Free Pattern: Double Seed Stitch Sling Bag May 26, 2013Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Crochet, Free Pattern, Tutorial, Tutorials, Yarn.
Tags: Bag, Crochet, double seed stitch, handmade, Knit, Knitting
My friend Mei Yee’s mom was looking to buy a bag to use when she commutes (for her wallet, phone & card holder), but couldn’t find one that’s the right size she wanted. So I offered to make her one.
I asked her for the measurements and she wanted something that 6 by 6 inches. I played around crochet & knit bag ideas, tried some trial patterns, until I finally settled on this.
I used a mercerized cotton yarn (EL. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10), the texture & sheen when completed was so pretty. I started with a turkish cast on for the base of the bag (a popular technique used for toe up socks), knitted 1 inch of stockinette stitches before starting with the double stitch stitches. Complete the final few rows with stockinette again, 1 row of seed stitch and cast off.
The strap was crocheted because it’s a whole lot faster to crochet straps. If you can’t crochet, you can use the knitted i-cord but I can tell you it’ll take a long time.
Added bag lining and a zipper. I’m very pleased with the result! And so is she!
Yarn – EL. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10 (about a skein + slightly more)
3.5mm circular knitting needle (with long enough cable for knitting in the round)
3.5mm crochet hook
Turkish Cast On – 80 stitches
- Knit in stockinette stitch for 1 inch
- switch to double seed stitch (double seed stitch – row 1 & 2, knit 1, purl 1 in the round, row 3 & 4, purl 1, knit 1 all around)
- Repeat the 4 rows of double seed stitch pattern for next 4.5 inches
- Switch to stockinette stitch for another 0.5 inches.
- Switch to single seed stitch for 4 rows (if preferred), cast off, cut yarn and weave in yarn end.
- Attach yarn to side of the pouch with a crochet hook with 4 single crochets. Chain 1, Turn and sc into next 3 stitches (4 sc on each row) , repeat till desired length of strap is achieved.
- Pull yarn through the last sc and stitch the strap onto other side of the pouch.
You can add lining and a zipper to the bag if you wish.
And here’s my model with her new little bag! (edited for privacy :P)