Amulet Bag

The gauge for this pattern doesn’t much matter, but you want a relatively thin yarn. Sock yarn is perfect. Anything from fingering to sports weight will work. You need about 2 ounces and a set of 4 dpns in a size appropriate for your yarn.

Cast 3 stitches onto 3 needles, 1 stitch onto each needle.

Rnd 1: K (3 stitches)
Rnd 2: K2 in each stitch around (6 stitches)
Rnd 3: K (6 stitches)
Rnd 4 – 11: Repeat Rnds 2-3, 4 times (96 stitches)

K each rnd until piece measures 4” from start, more or less.

Next Rnd: K2 tog around (48 stitches)
Next Rnd. K (48 stitches)

Cast off 28 stitches (20 remaining)

If you want the flap of the bag to be a different color than the body, switch yarns now. Work back and forth in stockinette stitch for 4 rows.

Decrease section (start on K rows)

Row 1: K1, Slip 1, PSSO K to last 3 sts, K2Tog K1
Row 2: P
Rep rows 1 and 2 until 10 stitches remain.

Next row: K7, K2Tog, K4
Next row: P5 YO P4

Resume decrease pattern until 2 stitches remain. Cast off.
Sew on button.

I-Cord handle. Cast 4 stitches onto 1 dpn.
Row 1: Slip stitches to the other end of the needle. K4.

Repeat row 1 until cord is desired length. I use 6” for a small handle.

Cast off.

Sew handle on bag. Weave in ends.