Bridesmaid's Bags - Amy

Gauge: 20sts in 4" in stockinette

Materials: 1 skein of Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton
US #7 double pointed needles
2.5" square of plastic canvas (optional)
a small remnant of coordinating fabric (optional)
coordinating color of sewing thread (optional)

Bottom of Bag

Cast on 4 sts. Join to knit in the round.
Row 1: KFB in all sts (8 sts)
Row 2: *KFB, K1 repeat from * four times (12 sts)
Row 3: *K1, YO, PM, K1, PM, YO, K1 repeat from * four times
row 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit, making a YO after each marker - each round will increase by 8 stitches.
Alternate Rows 4 & 5 until you have 44 sts
Next Row: Knit
Next Row: *Knit 5, YO, K6 repeat from * four times
Next Row: Purl

Sides of Bag

Round 1: K2tog, knit to end
Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit
Round 3: K3 *YO, skp, K6; repeat from * to last 4 sts, YO, skp
Round 5: K1, *K2tog, YO, K1, YO, skp, K3; repeat from * to last 6 sts, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, skp, K1
Round 7: Repeat Round 3
Round 9: Knit
Round 11: K7, *YO, skp, K6; repeat from * to end
Round 13: K5, *K2tog, YO, K1, YO, skp, K3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2
Round 15: Repeat Round 11

Repeat Rounds 2 through 15 twice more.
Knit two rounds.
Next Row: *K2tog, YO, K4, YO, SSK repeat from * six times
Knit two rounds.
Bind off loosely.


Make a crochet chain 16.5" long.
Single Crochet in the second chain from hook. SC in all following chains.
Fasten off.

If desired, you may stiffen the bottom of the bag.

Cut a piece of plastic canvas 2.5" square. (see template A)
Cut two pieces of coordinating fabric into 3" squares. (see template B)
Pin your fabric together with the right sides facing each other.
Whip stitch the fabric together on three sides.
Turn the fabric right side out and slide the plastic canvas square inside this pocket.
Fold the raw edges of the fourth side to the inside and use an invisible stitch to close the opening.
Turn the bag inside out.
Using a coordinating color of thread and making sure that the corners of the squares are lined up with the stitches between the YOs, baste the covered plastic canvas to the bottom of the bag.

Weave in your yarn ends. Thread the cord through the eyelets. Tada!


  1. This doesn't make sense to me:

    Row 3: *K1, PM, YO, PM, K1 repeat from * four times
    row 4: Knit
    Alternate Rows 3 & 4 until you have 48 sts

    There are already 3 stitches on each needle, and why add all the markers?

  2. She wants you to put the place markers on early, so that as you increase on row 5, you wont forget. It's just a very early reminder.

    This is so pretty. I like all three bags and isn't cotton just the best stuff ever to knit with in the summer?! Great job.

    Question: About how big is the finished bag? Just wondering

    TVM for sharing,

  3. I've started your pattern, but I also have a few questions. Maybe it's just me, but I'm finding some math errors.

    Row 3 says *K1, YO, PM, K1, PM, YO, K1 and to repeat it four times. But the previous row indicated that you should have 12 stitches. Row 3 requires 5 stitches and to repeat it 4 times means you would need 20 stitches on your needle, not 12. Am I missing something? I've had to start over a bunch of times because of it.

    Also, Round 9. It has the pattern and says to repeat it to the last 4 stitches and then to YO, K2, K2tog. Doesn't this require 5 stitches and not 4?

    I'm sorry, I really love this pattern, but it's not looking right because of this. Any help would be appreciated.