Melon Pocket Bag

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Melon Pocket Bag

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This handy bag has a zipper that lets the bag fold up into itself when not in use, including a hand-strap for easy carrying. When you need the help of a market bag, just unzip and unfold to reveal a fruity tote!

Single Size
Approx 17 x 17" [43 x 43 cm], excluding handles.
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The materials for this project cost $17.22

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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 17 x 17" [43 x 43 cm], excluding handles.

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Color A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Hot Pink, 01740Edit Color
$2.49

Color B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | White, 00001Edit Color
$2.49

Color C

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Sage Green, 00084Edit Color
$2.49

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 7/4.5mm
$4.00

Circular Aluminum Knitting Needles 16"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.75

Materials not included in this kit:

8" [20.5 cm] long zipper.

The materials for this project cost $17.22

Abbreviations

K = knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

P2sso = Pass 2 slipped stitches over

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over the needle (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 17 x 17" [43 x 43 cm], excluding handles.

MATERIALS

Bag (Solids)
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Color A Hot Pink (01740) 1
Color B White (00001) 1
Color C Sage Green (00084) 1
Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 16" [40.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. 8" [20.5 cm] long zipper.
Bag (Twist)
Lily Sugar 'n Cream Twists (56 g/2. oz;86 m/95 yds)
Color D Green Twists (20244) 3
Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles. Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 16" [40.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. 8" [20.5 cm] long zipper.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

**Base: With pair of double-pointed needles and A, cast on 5 sts.
1st rnd: *K1. yo. Rep from * around. Divide 10 sts onto 3 needles (3, 3, 4). Place marker on first st for beg of rnd.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *yo. K1. Rep from * around. 20 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. yo. K1. yo. K2. Rep from * around. 28 sts.
7th rnd: *K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. Rep from * around. 36 sts.
9th rnd: *yo. K4. yo. K1. yo. K4. Rep from * around. 48 sts.
10th rnd: *P1. K11. Rep from * around.
11th rnd: *P1. yo. ssk. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. K2tog. yo. Rep from * around. 56 sts.
13th rnd: *K1. yo. Sl2. K1. p2sso. K3. yo. K1. yo. K3. K3tog. yo. Rep from * around.
15th rnd: *K1. yo. K1. yo. ssk. K7. K2tog. yo. K1. yo. Rep from * around. Break B. 64 sts.
17th rnd: With B, *K1. yo. K3. yo. ssk. K5. K2tog. yo. K3. yo. Rep from * around. 72 sts.
19th rnd: With D, *K1. yo. K5. yo. ssk. K3. K2tog. yo. K5. yo. Rep from * around. 80 sts.
21st rnd: With C, *K1. (yo. K1. yo. ssk. K1. K2tog) 3 times. yo. K1. yo. Rep from * around. 88 sts.
23rd rnd: *K1. (yo. K3. yo. Sl1. K2tog. psso) 3 times. yo. K3. yo. Rep from * around. 96 sts.**
24th rnd: Knit. Place marker at end of rnd.
Break C.

With D only, proceed in pat for body of Bag as follows:
1st rnd: *K2tog. (yo) twice. ssk. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *K1. (P1. K1) in yo. K1. Rep from * around. Knit 2 sts of next rnd. Place marker for end of rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until work from marked rnd measures 11” [28 cm], ending with knit rnd.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: With C, knit.
With C, rep last 2 rnds twice more. Cast off purlwise.

Handles: (make 2).
With C, cast on 65 sts.
Knit 6 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Pouch Back: Work from ** to ** as given for Base. Cast off.
With RS tog, sew bottom of Bag to Pouch Back, leaving 8" [20.5 cm] opening.
Turn Pouch inside out, folding Bag inside Pouch. Sew in zipper.

Sew sides of each Handle to top of Bag (see photo).

Ties (make 2).
With C, cast on 15 sts. Cast off.

Turn Bag inside out. Fold Bag into Pouch. Sew ties to each side of opening.