Thursday, July 12, 2007

Knit Bead Bag

A simple knit bag with pony beads to catch the eye of the passerby.

This is an adjustable creation, designed to be made to the desired size. No specific yarn or gauge, although the bag in the picture measures 10 x 15 and was made in
worsted weight yarn.

4 oz orange yarn.
110 each red and green pony beads
Knitting needles - size 10
Crochet hook - size g


First string the beads onto the yarn, alternating red and green, leaving 10 red and 8 green beads.

Cast on 50
Rows 1-4: Knit
Row 5: *Knit 4 position bead and knit 1. Repeat from * to end
Repeat rows 1-5 until pattern measures 20 inches, ending with row 4.
Cast off.

Sew ends to form bag.

Top Fold:
With crochet needle, join with slip stitch to one side of the bag.
Row 1: Chain 1. Pick up and sc 35 stitches to the other end of the side.
Rows 2 & 3: Chain 1. sc 35.
Row 4: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 33.
Row 5: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 31.
Row 6: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 29
Row 7: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 27
Row 8: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 25
Row 9: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 23
Row 10: Chain 1. Skip next sc. sc 21
Finish off.

Button hole:
Join with slip stitch to 11th stich of the last row in the top fold and chain 10. Fold over and slip stitch into 11th stitch of top fold. Finish off.

String remaining beads, alternating red and green, starting and ending with red.
Join with slip stitch to stich adjascent to seam 1 inch from the top of the bag.
Chain 1. sc through seam stitch and next stitch.
Row 1: Turn. sc 3.
Repeat Row 1 until top of bag.
Row 2: Pull yarn through stitch adjascent to seam and sc on previous row. sc. continue in the same fashion for next 2 sc.
Row 3-7: Sc 3.
Row 8: Sc 1. Pull up bead and sc. sc 1.

Repeat rows 3-8 until all beads are strung.

Row 9-12: Sc 3.
Row 13: Taking care not to twist handle, join with sc to the stitches on the other side of the bag. (3 sc).
Row 14-16 (or as many rows as required for 1 inch): Sc 3.
Row 17: Pull yarn through bag and sc to previous row thrice.
Finish off.


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