Easy Beaded Tote Knitting Pattern- this colorful tote bag that’s perfect for the beach or farmer’s market. Beginner-friendly pattern!
Earlier this week I posted a knitting tutorial that showed you how to add beads to any knitting project. Today I’m going to show you how this easy technique can be used to create this colorful tote bag that’s perfect for the beach or farmer’s market.
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Easy Beaded Tote Knitting Pattern
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Yarn (I used Bernat Home Decor yarn in Clay (yarn weight #5 bulky)
Needles: Size US 8 single point knitting needles
Gauge: Not necessary for this project
Size: tote measures approx 12 x 12 inches (not including straps)
Cast on 52 sts. Work in Stockinette stitch, adding beads on every 3th and 8th row.
Row 1: (right side) Knit across.
Row 2: (wrong side) Purl across.
Row 3: Add beads on the 2nd, 7th, 13th, 19th, 25th, 31st, 36th, 42nd, 47th, and 51st stitches.
(Thread a bead onto the crochet hook. Then, insert the hook through the stitch on the left needle. Slide the stitch through the bead. Place the stitch with the bead back onto the left-hand needle. Knit the stitch as normal)
Row 4: Purl across.
Row 5: Knit across.
Row 6: Purl across.
Row 7: Add beads on the 4th, 10th, 16th, 22nd, 28th, 33rd, 39th, 44th, and 49th stitches.
Row 8: Purl across.
Repeat these 8 rows until the piece measures 12 inches from the cast-on edge. Bind off.
Cast on 52 sts. Work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 12 inches. Bind off.
Cast on 90 sts. Work in Garter stitch for 6 rows. Bind off.
Sew the front and backpieces together at the sides and the bottom. Sew the straps on 2 1/2 inches from the side seams.
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