“Modified” Everywhere Bag
This versatile bag is an easy beginner project.
- Size 10US Needles (6mm)
- One Skein Red Heart Super Saver acrylic yarn in "Plum Pudding" (or any color).
- Darning Needle
- 2 (matching) buttons of any size
Main Body of Bag
Begin by casting on 85 sts. Knit each row ( work in garter stitch) until the piece measures 55 inches long. Bind off.
Steam block work lightly so it lies flat.
Measure down 22 inches of the piece and fold with wrong sides together, and sew sides closed with darning needle and a piece of the yarn.
NOTE: The wrong side will be whichever side you think looks the least nicest, since garter stitch is almost the same on both sides. The only difference being the look of the cast on and bind off.
You should have 10 inches hanging over on the top (the only place you didn't sew together). That will be the flap of the bag.
Cast on 189 sts, knit for 3 rows and bind off. Sew the ends of the strap to either side of the bag with yarn.
Button and Button Fastener (Loop)
Cast on 8 sts, Knit for 1 row, Bind off. Repeat for second fastener (loop). Sew each loop onto the top of the bag flap, even with each other and to sides of the flap, making sure that the ends of the loop are about one inch apart from each other.
Sew each button directly under where the button loop is on the flap using either emboridery floss or sewing thread.
NOTE: If using plied yarn, you can separate the plies and use one as a piece of thread, thus matching the bag completely.
Feel free to use this pattern. Its really quite simple. I'll post a picture when I'm done. You might need more than one skein, though, I haven't gotten that far yet, so I don't quite know for sure myself.