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Easy Knitting Patterns - Bags

Updated on November 23, 2014

Easy Bag Knitting Patterns

One of the great things about making a bag as one of your first projects is that if you get your tension a bit wrong and it ends up being a bit too big or a bit too small, it doesn't really matter. Make one of these bags for yourself or for a friend.

Picture on the right: © Copyright normanack (CC BY 2.0)

Bobble bag - purchase pattern from craftsuprint

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Envelope Bag Basket Weave BagZigzag BagBulky Yarn HoboSummer Beach Bag
Envelope Bag
Envelope Bag
Basket Weave Bag
Basket Weave Bag
Zigzag Bag
Zigzag Bag
Bulky Yarn Hobo
Bulky Yarn Hobo
Summer Beach Bag
Summer Beach Bag

Free Knitting Patterns for Easy Bags

The free patterns for the bags on the right are available from this knitting pattern website.

Click on the thumbnails to see the pictures bigger, then look at the name under the picture of the bag you'd like the pattern for (eg "Envelope Bag"), and type it in the in the search box (top right of the page) on the website in the above link.

You need to sign up to this site (free) and give your email address to be able to download their free patterns.

moss stitch bag
moss stitch bag | Source

More free bag pattern downloads

Moss stitch bag (see picture above). Moss stitch is just alternating knit and purl stitches. This pretty bag is made from a ball of cotton twine with lace sewn on the front.

Clever little bracelet bag

Very easy felted bag suitable for beginners

Felted clutch

Easy diaper bag

Easy peasy bag

Felted striped bag

This bag is a little trickier than some because you have to pick up stitches around a completed rectangle. This project also contains a picture step by step tutorial for felting your bag in a washing machine.

Felting your knitted creation

A knitted bag will have gaps between the stitches where small objects could work their way out. So you might like to felt your bag. You can do this in a washing machine, like in the instructions in the above link, or you could do it by hand, like in the video below.

Have you ever tried felting before?

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