This pattern was done with a combination of crochet and knitting (mainly knitting) so you could substitute the crocheted parts for knitting if you prefer. I was plain and did mine in all green to match my kitchen, but you could do stripes or whatever to spruce it up. Want a crochet bag dispenser instead?
Have trouble (like me) with joining that first and last stitch in the round? See what TECHknitter has to say!
Free Knit Bag Dispenser Pattern
CO – cast on
K – knit
BO – bind off
SL ST – slip stitch
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
TC – treble crochet
CO 60 stitches (or desired amount but it must be dividable by 5 if you want to do the crochet edge).
Separate stitches onto 3 needles and knit around using 4 needles.
Knit until it reaches 18 inches in length (or desired length).
Attach yarn to the end and SC around in each stitch on top of the hair elastic. BO Repeat on the opposite end.
(I used crochet to do the handle, but I’m sure you could probably CO 4 stitches and knit it and then sew in the ends.)
Join yarn to where you want the side handle to start.
Row 1: Using crochet hook SC 4, CH1, turn
Row 2: SC in second ST from hook and remaining 2 ST, CH 1, turn
Repeat Row 2 until strap reaches 14
Make sure the strap is straight and sew it to the other side using the yarn needle (or you could SC or SL ST it together but I thought it melded better by just sewing it)
Row 1: SC around (60) SL ST to beginning SC.
Row 2: *CH 4, TC in next st, DC in next st, HDC in next st, SC in next st, SL ST in next st*. Repeat from * around. BO and sew in ends.
This knit bag dispenser works up quickly and I just adore the stockinette stitch. Have you made a bag using my free knit bag dispenser pattern? I would love to see it! Tag me on social media and I will share it!