Bernat® Handicrafter® Cotton Psychedelic Hobo Bag (Knit)

Knit a colourful and sturdy bag with Handicrafter® yarn in Psychedelic. Easy to make and easy to carry, it's the perfect accessory for summer adventures!

Skill Level: Easy


Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton (Ombres: 42.5 g/1.5 oz; 62 m/68 yds) Yarn – Psychedelic (3 Balls)
  • Knitting Needles, Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge (7" [18 cm] diameter)
  • Wood Handles of Choice
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MEASUREMENTS: Approx 12" [30.5 cm] square (excluding handles).

GAUGE: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.


Sl1Pwyif = Slip next stitch purlwise with yarn in front of work.
Yb = Bring yarn to back of work.



Cast on 59 sts.

Beg with a knit row, work in stocking st until piece from beg measures approx 2½" [6 cm], ending with a purl row.

1st row: (RS). *K1. Sl1Pwyif. yb. Rep from * to last st. K1.

2nd row: Purl.

3rd row: K2. *Sl1Pwyif. yb. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.

4th row: Purl.

Rep last 4 rows until work from beg measures 21½" [54.5 cm], ending with a WS row.

Beg with a knit row, work in stocking st until piece from beg measures 24 ins [61 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off knitwise.


Mark position on each side edge 4" [10 cm] up from cast on edge and 4" [10 cm] down from cast off edge. Fold Bag in half, matching markers. Sew side seams from markers to fold.

Fold cast on and cast off edges through handles and sew in position to last and first rows of stocking st to secure handles.

With seam facing, fold 2 bottom corners of Bag flat. Using back-stitch, sew straight across 1½" [4 cm] down from top corner to form bottom of Bag.