Saturday, May 31, 2008

The requested "Amulet Pouch"


Pattern Amulet Pouch
Designed by
Maggie L


Materials; 1 set of double pointed needles size 1 (US), any left over scrap sock yarn, large eye needle, and a Lucet (optional) for the cord.

Cast on 36 stitches. (hold two needles together and cast on 36 stitches – this will keep the top loose – remove one needle) Divide these stitches on three needles. 12 – 12 – 12 Join (be careful not to twist) and knit 2, purl 2 around for 3 rows.

Row 4; Knit 3, YO, YO, around. (YO, YO = wrap the yarn around 2 times, this makes a little bigger hole, and you'll need it for the cord)

Row 5; Knit around (you'll knit the YO's as one stitch, dropping the remaining loop) You should have 16 stitches on each needle (48 stitches total)

Row 6 & all other rows; Knit around until the bag measures about 2 ¼ inches.

Decrease;
Row 1; Knit 6, Knit 2 together around.
Row 2; Knit around (14 stitches on each needle)
Row 3; Knit 5, Knit 2 together around.
Row 4; Knit around (12 Stitches on each needle)
Row 5; Knit 4, Knit 2 together around.
Row 6; Knit around (10 Stitches on each needle)
Row 7; Knit 3, knit 2 together around. (8 Stitches on each needle)
Row 8; Knit 2, Knit 2 together around. (6 Stitches on each needle)
Row 9; Knit 1, Knit 2 together around. (4 Stitches on each needle)
Row 10; Knit 2 together around. (2 stitches on each needle)

Cut yarn leaving a 8" tail and thread a large eye needle. Using the threaded needle, pull the yarn through the remaining stitches and slip them off the knitting needles. Fasten on the inside.

Cord; Using the Lucet, make a cord approximately 36" long. Fasten it off and thread it through the eyelets on the pouch leaving about 3"of each end free (to be used for tying). In the center of the back of the pouch, pull up the cord, and tie a knot closest to the inside of the pouch (this knot will be hidden when the pouch is closed).

Fill with Lavender, scented herbs, little stones, secrets, and well wishes!

5 comments:

Sheila said...

Thanks! That looks like such a fun project :)

Sheila said...

Posted pictures on my blog - love this project! I'll be making more of them :) Thanks again

Carol said...

Yes thank you for the pattern, I just saw it on ravelry :) I'll be casting on soon!

Shawna said...

This is super cute! I think I'll make several in different colors!

Karen said...

I made a bunch of these a few years back, and everyone I gave them to loved them. I lost my printout of the pattern--thank goodness for Ravelry: I'm so grateful to have found the pattern again! I'm about to make a bunch more... Thank you for making this pattern available!