Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
separator
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
separator
New Catalog
separator
Shop
separator
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
separator
Free Catalog
separator
Patterns
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
separator
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
separator
Find a Store
post code:
country:
within:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Rainbow Bag
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Rainbow Bag

Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: 50400
Be the first to rate this pattern!
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Approximately 10" x 10 inches [25.5 x 25.5 cm]

CORRECTIONS: None
 

  Add to Notes and Favs
Save
     Send to a friend
Email
  Pattern Help
Help
  Print
Print
  Download
Download
 
Image of Rainbow Bag
  Zoom
Zoom
  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Braillers
Tweet this
Tweet!

    Pin It

Pin It
 

 

Color (A)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-100: Microspun Yarn: Lily White
Click here for larger swatch

Color (B)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-148: Microspun Yarn: Turquoise
Click here for larger swatch

Color (C)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-158: Microspun Yarn: Buttercup
Click here for larger swatch

Color (D)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-186: Microspun Yarn: Mango
Click here for larger swatch

Color (E)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-103: Microspun Yarn: Coral
Click here for larger swatch

Color (F)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-146: Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia
Click here for larger swatch

Color (G)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-143: Microspun Yarn: Lavender
Click here for larger swatch

Color (H)
Microspun

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-144: Microspun Yarn: Lilac
Click here for larger swatch
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
Microspun
Royal Blue Turquoise Ebony
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

You can also buy materials separately
 
MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  910-100 Microspun Yarn: Lily White
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (MC)
•  910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise
   ball
$ 5.29  
Note: (CC1)
•  910-158 Microspun Yarn: Buttercup
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (CC2)
•  910-186 Microspun Yarn: Mango
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (CC3)
•  910-103 Microspun Yarn: Coral
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (CC4)
•  910-146 Microspun Yarn: Fuchsia
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (CC5)
•  910-143 Microspun Yarn: Lavender
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (CC6)
•  910-144 Microspun Yarn: Lilac
   ball
$ 5.29  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (CC7)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Pins to secure braided handle
1 1-inch [25 mm] button
 

Rainbow Bag

Lion Brand® Microspun

GAUGE:

20 sts + 20 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Body Pattern on larger needles. 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.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

PATTERN STITCHES
Body Pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 2)
Note Twist yarns on WS when changing colors to prevent holes.
Row 1 (RS) With MC, p 1, k 1, p 1; with CC, k 1, slip 2 wyib; *k 6, slip 2 wyib; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 1; join 2nd strand of MC, k 1, p 1, k 1.
Row 2 With MC, k 1, p 1, k 1; with CC, p 1, slip 2 wyif; *p 6, slip 2 wyif; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p 1; with MC, p 1, k 1, p 1.
Rows 3-6 Repeat Rows 1-2.
Rows 7-8 With MC, knit.
Repeat Rows 1-8 with each of the CC yarns for Body Pattern.

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; repeat from * across.
Row 2 Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts as they present themselves.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed Stitch.


BAG

BACK
With larger needles and MC, cast on 50 sts. Work 5 rows in Seed st. Change to Body Pattern, working first repeat with CC1 and continuing through all 7 CCs – 61 rows total. With MC, work 4 rows in Seed st.

Dec Row
K 1, k2tog through back loop, work in Seed st to last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1.

Continuing in Seed st, repeat Dec Row every other row until 6 sts remain.

Bind off, leaving a 12 inches [30.5 cm] tail. With crochet hook and tail, make a short chain. Use tail to secure, forming a loop for closure.

FRONT
Work as for Back through CC5. With MC, work 5 rows in Seed st. Bind off.

HANDLE
Make 3 knitted cords, 1 each in CC1, CC2, and CC6, as follows. Using double-pointed needles, cast on 3 sts. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. (Do not turn work.) Repeat from * until cord measures 14 inches [35.5 cm]. Pin the 3 cords together at one end and braid. Pin other end to secure.

FINISHING
Sew side and bottom seams. Sew ends of braided cords to each side seam. Sew button under loop. Weave in ends.

OPTIONAL
Line purse and/or embellish with sequins and beads if desired.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
CC = contrasting color k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together MC = main color
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front  


  Learn to Knit instructions:  http://www.lionbrand.com/learnToKnit.html


Ratings and Reviews
Be the first to rate this pattern! Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
 


When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website, LionBrandYarnStudio.com
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font