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Striped Yoga Mat Bag

Knit this easy bag in attractive stripes to carry your yoga mat or as a gift for a friend or family member with a love of yoga. The yarn in this yoga bag knitting pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream is self-striping, so you will not have to switch balls. Don't forget your yoga socks!

Knit Yoga Mat Bag



  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Stripes (56.7 g / 2 oz) #21712 (Lime Stripes) 3 balls
    OR Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Stripes Super Size (70.9 g / 2.5 oz) #23712 (Lime Stripes) 3 balls
  • Knitting Needles: Size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) circular knitting needle 16 ins [40.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Size: 17 ins [43 cm] circumference x 24 ins [61 cm] long.


Note: For continuous stripes, join new ball at same point in color sequence where previous ball ended.

Cast on 30 sts. Do not join.
1st row: (RS). Knit into front and back of each st. 60 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
Join in rnd and knit in rnds for 25 ins [63.5 cm].
Next rnd: (Eyelet rnd). *K2. yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to end of rnd. Knit 2 rnds. Cast off knitwise.

Weave yarn through cast on sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.

Drawstring: Cast on 100 sts. Cast off. Weave through eyelet rnd.

Strap: Cast on 5 sts. Knit for 32 ins [81.5 cm]. Cast off. Sew ends of Strap to Bag.


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This is the first time I used circular needles. The project turned out great. I will be making another for a friend. Thanks for posting.


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