Loops & Threads® Flamenco™ Flouncy Bag (Knit)
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Loops & Threads® Flamenco™ Flouncy Bag (Knit)

Knit this fabulous Flouncy Bag using Flamenco and Impeccable together! Flamenco, a new twist on ruffle yarn, is designed with pom poms on one edge of a row of mesh fiber so your bag will feel super soft and have a very unique look.

Designed by Michaels Yarn Instructor, Christina M.



Skill Level:  Easy

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Flamenco™ Yarn – Ocean Blue (1 Skein)
  • Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn – Navy
  • Circular Needles, Size 8 (16")
  • Large-eyed Blunt Needle
  • Boye® Crochet Dude™ Acrylic Purse Handles
 

Project Instructions

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Seed Stitch:

Row 1: *K1 P1* to end
Row 2: Purl the knit stitches, knit the purl stitches.
Repeat these two rows.
Decrease: K2tog orP2tog, maintaining pattern of seed stitch.


ABBREVIATIONS:

K- Knit
P - Purl
CO - Cast On
BO - Bind Off
M - Marker
PM - Place Marker
Dec - Decrease
K2tog - Knit 2 together
P2tog - Purl 2 together

INSTRUCTIONS:

With Impeccable™, CO 87 stitches. PM, and join to knit in the round.

Knit 7 Rows.

Row 1: K every stitch with the Impeccable™ and the Flamenco™ held together, picking up only the top strand of the Flamenco™ with each stitch. Do not skip holes in the Flamenco™.

Rows 2-4: K with Impeccable™ only, leaving the Flamenco™ hanging. Pick the Flamenco™ up and continue with it on the next Flamenco™ row.

Repeat rows 1-4 five more times.

K every stitch with the Impeccable™ and the Flamenco™ held together, picking up a strand from the center row of the Flamenco™. Do not skip holes in the Flamenco™.

With Impeccable™ only, K43, PM, K to end.

K1 P1 to end.

P1 K1 to end.

Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to M, Dec Dec, Seed Stitch to end (83)

P1 K1 to end

Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to M, Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to end(79)

Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to M, Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to end(75)

Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to M, Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to end(71)

Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to M, Dec, Dec, Seed Stitch to end(67)

BO to M, mark last stitch, BO to end.

Whip stitch around handle beginning with 5thBO stitch* and ending 5 BO stitch from M. Make 2 whip stitches in each BO stitch. Weave in tail.

Whip stitch around second handle beginning with 5thBO stitch* from M and ending 5 BO stitches from end. Make 2 whip stitches in each BO stitch. Weave in tail.

*Using the 5thBO stitch from the ends creates a bag with little BO edge past the handle rings. This makes a better silhouette, but requires the handles being laid down on top of each other and accessing the inside of the bag through them. If you prefer a wider opening and do not mind the excess material on the outside edges of the bag, you can increase this number and start and end your whip stitch at the 8th or 10th or 15th stitch.

Join seams on bottom of bag with wrong sides facing each other. Weave in remaining ends, sew ends of Flamenco™ down under a right side ruffle, or if you will be lining your bag, you can sew them down on the inside of the bag.