Materials: 1 hank (partial) recycled sari silk, worsted weight.
1 16" US 9 (5.5mm) circular needle
1 pair US 9 straight needles.
1 G crochet hook
1 large button (your choice of material)
CO 22 stitches
Knit in garter stitch for 20 rows (K all rows flat)
CO 30 additional stitches using cable cast on method
Join, being careful not to twist
Work in stockinette stitch for 32 rows (K all rows in the round)
Transfer first 16 stitches onto straight needles
Work 3 needle bind off.
(alternate bottom seam: BO all stitches, seam using mattress stitch)
Finish flap and opening by working single crochet around. Work 15 chain loop in center of flap for fastening loop.
Strap: CO 3 stitches.
Work in I-cord for 5 feet.
Bind off stitches.
Attach to top of bag.
Lay bag flat and position button at bottom of crochet chain loop. Sew button to bag.
Sew in any loose ends. All done!
This bag does not have a liner. Knitters with sewing skills and time/energy may wish to line the bag with coordinating fabric. This is pretty easy, but more trouble than I felt like bothering with.
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