Knitted Breezy Market Bag

Introducing the Knitted Breezy Market Bag, a stylish and practical accessory that will revolutionize your shopping experience. Crafted with love and care, this bag is not your ordinary market bag. Its unique knitted design sets it apart from the rest, adding a touch of elegance to your everyday errands.  Made from high-quality materials, this bag is not only durable but also lightweight, making it a breeze to carry around. The intricate knitting pattern not only adds a touch of sophistication but also ensures that your items are securely held in place. With its spacious interior, you can fit all your essentials and more, making it the perfect companion for your shopping adventures. So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Upgrade your market bag game with the Knitted Breezy Market Bag and make a statement wherever you go.

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge14 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeMarket Bag measures 15" [38 cm] x 15" [38 cm], excluding straps.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver® Chunky™: 2 skeins 0259 Flamingo
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

NOTE
Bag is worked back and forth in rows in two pieces which are sewn together. Straps are worked separately and are sewn on to joined bag.
SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
ssk: (1 st decrease) Slip next two stitches knitwise to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together through back loop

Bag (make 2)

Cast on 52 sts.
Knit 6 rows (3 ridges on right side), end with a wrong side row.
Row 1 (Right Side): K1, place marker, *k1, yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, place marker, k1.
Row 2 and 4: K1, slip marker, purl to last st, slip marker, k1.
Row 3: K1, slip marker, *k1, ssk, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, slip marker, k1.
Rows 5-8: Repeat Rows 1-4 once more.
Rows 9-12: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-12 for a total of 6 times.
Repeat Rows 1-8.
Knit 6 rows. Bind off.

Straps (make 2)

Cast on 64 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Purl 3 rows.
Knit 2 rows.
Bind off.
Fold strap in half lengthwise and sew cast-on edge to bind-off edge to double thickness.

Finishing

Sew Bag pieces together along cast-on and side edges, leaving bind-off edge unsewn.
Place each short end of Strap inside of Bag, 2½" [6 cm] from side edge, and sew in place. Repeat for second Strap at opposite side edge. Weave in ends.

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