*Loomy Bag Pattern & Sneak Peek~

Easy Loom Knit Bag~This is the loom knit bag I created at the Michaels Yarn Event yesterday…isn’t it pretty?!  And it’s soooo easy!  I have to admit, though, I didn’t follow the directions too closely because it called for the Knifty Knitter pink long loom, of which I have a project on right now, so improvises had to be made.  These are the steps I used to create this fun, sporty bag…

I used the Knifty Knitter purple long loom usually sold individually, knitted 20 rows using the figure 8 style wrap with Lion Brand Woolease Thick & Quick in seagrass.  I bound off by threading the working yarn onto a yarn needle and sewing through all the loops.  Then I stitched the bottom and side together seamlessly using the mattress stitch.  To give the top a finished look, I used a large crochet hook to single crocheted around the opening.  A crocheted chain of 6 was also added to the middle back of the opening, then tacked back down to create a closure loop.

For the handle: I placed the 2 loops of the top of the bag where I wanted the handle to begin, up through the inside of the blue round loom, and onto two pegs.  A 2 peg I-cord was then created to the length I liked for the finished purse.  The finished end was tacked down to the other side of the opening.

I created a small tassle using 4 strands of the yarn.  These were pulled through a loop on the front top of the bag, and another length of yarn was used to tie around the strands to form the tassle.  The beads were a little tricky…I finally figured out that the yarn strands could be unraveled, and threaded inside a length of thin craft wire bent in half, then pulled (sometimes with the aid of pliers) through the hole of the beads.  These were threaded randomly on the strands, and knots were tied to each strand end.   Wah, La!  So Cute!

 Sneak Peak of Something Sweet!

*This little pic is a sneak peek of something NEW!! 

I LOVE the colors…just like candy and chocolates!  Yummy! 🙂

**Stay tuned for more info of these scrumptious somethings…

Bethany~

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4 Responses to *Loomy Bag Pattern & Sneak Peek~

  1. Pingback: Lots of Holiday Freebies! :) …updated 12/16 « Gettin’ It Pegged…Loom Knitter’s Clique

  2. Christina says:

    I am going to give this a try. I dont even know some of the stitches, like the mattress, or know how to crochet (lol) but I am going to try it this next week. Thank you so much for the time/effort you put into this website and sharing.

  3. gettinitpegged says:

    Hi Christina! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re excited to give this one a try…it really is a simple project, and one that has fast results for quick satisfaction.

    The mattress stitch isn’t really a stitch at all, but a seaming technique. If you go to this link you’ll find a great video by Isela Phelps on how to do the mattress stitch: http://isela.typepad.com/looming_crafts/2006/11/loomy_q_a_seami.html

    For crocheting techniques, if you’ve downloaded the new Loom Knit Oven Mitt freebie pattern at gettinitpegged.com you’ll find the “Technique Links” section, and included in that particular section are links to find great tutorials on basic crocheting! 🙂

    Hope that helps! I’d be very happy to see your results and feature them on the Clique Pics page here at the site too!

    Bethany~

  4. Patricia says:

    I will try this

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