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About the Sand and Sea Crossbody Bag.
I’ve been wanting to design a knit bag for sometime and design a knitted item using cables. Why not combine the two! That’s how the Sand and Sea Crossbody Knitting Bag pattern was born.
It’s the perfect stash busting project. I used one of my favorite yarns for making bags, Bernat Maker Home Dec. A thicker worsted weight yarn would work too!
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Skill Level: Intermediate due to the cables (an advanced beginner should have no problem)
16-22” Circular knitting needles/10” straight needles
US 11/8.0 mm
US 6/4.0 mm
Bulky (weight 5) or a thicker Worsted (weight 4 will work too)
Yarnspirations Bernat Maker Home Dec
Color A: 91 yds
Color B: 152 yds
Gauge: Not important
4” x 4” = 17 sts x 24 rows in pattern rows 1-16
Optional for lining and adding straps:
1” metal ring for strap
Steel Sewing Pins
Crochet hook: US G/4.0 mm
Fabric for lining
Co- cast on
Rs- right side
Sc- single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
Measurements laid flat:
Measurements after seaming and flap folded:
c3b(cable 3 sts behind):
Sl 3 onto cable needle and hold to Back of work, k3, k3 from cable needle
The bag is working flat, folded, and seamed up the side.
Carry the yarn up the sides as you go, making sure to leave enough tension so it doesn’t bunch.
Lining the bag is optional, as well as attaching the straps using a metal ring with a crochet hook.
With 8.0 mm needles and Color A
Row 1: K
Row 2: P3, K6, *P6, K6 rep from * across, P3
Row 3: K3, P6, *K6, P6 rep from * across, K3
Row 4: P3, K6, *P6, K6 rep from * across, P3
Row 5: K3, P6, *Sl 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold to Back of work, K3, K3 from cable needle, P6, rep from * across, end K3
Rows 6-8: Rep Rows 2-4
Change to Color B
Row 9: K
Row 10: P9, K6, *P6, K6 rep from * across, end P9
Row 11: K9, P6, *K6, P6 rep from * across, end K9
Row 12: P9, K6, *P6, K6 rep from * across, end P9
Row 13: K3, Sl 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold to Back of work, K3, K3 from cable needle, *P6, sl 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold to Back of work, K3, K3 from cable needle, rep from * across, end K3
Rows 14-16: Rep Rows 10-12
Change to Color A and Rep Rows 1-16 until you’ve completed 112 rows (7 reps of Color A and 7 reps of color B) (7 total reps of rows 1-16)
Bind off, knitting the K sts with the K sts and purling the P sts with the P sts. Weave in ends.
I recommend blocking your bag before seaming to straighten out the cast on end.
Optional: Line bag before seaming. See instructions for lining below.
To seam bag:
With bag laying RS down, fold the cast on row to the bottom of the 4th color row from the top.
With Color A, use the Vertical Invisible Seam to seam up the sides. Starting from the opening, seam down the side to the bottom corner. Rep on other side. Weave in ends.
Optional: Use a 1” metal ring to attach the strap to the bag. See instructions for metal ring below.
I used 4 mm 16” circulars to knit the straps. You can use any size needles you prefer, just remember, the bigger needles you use the stretchier the strap will be.
To attach straps directly to bag pick up 6 sts along the top edge of the side seam.
K each row (garter st) to desired length. I did approx 30”, considering the fact that it will stretch with weight and regular use. Bind off, make sure strap isn’t twisted, seam end of strap to opposite side of bag. Fasten off, weave in ends. You’re Done!
Lining and Straps:
With bag laying RS down, cut a piece of fabric as wide as the bag and the length up to the bottom edge of the 4th cable row from the top. Fold fabric edges under as you pin the piece of fabric in place. I did not line the 3 sts on the outer edges, as they curl and you wouldn’t be able to line the bag before seaming. However, you can line the bag after seaming to hide the inside seams, if you prefer.
With thread and sewing needle, sew the lining in place. See pg 3 for seaming instructions.
Metal Rings for Straps:
With Color B, grab a 1” metal ring and your 4 mm crochet hook.
Using crochet hook, Sl st to metal ring, ch 1, Sc 6 sts on ring, turn.
Sl st into 1st st, pick up a loop in each of the next 5 sts, you now have 6 loops on crochet hook, turn.
Remove crochet hook from all 6 sts and slide the knitting needle into the loops from left to right, be sure your working yarn is on the end of the right side.
K each row (garter st) to desired length. I did approx 30”, considering the fact that it will stretch with weight and regular use.
Attach second ring:
Grab crochet hook and sl first st off needle onto crochet hook, sl st to metal ring, ch 1. *Sl next st off needle onto crochet hook, sc on ring, rep * for the next for 4 sts. Fasten off, weave in end.
Grab your yarn and crochet hook, Sl st yarn to side seam, ch 1. Grab your ring, making sure strap isn’t twisted, sc the ring to the bag in the next 4 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.
This is an original pattern by Jessica Paz Creates. Please do not sell, reprint, or repost any parts of this pattern. You are welcome to sell your finished items but please link back to my shop. If you’re sharing on social media please tag me, so I can see your finished items!