My hobo bag knitting pattern free and easy in garter stitch. Based on a Japanese pattern.
The bag is made up of 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。）
- 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