Posted by: kunderthedesk | December 2, 2009

Holiday Gift Bag Pattern

Photo copyright to Jennifer Tideberg of A Wonderful Place Called Home

Happy December! On this second day of December, it occured to me that perhaps you’d want a pattern suggestion for making a neat way to wrap up Christmas gifts. I’m sure you’re all thick into the shopping or knitting gifts to have ready in time for the holidays, so why not have a neat knitted bag for wrapping? Today’s pattern suggestion is the Holiday Gift Bag by Jennifer Tideberg of A Wonderful Place Called Home. It’s a cute drawstring-like bag that would be perfect for gift giving!

To knit up a holiday gift bag of your very own, you’ll need some worsted weight cotton yarn (the pattern calls for around 2.5oz of cotton) and US size 4 needles. Since the bag is worked in the round, you’ll want 16″ circulars or DPNs. It’s mentioned that gauge is not essential, however, a tighter gauge will create a sturdier bag. This project is worked from the base up.

This perfect little bag would be great for gifting non-knitted items and knitted gifts alike. It’s a great way to add your knitting talents to whatever you’re gifting family and friends this holiday season. I find bags to be so much easier to use when wrapping than using wrapping paper, as a bag will house just about any shape and not give away the identity of the goodies inside! The drawstring top will allow you to wrap just about anything quickly and neatly.

Wishing you lots of luck in completing your holiday knitted gifts on time now that December is upon us. See you Monday with more ideas for a happy holiday :)


  1. Those bags are beautiful. It reminds me of the coin purses the ladies wore in the movie (adapted from the play) the Pirates in Penzance. I realize that’s a tad bit random, but I couldn’t help but think of that.


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  2. I picked up the pattern for this bag somewhere on the net and saved it – I have made one out of Elle Earth variegated yarn and it worked beautifully, so I wanted to give feedback to the author, but son’t know how to do that. A picture of my bag can be seen on under my username, PsychoCyn


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