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{FREE} Hemp Bag Knitting Pattern


{FREE} Hemp Bag Knitting Pattern


Knit your very own 100% hemp bag! Grab the free pattern below!

I initially designed this to hold fruit and veggies while I’m walking around the farmer’s market, but it works perfectly as a project bag too! I looked for a yarn that is more durable than a cotton, but not as rough as rope and I think I found the perfect in-between. I’m impressed by how stretchy it is too! I really expected this yarn to act more like a rope, but it has great qualities for a bag. I’m excited to see how durable this bag really is!


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:) About:

  • Time it took me to knit: 12-16 hours
  • Gauge: 17 sts & 29 rows per 4” {10cm} square
  • Weight: 3.2oz {90g}

:) Measurements:

  • Height without handle: 11” {cm}
  • Height with handle: 15 1/2”
  • Width of bag: 10”
  • Width of handle: 4 1/2”

:) Material:

  • Approximately 275 yards of a DK/Light Worsted weight yarn
  • I used Rico Creative Natur, 100% Hemp, 1.8oz from loveknitting.com
  • Size 6 {4mm} circular knitting needles with a 16” cable
  • Size 6 {4mm} straight knitting needles {to knit the handle}
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

:) Notes:

  • knit from the bottom up.
  • knit the bag in the round.
  • knit the handles flat.
  • You’ll need stout scissors for this yarn, dainty scissors will not work.

:) Pattern, knit in the round:

  • co 83 sts, {or any odd number of sts depending on the size of bag you’d like}, PM, join in the round.
  • Knit in the seed stitch pattern:
  • Round 1: *K1, P1* K1
  • Round 2: *P1, K1* P1
  • Repeat rounds 1-2, 3 more times for a total of 8 rounds
  • Knit in the stockinette stitch pattern:
  • Knit 64 rounds, about 9 1/2″ from beginning, or until desired height.
  • Knit in the seed stitch pattern:
  • Round 1: *K1, P1* K1
  • Round 2: *P1, K1* P1
  • Repeat rounds 1-2, 3 more times for a total of 8 rounds.
  • BO in the *K1, P1* pattern {seed stitch, purl the knits and knit the purls, this will help you have a stretchier bind-off} until you have 15 STS remaining, or desired width of your strap.

:) Create the Strap:

  • knit the 15 STS flat, back and forth, in the seed stitch pattern.
  • To make the edges cleaner follow the below pattern:
  • On the wrong side row: WYIF S1PW, *K1, P1* K1, WYIF S1PW
  • On the right side row: K1TBL *K1, P1* K1, K1TBL
  • Repeat in the seed stitch pattern for 9″, or until desired length.
  • BO on a right side row in all knit stitches, a little on the loose side. A tight bind-off will cause the sts to pucker, but if it’s too lose it’ll flair… you want something in between.
  • Lay the bag flat, fold the strap over and then sew it to the bag.

Sew seam on hemp bag knitting pattern.


:) Video, outside seam:


:) Video, inside seam:


:) Gauge:

  • {FREE} Hemp Bag Knitting Pattern - Gauge

:) Abbreviations:


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{FREE} Hemp Bag Knitting Pattern
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I’ve been wanting to make a project bag like this for years, so I can knit while I walk. What project’s been on your bucket list for far too long that you’d like to check off your list?

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4 Responses

  1. vbressan2
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    It says the pattern is free but when I try to download it, I am being charged $3.49. Why?
    Thanks.
    Viola Bressan

    • Jennifer
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      Hi Viola,

      The free pattern is available on this page only, the PDF download is to purchase the ad-free pattern, which includes an 8 1/2 x 11 printer-friendly version and a mobile friendly version!

      Thank you so much for asking :)

  2. shadowwife
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    which is the RS in the pattern? Rnd 1 or Rnd 2?

    • Jennifer
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      Hello, This is knit in the round, so you’re always knitting the right side of your work, unlike knitting flat when you’re flipping from the right to wrong side. I learned how to knit in the round first, so when I learned how to knit flat, it was confusing! :)

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