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Pouch for school supplies using WATG Etenia Bag Kit

Posted by noraknickers from Salem, Oregon, United States • Published
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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 1
    Step 1

    3 strands held together

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cast on and knit 3 rows of basic stockinette, slipping first stitch of each row.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 3
    Step 3

    Row 4: slip 1, knit 2, *yarn over, knit 2 together (repeat 3x), knit to last 9 stitches *slip slip knit, yo (repeat 3x), knit 3
    Row 5: s1, purl
    Row 6: s1, k2, *yo, k2t (repeat 2), knit to last 7, *ssk, yo (repeat 2), knit 3
    Row 7: s1, purl
    Row 8: s1, k2, yo, k2t, knit to last 5, ssk, yo, knit 3

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 4
    Step 4

    Decide how long you want your bag to be once folded over. Then comes a little math. Measure how long this pattern is, then subtract that from 1/2 the length of your bag. Continue in stockinette until it measures that much.
    The next row will repeat row 8, and continue backwards so it's the mirror image of the first pattern.

    Knit next 6 rows in stockinette, then repeat rows 4-8. This will line up the two lace patterns. Then repeat the measuring and mirror image pattern so it lines up on the top of the bag also.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next decide how long you want the closure flap to be. I decreased and repeated the first pattern at the same time. the bottom eyelets will be my buttonholes, too.

    So, the last rows are: s1, ssk, *yo, k2t (repeat 3) knit to last 9 stitches, *ssk, yo (repeat 3) k2t, k1
    next row: s1, purl
    next row: s1, ssk, *yo, k2t (repeat 2), knit to last 7 stitches, *ssk, yo (repeat 2), k2t, k1
    next row: s1 purl
    next row: s1, ssk, yo, k2t, knit to last 5 stitches, ssk, yo, k2t, k1
    last row: s1, purl
    Bind off

  • Step 6

    Next step is to soak and block. This is important so we know how long & wide our fabric is and also to emphasize our lace stitching. Lace never looks quite right until it's blocked.

    After it's dry, fold in half, lining up your lace patterns on the top and bottom, then measure. Double this length, plus a bit for seam allowance and maybe a bit extra on top if you want a little foldover on your lining is what we'll want for our lining. Weave in ends.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 7
    Step 7

    Measure twice, then cut your chosen fabric lining. Pin to your bag, making sure to twist your knit fabric edges out, as we'll use that for stitching up the sides of our bag.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew! Hand stitch or machine sew, whatever floats your boat, or you have the patience for. I used the color of the yarn so it would be invisible on the outside.

  • Step 9

    Using 2 dpns, I did an applied i-cord for stitching up the sides. Whipstich would also work.

  • Step 10

    Fold your closure flap over, decide where you want your buttons and sew them on.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. School Supplies Tote - Step 11
    Step 11

    And you're done! Congratulations on your lovely new bag!

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