Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Four Toe Potbellied Drawstring Treasure Bag


The Four Toe Potbellied Drawstring Treasure Bag

Much easier to make then name ; ) Works great for using up your bits of yarn.

5 ½” by 6 ½”
19 yards of black
16 yards of purple
23 yards of blue
11 yards of burgundy
5 yards of mauve

All yarn used in worsted weight acrylic
Size 8US dpns
Exact gauge is not essential to this project



kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
sl 1 pw = slide one stitch purl wise
sl 1 kw = slide one stitch knitwise
yf = yarn forward
yb = yarn back
yo = yarn over the needle making a new stitch
k2tog = knit two stitches together
k2tog tbl = knit 2 stitches together through the back loop



Cast on 6 stitches
Kf/b all stitches ( 12 sts. )
Place evenly on four dpns ( if using circular needles place markers every 3rd stitch to show end of needles )
Kf/b, knit to stitch on needle, kf/b. on all needles
Repeat last round
Change to purple yarn
Repeat last round 3 more time ( 13 sts )
1) knit 5 rounds
2) * sl 1 kw, k12 * to end of round
3) knit 2 rounds


Change to blue yarn
1) knit
2) purl
Change to black yarn
3) k1, * sl 1 pw, k1 * to end of round
4) k1, *yf, sl 1 pw, yb, k1 * to end of round
Change to mauve yarn
5) knit
6) purl
Change to blue yarn
7) k2, * sl 1 pw, k1 * to end of round
8) k2, * yf, sl 1 pw, yb, k1 * to end of round
Change to black yarn
9) knit
10) purl
Change to mauve yarn
11) k1, * sl 1 pw, k1 * to end of round
12) k1, *yf, sl 1 pw, yb, k1 * to end of round
Change to blue yarn
13) knit
14) purl
Change to burgundy yarn
15) knit
16) p2, * yo, k2tog tbl, k1, p2 * to end of round
17) k2, * yf, k2tog tbl, p1, k2 * to end of round
18) p2, * yo, k2tog tbl, k1, p2 * to end of round
19) k2, * yf, k2tog tbl, p1, k2 * to end of round
20) knit
21) knit
Change to black yarn
22) k2, * yo, k2tog * to last 2 sts of round, yo, k2
23) knit
24) knit
25) k1, * k2tog, yo * to last 2 sts of round, k2tog
26) * k2, p2 * to end of round
27) * k2, p2 * to end of round
28) * kf/b, k5 * to last 4 sts of round, kf/b, k3
29) bind off loosely, weave in ends.
Drawstring cord
I made a I cord 1 yard long with the blue yard, using size 8US dpns for a good thickness.
Weave cord through the last round of yarn overs, going in at the beginning of round. Pattern is worked to leave a small area between the yarn overs for the drawstring, to add strength.

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