Thursday, March 26, 2009

Goodie bag knitting pattern

This little goodie bag is a fast, easy project and a great way to use up partial balls of yarn in your stash. It can be filled with candy or other delights and given to a child (or a child at heart).

The bag is knit in one piece and then folded in half at the bottom and seamed at the sides. The finished bag is approx. 3" wide and 4" in height.

Although I designed this one for Easter, with a little imagination you could knit one for any holiday ... or just because.


Supplies:

Two balls of worsted weight yarn. The bag in the photo was knit with Jelli Beenz. (The bag takes far less than one ball of yarn, but it is knit holding two strands together.)

Six Easter or spring-themed buttons. The buttons shown were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics.

Two beads large enough to thread on the yarn.

Straight needles size US 8.

Tapestry needle for seaming the sides of the bag.


To make the bag:

With two strands of yarn, cast on 14 stitches. You'll knit with two strands throughout the entire project.

Knit four rows garter stitch.

Starting with a purl row (wrong side), work five rows stockinette. You should end with a purl row.

Knit the eyelet row: K1, *YO, K2TOG*, repeat. Knit the last stitch.

Beginning with a purl row, work stockinette for three inches.

Starting with a purl row (wrong side), knit two rows. (This forms a ridge that is the beginning of the fold at the bottom of the bag.)

Purl one row. (This is the bottom of the bag.)

Knit three rows. (This forms the second ridge in the fold.)

Beginning with a purl row (wrong side), work stockinette for three inches, ending with a purl row.

Knit the eyelet row: K1 *YO, K2TOG*, repeat. Knit the last stitch.

Beginning with a purl row (wrong side), work five rows of stockinette.

Knit four rows garter stitch.

Bind off.

To finish the bag:

Fold the bag in half along the ridges at the bottom and seam the sides using mattress stitch, aligning the eyelets so they are on the same row all the way around the bag. (I used one strand of yarn for the seam.)

Cut a strand of yarn approx. 17 inches long and weave it in and out the eyelets, stringing the decorative buttons on it at regular intervals. Knot the two ends of the string together a couple inches from the end. Thread a bead on to each of the ends and secure it with a knot.


Fill with candy or other goodies and give to loved one.

3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute -- thanks for sharing your little secrets!

Marie-Jolie said...

A sweet little treat pouch! Love those cute buttons, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Cute bag! I know a child who would love one of those.