Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Easy Knitted Bag Pattern and Giveaway

Giveaway Bag
I love handbags! I have probably mentioned this a hundred times once or twice....So I decided I would knit one to make for one of you lovely readers. And being quite a stubborn old thing I decided to just kinda make one and see what happens rather than go by a pattern, so I've added my instructions as well. 
This is quite a little bag measuring 8" by 7" so I think it would be a perfect Christmas gift for any little Princesses out there :)
This is my first pattern so  I hope it is clear and helpful.  It is definitely nice and simple. (Some may say , just like me)

Using 6mm needle and 100g Chunky Wool 
Cast on 30 stitches
Knit 5 rows
Work in stocking stitch until piece measures 12"
Knit 5 rows and then Cast Off
Handles (make 2)
Cast on 5 stitches
Knit until piece measures 10"
Pocket (Optional)
Cast on 10 stitches
Work in Stocking Stitch until piece measures 2" 
Knit 4 rows 
Cast off

Sew the pocket as desired (I have mine on the inside, but it would also look good on the outside)
Fold the main bag piece in half and then sew up the sides.
Sew both of the handles in place

All the Pieces

"Bag" before it is sewn up

Pocket on the inside

Giveaway Bag

 This is my first Giveaway so I am quite excited.
How to enter
There are three chances to win so good luck  : )
  1. Follow me, either by email or Google Reader and leave me a comment to tell me you have done so
  2. Leave a comment on this post saying whether you would keep this bag or gift it at Christmas
  3. Link back to me on your blog and leave me a comment to let me know you have done so
This is open until midnight GMT  Tuesday 29th November when a winner will be chosen at random.
This is open to everybody and Good Luck!


  1. Very sweet bag,I'd love to be able to knit or crochet. I'm not sure whether i would gift it but i'm sure my daughter would claim it despite only being 18months. I'll put a link back to this from my blog too (
    Good luck to all that enter.

  2. this is an adorable bag. followed via email

  3. i would give this bag to my wonderful daughter, who's much more of a princess than her mother.

  4. I love your background image with the floss down the sides - my favourite colours too!=)

  5. I would give it to my granddaughter

  6. subscribed via google reader!

    untaintedbeauty AT gmail DOT com

  7. I would have to keep this beautiful bag for myself!

  8. Thank You everyone for your entries and your lovely comments xxx


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