth cotton yarn makes this. (I have been making dish cloths with this pattern for a long time! LOL ) I love the idea of a purse. It is VERY sturdy...the pattern that is. :)

can someone please tell me how to get this pattern for the chinese wave purse?

This is a fun and easy project. I have already made 8 of them for Christmas gifts! Thanks for all the great patterns!

What a neat little bag. I'll make some of these for the Christmas Child shoebox appeal.


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