Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hugs and Kisses Hybrid Bag

So while on break I thought would design a simple drawstring bag that has both knooking and crochet incorporated in it. I had 4 testers, 2 got back with me on the results of pattern, both of which was good. I am getting ready to go back to school and want to get this pattern posted, so before the other two give me their feedback I am putting it up. If there is any problems let me know. I hope you enjoy this hybrid project. I think the Hugs and Kisses Bag shows just how fun and unique Knooking can be.

Hugs and Kisses Hybrid Bag
By Ronda Chapman AKA OffTheHookArt 

5mm knook hook
Small amount of Worst Yarn (A skein or less)
Stitch Markers and/or Row Counter

Crochet Bottom of Bag:
(Ch3 always counts as a Dc stitch.)

Start with a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3, 11dc in ring, slipstitch into top of 3rd chain =12 stitches.

 Rnd 2: Ch3, 1dc in same 3rd chain as last slipstitch, 2dc in next and each stitch all around, slipstitch into top of 3rd chain = 24 stitches.

Rnd 3: Ch3, 1dc in same 3rd chain as last slipstitch, *1dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, rep from * to last stitch, 1dc in next stitch, slipstitch into top of 3rd chain = 36 stitches.

Rnd 4: Ch3, 1dc in same 3rd chain as last slipstitch, *1dc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, rep from * to last 2 stitches, 1dc in each of next 2 stitches, = 48 stitches.  (Transition into knooking (knitting)).  Slipstitch into back loop of 3rd chain (counts as first knit stitch on next row.)

Knooked (knit):
Pull up one knit stitch from back loop of each crochet stitch all the way around = 48 stitches.
Knook (Knit) in spiral (round) until you have 6 rnds.
Crochet (Twisted Dc’s):
Skip 1st knit stitch, Ch3 in 2nd knit stitch (counts as a Dc) then Dc in 1st knit stitch (DO NOT Bind off stitches keep them live for entire rnd.)  *Skip next knit stitch, Dc in next, then Dc in skipped stitch* .      ** to end of rnd. =48 stitches.
*Knook (knit): 6 rnds., Crochet Twisted Dc’s 1 rnd*.   ** For as many rnds needed to the length you want for your bag. End with 6 rnds of knooking (knitting).

Rnd 1:  Chain 3 in first knit stitch (counts as 1st Dc), Dc around, (Ok to bind these Dc’s off) slipstitch into top of 3rd chain. Fasten off and weave ends.

Where you joined bottom of bag and where 1st knit stitch happened is where you will attach crochet chain to hide joining. Make your crochet chain as long as you need for length of bag and to be able to weave it in and out of Dc’s at the top of the bag. When your chain is long enough and weaved through Dc’s clip the yarn, BUT leave a long enough tail so that you can slipstitch back down the crochet chain to your starting point at the bottom of the bag.
Fasten off, and weave your ends.

Happy Knooking!


  1. This looks amazing - I have just stumbled across your blog having recently heard of knooks!

    Im going to buy myself the intro set I think next pay day as this looks awesome!


  2. I recently ordered the knooking intro set and love it. Thank you for posting this pattern. I'm definitely going to make as a gift for a friend. Also, love the site and your instructions are very clear. Thank you again for sharing.

  3. Hi, I've been "trying" to learn to Knook, but keep getting frustrated. I already know how to crochet, pretty decently. But I keep having trouble with the knit stitch. I feel like it should be easier, but every time I try to make the stitch, it pulls the next one tight, so I have to work my needle/hook into to to make another. And I feel that it shouldn't be that difficult, like I'm doing something wrong. It seems like it shouldn't pull. Do you know what I mean? Am I doing something wrong, or is it just the way it goes?

  4. It might help you by keeping your stitches close together while knooking. I also hold just under my stitches as I knook them. The main picture on the top of my blog shows my hand placement while knooking

  5. This is a really good idea that you have going on.