Κυριακή, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

How to knit a handbag or market bag using T-shirt yarn

Recycle  your old T-shirts or jersey pajamas !!Turn them into a knitted handbag or market bag !


Click here to see how to turn the old t-shirts you never wear  into something  useful : make some Noodles yarn !



Tutorial :
You will need T-shirt yarn made from seamless T-shirts or jersey pajamas. You will have to cut stripes of 2 different widths : 1.5 - 2 cm for the bottom , the upper part of the bag and the handles  and 
3 cm for the lacy part of the bag .

Part  A : How to knit the bottom of the bag 
Cast on 6 sts and divide them on 3 double pointed needles 8 to 10 mm.
round 1: kfb in every stitch to the end of the round.
(12 sts). Place marker at the beginning of the round.
round 2 : *yo , K1*  to the end of the round (24 stitches).
round 3 : Knit to the end of the round (knit all yarn overs through the back loop to avoid holes)
round 4 :  *yo , K2*  to the end of the round. 
round 5: Knit to the end of the round. 
round 6:  *yo , K3*  to the end of the round .
round 7 : Knit  to the end of the round.
round 8 :  *yo , K4*  to the end of the round .(When there is not enough space for your stitches on the double pointed needles,  transfer them to circular needles with a short cable.)

round 9 : Knit  to the end of the round.
round 10 :  *yo , K5*  to the end of the round .
round 11 : Knit  to the end of the round.

(You now have 72 stitches on your needles)
Knit 6 rounds without increasing.

Part  B : How to knit the body of the bag 
Switch to 12 mm circular needles.
round A : *yo , K2tog*  to the end of the round.
round B : Knit  to the end of the round.
Repeat these two rounds till the mess part of the bag measures 20 cm unstretched .
Switch to 8 mm circular needles.
Knit  1 round decreasing 4 stitches (=knit 15, K2tog,
knit 15, K2tog,knit 15, K2tog,knit 15, K2tog).
 Now you have 68 stitches on your needles.
Knit one more round and then knit 6 rounds in garter stitch .



Part  C : How to knit the handles of the bag 
You have 68 stitches on your needles.  
Cast off 15 stitches, knit 6 , cast off  7 stitches, knit 6 , 
cast off 15 stitches, knit 6 , cast off  7 stitches, knit  the last 6 stitches (the 24 stitches (6+6+6+6) we knitted  are for the handles of the bag) . 




We continue knitting the last 6 stitches  for 80 to 90 rows and our first handle is ready . We join it with the 6 stitches on the opposite side using a crochet hook .
 We repeat the same procedure for the second handle .





Have in mind that the bag and its handles are very stretchy so they shouldn't be too long . You can embelish your bag with a crochet flower  using  T-shirt yarn again (This time you will have to cut  T-shirt stripes 1 to 1,5 cm wide) .







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Have a nice evening !!!


6 σχόλια:

  1. Όμορφη η τσαντούλα σου Νίκη μου!!!
    Φιλάκια!!!

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  2. ΚαλημέραΚαλημέρα ''Ξαδελφούλα'' ξεχαστήκαμε κάπως ή κάνω λάθος.Εγώ περνώ δύσκολα και έτσι η παρουσία μου στην γειτονιά είναισχεδόν ανυπαρκτη!! Τα πλεκτά σου είναι υπέροχα και κατέχεις το πράγμα άριστα,"Ζηλεύω"όλες εσας που τα καταφέρνετε τόσο καλά για μένα είναι εξισώσεις αλγευρας άλυτες!!!

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  3. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !

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  4. Μου αρέσει πραγματικά το blog σας! Έχετε μοιραστεί όλη την ιδέα πραγματικά καλά και πολύ όμορφα ευχάριστη διαβάστε!
    Ευχαριστώ που το μοιράστηκες
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  5. The bag is so cute!!!!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!!

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