Updated: Sep 23
This knitted cactus drawstring bag is adorable, aesthetic, and functional!
I received it as a beautiful gift for unofficial sister's day along with a lip balm that I fell in love with (more on that later 😜)
As you may have guessed, it's designed by my sister, Leah, and we are SO excited to share the pattern with you today!
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For starters, I'd like to share with you my new favorite lip balm, which fits perfectly with this project.
As I mentioned above, my sister bought it for me as a gift to go with this cactus drawstring bag!
When I went to the beach for a photo shoot shortly after I received the lip balm, I tried it for the first time. I was slightly apprehensive because of bad experiences with previous lip balms (stinging, sticky & cracked lips, etc. Even Burt's Bees wouldn't cut it for me).
But I was shocked to find that I LOVED IT.
It felt so moisturizing and smooth to the touch. The SPF guarded my sensitive lips against the beating sun.
After just a few minutes of having it on, I could have a snack without getting any lip balm on the food.
Can you relate to me with the dry/sensitive lips issue?? Or even simply not being able to find a good lip balm? 😫 Try this one out and let us know in the comments below if it helps, just like it did for me! I'm interested to see what you think about it!
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Of course, this is a perfect match to the pattern that you must be itching to begin!
It's easy to slip in and out and fits nicely with the color scheme... but enough of me talking- let's get started!!!
The Cactus Lip Balm Drawstring Bag is both aesthetic and highly functional. It has some wiggle room, so it fits most lip balms, too. And for the cherry on top; when the strings are pulled, the pink fabric scrunches up into a beautiful flower! 🤩
9.5” (24.1 cm) tall, not including flap
4.25” ( 10.8 cm) wide
Big Twist Renewal Yarn in Grey, Green and Coral (from Joann's)
Rnd - Round
St - Stitch
K - Knit
Yo - Yarn Over
Kfb - Knit front and back K2tog - Knit 2 stitches together
8.5 stitches and 12 rows in 1 inch
4” (10.16 cm) tall
1.75” (4.45 cm) wide
1.25” (3.17 cm) in diameter
In Grey yarn, Cast on 3 sts
Rnd 1: Kfb all
Rnd 2: Kfb all
Rnd 3: *K1, Kfb* around
Rnd 4: *K2, Kfb* around
Rnd 5: *K3, Kfb* around
At this point, if your tail is on the outside, you can use an embroidery needle to bring it to the other side
Rnds 6-12: K every st around
Switch to Green yarn
Rnds 13-32: K every st around
Rnd 33: *K3, YO, K2tog* around
Switch to Coral Yarn
Rnds 34-37: K every st around
Inside-out your work and embroider as many “pricks” as you would like using white yarn. Right side-out your work. The pricks should be 2-3 sts tall each.
Scrunchie pictured above:
In the eyelet row, stitch around every stitch of your work with an embroidery needle and yarn. This forms the drawstring.
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Thank you so much to my sister again, who designed this wonderful pattern and gave it to me as a gift 💗💖💕
Talk to you all soon!
-Sarah M, founder, CEO, and content creator at Love & Crochet
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