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Free Loom Pattern: Loom-Knit Bee Bopper Bag

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: kb-beebopper
A great size tote bag for any age! So easy in Stockinette Stitch. Involves decreases and change of color.
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
12 inches wide X 11 inches high.


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Color (A)
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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Color (B)
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Color (C)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Linen Fisherman Blossom Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Citron
Spice Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Black
Grey Marble Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration Cabernet Constellation Gemstone
Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat Wood Sequoia Mesquite
Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle Desert Flamingo Toucan
Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin Bluebird Raven Winter Sky
Camouflage Hoosiers Hoyas Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon
Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-138 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Cranberry
$ 9.49  
•  640-404 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wood
$ 9.49  
•  640-100 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: White
$ 9.49  
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Additional Materials
  1. Knitting board 28+ needles (18” or 28”)
  2. Knit hook for lifting stitches
  3. Crochet hook for finishing edges
  4. Darning needle for sewing seams
  5. (1) 1-2 inch  button for closure

Loom-Knit Bee Bopper Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.


2.5 sts = 1 inch


Knit in (2) pieces for bag and (1) piece for closure Center seams down front and back of bag add to unique look.

Main piece with strap (knit 1)
Cast On (28) stitches in Brown using anchor yarn.
Knit (2) rows.
At beginning of next row, tie on cranberry. Cut and knot Brown.
Knit (2) rows. Do not cut Cranberry yarn. Lay aside.
Next row, tie on White yarn. Knit (1) row.
Next row, tie on Brown yarn. Cut White.
Knit (2) rows in Brown. Cut and knot Brown.
Pick up main color, Cranberry. (you will be sewing the side seam and extra yarn will not show)
Knit (5) rows in Cranberry.
Next row, tie in Brown yarn. Do not cut Cranberry. Set aside.
Knit (2) rows in Brown.
Tie in White yarn. Cut Brown.
Knit (1) row in White. Cut and knot the White.
Pick up the main color, Cranberry.
Knit (2) rows in Cranberry.
Next row, tie on Brown. Cut Cranberry.
Knit (5) rows of Brown.
Next row, tie on the Cranberry. Cut Brown.
Knit (3) rows.
Decrease Rows:
Decrease (1) stitch each end, every row, for (9) rows.

Tie on Brown. Cut Cranberry.
Knit the remaining (10) stitches for (70) rows.
Bind Off.

Main Piece without strap (knit 1)
Knit this piece the same as the other main piece, only without the strap.
After doing the decrease in Cranberry, do not tie on the Brown.
Bind Off the (10) stitches with crochet hook.

Closure strap: (knit 1)
Cast On (32) stitches in Cranberry using anchor yarn.
Knit (3) rows in Stockinette. Cut yarn with 2-3” tail.

Bind Off.
(do this by picking up (3) loops starting at end opposite the yarn attached, alternating boards. Pull loop closest to crochet hook thru other (2) loops. Pick up next (2) loops, one from each board. Pull loop closest to crochet hook thru other (2) loops. Continue across the stitches until only one loop remains. Pull yarn tail thru the last loop for a knot. Pull tails into knitting between the layers of knit.)
Bind off at anchor yarn for a finished edge on both sides of knitted piece.

Sew the side edges of the (2) main pieces together for front seam and back seam.
Sew the end of strap to the top edge of bound off stitches on bag.

Now lay the bag flat and sew the bottom edge to complete the bag.
Button and strap:
Fold the strap in half. Sew the inside edges together so that the strap is double wide.
Leave the looped end of strap open so it can slip over the button.
Sew the ends of strap to back, center, of bag.
Attach the button to front of bag at seam. Do this about 2” from top edge. Now, bring the strap forward to lay over the button.



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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Loom-Knit Bee Bopper Bag Reviewed by KAREN COOPER on 2010-10-03 *****
This worked up in just a couple days. The resulting bag is very thick and sturdy. It is a very easy pattern for beginners.

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