DROPS / 128 / 5

Fruit Market by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS bag in garter st with hexagons in "Muskat Soft".

Tags: bags, circle, square,

DROPS design: Pattern no R-581
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Measurements:
Width: approx. 31 cm
Height: approx. 36 cm

Materials: DROPS MUSKAT SOFT from Garnstudio
250 g colour no 06, blue purple

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES 2 x 5 AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm) SIZE 3 mm - or size needed to get 23 sts x 48 rows in garter st = 10 x 10 cm.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.

GARTER ST (in the round): *K 1 round and P 1 round*, repeat from *-*

WHOLE HEXAGON (worked in the round on double pointed needles):
Cast on 6 sts evenly on 3 double pointed needles size 3 mm (= 2 sts each needle).
ROUND 1: P all sts.
ROUND 2: K all sts.
ROUND 3: Work * P1, 1 YO *, repeat from * - * = 12 sts.
ROUND 4: K all sts, K the YOs twisted (i.e. knit in the back loop of st instead of front to avoid holes).
ROUND 5: P all sts.
ROUND 6: K all sts.
Now continue to work on 7 double pointed needles. Distribute sts evenly on 6 double pointed needles so that there a 2 sts on every needle.
ROUND 7: Work * P1, 1 YO, P1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 24 sts (= 4 sts on every needle).
ROUND 8: As 4th round.
ROUND 9: P all sts.
ROUND 10: K all sts.
ROUND 11: Work * P1, 1 YO, P3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 36 sts.
ROUND 12: As 4th round.
ROUND 13: P all sts.
ROUND 14: K all sts.
ROUND 15: Work * P1, 1 YO, P5, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 48 sts.
ROUND 16: As 4th round.
ROUND 17: P all sts.
ROUND 18: K all sts.
ROUND 19: Work * P1, 1 YO, P7, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 60 sts.
ROUND 20: As 4th round.
ROUND 21: Work * P1, 1 YO, P9, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* = 72 sts.
ROUND 22: Cast off with K over all sts.
Turn the hexagon so that the cast on thread is on the back.

HALF A HEXAGON (worked back and forth on double pointed needles):
Cast on 4 sts evenly on 2 double pointed needles size 3 mm (= 2 sts each needle).
ROW 1 and 2: K all sts.
ROW 3: Work * K1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 7 sts.
ROW 4: K all sts, K the YOs twisted (i.e. knit in the back loop of sts instead of front to avoid holes).
ROW 5 and 6: K all sts.
Now continue to work on 4 double pointed needles. Distribute sts on 3 double pointed needles so that there are 2 sts on 1st needle, 2 sts on 2nd needle and 3 sts on 3rd needle.
ROW 7: Work * K1, 1 YO, K1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 13 sts.
ROW 8: As 4th row.
ROW 9 and 10: K all sts.
ROW 11: Work * K1, 1 YO, K3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 19 sts.
ROW 12: As 4th row.
ROW 13 and 14: K all sts.
ROW 15: Work * K1, 1 YO, K5, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 25 sts.
ROW 16: As 4th row.
ROW 17 and 18: K all sts.
ROW 19: Work * K1, 1 YO, K7, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 31 sts.
ROW 20: As 4th row.
ROW 21: Work * K1, 1 YO, K9, 1 YO *, repeat from *-* and finish with K1 = 37 sts.
ROW 22: Cast off all sts.
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Work every hexagon separately and sew tog when finished.

BAG:
Work 22 WHOLE HEXAGONS and 4 HALF HEXAGONS - see explanation above.
Sew the squares tog edge to edge as shown in Fig. 1. Sew the side and the bottom.

HANDLE:
Knit up 144 sts from RS around the edge at the top of bag on circular needle size 3 mm (beg mid front of bag). Work 6 rounds in garter st - see explanation above - in the round.
Slip last half of sts on a stitch holder = 72 sts on the needle.
Work in garter st - see explanation above - back and forth over sts on needle. AT THE SAME TIME on every row from RS, dec 1 st each side by knitting the first 2 sts tog and the last 2 sts tog. Continue like this until 12 sts remain on the needle. Measure the handle from here! Continue working back and forth over these 12 sts for approx. 20 cm. Cast off.
Work the same way over the sts on the stitch holder. Sew the handles tog at mid top.

Diagram


Comments (29)

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Cindy 01.03.2018 - 16:12:

Why does the hexagon have to be made using dpns? Isn't there a pattern for a flat hexagon and wouldn't that work also?

DROPS Design 01.03.2018 kl. 16:57:

Dear Cindy, the hexagons are worked in the round on dpn but you can use the technique of magic loop if you rather. Happy knitting!

Andeli 05.06.2013 - 12:37: www.foyk.ch

Some one can tell me, what the size of one peace is?

DROPS Design 05.06.2013 kl. 15:30:

Dear Andeli, if you have the correct tension of 23 sts x 48 rows = 10 x 10 cm, your hexagon should measure approx 5 cm in each side and 9 cm from side to side. Happy knitting!

Dr Bhavani 25.03.2011 - 17:51:

I've completed my bag. Just added a few bead danglers at the center of the hexagons. I've put it on the face book page.

Dr Bhavani 26.02.2011 - 18:55:

I liked this bag and have started on it.It was daunting at the beginning to knit with 7 dpn, but now after trial and error I'm pretty comfortable now. I hope to put a pic of my finished project soon:)

Amy 15.02.2011 - 23:39:

Thanks!

DROPS Design 15.02.2011 - 22:39:

Amy, you have 24 sts. On round 11 you are told each repeat is P1, 1YO, P3, 1YO. So for every repeat of 4 sts you will make 2 YO's. 24 divided by 4 is 6, so 6 times you will make 2 YOs = 12 YO, and 24+12 = 36. Pattern is correct ;)

Amy 15.02.2011 - 22:15:

On round 11, it seems to go to 30 stitches, not 36 following the pattern.

Mon 22.01.2011 - 07:17:

Looking forward to try it out!! Thanks for your patterns!!!

Teresa 17.01.2011 - 22:51:

Adoro. Desejosa para o fazer.

Paola 12.01.2011 - 20:46:

Bella e originale, attendo il modello

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