A Knit Hobo Bag Pattern Using Garter Stitch Squares 流浪包棒针编织图案

knit hobo bag pattern

A knitter posted her knit hobo bag pattern in Japanese on Ravelry. She only gave general instructions in English. The design does not look too difficult so I thought I should give it a go.

I am very pleased with the finished product. It looks difficult but is actually quite easy. I have a little mental block with the handles (which is why this took me 2 months) but a little help from my knitting buddies cleared the block. I lined the bag including the handles because the handle of my Japanese knot bag (previous project) had started to stretch. I was told that I should have lined the handles as well.

Since I have made the knit hobo bag successfully, I thought I might as well write out the detailed instructions in English.

This knit hobo bag pattern teaches you how to knit 22 garter stitch squares to make a fashionable hobo bag. The squares are sewn together in a particular order to form the bag’s body. Let us take a closer look.

Materials & Equipment

  • 1 ball of black acrylic yarn
  • 1 ball of white acrylic yarn
  • 1 pair of 3.5mm knitting needles or US no. 4 knitting needles. Short double-pointed knitting needles (dpi) work quite well too since the squares are quite small.

the Garter Stitch Squares

Using 3.5mm dpi, cast on 21 stitches with black yarn. The cast on row serves as the border.

Switch to white yarn and knit 2 rows. This forms 1 white ridge.

Switch to black yarn and knit 2 rows. This forms 1 black ridge.

Continue switching colours after every 2 rows to create the ridges.

After ridge 20 or row 40 (which should be white) knit 1 row of black yarn and bind off.

garter stitch in black and white stripes

Make 22 squares.

Sewing Up

Sew them up together in this combination:

5 squares together to form a long strip. Make 2.
4 squares together to form a long strip. Make 2.
2 squares together. Make 2.

Arrange the 6 strips as shown in the picture below. Seam them up to make up the body of the bag.

Body of garter stitch square bag with instructions

Once all the strips are sewn up, sew the sides together as indicated in the picture.

Fold the body in half and sew up the sides. Crochet a single row along the opening to strengthen the bag opening.

Bag Handles

Make 2.

Pick up 9 stitches at 2 corners of the bag body. Knitting the both handles at the same time ensure they are of the same length.

The handles are knitted using a single rib stitch.

Row 1 – Knit 1 Purl 1
Row 2 – Purl 1 Knit 1

Continue the single rib pattern until the handle is about 17 inches or 44 cm. Attach the 2 handles to the 2 corners on the other side of the body. I did this by picking up 9 stitches from the corners and then grafting the 2 sets of live stitches using the Kitchener grafting technique.

I highly recommend the knitting needle method by Techknitter. Instead of sewing, it is still knitting.

https://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/easier-way-to-kitchener-stitch-also.html

knitted hobo bag wrong side

Line the bag and handles with the fabric of the corresponding colour. The lining hides all the ends. No weaving needed. Turn the bag right side out and you are done!

This is a free knit hobo bag pattern. I will be thrilled if you use it. Please link back here if you do.

棒针编织图案: 流浪包

这个流浪包是由22个编织方块组成。每个方块是用黑白中粗毛线以每行表针编织而成。它看起来复杂,但是很容易做。包包的内部和提包带都有衬里。防止拉伸。

材料与设备

  • 1粒黑色中粗毛线
  • 1粒白色中粗毛线
  • 1对3.5毫米/美国4号棒针。可用双点编织针,因为方块不大

编织方块

制作22个

使用3.5mm 双点编织针,用黑色毛线以绕指起针21针

  • 切换到白色毛线,以表针编织2行
  • 切换到黑色毛线, 以表针编织2行
  • 继续每两行切换一次颜色
  • 40行后(应该是白色)切换到黑色毛线,以表针编织1行
  • 以伏针收针

通过以下的组合将22个方块缝在一起:

  • 5个方块形成一条长条。做2个
  • 4个方块形成一条长条。做2个
  • 2个方块形成一条。做2个

一共六条长带。如下图所示把条带排好。将所有条带缝在一起。一切缝制完毕后,如图所示的把两侧都缝在一起。

hobo bag body

将包体对折,然后将任何开口缝起来以形成袋子的主体。沿着开口用钩针编织单行以加强开口。

提包带(制造 2个)

制作2个

在包体的两个上角挑起9针。以1×1松紧编织法开始制作提报带。

  • 第1行:  表针1针,裹针1针,如此编织9针
  • 第2行: 表针1针,裹针1针,如此编织9针

我建议同时编织两个提包带以确保它们的长度相同。继续如此编织,直到提包带约44厘米。将2个提包带嫁接到包体另一侧的2个角上。

将包包和提包带衬上相应颜色的布料。完成!

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20 responses to “A Knit Hobo Bag Pattern Using Garter Stitch Squares 流浪包棒针编织图案”

  1. Terri P. Avatar

    Thank you very much for posting this! I'm a very new knitter and have used all the information you provided. I've already made 3 squares and am on my way to having a new, beautiful bag with many thanks to you!

  2. Terri P. Avatar

    Thank you very much for posting this! I’m a very new knitter and have used all the information you provided. I’ve already made 3 squares and am on my way to having a new, beautiful bag with many thanks to you!

    1. Phoebe Avatar

      Hi Terri,

      No problem. Glad to be of help. I was hoping for English instructions when I first stumbled upon the pattern. Alas, it is in Japanese, so I thought I should provide the English supplement as I try to follow the pattern. Do show me the completed FO.

      1. Terri Avatar
        Terri

        Hi, Phoebe. I finished it! You can see it on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Dahbou/garter-stripe-square-bag or in this Picasa web album= http://picasaweb.google.com/dahbou/CrochetProjects?authkey=Gv1sRgCOLRwIWYi5yCOQ&feat=directlink

        I’m planning to make another one in different colors soon. I really enjoyed making it. Thanks again!
        Terri

  3. Phoebe Avatar

    Hi Terri, No problem. Glad to be of help. I was hoping for English instructions when I first stumbled upon the pattern. Alas, it is in Japanese, so I thought I should provide the English supplement as I try to follow the pattern. Do show me the completed FO.

  4. Lynda Avatar
    Lynda

    Thanks Phoebe for all your hard work in translating this cute pattern, took me 3 days to finish all the squares, going to start sewing them tomorrow, hope to be finished by Sunday, already planning to felt the next one (never felted anything),will send pic :}

  5. Lynda Avatar
    Lynda

    Thanks Phoebe for all your hard work in translating this cute pattern, took me 3 days to finish all the squares, going to start sewing them tomorrow, hope to be finished by Sunday, already planning to felt the next one (never felted anything),will send pic :}

    1. Phoebe Avatar

      can’t wait to see it. Are you on ravelry?

  6. Phoebe Avatar

    can't wait to see it. Are you on ravelry?

  7. Terri Avatar
    Terri

    Hi, Phoebe. I finished it! You can see it on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Dahbou/garter-s… or in this Picasa web album= http://picasaweb.google.com/dahbou/CrochetProje…I'm planning to make another one in different colors soon. I really enjoyed making it. Thanks again!Terri

  8. White file cabinet Avatar

    I'm so love this blog, already bookmarked it! Thanks.

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    I'm so love this blog, already bookmarked it! Thanks.

  10. alejandra Avatar

    lovely!

    1. Phoebe Avatar

      thanks!

  11. Peachy Avatar
    Peachy

    I really like this bag and greatly appreciate you providing English directions.  Even tho your directions are quite clear, I still have a stupid question … probably because I haven’t felted anything before … but when do you do the felting?

    1. Phoebe Avatar

      Hi Peachy, not a stupid question at all. The reason you can’t find the direction is because I didn’t felt this bag. If you want to felt yours, do so before lining the bag. 🙂

      1. Peachy Avatar
        Peachy

        Phoebe, thank you for that.  So I don’t have to felt it?  That’s good news … I may try and make this one.  Is there any particular fabric you use for the lining or should I just choose anything that I think will go with the bag?

      2. Phoebe Avatar

        I used an old T-shirt so I guess you should choose anything that you think go with the bag.

  12. jen Avatar
    jen

    Thanks for the English translation!

    1. Phoebe Avatar

      You are welcome. 🙂

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