BYOB 2.0 - Bring Your Own Bag!
We are all aware of the need to "reduce, re-use and recycle" especially when it comes to plastic bags, yet millions of these are still used every year. However, we knitters have solutions! Using the skills of our hands we can make bags that are not only functional but decorative and long-lasting too.
The BYOB 2.0 pattern includes instructions for four different sized bags, including an extra-small size perfect for Junior shoppers – after all you can never be too young to start saving the planet!
The bags have a shaped base for easy loading at the checkout, a sturdy lower section to prevent items falling out and a mesh central panel for flexibility. The handles feature a comfy grip and the bags are worked in a crisp cotton yarn which holds its shape well even after multiple uses.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
Sizes: XS (Sml, Med, Lrg)
Height: 30 (33, 35, 40) cm / 12 (13, 14, 16 ) ins
Width: 34 (35, 36, 38) cm / 13.5 (14, 14.5, 15.5) ins
Lily "Sugar N Cream" worsted wt yarn, 100% cotton,
110m/120 yds:70.9gm/2.5 oz ball
Cols: MC: 18046 Rose Pink x 2 (2, 2, 3) balls
CC #1: 18001 White x 1 (1, 1, 2) balls
CC #2: 00026 Light Blue x 1 (1, 1, 1) ball
Actual amt used / Medium Size bag:
MC: 130gm/4.6 oz, CC#1: 45gm/1.5 oz, CC#2: 25gm/0.9 oz
Total: 200gm/7.0 oz, 310m/338 yds
4.0mm/US #6 circ ndls, lengths 60cm/24 ins & 80cm/32 ins
5.5mm/US #9 circ ndls, length 60cm/24 ins
Spare ndl in size 4.0mm/US #6 or smaller
18 sts/32 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seed St using 4.0mm/US #6 ndls
Markers, tapestry ndl for finishing
Crochet hook + waste yarn for Provisional CO
2 long stitch holders or spare interchangeable ndl cords
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
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23 Jul 2008: Small and stripey bags
08 Aug 2008: Basketweave bag
08 Aug 2008: Fibonacci bag
12 Aug 2009: Bags of bags
22 Apr 2013: The problem with plastic
15 May 2013: One picture says it all
23 May 2013: New BYOB 2.0 pattern
22 Apr 2015: Small is beautiful
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015