Monday, February 18, 2008

Night on the Town Bag

I needed a small bag to take with me to a wedding. Nothing too big but big enough to hold my id, lipstick, powder, money etc... You could make this bag with a variety of different yarns. You don't have to use sequins if your not a flashy girl. Plain Berroco Suede makes a really cute bag. You could also change out the handles to get a different look. If you make this pattern please send me pictures.

Materials: I used approximately 60—80 yards.

Sequin & Suede Version:
US size 9 straight needles
1 Berroco Mirror FX (Color 9004)
1 Berroco Suede Deluxe (Color 3999)

Variegated Purple Bag:
US Size 10 straight needles
2 Plymouth Magnum (Color 2110)

1 Yarn needle
1 Pair of handles—Handles shown can be beaded if desired.
Stitch holder.

K - Knit K2tog KFB- Knit in the front and back
P –Purl
RS –Right Side
SSK - Slip slip knit
WS-Wrong Side

Stitch How To:
KFB - knit into the front and back of the same stitch (1 stitch increased)
SSK -slip 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, insert left needle into both stitches and knit together (1 stitch decreased)
K2tog –Insert needle into next two stitches and knit them together. (1 stitch decreased)

Please Note: If you are making the sequin and suede version hold both yarns doubled throughout.

(Make 2, 1 for the front and 1 for the back of the bag)

Cast on 11 stitches.
Row 1: Purl row.
Row 2: *K1, KFB*, repeat from * to * 5 times, K1. (16 stitches)
Row 3: Purl row.
Row 4: *K1, KFB*, repeat from * to * 7 times. (24 stitches)
Row 5: Purl Row.
Row 6: *K1,KFB*, epeat from * to * 11 times. (36 stitches)
Row 7: Purl Row.
Row 8: *K5, KFB*, repeat from * to * 5 times. (42 stitches)
Row 9: Purl row.
Row 10: Knit row.
Row 11: Purl row.
Row 12: Knit row.
Row 13: Purl row.
Row 14: Knit row.
Row 15: Purl row.
Row 16: *K5, K2tog*, repeat from * to * 5 times. (36 stitches)
Row 17: Purl row.
Row 18: Knit row.
Row 19: Purl row.
Row 20: *K1, K2tog*, repeat from * to * 11 times. (24 stitches)
Row 21: Purl Row.
Row 22: Knit row.
Row 23: Purl row.
Row 24: Knit row.
Row 25: Purl row.
Row 26: K1, K2tog, K5, bind off 8, K4, K2tog, K1. (14 stitches)
Tie a scrap of yarn or place a marker at each end of this row.

Working on the first 7 stitches only.
Row 27: Purl 7, place remaining stitches on stitch holder.
Row 28: SSK, K3, K2tog. (5 stitches)
Row 29: Purl 5.
Row 30: SSK, K1, K2tog. (3 stitches)
Row 31: Purl row.
Row 32: Knit row.
Row 33: Purl row.
Row 34: Bind off.

Place remaining 7 stitches on holder back on needle and repeat rows 27-34.

Place front and back together with right sides facing. Whip stitch front and back together beginning at row 26 marker. The top of the bag will be used to attach the handles.

Handles: If you plan on beading your handles do so first before sewing the handles on the bag. You will not be able to bead them after they are sewn on.

Front: To attach the handles fold the top of each side over the handle and whip stitch it down. Repeat this for the back of the bag.

Lining your bag: Lay out your fabric. I folded mine in half with the fold at the bottom of the bag. Lay your bag on top of the fabric. Cut the fabric an inch and a half bigger than your bag following the shape of the bag. Sew the sides together or if you don’t like to sew use Therm O Web to fuse the sides of the bag together. Once that is complete fold over the top of the lining and with a needle and thread attach your lining to the inside of your bag. If you desire you may also sew in a small snap to help keep your bag closed.

Your bag is now ready for a Night on the Town.

1 comment:

Dani Lobo said...


Congratulations! This bag is super nice, I loved it!!! I also like the "Christine Bag", I thinks it is a very cute bag!

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