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Easy Market Bag

Design by Amy Polcyn

Here's a stylish and earth-friendly way to shop! The open-stitch pattern stretches to accommodate your purchases.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn (140yds/100g per skein) 3 skeins red #3611
  • Size 8 (5mm) 24-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • 4 (1 1/4 inch) metal D rings

Finished Size
Approx. 13 inches wide x 13 inches high

Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st.
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Stitches
Turkish Faggoting (multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *Yo, k2tog; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * around, making sure to end with yo.
Note: Remember to work another yo at beg of next rnd as directed.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for pat.

Seed St (worked in rows on an odd number of sts)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * across.
Rep Row 1 for pat.

Seed St (worked in rnds on an even number of sts):
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rnd 2: *P1, k1; rep from * around.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for pat.

Base
Cast on 27 sts. With circular needle, work back and forth in rows in Seed St pat for 10 inches. Bind off, leaving last st on needle.

Body
Pick up and knit 121 sts around sides of base -- 122 sts total. Place marker and join to work in rnds. Work in St st for 3 inches. Change to Turkish Faggoting pat and work even for 9 inches more. Work in Seed St pat for 1 inch. Bind off in pat.

Straps
Make 2.
Cast on 5 sts.
Work in Seed St pat for 20 inches.
Bind off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Tabs
Make 4.
Cast on 5 sts.
Work in Seed St pat for 4 inches.
Bind off, leaving a long end for sewing.

Finishing
Thread a D ring on each tab, fold in half with WS tog. Referring to photo, place 2 tabs on front and 2 on back along top Seed St edge, approx. 3 inches from side edges. Sew in place with D rings facing up. Thread ends of straps through D rings, fold over slightly and sew in place. Block lightly if desired.

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