Sunday, October 28, 2018

Jewel Box Backpack - Free USM Pattern

For the Ultimate Sweater Machine® 

Level of Difficulty: Beginner
10” x 11”; 2.5” depth

MATERIALSUltimate Sweater Machine®
4-ply worsted weight yarn, one 8-oz or two 31/2-oz skeins (MC); small skein contrasting color in same type yarn (CC); crochet hook; pompon maker (optional).
Caron® Jewel Box™(64% acrylic, 20% rayon, 16% polyester; 2.5oz/70.9g, 100yds/92m): 2 skeins in # 0018 Garnet;
4.5mm (US size G/6) crochet hook;
tapestry ndl (tn)
Suitable for USM/ISM/Bond Classic or 6.5 to 9 mm knitting machine
Using USM/ISM KP#3 or appropriate tension setting, in St st with MY: 14 sts and 22 R = 4”/10cm 
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS
1. COL. Using closed-edge cast on method and MY, CO 84 sts. RC=000.
2. K to RC=066.
3. BO loosely across.
1. COL. Using closed-edge cast on method and MY, CO 32 sts. RC=000.
2. K to RC=016.
3. BO loosely across.
1. Block pieces to measurements.
2. Join 12" sides of Body to form a tube. [Seam will be at center Back.]
3. Fold 1” along top edge to WS; using tn and yarn, sl st in place.
4. Pin Bottom to Body along lower edge.
5. With RS facing, using crochet hook, join Bottom to Body.
6. Drawstring: Using crochet hook, work a chain 30” long; fasten off.
7. On top edge, pm at center Back [seam], center Front and mid-point at each side.
8. Fold Backpack in half by bringing the markers of the sides tog, then fold bringing the markers of the Back and Front to the same point, flattening piece; [piece is folded with all 4 markers tog].
9. With Front of Backpack facing, insert crochet hook from Front to Back, 1” in from the side folds, through all 4 thicknesses; pull one end of the Drawstring through from Back to Front; rep for the other side, so the drawstring will tie at the Front of the Backpack.
10. Straps (make 2): Using crochet hook, work a chain 32” long; fasten off.
11. Attach one end of one Strap to the seam at lower edge of Back, [where Bottom and Body are joined], 1” in from the side.
12. On top edge, pm 3” from the center Back seam and another 2” from the center Back seam.
13. Insert crochet hook at second marker [marker closest to center Back seam], then out at first marker.
14. Pull through rem end of strap.
15. Rep for other strap.
16. Tie strap ends tog in a bow, or allow to hang.
Weave in ends.

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