Friday, May 15, 2009

Drawstring bag knitting pattern


This bag is knit in the round on circular needles holding two strands of yarn together to create an interesting color and to make it thick and sturdy. The d
imensions are 7" wide and 8" long.

The flower was knit using a pattern inspired by the book Vintage Hearts & Flowers .


Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale 100% mercerized cotton,#6399 purple, one skein or less

Patons Grace 100% mercerized cotton, #61901 Tangelo, one ball or less

Size 9 (5.5 mm), 16” circular needle

Three double-pointed size 9 (5.5 mm) needles for three-needle bind off (optional- you could do a regular bind off and seam the bottom instead)

To knit the drawstring bag:

Holding the two different strands of yarn together, cast on 57 stitches. (You'll knit the entire bag with both strands of yarn.)

Knit one row, slip on a place marker and then join the yarn .

Knit until bag measures 3 inches.

At place marker, knit an eyelet round: *K3, YO, K2TOG*.

Continue knitting until bag measures 8 inches from cast on edge.

Bind off using the
three-needle bind off method. Or, you could use your preferred bind-off method and then seam the bottom of the bag using mattress stitch.

Make a
twisted cord drawstring.

Thread the drawstring through the eyelets of the bag.

Embellish with knit or crochet flower.

Ta da! You're done.

Any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email.

16 comments: said...

I can't wait to try this, thanks so much for sharing!

Rachel said...

Awwww... It's so cute. I think it's a little out of my league, though. Circular needles? Bah! I wouldn't know where to start.

Anonymous said...

Darling! I love seeing all you wonderful creations. Oh dear, I am still on scarves and baby blankets using the same stitches. Maybe you can teach me seed stitch or cable???? Keep up the good work. Your friend...Dogwood

Anonymous said...

I love that bag, it is fab! xxx

Anonymous said...

Thank you Stacy
I will be making one (at least) of these :o)

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to knitting this, I'm 3/4 way finished knitting a sweater vest using patons grace tangelo and was happy to see a pattern using the same yarn/color, it does have a nice stretch to it, it is soft and pretty.

Grace said...

Just learning to knit. I'm bookmarking ths for when I get a little more confident! Just doing dish cloths right now. But love this bag (and wouldn't it make a great gift for a little girl or an adult girl? )

Jackie said...

Do you continue eyelet round til the bag is finished? or is it one row of eyelet?

Thanks, can't wait to make these for my little granddaughters for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this pattern; can't wait to make a few for my granddaughters in pink and purple.
Do you continue in eyelet rows after the one?

Stacy said...

Hi Jackie,

There is just one eyelet row. Glad you like the pattern.


earthboar jewelry said...

I double checked my stitch counts and work. The eyelet pattern did not finishe correctly. I just wanted to verify the pattern was correct. Thanks!

Toni444 said...

Oh yes, yes, my friend is what I'm looking for. It weighs very interesting.

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Ness said...

Drawstring will be too low down the bag..shouldn't it be near the top?

Ness said...

Drawstring would be in wrong place wouldn't it?