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Small Knitted Gift Bag

Small Knitted Gift Bag

Sarah White

Tiny Treasures:

This little gift bag is perfect for a tiny indulgence: a votive candle and holder, some fine soaps, a few pieces of nice chocolate.

It would be a great little bag for wedding party favors if you're having a small wedding, or as a special container for a housewarming gift. After it's been gifted, it works as a little decorative bowl or candy dish.

Supplies:

  • a scrap, fewer than 10 yards, of any bulky yarn with a little glitter to it (I used Moda Dea Gleam in color 3903, Rubelite)
  • set of four double-pointed needles, size 8 US
  • scissors
  • yarn or tapestry needle

Gauge

4.5 stitches and 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch knit in the round. Gauge is not critical.

Size

Finished size is 5 inches tall and 10 inches in diameter.

Instructions:

  1. Cast on 42 stitches using one needle.
  2. Distribute stitches onto three needles (14 stitches per needle) by backing them off the first needle, starting with the first cast-on stitch.
  3. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
  4. Knit every row until piece measures four inches.
  5. Begin decreasing by knitting two together at the beginning and end of each needle on every other row, until there are four stitches remaining on each needle.
  6. Cut the yarn, leaving about a foot-long tail.
  7. Thread a yarn needle and slide each stitch off the knitting needle and onto the yarn. Pull tightly to close the bottom.
  8. Weave in ends.

Beyond the Basics:

This little bag would also be really cute turned inside out. The same basic pattern could be made with just about any kind of yarn you like, in just about any size you like.

To use as a gift bag, tie the top closed with ribbon or just leave open.

This little bag could also be made into a purse for a little girl with the addition of a strap. Or turn it upside down and use it as a hat for a doll. There are all sorts of options for this cute little bag.

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