BYOB Market Bag
The BYOB Market Bag is a stylish shoulder bag which is perfect for a visit to your local Farmers Market. It features a central openwork panel for flexibility and a sturdy base so small items don't slip through.
The bag is worked in a crisp cotton yarn in a single colour and has two shoulder-length handles finished with a button detail.
The pattern includes full stitch charts, line-by-line instructions and tutorial blogpost links for more information on working each section of the bag.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
TECHNIQUES REQUIRED: Knitting, purling, provisional cast-on, increases, decreases, slipped stitches, yarn overs and working in the round.
SIZE: Height from top of bag to mid-base: 35cm/14 ins.
Width: 36cm/14.5 ins.
Handle Drop: 30cm/12 ins.
YARN: Lily Sugar ’n Cream worsted weight yarn, 100% cotton,
Colour #00010 Yellow using:
• Either Regular-Size balls: 109m/120 yds:70.9gm/2.5 oz ball x3* balls.
• Or Super-Size: 182m/200 yds: 113gm/4.0 oz ball x2* balls.
* Please purchase or hold an extra ball to ensure you have enough yarn to complete your project.
Actual amount used in bag as shown: 205gm/7.25 oz, 320m/350 yds.
Yarn substitution: To use an alternative yarn, please select a light Aran or worsted-weight yarn with a recommended gauge of approximately 20 sts: 10cm/4 ins using 4.5mm/US #7 needles.
• Size 4.0mm/US #6 circular needles, lengths 60cm/24 ins & 80cm/32 ins.
• Size 5.5mm/US #9 circular needles, length 60cm/24 ins.
• Spare needle in size 4.0mm/US #6 or smaller.
18 sts/32 rows: 10cm/4 ins in Seed Stitch using 4.0mm/US #6 needles.
NOTIONS: Row counter, markers, 3 stitch holders and tapestry needle for finishing plus small amount of waste yarn and crochet hook for Provisional Cast-On.
BUTTONS: 2 x size 28mm, ⅞ inch buttons for shoulder strap detail plus matching sewing thread.
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
Blog Tutorial / Knitalong:
The BYOB Market Bag pattern is supported by a series of blogposts which highlight various aspects for working the bag.
Please click here for the first post dated 27th Aug 2013, then click the links at the bottom of each page to read the rest of the series.
12th Aug 2009: Bags of Bags
26th June 2019: Slip those stitches!
Current Version: v19JUL2023
Please contact me if you have a previous version of the pattern and would like an updated copy.
Please also see the companion pattern, the BYOB Bag which includes a blogpost series with suggestions for colour, stitch & pattern variations to make a whole range of bags.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2023