Yarn Project Tote Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Retro Knitting Project Bag
This knitting tote features the butterfly stitch. Finished dimensions are 13″ long x 4″ wide x 10″ high. Designed by milobo. Pictured project by andante
Home for the Cake
This yarn cozy holder was designed to hold yarn cakes and keep them tidy. The center pull goes through a little hole in the strap that holds the cake down. Perfect for on the go projects! Designed by Mareike Meyer
Tote for a Cause
The design of this tote is inspired by the ribbon worn to support the fight against breast cancer. Designed by verybusymonkey who suggests you donate to your favorite cause if you want to show your appreciation for the pattern.
Donna Yacino designed this tote for Berroco. Approximately 15” wide x 11” high
Yarn Ball Cozy
Keep your yarn balls and skeins tidy and prevent unraveling with this yarn sleeve tube by Kerstin Geiger. Great stashbuster!
This ingenious hands-free tote was designed Jodie Gordon Lucas with panels that fit beneath your legs to keep your knitting projects or other items secure but convenient. Three designs. Jodie points out it also is ideal “for knitting while sitting in bleachers, knitting while sailing, knitting on a rollercoaster, knitting on a ski-lift, knitting on a motorcycle”.
Dotty Pot Yarn Cozy
Colorful baskets that are the perfect size for keeping yarn cakes tidy but sturdy enough to stand on their own without felting (though you can felt if you want). Designed by the amazing Frankie Brown. Great stash buster! Pictured project by AliceInDilbrtlnd
Three sizes of striped baskets with optional handles. Large basket measures about 14” [35.5 cm] tall, Medium about 10½” [26.5 cm] tall, and Small about 7½” [19 cm] tall. Designed by Heather Lodinsky for Red Heart.
Jaywalker Wrist Yarn Holder
Tandy Imhoff designed this bag to keep your yarn tidy and clean when you’re on the go. It also features a reinforced hole in the bottom for convenient double stranding.
Ellenesque Felted Bowl
Easy pattern featured by Americo Originail in Canadian Living for storage baskets in any size.
This basket is knit with t-shirt yarn in twined technique that creates a sturdy fabric. Designed by Melissa Somerville
Patterns for Purchase
Modern Cubist Baskets
Easy basket trio is a quick knit in bulky yarn. Finished measurements: Small basket: 5″ W x 5″ L x 5″ D, Large basket: 6″ W x 6″ L x 6″ D, Rectangle basket: 4″ W x 8″ L x 4″ D
Easy pattern and quick project in super bulky yarn. 28″ around x 9″ high
This colorful Triangle Color-Blocked Bowl is multi-functional. It can be folded and refolded to create a reversible bowl, basket or tray. You can unfold it and refold it based on your needs and at 8 inches in diameter it is the perfect size to be used to hold knitting projects, fruit, bread, or even as a super useful catchall.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!