Knitting bags is so much fun. They're the
ultimate in usable knitting projects, too. Here are nine free knitted bag
patterns, just for you!
Named for its narrow eye-popping stripes,
reminiscent of those adorning early twentieth-century bathing dresses, Eunny
Jang's Coney Island Bag is a fun, fast way to use up scraps of brightly colored cotton.
The Picnic Bag is made of two mirrorimage halves, each curved by two sets of
sock-heel-like shaping. Lisa Shroyer joined the half moons together to make a
polygonal, 3-D bag that is the perfect size for carrying a sock project and yarn.
Anna-Liza Armfield's Lace
Beach Bag looks charmingly frivolous and acts seriously
functional: You can fit a beach towel, shorts, shirt, and your weekend reading
in with ease—and still find your cell phone and keys safely tucked into an interior
You may not be able to make a silk purse from a sow's ear, but you can make
silk into a Sow's Ear Coin Purse. Anne Merrow's little beauty uses luscious, 100% silk yarn to make a
really useful and luxurious little coin purse.
The inspiration for Marilyn Murphy's Spiral Market Bag came from Weldon's Practical Needlework. The original bag was knit in fine silk yarn on steel needles and was
sized for glasses; changing the yarn weight and length makes a great bag for a
handspindle and roving, or a bottle of wine on the way to a dinner party.
The three-sided Pyramid Project Bag by Anita Osterhaug dangles from the wrist—very handy for holding a small
knitting or spinning project and for holding the ball of yarn or fiber as you knit
or spin. It's a fun exercise in knitting topology, being created from four equilateral
triangles without seams.
Kristen TenDyke used a dense lace motif of interconnecting points and chevrons to
create the Chevron Market Bag, making a fabric that stretches but retains strength. You'll appreciate
this when you're stuffing it full of fresh veggies at the farmer's market!
The Basketweave Shoulder Bag by Nancy Dale is knit from flax yarn held double, which makes a strong
solid fabric. It has a zipper closure so you won't lose any of your valuables!
The religion of Nepal is a mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism and the monks who
traveled southwest China, Nepal, and Tibet traditionally carried large bags.
The Monk's Travel Satchel by Vicki Square is designed with five separate spaces in addition to the
spacious capacity of the main compartments.
I hope you enjoy these knitted bag patterns! Why not start one this weekend?
P.S. Do you have friends who like to knit bags? Pass this along to them so they can download 9 Free Knitting Bag Patterns, too!