Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas
1. Fold the bag in half, right sides together so that the cast on and bind off edges form the top of the bag. You will join together the parallel long edges of the bag using a crochet hook.
2. Using a 1 yard length of the same yarn that you used to knit the bag, make a slip knot on the hook. Leave a 6 inch tail of yarn.
3. Insert your crochet hook under the loops of the first edge stitch on the front side, at the corner with the top edge of the bag. Then insert the hook through the first edge stitch on the back side.
4. Wrap the yarn around the hook, then draw the hook back through the two edge stitches. You now have two stitches on the hook.
5. Wrap the yarn around the hook and draw it through both stitches on the hook. You have just one stitch on the hook now.
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Weave in your ends using a tapestry needle or your crochet hook.
Repeat for the second side of the bag.
This Applied I Cord makes a nice finished edge for the top of the bag and a strong handle, too! You’ll need only two of your double pointed needles, plus a tapestry needle for joining the circular handle together.
Once you have completed the Applied I cord Border, cont Burberry Outlet Online inue knitting the I cord handle until you reach the desired length. Remember that the handle will stretch a lot when the bag is full. For a hand bag, we recommend kni Burberry Outlet Online tting an 8 inch long I cord handle; for a shoulder bag, knit until the I cord is approximately 16 inches long.
JOIN BEGINNING AND END OF I CORD USING KITCHENER STITCH
Kitchener stitch is a seamless way to join “live” stitches, or stitches that are still on the needle. For this project, one end of the I cord is live, but the other end is the cast on edge. To set up for Kitchener stitch, pick up six stitches from the cast on edge on one needle. Now you have six stitches on each needle.
1. Break the yarn, leaving a 20 inch length. Thread it onto a tapestry needle.
2. Hold the needles parallel, so that the stitches on the front needle come from the I cord border, and the stitches on the back needle come from the I cord handle. The yarn is coming from the first stitch on the back needle.