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I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote

Every gal deserves to have a knit bag pattern that's just as beautiful as they are! This simple-to-make I'm Worth It Ruffled Tote is just what you need for day-to-day wear. Whether you use it to carry a current knitting project or your wallet, this sturdy stockinette stitch bag mixes functional with fashionable in a snap!

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Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Bag measures 11” high x 20” around.

 

MATERIALS

  • STITCH NATION Full o’ Sheep: 2 balls 2915 Chianti A.
  • RED HEART® Boutique™ Sashay™: 1 ball 1949 Salsa B.
  • Circular Knitting Needles: 3.75mm [US 5] – 20”.
  • Double Pointed Knitting Needles: 3.75mm [US 5].


GAUGE: 20 sts = 4” in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

INSTRUCTIONS
TOTE
Bottom Section
With A, cast on 10 sts. Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) for 8”. Bind off.


Bag Body
Pick up and knit 100 sts evenly around the four sides of the purse bottom rectangle. Knit every round until 9” from pick-up row.


Ruffles
It will be easier to work with the Sashay yarn (B) if a few yards are unrolled from the skein then pulled open. Use the NON-metallic edge to attach to the purse.
Next 2 Rounds: * Insert right needle through a loop on the edge of B then through the next stitch on the left needle and knit both together with A, skip 2 loops on B; repeat from * around. After working 2 rounds of ruffles, cut B.
Continue with A.


Upper Edge and Handle Holes
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Purl.
Rounds 3-8: Repeat Rounds 1 and 2.
Round 9: [Knit 10, k2tog, yo, knit 26, k2tog, yo, k10] twice.
Round 10: Purl.
Rounds 11-16: Repeat Rounds 1 and 2. Bind off.


Handle
With 2 double pointed needles and A, cast on 6 sts.
* Knit 6 but do not turn work, push sts to opposite end of needle, draw yarn firmly behind needle; repeat from * until handle measures 38”. Bind off. Insert handle through holes in purse. Sew ends together.

 

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So, I made one of these bags with the ruffle and gave it to a friend for her birthday, she loved it! Problem; the ruffle snags on everything and every pet wants to have a go at it, it didn't take long for the purse to have a "ruined" look to it, so now I make lots of them and simply drop the ruffle! These are very popular now, without the ruffle!

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