Knitting Patterns for bags closed by putting one handle through another.
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Purplexed Knot Bag
Knot bag tote knit with seed stitch stripes and handles. Uses just one skein of the recommended Sport weight yarn. Designed by Kristi Simpson for Willow Yarns.
Dragonfly Knot Purse and Hat
Knot bag tote and matching with geometric design with dragonflies inspired by the stunning Pendleton designs in the Pacific Northwest. After felting, the purse is 13.5” long. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Knittingsworth Design.
A simple knot bag with handles that also close the bag. Finished Height excluding handles: 18 cm / 7 inches. Uses one skein / variegated cake of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lincraft.
More Free Patterns
An elegant twist on the simple knot bag with handles that also close the bag. Finished Circumference: 20 inches. Height (including handles): 12 inches. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses one skein of 165 yards (151 m) of DK weight yarn. Designed by Jeannie Lee for Purl Soho.
Square Cake Project Bag
This variation on the Japanese knot bag features diamond stitch panels. The handles act as both handle and closure. Just twist one handle through the other to keep your project safe when you have to pause and then pull open up the handles when you can knit again! Two sizes – Width: 7.25[10.5] inches, Height (including handles): 11.5 inches Designed by Jairlyn Mason for Knitty. Pictured project by SmokingHotNeedles
Japanese Knot Bag
Phoebe Lim’s bag is inspired by the traditional Japanese knot bag that is closed by pulling the two handles through an opening in the knitting. Pictured project by Jenvanant.
Patterns for Purchase
Japanese Knot Purse
Two color knot bag with a basketweave texture that is closed by pulling the two handles through an opening. Size appr. 30 x 40 cm. / 12 x 16 in. DK weight yarn. Designed by WoolAffair