How Did I Knit My Jute Shoulder Bag?


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.


Single-point knitting needles

Coarse Jute yarn              about 750g

Metal beads (large)          about 20


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).


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.



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


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


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?

Take care!

Bye until the next post!


About sindhoooo

Hi, I am Sindhu Devi, an Indian Fashion Designer. I am a graduate in Fashion Design from Mangalore University, who bagged the first rank in the year 2006. I have enjoyed teaching Fashion Design for 5years. Currently I am a full time designer and a full time homemaker. I am passionate about designing as well as making of unique outfits and accessories, keen to share my design ideas in the blogosphere.
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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. Shwetha Bhat says:

    Clean and pretty 🙂

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  4. Ramonita says:

    Beautiful bag! I liked it.

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

  6. Nenita says:

    Good job! Thanks for the post.

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  8. Roberto Ashmore says:

    Well done! Thanks for the note.

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  11. 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.

  12. indrani says:

    Excellent work. you have a lot of patience!

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

  14. 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!)

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