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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.
Hmm, I hope you liked it! OK, let me illustrate how I made it.
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.
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).
Written direction of selected lace insert pattern is as follows:
Multiple of 2 sts
Rows 1 to 6: knit (i.e. garter stitches)
I have given some drawings for reference.
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.
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).
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?