Premier® Yarns Deborah Norville Cuddle Fleece® Spot Satchel

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by Premier® Design Team

Premier® Yarns Deborah Norville Cuddle Fleece® Spot Satchel

Premier® Deborah Norville Cuddle Fleece® yarn is so soft, it will immediately make this satchel one of your favorite bags.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 12 sts x 16 rows (about 4 inch or 10 cm) in St st to make a satchel that measures 14 inch wide by 10 inch deep (without strap). Save time and check your gauge.
  • 2
    Pattern Notes Circular needle is used to accommodate the bulk of the stitches used in the side/bottom piece. All knitting is done flat.
  • 3
    Bag Front Cast on 35 sts. Top Edge Knit 12 rows. Body of Bag Row 1 (RS): Cast on 2 sts using knitted cast on, knit to end. Row 2: Cast on 2 sts, purl to end – 39 sts. Continue in St st until bag measures 7 inch from beg of Body, ending with WS row. Shape Lower Edge Dec row: K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 2 sts dec’d. Next row (WS): Purl. Rep these 2 rows, 3 more times – 31 sts rem. Bind off all sts. Back Work as for front. Side/Bottom Cast on 90 sts. Knit 20 rows. Bind off all sts.
  • 4
    Finishing Flap Locate row of garter st from Top Edge of Back piece, just before Body of Bag begins. With RS facing, pick up and knit 7 sts along center of this row. Work back and forth in garter st until flap measures 5 iinch. Buttonhole row: K3, [yo] twice, ssk, k2. Next row: K3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k2. Knit 2 rows. Shape Flap End Next row: K1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1 – 5 sts rem. Knit 1 row. Next row: K1, sk2p, k1 – 3 sts rem. Next row: Sk2p. Fasten off last st. “Button” With crochet hook, ch 2. * Yo, insert hook into second ch from hook, pull up a loop, pull through 2 loops on hook; rep from * 2 more times, yo, pull through rem loops on hook. Sew button to Front piece, centered.
  • 5
    Flap Tassel Take cardboard and fold it half, so it is 3 inch tall on each side. Insert 8 inch strand of working yarn bet folded cardboard. Working with separate strand of yarn, wrap yarn around cardboard 8 times; cut this strand. Tie 8 inch strand around wrapped strands, pulling taut. Cut opposing ends to open the tassel. Wrap ends of the 8 inch strands around the top of the tassel, hiding ends inside. Sew tassel to end of Flap. Straps (make 2) Around 1 plastic ring, work 16 sc, join with sl st to first sc; do not break yarn. Ch 32. Work 16 sc into a second plastic ring, join with sl st to first sc. Working along ch, DC in each ch to first ring, join with sl st to top of ring. Fasten off. Secure one set of rings to both front and back of bag. Tack each ring in place on Top Edge at bottom and sides of rings. Sew Bottom/Side (knitted) piece to Front and Back (knitted) pieces. Tack edges of Front and Back tog through the 2 cast on sts at beg of Body of Bag.
  • 6
    Lining (optional) Using Front or Back piece as a template, cut out 2 pieces of fabric that are the size of the main Body only, omitting depth of Top Edge, leaving 1/2 inch around all edges for seaming. Using Bottom/Side Piece as a template, cut out 1 piece of fabric, leaving 1/2 inch around all edges. Sew Bottom/Side piece to Front and Back. Turn under 1/2 inch at top edge. Place lining inside bag. Sew to inside of bag along edge bet Top Edge and Body using a whipstitch.
  • 7
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Premier® Yarns Deborah Norville Cuddle Fleece® Snow Day 104740946 (5)
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premier Circular Knitting Needles U.S. 11/8.0 mm 16 inch (40-1/2 cm) 104236679
  • Crochet Hook Size L-11/8.0 mm
  • Two Inch Plastic Rings
  • Yarn Needle
  • 5 Inch Wide x 6 Inch Tall Piece of Cardboard
  • 1/2 Yard of Fabric (For Lining - Optional)
  • Matching Sewing Needle and Thread (For Lining - Optional)
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