Jul
04

How to Attach Handles to a Knit or Crocheted Bag

How to Attach Handles to a Knit or Crocheted Bag

This week on Ask Me Monday I showed different methods for how to attach handles to knit, crochet, or any yarn-craft bags. Bookmark this post for future bag-making needs!

 

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How to Attach Handles: Single-Crochet Methods

How to attach handles to a bag with single crochet

Covering handle with yarn:

Join yarn with handle by inserting the hook through handle; place slipknot on hook; pull-through handle.

Single crochet (sc) around the handle as many times as needed to match the width of the bag edge.

Single Crochet over bag handle

Method 1: Whip Stitch

Taking care to ease the fabric as you go,  use locking stitch markers, safety pins, or clips to connect the row of sc on one handle to the final row of one side of the bag. Use the remaining tail to whip-stitch the handle to the piece.

Method 2: Single Crochet x 2

Taking care to ease the fabric as you go,  use locking stitch markers, safety pins, or clips to connect the row of sc on one handle to the final row of one side of the bag. With yarn still attached and WS facing, sc the covered handle together with the final row of the piece.

Single crochet purse handle

Method 3: 3 Needle Bind-Off 

Taking care to ease the fabric as you go,  use locking stitch markers, safety pins, or clips to connect the row of sc on one handle to the final row of one side of the bag. Use circular knitting needle to pick up stitches under each sc across. Slide stitches to the opposite end. With WS facing, hold the needle with handle sts parallel to the needle with the final row of knit sts. Join pieces together using the 3-Needle Bind-Off.

 

How to attach handles to a knit bag

How to Attach Handles: Handle Tab

Fold the handle tab over the handle. Use pins to hold the piece in place. Using the long tail and tapestry needle, seam handle tab edge to the inside of bag using Mattress Stitch.

Attach handles to knit bag

 

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