Gift Bag

Yarn: Knit Picks Simply Organic Cotton Marshmallow (100/100g)
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Needles: Size US 5 dpn
Measurements: 17″ circumference and 7″ height
Pattern Location: Ravelry’s Sock Baggie
Time Spent: 10 hours
Dates: 5/14/2012 – 5/20/2012

I’ve been teaching a friend at work how to knit and her birthday is coming up.  I decided to get her a knitting type present but I thought it would be fun to knit the “wrapping paper” so to speak and went searching for a pattern I could use as type of gift bag.  Since I was teaching her to knit her first pair of socks I thought this pattern was great.  It was designed to carry sock projects and it looked close enough to a gift bag.

I actually really like this bag but I think it photographs poorly.  It’s cotton and it’s white so all my tension changes are very obvious.  I was hoping that washing it would help with that but unfortunately it looks like the beads I used ended up leaking their colors onto the white bag a little.  Fortunately I still have the pictures before that happened =)

So, I’m thinking if I have time I will make another bag that’s not cotton and not white.  Also, I had to pre-string the beads because the yarn was too thick for the crochet hook method.  I think it looks better with the crochet hook method so I will also look for beads with a wider center.  Hopefully I have time because I still like the idea.


  1. So cool!


  1. […] really like how this version turned out; I definitely prefer it over my first version.  I found beads that had a wider center so I was able to use a crochet hook to attach the beads […]

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