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Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Bag in a Jiffy

Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 30311

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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

9 ½ inches x 10 inches

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The combination of Jiffy Thick & Quick and Fun Fur Yarns makes this a striking bag you can knit in a day. Featured in Jiffy Rocky Mountains #208 with 2 balls of Fun Fur Red #113. 9 1/2 inches x 10 inches.

Requires size 35(19 mm) needles. Button optional.

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Jiffy® Thick & Quick®

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Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
Green Mountains Rocky Mountains Catskills Ozarks Cascade Mountains Adirondacks Smoky Mountains Berkshires
*Jiffy® Thick & Quick® (Article #430). 100% Acrylic; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (84yds/76m) pull skeins

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•  430-208 Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Rocky Mountains
$ 8.49  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - size 35 [19mm]   $ 9.95  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15mm)   $ 3.70  

Bag in a Jiffy

Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick®


6 stitches + 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Bag is worked with 1 strand of Jiffy Thick & Quick and 2 strands of Fun Fur held together throughout.


Cast on 15 stitches. Work 2 rows in Garter stitch (knit every row). Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures 18" from beginning, ending with a purl row. Work 2 rows Garter stitch. Bind off all stitches.


Fold piece in half and sew side seams.


Cast on 40 sts. Next Row. Bind off all stitches. Attach strap to side seams at top of purse. Weave in loose ends.

Sew on button if desired. Insert through fabric for buttonhole.


4.5 stitches + 5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

Bag is worked with 1 strand of Jiffy Thick & Quick and 2 strands of Fun Fur held together throughout.

Chain 12. Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain 1, turn.Row 1 Single crochet in each single crochet across. Chain 1, turn. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 19". Do not fasten off.


Fold Purse in half and join corners by making a slip stitch through both thicknesses. Chain 36". Slip stitch through both corners at opposite side of Purse. Break off both Fun Fur strands and, continuing with Jiffy Thick & Quick only, slip stitch through both thicknesses down side seam of Purse (you may wish to use a somewhat smaller size hook for this). Fasten off. Join Jiffy Thick & Quick to opposite side of Purse and slip stitch second side seam. Fasten off and weave in ends. Purse may be used on this side with slip stitching as decorative seam or turned to the other side for a smooth look.

Sew on button if desired. Insert through fabric for buttonhole.



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