Mint Chocolate Chip Bag

Stay cool this summer with an ice cream-themed bag. Inspired by mint chocolate chip ice cream, this mint-and-brown bag is perfect for anyone who has a sweet tooth. Felt this bag to add a fun textured element to this bag.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 10“ x 11“ before felting; 8½“ x 8“ after felting; 11” handle length after felting

Gauge: 20 sts x 25 rows = 4” measured over St st, before felting; 25 sts x 40 rows = 4” measured over St st after felting 

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Cascade 220 Worsted (100% wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams); #9076 Mint (MC, 2 balls), #9557 Dark Chocolate (CC, 1 ball)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight or circular needles
Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Inc 1 to 5: increase next stitch from 1 to 5: without taking st off left ndl, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 all in same st then take stitch off the left hand needle.
K5tog: Knit 5 together to finish bobble.
P2tog tbl: Purl 2 together through the back loop.
M1r (knit row): Insert left needle between sts from back to front, knit through front.
M1l (knit row): Insert left needle between sts from front to back, knit through back.
M1r (purl row): Insert left needle between sts from back to front, purl through front.
M1l (purl row): Insert left needle between sts from front to back, purl through back.

Pattern Notes

The bag is made in two pieces worked from the bottom up with intarsia bobbles created using increases and decreases. The pieces are finished with a picot hem at the top edge. The handles are two I-cords worked separately. The bag and handles are felted after seaming.

Pattern

Bag Side (Make 2)

Using MC CO 45 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Work from chart or from written instructions as follows:
Row 1: K1, m1r, k to last stitch, m1l, k1. (47 sts)
Row 2: P1, m1l, p to last stitch, m1r, p1. (49 sts)
Rep rows 1 and 2 once more. (53 sts)
Row 5: K1, m1r, k17, inc 1 to 5 CC, k33 MC, m1l, k1. (59 sts)
Row 6 and all WS rows up to and including row 18: P all sts in colors as seen. Note: last st of bobbles should be purled in MC not CC.
Row 7: K19 MC, k5 CC, k35 MC.
Row 9: K7 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k11 MC, k5tog CC, k35 MC.
Row 11: K7 MC, k5 CC, k24 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k22 MC.
Row 13: K7 MC, k5tog CC, k24 MC, k5 CC, k22 MC.
Row 15: K32 MC, k5tog CC, k14 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k7 MC.
Row 17: K47 MC, k5 CC, k7 MC.
Row 19: K27 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k19 MC, k5tog CC, k7MC.
Row 20: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts in colours as seen, p2togtbl, p1. (57 sts)
Row 21: K26 MC, k5 CC, k26 MC.
Row 22: P all sts in colours as seen.
Row 23: K26, k5tog CC, k26 MC.
Work 7 rows stst in MC.
Row 31: K9 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k43 MC.
Row 32: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts in colours as seen, p2togtbl, p1. (55 sts)
Row 33: K8 MC, k5 CC, k18 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k23 MC.
Row 34 and all WS rows up to and including row 42: P all sts in colours as seen.
Row 35: K8 MC, k5tog CC, k18 MC, k5 CC, k23 MC.
Row 37: K27 MC, k5tog CC, k23 MC.
Rows 39 and 41: K MC.
Row 43: K38 MC, inc 1 o 5 CC, k12 MC.
Row 44: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts in colours as seen, p2togtbl, p1. (53 sts)
Row 45: K37 MC, k5 CC, k11 MC.
Row 46 and all even rows up to and including row 54: P all sts in colours as seen.
Row 47: K13 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k23 MC, k5tog CC, k11 MC.
Row 49: K13 MC, k5 CC, k35 MC.
Row 51: K13 MC, k5tog CC, k35 MC.
Row 53: K MC.
Row 55: K24 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k24 MC.
Row 56: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts in colours as seen, p2togtbl, p1. (51 sts)
Row 57: K23 MC, k5 CC, k23 MC.
Row 58: P all sts in colours as seen.
Row 59: K23 MC, k5tog CC, k23 MC.
Work 8 rows st st in MC.
Row 68: P1, p2tog, p to last 3 sts, p2togtbl, p1. (45 sts)
Row 69: K4 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k21 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k18 MC.
Row 70, 72 & 74: P all sts in colours as seen.
Row 71: K4 MC, k5 CC, k21 MC, k5 CC, k12 MC, inc 1 to 5 CC, k5 MC.
Row 73: K4 MC, k5tog CC, k21 MC, k5tog CC, k12 MC, k5 CC, k5 MC.
Row 75: K39 MC, k5tog CC, k5 MC.
Work 5 rows st st in MC.
Picot Row: K2 *YO, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Work 3 rows st st.
Bind off loosely knitwise. Weave in ends.

Handles (Make 2)

Using CC and 2 DPNs Co 4 sts.
*K4, slide sts to other end of needle; rep from * until cord measures 33cm.
Bind off loosely knitwise. Weave in ends.

Finishing

With right sides facing sew bag sides and base together using back stitch. Turn down picot hem and sew in place. Felt all pieces. Block to dry. Attach handles to bag. yarn ball

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