How Did I Knit My Jute Shoulder Bag?

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Hi!

How are you? Today I have something to show you 🙂 Yes, it is my favourite casual jute bag.  Below is the picture of my jute bag.

8T 1 First look

Hmm, I hope you liked it! OK, let me illustrate how I made it.

Requirements:

Single-point knitting needles

Coarse Jute yarn              about 750g

Metal beads (large)          about 20

Pattern

I chose a lace insert pattern for my bag (Pictured below, reference: A Reader’s Digest Step-by-step Guide to Sewing and Knitting. All the drawings are taken from the same book). For hands, I decided to use garter stitch. For the flap also I finalised garter stitch.

8T Desired Pattern

Starting to knit

I threaded the metal beads through the jute yarn. These beads were to place in the bag body.

I started to knit with single cast-on (44 stitches).

8T Single Cast-on

Bag body

Written direction of selected lace insert pattern is as follows:

Multiple of 2 sts

Rows 1 to 6: knit (i.e. garter stitches)

Rows 7 and 9: *yfwd, K 2 tog*

Rows 8 and 10: ybk, P 2 tog,*yrn, P 2 tog*

I have given some drawings for reference.

8T knit

8T yfwd

8T ybk

8T yrn

8T 8 purl

I repeated this pattern 3 times. I placed the metal beads randomly while making yfwd, ybk. Afterwards, I continued with garter stitch (multiple rows of knit) for next 30 rows. That was forming the bag bottom.Then I continued with the same lace insert pattern for the bag body:

Rows 1 and 3: *yfwd, K2tog*

Rows 2 and 4: ybk, Pog,*yrn, P2tog*

Rows 5 to 10: knit (i.e garter stitches)

I repeated the pattern 3 times.

Next, I chose plain cast-off to finish.

8T Plain Cast-off

Later, I joined the edges by crocheting.

Handles: 4 stitches (13th stitch to 16th stitch at 3nd row from the edge)

I used Garter stitch for the handles. 48 rows were required for desired length of each handle (close-up of handle is pictured below).

handle

Flap: 10 stitches (17th stitch to 26th stitch at 3nd row from the edge)

Again, I used garter stitch. By decreasing the number of stitches per row, I knitted a pointed flap. I kept the yarn end for tying (Pictured the flap below). I added another yarn as tying at the body.

Flap

Finishing

To add a 3rd dimension to the bag, I angled the bottom corners and crocheted. (picture)

Bottom

I added tyings to connect the sides of the bag (picture).

Tying

Bag looks differently when tied and when opened as shown (tied and opened images respectively).

final look

This is how I made my jute bag. Now it is time to share your opinion! So, scroll down to comment! May I leave for now?

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27 Responses to How Did I Knit My Jute Shoulder Bag?

  1. Dr.Suvarnini Rao Konale says:

    It is just awesome..Looks so beautiful… Though i did not understand the details u have given…
    Keep going dear… I love to read your blog.

  2. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you so much dear 🙂 I have given a simplified procedure along with drawings for the beginners 🙂 Hope it is useful.

  3. Shwetha Bhat says:

    Clean and pretty 🙂

  4. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you Shwetha 🙂

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  6. Ramonita says:

    Beautiful bag! I liked it.

  7. You have performed a fantastic task on this subject! The blog is extraordinary, the contents are masterpiece. You are really a superb designer.

  8. Nenita says:

    Good job! Thanks for the post.

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  10. Roberto Ashmore says:

    Well done! Thanks for the note.

  11. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for sharing my post. Keep connecting to Tantu. Visit again!

  12. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you, visit again!

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  14. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you 🙂 Visit again!

  15. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you, keep connecting 🙂

  16. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you 🙂

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  18. Erlene Galimore says:

    Thank you for each of your labor on this web page. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You are performing a powerful job.

  19. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you 🙂

  20. indrani says:

    Excellent work. you have a lot of patience!

  21. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for reading and for your kind words! Visit again 🙂

  22. Loved it Sindhu… I am glad I stumbled onto Tantu through Indiblogger. Your blog is VERY interesting..:) Will pop in every now n then..:)

  23. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you so much Preeti! To get compliments from a talented lady is not a small achievement 🙂 You are always welcome to Tantu dear!

  24. Reblogged this on My Sustainable Home and commented:
    Jute Shoulder Bag – Knitting (this is beyond my basic “I can cast on” knitting abilities but I love it!)

  25. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for re-blogging my post 🙂 You are so kind! TC! Bye! Keep smiling 🙂 Visit again 🙂

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