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Wavy Shoulder Bag Knitting Pattern

Keep all of your essentials with you at all times using this fashionable wavy Shoulder Bag! This is one knit bag pattern you won't want to miss out on. Customize it with your own choice of handles!


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

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

Bag measures 11½” tall x 12½” wide, after felting.



  • RED HEART® “Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool”: 3 Balls 3845 Twilight A; 2 Balls each 3650 Dill B and 3920 Cayenne C.
  • Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9].
  • Pair of 18” D-Shaped Faux Leather 1” elastic, two 9” pieces
  • Sewing thread and needle
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 1 pattern repeat = 2½ “; 22 rows = 4” in Pattern stitch before felting. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviations
M1 = Make 1 (inc): Lift strand between needles to lefthand needle and work strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.

Pattern Stitch (multiple of 12 sts)
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *[K2tog] twice, [M1, k1] 4 times, [k2tog] twice; repeat from *.
Row 4: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Pattern stitch.

FRONT AND BACK (both alike)
With A, cast on 54 sts.
Work in St st for 20 Rows, end with a right side row.
To form casing, fold wrong sides together and knit a stitch from the left hand needle together with a stitch from the cast on edge.
Increase Row (Wrong side): P12, [p1, M1] 30 times, p12 – 84 sts.

Begin Pattern
Change to B and beginning with Row 1, work in Pattern stitch for 12 rows.
Continue to work in Pattern stitch in the following sequence:
Change to C and work 12 rows.
Change to A and work 12 rows.
Change to B and work 12 rows.
Change to C and work 12 rows.
Change to A and work 12 rows.
Change to B and work 12 rows.
Change to C and work 12 rows.
Change to A and work 12 rows.
Bind off.

Sew Front and Back pieces together along bottom and side seams to bottom of first stripe of C.

Place purse in washing machine, with a small amount of detergent. Wash on hottest wash – do not allow the rinse cycle to complete until finished dimensions are reached.
Once you are satisfied allow the cycle to complete. Pull the purse into shape and trim any loose fibers. Allow purse to dry at room temperature for (36 – 48 hours depending on humidity).
With one piece of elastic, make a small slit approx ½” from the end. Sew the other end of elastic to end of handle. Insert straight knitting needle into slit and use it to pull the elastic through the casing. Pull slightly to gather and trim excess elastic before threading through the other side of the handle; sew securely.

Repeat on the other side.

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has anyone been able to find these or similar handles anywhere? would love to know where cause im going round in circles on the internet......

SBarron -- look at JoAnn's! I saw these, or VERY similar at the JA's in my area... I think they were $10ish? Also, right now, JoAnn's has a flyer at the door, where you create your own coupon. Find something NOT on sale and put their coupon on it, and it's 50% off!


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