Knitted Draw String Duffle Bag

Ah, the knitted drawstring duffle bag! It's like grabbing a piece of cozy-chic comfort every time you head out. With its soft texture and slouchy design, this bag is a perfect blend of style and functionality. Whether you're off to the farmer's market or a casual hangout with friends, this duffle bag is there to keep your belongings secure and your fashion game strong. Don't be surprised if you get compliments galore on your trendy choice - this bag is bound to become your new favorite go-to accessory!

Materials:
2 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick-color Wheat 640-402
Size 17 US circular needles
Size N crochet hook
Stitch markers
Two 3 inch/8 mm craft rings

Gauge:Not vital for this project

Instructions:
Base (Crochet)
Chain 3 and join with slip stitch.
Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc into ring (7 st), join last stitch to first with a slip stitch
Row 2: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 2 sc in each st around, join last stitch to first with a slip stitch
Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *(1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) repeat from * to end, join last stitch to first with a slip stitch
Rows 4 & 5: repeat row 3
Rows 6 - 9: ch 1, sc in each sp around, sl st in beginning ch

Place loop on circular needle, place marker. Pull a loop through next sp and add on to needle, repeat around base (64 loops)

Body (Knit)
Join and mark beginning of round.
Rnds 1-3: K
Rnds 4-10: P
Rnds 11-13: K
Begin Basketweave Pattern
Rnds 1-7: *k4, p4; rep from *
Rnds 8-14: *p4, k4; rep from *
Rnds 15-21: *k4, p4; rep from *

Top Border
K 3 rnds.
BO.Strap (Crocheted in Afghan/Tunisian Crochet)
With a slip knot on hook, sc into ring, then work 6 sc into ring. Keep all loops on hook (7 sts).
Work Afghan/Tunisian stitch for 37 rows.
Add ring to last row of stitches (make loops inside ring).
Sc to finish off.

Finishing
Turn bag inside out, fold opening in half, attach ring to each end.
With a slip knot on hook at the 3rd row from the top work 7 sc around ring and through bag. Finish off.
Weave in ends on WS.

Drawstring
Work a chain with remaining yarn.
Start at the center point (between rings) on the 3rd row from the top and weave chain in and out of each stitch around to beginning point.
Pull and tie a knot or add a stopper (knot both ends of draw string).

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