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Rainbow Bag
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 50400

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Approximately 10" x 10 inches [25.5 x 25.5 cm]



910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White

Crisp white

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Note: (MC)

910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise

Bright turquoise blue

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Note: (CC1)

910-158 Microspun Yarn: Buttercup

Bright yellow

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Note: (CC2)

910-186 Microspun Yarn: Mango

Bright tangerine orange

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Note: (CC3)

910-103 Microspun Yarn: Coral Warm reddish orange
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Note: (CC4)

910-146 Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia

Intense hot pink

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Note: (CC5)

910-143 Microspun Yarn: Lavender

Warm-toned lavender

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Note: (CC6)

910-144 Microspun Yarn: Lilac

Light, purplish blue

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Note: (CC7)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Pins to secure braided handle 1 1-inch [25 mm] button
20 sts + 20 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Body Pattern on larger needles. 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.

Body Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 2)
Note Twist yarns on WS when changing colors to prevent holes.
Row 1 (RS) With MC, p 1, k 1, p 1; with CC, k 1, slip 2 wyib; *k 6, slip 2 wyib; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 1; join 2nd strand of MC, k 1, p 1, k 1.
Row 2 With MC, k 1, p 1, k 1; with CC, p 1, slip 2 wyif; *p 6, slip 2 wyif; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p 1; with MC, p 1, k 1, p 1.
Rows 3-6 Repeat Rows 1-2.
Rows 7-8 With MC, knit.
Repeat Rows 1-8 with each of the CC yarns for Body Pattern.

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; repeat from * across.
Row 2 Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts as they present themselves.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed Stitch.


With larger needles and MC, cast on 50 sts.

Work 5 rows in Seed st.

Change to Body Pattern, working first repeat with CC1 and continuing through all 7 CCs - 61 rows total.

With MC, work 4 rows in Seed st.

Dec Row K 1, k2tog through back loop, work in Seed st to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.Continuing in Seed st, repeat Dec Row every other row until 6 sts remain.Bind off, leaving a 12 inches [30.5 cm] tail.

With crochet hook and tail, make a short chain.

Use tail to secure, forming a loop for closure.FRONT
Work as for Back through CC5.

With MC, work 5 rows in Seed st.

Bind off.

Make 3 knitted cords, 1 each in CC1, CC2, and CC6, as follows.

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts.

*Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work.

(Do not turn work.) Repeat from * until cord measures 14 inches [35.5 cm].

Pin the 3 cords together at one end and braid.

Pin other end to secure.

Sew side and bottom seams.

Sew ends of braided cords to each side seam.

Sew button under loop.

Weave in ends.

Line purse and/or embellish with sequins and beads if desired.

CC = contrasting color
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front

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