by Craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
About 100 yards of worsted weight/8 ply yarn, as well as short lengths of color for stripes, if desired.
Pair of size 6 US (4mm) knitting needles
crochet hook or set of 2 double-pointed needles
Finished bag is about 10 inches (26 cm) tall.
Knitting the Base
Cast on 12 sts.
Kfb in first st, k across, kfb in last st.
K 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows until there are 26 sts.
K 10 rows straight.
K2tog in first st, k across, k2tog in last stitch
K 1 row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 12 sts rem.
Knitting the Side of the Bag
Cast on 74 sts.
Work in stockinette stitch for 48 rows, changing colors for stripes as desired.
Next right side row, *k4, BO 1. Repeat from * across.
Next row, *k4, make 1. Repeat from * across.
K 6 rows.
Use yarn and needle to sew up side seam. Pin the bag body to the base and sew together.
Make a crocheted chain or small I-cord using double-pointed needles to serve as the drawstring. Thread through the eyelets and add beads if desired.
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