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mhansen
11-05-2007, 01:55 AM
Here is a picture of some gift bags that I made. They are approximately 4" x 4" depending on the stitch that is used. When I want to do something for someone I give them one of these bags with a little gift.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd208/mhansen123456/giftbagtrio.jpg

Jan in CA
11-05-2007, 02:10 AM
How sweet! They came out cute!

The.Knitter
11-05-2007, 02:11 AM
Wonderful idea. So much nicer than a store bought bag. And they are beautiful as well. This is gorgeous work. Keep it up!

msmelody
11-05-2007, 07:36 AM
My I ask what pattern you used? I love the idea, and want to steal it ;)

Slim
11-05-2007, 08:50 AM
What cute bags! And what a thoughtful gift. Great idea!

ritaw
11-05-2007, 09:03 AM
They are lovely! Excellent idea too! :)

GiddyKnitter
11-05-2007, 09:09 AM
What a lovely idea I too would love the patterns if you don't mind sharing!

dustinac
11-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Very pretty!! I love the one with the roses... they are all great...:thumbsup:

mhansen
11-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Thank you very much! To make these you pick a stitch that you like and cast on the multiple of that stitch. For instance the bag with the roses is a multiple of 8 plus 6 so I cast on 14 stitches. Knit 2 rows, then at the beginning of the next row I cast on 2 extra stitches then knit the rest of the row. The next row cast on 2 extra stitches knit the rest. Then I knit the next 2 rows. Then you start the pattern of the stitch. The 1st and last 2 stitches I always knit. Oh and I always pick stitches that takes 12 rows to make. And I repeat it twice. So there are 24 rows of the pattern. Then with right side facing you, where you originally cast on pick up 14 stitches then knit 2 rows, then add on 2 stitches like above for the next 2 rows, knit 2 rows then do the stitch. After you are done with the second side I sew the little edges first at the bottom this makes the base. Then I sew up the side seams. The handles were made with the twisted cord system. Also these bags need to be blocked.

I am sorry that I don't have an actual pattern. These usually take me about an hour to knit up. Then the sewing, decorating and the handles. I just look on the internet and when I find a stitch I like I make into a gift bag.

mhansen
11-05-2007, 12:35 PM
What a lovely idea I too would love the patterns if you don't mind sharing!

Thank you and I don't mind sharing. The instructions are below I thought this would post under your name. I'm sorry I'm not computer literate.

mhansen
11-05-2007, 12:43 PM
My I ask what pattern you used? I love the idea, and want to steal it ;)

Thank you very much! I put the instructions at the bottom but apparently everything is going to the bottom. lol I'm new at this. If you have any problems with the instructions just let me know. I'm not the best at writing these things out. But they are easy.

GinnyG
11-05-2007, 02:44 PM
How cute is that!! What a great idea!

mdog182
11-05-2007, 05:34 PM
you're so crafty!! haha, great stashbuster idea!

mhansen
11-05-2007, 09:58 PM
It is a great stash buster idea. It doesn't take that much yarn and i always use leftover yarn.

Yarnlady
11-06-2007, 09:44 AM
These are really cute...and what a good idea to make when you don't have anything else to make or for small take along projects. Then you'd have a stock pile for when you need them. Uses up little balls of yarn, too! Great little treat bags for the grands, too!

ah
11-07-2007, 01:24 AM
Very sweet and thoughtful.

monzogary
11-07-2007, 02:37 PM
Those came out really nice!