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Mini Knitting Tote

By: Stacy for Golden Bird Knits

Make this mini knitting tote to hang on your Christmas tree or as a gift topper for an avid knitter. These free online knitting patterns show you just how easy it is.

Mini Knitting Tote

Mini Knitting Bag Mini Knitting Tote


  • Claudia Hand Painted Fingering yarn or sock yarn of your choice
  • Size US 3 straight needles for bag, size US 2 double-pointed needles for the I-cord handle
  • Scrap yarn for stuffing the bottom of the bag and for making tiny skeins
  • Two toothpicks and small wooden beads for making needles
  • Craft glue



  1. Using the size 3 needles, cast on 22 stitches.
  2. Knit in seed stitch for approx. 2.5 inches.
  3. Knit two rows in garter stitch to form the first fold at the bottom of the bag.
  4. Purl one row. This is the bottom of the bag.
  5. Knit two rows in garter stitch to form the second fold.
  6. Knit in seed stitch for approx. 2.5 inches.
  7. Bind off.


To finish the bag:

* Sew side seams using mattress stitch.

* Knit a 5 inch I-cord using size 2 DPNs and two stitches.

* Sew I-cord to inside seam of bag to form handle.

* Make 4 or 5 tiny skeins using scrap yarn. Dab craft glue on the yarn as you form the skein so it holds its shape.

* Make toothpick needles by cutting the tips off of two toothpicks and using craft glue to secure each bead to the tip of each toothpick.

* Stuff the bottom of the bag with cotton or scrap yarn. Dab glue inside so it won’t come out.

* Arrange the tiny skeins near the top of the bag so they are slightly peeking out. Dab glue inside the bag again to secure the skeins.

* Place the toothpick needles inside the bag so the ends stick out, as shown in the picture.

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Muy bella la mini bolsa.

really sweet. i have made these using a half of a walnut shell,as basket.

I love this and have made 2 already for my craft day buddies at church. Thanks for the pattern!

i luv this knitting bag but would LUV to have it in crochet... can the above reader, who is going to make a crochet version, pleeeeeeeeease send it to me. Thank you. shirley

This is just too adorable! I'm goint to make a crochet version for my self!


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