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Draw String Sack Bag Knitting Pattern

Knit Bag

Quick to knit pattern, this little pouch or sack bag is easy to knit.

Size:
7" around and 9" high

Gauge:
16 sts=4" in seed st with larger needles

Materials:
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) 16" circular needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) straight needles for handle
Size H crochet hook
Deco-Ribbon by Crystal Palace Yarns
70% acrylic, 30% nylon
50 grams/80 yards
3 balls Color #9146 (Woodgrain)

Instructions

Tip Make the Handle Cord first and then use up all remaining Deco-Ribbon for the bag.

Body
With circular needle, CO 83 stitches. Join and work in seed stitch (*k1, p1; rep across) until work measures 8½" from beginning. BO.

Bottom
With circular needle, CO 21 stitches. Working back and forth, work seed stitch until piece measures 5" from beginning. BO

Sew bottom of bag to bottom edge of body of bag so that the seam allowance is on the outside of the bag to form a ridge (see photo below).

Knit Bag
Above shows the bottom of the bag.

Draw String
With straight needles, CO 120 Sts. Using crochet hook, BO these 120 Sts.

Weave handle through top of bag, then knot ends of drawstring together to form an attractive finish. If you prefer you can knit I-Cord for the handle. Weave in ends on WS.

Knit Bag
Above shows the top of the bag.

©Crystal Palace Yarns and used with their permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.