Monday, June 18, 2018

Moondoggie Bag

A free knitting pattern


For the longest time I have been wanting to make a knit version of the Copy Cat Bag. I have it ready for today. So I will need to explain the name a little. I wanted the name to go along with the crocheted version, I thought whats the opposite of cats, (well dogs), and I liked how the colors I chose reminded me of the beach, which reminded me about the movie Gidget and her man was named Moondoggie. So there you go; that was my thought process on the name for the bag.

I changed a few things. The biggest being that I used worsted cotton yarn for the bag instead of Lustersheen. With the larger yarn, it's able to be worked up quickly over the weekend.

This bag is the perfect size to throw your kindle or tablet in and small project to go relax at the park or beach to find your own Moondoggie. I lined my bag and added handles. All of these things are totally optional. Try different things to really make it your own.


Where can I get this Pattern?


This is a free knitting pattern found right here on Designs by Diligence. Just keep scrolling down to read the pattern. If you would like to purchase an ads free, printer friendly PDF you can through my Ravelry Pattern Store for $3.00.
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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Bernat HandiCrafter 100% cotton 2 skeins colors coral and navy
Needles: size 9 (6.0 mm), I switched to a size 7 (4.5 mm) 24 inch circular needle for the brim of the bag.
Notions: yarn needle to weave in your ends, liner fabric, fabric for handles, thread, sewing machine
Size: 10 in by 10 in
Gauge: 15 st for 4 in and 20 rows
Stitch terms: 
k: knit, p:purl, kfb: knit front and back 

Copyright:
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me through e-mail.



Instructions 

Middle of bag

Cast on 80 stitches using your favorite cast on method

Row 1: With color A, p (80 sts)
Row 2: p (80 sts)
Rows 3-8: repeat rows 1 and 2
Rows 9-16: Change to color B, continue repeats rows 1 and 2.
Rows 17-24: Change to color A, continue repeating rows 1 and 2.
Bind off.

Sides of bag (make 2)


Cast on 12 stitches using your favorite cast on method
Row 1: Wtih color A, p (12 sts)
Row 2: k 3, kfb, k 2, kfb, k3 (14 sts)
Row 3: p
Row 4: k4, kfb, k2, kfb, k4 (16 sts)
Row 5: p
Row 6: k5, kfb, k2, kfb, k5 (18 sts)
Row 7: p
Row 8: k6, kfb, k2, kfb, k6 (20 sts)
Row 9: switch to color B, p
Row 10: K7, kfb, k2, kfb, k7 (22 sts)
Row 11: p
Row 12: k (22 sts)
Row 13- 16: repeat rows 11 and 12
Rows 17-24: change to color A, repeat rows 11 and 12
Rows 25- 32: Change to color B, repeat rows 11 and 12
Rows 33-40: Change to color A, repeat rows 11 and 12
Rows 41-48: Change to color B, repeat rows 11 and 12
Bind off



Sewing your bag together. 

  • First fold the sides in half  long ways so stitch 1 is touching stitch 12. Wip stitch row 1 together. Repeat on the other side piece.  
  • Then fold your middle piece together to find the middle stitch and mark it.
  • Put one side piece and middle piece together with the knit sides facing together. 
  • Wip stitch them together, it won't be stitch to stitch for every color change you will need to skip a stitch for it to come out even. 
  • Repeat on the other side. 
When all the seams are sewn together, add a Rim
Pick up each stitch around the bag opening with color A using circular needles, knit 5 rounds and bind off.
Weave in your ends.

Add the lining and handles to your bag.
Go enjoy the beach!

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