Melon Pocket Bag
If you've been looking for easy knitting patterns for market bags that go beyond traditional patterns, then you'll love this Melon Pocket Bag. The clever watermelon design and lacy construction make this bag a must-have accessory. For your convenience, the bag also folds into a handy pouch for easy transportation. Just like a Watermelon, I'd say this pattern is pretty sweet!
Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Approx 17 x 17" [43 x 43 cm], excluding handles.
- Lily® Sugar’n Cream®
- (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
- Contrast A (01740 Hot Pink) 1 ball
- Contrast B (00001 White) 1 ball
- Contrast C (00084 Sage Green) 1 ball
- Lily® Sugar’n Cream®
- (Twists: 56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds)
- Contrast D (20244 Green Twists) 3 balls
- Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed
- knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular
- knitting needle 16" [40.5 cm] long or size
- needed to obtain gauge. 8" [20.5 cm] long zipper.
20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.
Alt = Alternate(ing).
Approx = Approximately.
Beg = Beginning.
K = Knit.
K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.
P = Purl.
Pat = Pattern.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch knitwise.
Rep = Repeat.
Rnd = Round.
Sl1(2) = Slip next 1(2) stitch(es) knitwise.
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a
time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle,
then knit through back loops together.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.
Yo = Yarn over.
**Base: With pair of double-pointed needles
and A, cast on 5 sts.
1st rnd: *K1. yo. Rep from * around. Divide 10 sts onto 3 needles (3, 3, 4). Place marker on first st for beg of rnd.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *yo. K1. Rep from * around. 20 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. Rep from * around. 28 sts.
7th rnd: *K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
9th rnd: *yo. K4. yo. K1. yo. K4. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
10th rnd: *P1. K11. Rep from * around.
11th rnd: *P1. yo. ssk. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. K2tog. yo. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
13th rnd: *K1. yo. Sl2. K1. p2sso. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. K3tog. yo. Rep from * around.
15th rnd: *K1. yo. K1. yo. ssk. K7. K2tog. yo. K1. yo. Rep from * around. Break B. 64 sts.
17th rnd: With B, *K1. yo. K3. yo. ssk. K5. K2tog. yo. K3. yo. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
19th rnd: With D, *K1. yo. K5. yo. ssk. K3. K2tog. yo. K5. yo. Rep from * around. 80 sts.
21st rnd: With C, *K1. (yo. K1. yo. ssk. K1. K2tog) 3 times. yo. K1. yo. Rep from * around. 88 sts.
23rd rnd: *K1. (yo. K3. yo. Sl1. K2tog. psso) 3 times. yo. K3. yo. Rep from * around. 96 sts.**
24th rnd: Knit. Place marker at end of rnd.
With D only, proceed in pat for body of Bag as follows:
1st rnd: *K2tog. (yo) twice. ssk. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *K1. (P1. K1) in yo. K1. Rep from * around. Knit 2 sts of next rnd. Place marker for end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until work from marked rnd measures 11” [28 cm], ending with knit rnd.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: With C, knit.
With C, rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off purlwise.
Handles: (make 2).
With C, cast on 65 sts.
Knit 6 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Pouch Back: Work from ** to ** as given for Base. Cast off.
With RS tog, sew bottom of Bag to Pouch Back, leaving 8" [20.5 cm] opening.
Turn Pouch inside out, folding Bag inside Pouch.
Sew in zipper.
Sew sides of each Handle to top of Bag.
Ties (make 2).
With C, cast on 15 sts. Cast off.
Turn Bag inside out. Fold Bag into Pouch. Sew
ties to each side of opening.
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