Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Drawstring Pouches

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Miscellaneous worsted yarn (great stash-busting project!)
Appropriately-sized double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle
About 2ft (61cm) of ribbon or scrap yarn

Anywhere from 16-24sts = 4in (10cm) in stst, depending on your yarn weight and needle size

Finished Size:
About 4in (10cm) wide by 6in (15cm) tall, depending on your yarn weight and needle size

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CO 40 sts, leaving a 16in (41cm) tail for sewing later, and dist to 3 dpns. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Knit every rnd for about 5in (13cm) of stst. If desired, you can add stripes, color blocks, fair isle or a textured design.
Eyelet Rnd: [k2, k2tog, yo, k1] 8 times.
Ribbing: [k1, p1] around. Rep this rnd 3 more times. BO in patt.
Use CO tail to sew bottom closed. Weave in ends. Weave ribbon in and out of eyelets and tie ends in a bow.

You can easily adjust this pattern to make the pouch larger or smaller, wider or skinnier, longer or shorter. Feel free to tweak it to accommodate what you want to put in it.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.


  1. Just discovered your blog...love it!! I've been making pouches out of cotton yarn, and sticking a bar of soap on them...eliminates the need for a washcloth. :)

  2. That's a great idea. There doesn't seem to be an end to these little guys' usefulness.

  3. Thank you so much for this - I found the pattern yesterday and made two, as little gift bags for jewellry! They are too sweet, and not too difficult at all :-)

  4. Came accrossed this, printed it out, and set it aside to use. A friend is wanting earrings for Christmas and thought of these! Might have to tweak it for possibly soaps too! Thanks a lot for posting this.

  5. very very cute...i love your stuff..you r a great artist!

  6. really cute things u make!
    these little pouches r soooo nice!

  7. is there somewhere that you could donate these to

    1. Sorry, no, I'm not aware of any places wanting little bags like these for donation.

    2. WUA warm up America accepts them

  8. I just found you through About.com and knittingforcharity.org and I just signed up.
    I love these little pouches and will make a couple for my purse to hold small odds and ends like nail clippers, lip salve etc. maybe tissues. I might try to double knit one too to see how it works. Thanks so much for the pattern.

    1. You're very welcome, Sylvia! Please let me know if you have any questions.

  9. Just because I don't like to sew projects together, I start at the top and work down. When you get to the end I turn it inside out and put the stitches evenly on 2 needles then purl 2 together across, one from each needle, binding off as you go.