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Evening Pouch Drawstring Bag Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Evening Pouch Drawstring Bag Knitting Pattern

The metallic in this yarn makes this drawstring pouch bag sparkly...perfect for an evening out or even a wedding. It's small so it would also be great for holding your stitch markers, row counters and other small knitting gadgets!

Materials:
Size 5 US (3.5 mm) double points
Size 5 US (3.5 mm) needles (optional)
Size G crochet hook (optional)
1 ball Vanna's Glamour (sport weight)
Color 170 Topaz
1.75 ounces/50 grams
202 yards/185 meters
96% acrylic/4% metallic polyester

Gauge:
24 sts and 30 rows=4" in St st

Size:
5" tall and 12" circumference at widest point

Instructions
Base
With straight needles (or knit back and forth on double points), CO 12 sts.
Work St st 2 rows.
Inc 1 st in from end each end every other row 3 times.
Work St st 2 rows.
Dec 1 st in from end each end every other row 3 times (K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1)

Body
Knit 1 row on to double points or knit 1 more row if already knitting with double points. With RS facing, pick up 15 sts along row edge, 12 sts along CO edge, 15 sts along other row edge (12/15/12/15). Join and mark beg of round.
K 6 rnds.
Inc: *k8, k into front and back of next st; rep from * (13/17/13/17)
K 6 rnds.
Inc: *k5, k into front and back of next st; rep from * (15/20/15/20)
K 8 rnds.
Inc: *k6, k into front and back of next st; rep from * (17/23/17/23)
K 12 rnds.
Eyelet Rnd: *k6, yo twice, k2tog; rep from *
K next rnd, dropping extra yo off needle. Work Garter st (p 1 rnd, k 1 rnd) 6 more rnds.
BO.

Handles (Make 2)
With crochet hook, chain 24" or desired length. You could also CO 2 sts and knit I-Cord, braid yarn together, or knit 2 or 3 sts in garter st until desired length.

Finishing
Tie a knot in handle and use tail to sew to the inside of the bag. Weave in and out of openings half way across. Repeat for the other handle starting at the point you left off for the first handle. Tie handles together in a knot at ends.

Line if desired.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for more bag patterns by Barbara Breiter