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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
- 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。）
- 切换到黑色毛线， 以表针编织2行
- 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