My Hobo Bag Knitting Pattern Free and Easy 流浪包棒针编织图案

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My hobo bag knitting pattern free and easy. It is made up of garter stitch squares. It looks complicated but is actually quite straightforward. Try it.

hobo bag knitting pattern

A raveller posted her hobo bag design in Japanese. She gave general instructions in English at The instructions were not difficult to understand but I still thought it good to write up the instructions in more detail.

The bag is made up of 22 squares knitted in garter stitch using black and white yarn.

I am very pleased with the finished product. It looks difficult but is actually quite easy. I have a little mental block with the handles (which is why this took me 2 months) but a little help from my knitting buddies cleared the block.

I lined the bag including the handles because the handle of my Japanese knot bag (previous project) had started to stretch. I was told that I should have lined the handles as well.

Materials & Equipment

  • 1 ball of black acrylic yarn
  • 1 ball of white acrylic yarn
  • 1 pair of 3.5mm knitting needles
  • Darning needle

Knitting the Garter Squares

Using 3.5mm dpi, cast on 21 stitches with black yarn. (cast on row serve as border)

  • Switch to white yarn and knit 2 rows. (form 1 white ridge)
  • Switch to black yarn and knit 2 rows. (form 1 black ridge)
  • Switch to white yarn and knit 2 rows (2nd white ridge)
  • Continue switching colours after every 2 rows to create the ridges.

After ridge 20 or row 40 (which should be white) knit 1 row of black yarn and bind off.

garter stitch in black and white stripes
The front and back of the garter stitch square

Make 22 squares. Sew them up together in this combination:

5 squares together to form a long strip. Make 2.
4 squares together to form a long strip. Make 2.
2 squares together. Make 2.

Seam all of them up as follows:

Body of garter stitch square bag with instructions
Body of garter stitch square bag with instructions

To make the body of the bag, sew as indicated in the picture above. Once the sides have been sewn, fold the body in half and sew up the sides.

Crochet a single row along the opening.

Bag Handles

Pick up 9 stitches at the 2 corners of the body.

Row 1 – Knit 1 Purl 1
Row 2 – Purl 1 Knit 1

Continue the single rib pattern until the handle is about 17inches or 44cm. Connect the 2 handles to the 2 corners on the other side of the body.

Line the bag and handles with the fabric of corresponding colour.

Celebrate with a photo shoot.

This is a free knitting pattern. I will be thrilled if you use it. Please link back here if you do.

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  • 1粒黑色中粗线
  • 1粒白色中粗线
  • 1对3.5毫米/美国4号棒针。 (可用双点编织针,因为方块不大。)

方块(制造 22个)

使用3.5mm 双点编织针,用黑色毛线以绕指起针21针

  • 切换到白色毛线,以表针编织2行
  • 切换到黑色毛线, 以表针编织2行
  • 切换到白色毛线,以表针编织2行
  • 继续每两行切换一次颜色




  • 5个方块形成一条长条。做2个
  • 4个方块形成一条长条。做2个
  • 2个方块形成一条。做2个



提包带(制造 2个)


  • 第1行:  表针1针,裹针1针,如此编织9针
  • 第2行: 表针1针,裹针1针,如此编织9针

这是所谓的1×1 松紧编织法。利用同时编织两个提包带确保它们的长度相同。继续如此编织,直到提包带约44厘米。将2个提包带连接到包体另一侧的2个角上。