Free Offer
24 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns

Find 24 great crafts you can make for yourself or give as a gift. Knit afghans, winter gear, baby knits, kid knits and plenty more!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Naturale Shopping Bag



Be practical, earth-friendly and stylish as you tote around your belongings in this knit shopping bag. Have fun creating your own and passing them out to all your friends.

knit shopping bag

Approx. 16” high X 12” diameter.


  • 2 skeins Fantasy Naturale cotton
  • For the base: straight needles - size US 10½
  • For the body of bag: 24” circular needle - size US 15
  • 1 stitch marker.

Approx. 2 sts = 1” over openweave pattern. Gauge is not important. Loose open weave is desired.


With smaller (straight) needles loosely cast on 25 sts. Work in garter stitch until square (about 42 rows). Square will measure about 7”X 7”. Bind off loosely, but do not cut yarn. Change to larger (circular) needle. Pick up and knit 100 sts evenly around the base (25 sts on each side).

Sides of Bag:
Place a marker on the needle to designate the beginning of the round.
Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: *(K2, YO, K2tog) repeat from * around.
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: *( YO, K2tog, K2) repeat from * around.
Repeat the last 4 rounds until total length is about 15”, ending with round 1 or 3.

Work top as follows:
Round 1: Purl.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: Purl.

Make handles:

Round 4: Knit 30, bind off 15, knit 35, bind off 15, knit 5.
Round 5: Purl 30, cast on 20 over the 15 bound off sts, purl 35, cast on 20 over the 15 bound off sts, purl 5. (110 sts.)
Round 6: Knit.
Round 7: Purl.
Round 8: Bind off all stitches loosely.
Weave in all ends.

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!


0 Ratings

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Discover crafting projects, free patterns, tips and special offers. Get free craft projects, how-to crafting tutorials & product reviews.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQs News Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Craft Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo