I'm Worth It Tote (Knit)

This little tote may be carrying your latest knitting project, but it definitely puts a little glam in your look. Use it for everyday or special occasions - it goes wherever you go!
 
 

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • RED HEART® With Love™ Yarn – Cherry Red (A; 1 Skein)
  • RED HEART® Boutique™ Sashay™ Yarn – Salsa (B; 1 Ball)
  • Circular Knitting Needles, 3.75mm [US 5] – 50.8 cm (20")
  • Double Pointed Knitting Needles, 3.75mm [US 5]
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Instructions

Bag-Bottom Section

With A, cast on 10 sts. Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) for 20.3 cm (8"). Bind off.

Bag Body

Pick up and knit 100 sts evenly around the four sides of the purse bottom rectangle. Knit every round until 22.8 cm (9") from pick-up row.

Ruffles

It will be easier to work with the Sashay yarn (B) if a few yards are unrolled from the skein then pulled open. Use the NON-metallic edge to attach to the purse.

Next 2 Rounds: * Insert right needle through a loop on the edge of B then through the next stitch on the left needle and knit both together with A, skip 2 loops on B; repeat from * around. After working 2 rounds of ruffles, cut B. Continue with A.

Upper Edge and Handle Holes

Round 1: Knit.

Round 2: Purl.

Rounds 3-8: Repeat Rounds 1 and 2.

Round 9: [Knit 10, k2tog, yo, knit 26, k2tog, yo, k10] twice.

Round 10: Purl.

Rounds 11-16: Repeat Rounds 1 and 2. Bind off.

Handle

With 2 double pointed needles and A, cast on 6 sts.

* Knit 6 but do not turn work, push sts to opposite end of needle, draw yarn firmly behind needle; repeat from * until handle measures 96.5 cm (38"). Bind off. Insert handle through holes in purse. Sew ends together.

Abbreviations:

A, B = Colour A, B
K = knit
mm = millimeters
P = purl
Stockinette stitch (Knit every round)
st(s) = stitch (es)
tog = together
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

Tips

Bag measures 27.9 cm (11") high x 50.8 cm (20") around.

GAUGE: 20 sts = 10.2 cm (4") in Stockinette Stitch.

Check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.