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Open-mesh Market Bag
Lion Brand® Incredible® - Microspun
Pattern Number: 50922 This style is also occasionally called a 'hobo' bag. Whatever it is called, its bright color, generous size and casual styling will make it one of your favorites!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 18 in [46 cm] high x 32 in. [81 cm] circumference

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

520-207 Incredible Yarn: Purple Party

Brilliant gold, cerise, lavender, warm purple and sage green


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97
Note: (A)

910-146 Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia

Intense hot pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.58
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Size 17 [13 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 12.99


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Size 17 [12.75 mm] double pointed needles
GAUGE:
10 sts + 12 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Garter st (k every row) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Pattern Stitch (worked back and forth in rows)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): Sl first st as to p, bring yarn to back between the sts, k to last st, bring yarn to front, sl last st.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pattern st, working back and forth in rows.


INSTRUCTIONS



BAG
Straps (make 2)
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 10 sts.

Working back and forth in rows on circular needle, work in pattern st for 6 in.

[15 cm].
Inc Row (RS): Keeping in pattern, sl first st, inc 1 st in next st, k to last 2 sts, inc 1 st in next st, sl last st.

Continue in pattern st and rep inc row every row 8 times more, end with a WS row - 28 sts.

Place sts on a holder.



Join Straps and Body
Next Row (RS) With circular needle, and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, k 28 sts of First Strap, cast on 12 sts for body, k 28 sts of Second Strap, cast on 12 sts - 80 sts.

Place marker and join for working in the rnd.

Work in Garter st worked in the round (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) until piece measures 10 in.

[25.5 cm] from joining rnd, end with a purl rnd.
Dec Rnd (K 8, k 2 tog) 8 times - 72 sts.

P1 rnd.
Dec Rnd (K 7, k 2 tog) 8 times - 64 sts.

P1 rnd.
Continue in this manner to dec 8 sts on every other rnd, having 1 less st between decs on each dec rnd and changing to dpns when necessary, until 8 sts rem.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw tail through rem 8 sts and pull tightly tog.



FINISHING
Sew cast-on ends of straps tog.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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