Crystal Palace Yarns
Rave + Party Ribbon
free knit bag pattern
Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns
Measurements: (after seaming)
Club: 5 ½" X 5"
[For a larger purse size
version of this pattern Click Here.]
See an entire outfit in
this combination of Party + Rave
"Bumble Bee" Club Bag (left in photo):
1 50gr ball Crystal Palace
Party Ribbon, color #213, "Black" (A)
1 50gr ball Crystal Palace Rave,
color #306, "Yell Yellow" (B)
"Spring Picnic" Bag (right in photo) uses Rave color #409 "Spring Picnic" (B) and
Party Ribbon color #202 "Lilac" (A)
1- ¾" button
Sewing needle and thread for button and straps
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or
sizes US 6 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) OR size to obtain gauge.
Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook,
19 sts = 4 inches, and 33 rows = 4 inches, using size 9 needle in slip stitch
pattern. This produces a firm knitted fabric.
Gauge is not terribly important although you want the stitches to be firm.
Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on; estab-established; sl1-slip as if to
purl; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong
side; wyib-with yarn in back; wyif-with yarn in front.
Note: Bag is worked as a rectangle, beginning
with top trim and ending with top trim for other side.
Using Party color A and size 6 needles, CO 29. Knit 4 rows.
Change to size 9 needles, begin
Slip Stitch Pattern as follows:
(Slip St Pattern is multiple of 4+1 sts)
Row 1 (RS): (Color A) K4, *sl1 wyib, k3; rep from *to last 5 sts, sl1 wyib, k4.
Row 2: (Color A) K4, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl1 wyif, k4.
Row 3: (Color B) K2, *sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.
Row 4: (Color B) K2, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 9 ¼ " from CO edge ending with Row 4.
Change to size 6 needles, knit 4 rows and BO. Follow finishing instructions
RS together, fold bag in half so that the top trims are
together. Using tapestry needle and Color A, sew each side.
Work in all ends. Attach button, button loop and straps.
Button and Button Loop:
Sew button to the center of the top trim, using needle and thread. Using crochet
hook and color A, join yarn with slip stitch, at center of top trim on the
opposite side of the bag, chain enough stitches to go around the button, make it
a little snug, as it will loosen with use; fasten to the beginning of the chain
to make a loop.
Note: The length of the strap is designed to go over the shoulder and
head so that it lies across the chest and hangs at the hip.
Cut a 14-yard piece of color A, make twisted cord as follows:
Fold in half and then in half again, so that you have 4 strands. Make twisted
cord as follows:
Twisted Cord: Knot the cut ends and loop over a hook or doorknob.
Insert a knitting needle through the other end.
Twirl needle around until the strands of yarn are twisted tightly. Fold the
twisted strand in half, keeping the cord taut.
Holding the top of the cord release your hand from the bottom and let the cord
twist, even out the turns by running your hand along the cord. Knot the ends of
the cord, so that it doesn’t untwist.
Finished cord will be approximately 42". For a fuzzy strap try
using Rave Color B.
Place one end of cord inside bag at side seam, using needle
and thread, stitch firmly, rep for other end.
Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman
Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809
Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We
are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be
used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be
used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in
electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP
Yarns RAVE & PARTY are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our