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20 of the best knitting bags and organisers

Looking for somewhere to store your wool and needles? Take a peek at our pick of the best knitting bags and organisers.

Knitting bag Prym

We’ve all been there: you have five minutes to leave the house and you’re frantically scrabbling around for a knitting project you can work on while you’re out. Where are the needles? Will one ball of yarn be enough? Did you remember the tape measure?

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If, like ours, your knits live in a heap next to your favourite comfy chair rather than being neatly tidied away, you need to get yourself a knitting bag. With their specially designed pockets for holding needles and notions, knitting storage bags will help you get organised – and mean you always have a portable project to hand.

To help you choose the right knitting bag for you we’ve sorted them into three categories: knitting storage bags (with space for tools, yarn and works-in-progress), knitting tote bags (great for individual projects), and knitting needle organisers (to keep your craft space, or your other knitting bags, tidy).

Need a project to put in your new knitting bag? Take a look at our knitting patterns for ideas and inspiration, or see our round-up of the 30 best easy knitting patterns for beginners.

20 of the best knitting bags to keep things tidy

Knitting storage bags

1. Hobby Gift craft bag

Knitting bag Hobby Gift

Carry your knitting in style with this eye-catching leopard-print craft bag from Hobby Gift. It measures 14 x 36.5 x 30cm and has a good sized main compartment for your latest project, with comfy carry straps. Plus there are external pockets to keep all those essential tools organised, where they can’t get tangled up in your yarn. Look out for the polka dot bag in the same range too.

Best for: Doubling as a stylish handbag

Buy now from Deramores UK store or US store.

2. Beautiful Bloom knitting bag

Knitting bag Hobbycraft

You can’t go wrong with a classic! This traditional floral knitting bag measures 18 x 15 x 42cm and has two compartments, a main one to store your yarn and needles, plus a side pocket for notions and accessories, or spare needles. It zips up securely to keep your precious knitting safe, and comes in a variety of different prints so you can choose your favourite look.

Best for: Everyone! A practical choice for at home and on the go

Buy now from Hobbycraft

3. Kelly Connor Designs knitting bag

Knitting bag Kelly Connor Designs

Don’t you just love this cool and quirky knitting bag from Kelly Connor Designs? Make a style statement with this 41cm diameter monochrome bag, which is shaped like a ball of wool. It’s made from heavyweight cotton canvas and has a zip closure and short handle at the top. We think it’s perfect for taking to knit night and would make a fab gift for a crafty friend.

Best for: Style savvy knitters

Buy now from NotOnTheHighStreet

4. Santoro Gorjuss wheelable knitting bag

Knitting bag Santoro Gorjuss

If you’ll be travelling regularly with your knitting, or transporting heavy projects such as blankets, then you need a knitting storage bag on wheels! Perfect for trips to shows and other weekends away, this wheelable craft tote features Santoro’s popular Gorjuss artwork in eye-catching blue. A choice of handles makes it easy to switch between carrying and wheeling, while the multitude of compartments and pockets makes organising your bits and bobs a cinch.

Best for: Knitters on the go, and fans of big or complex projects

Buy now from Amazon

5. Qees knitting storage bag

Knitting bag Qees Amazon

The designers of this knitting storage bag really have thought of everything. There are interior compartments with holes to thread your yarn through, so you can keep your skeins separate for colourwork; the see-through cover enables you to see what’s inside at a glance; the side case has space for needles (plus hooks) and notions; and the choice of straps means you can comfortably carry it on your shoulder or forearm. Plus at 38 x 25 x 26cm, it’s plenty big enough for storing yarn and a project or two.

Best for: All-in-one and small-space storage

Buy now from Amazon

6. Kit N Caboodle storage collection

Knitting bags Kit N Caboodle

Solve all your storage problems with this practical bag collection from Kit N Caboodle. It includes a range of totes and caddies, all thoughtfully designed with loads of pockets to hold your essentials. If you want a co-ordinated look for your craft space, or you’re a dedicated multi-crafter with other materials to organise besides knitting ones, then it’s a real must-have.

Best for: Updating and organising your craft space

Buy now from Create and Craft

7. Prym knitting bag

Knitting bag Prym

If you’re looking for a knitting bag that can double as a stylish handbag, this is the one for you. With plenty of space to store larger projects or multiple works-in-progress, it’s ideal for holidays and weekends away. The Prym craft bag is made from canvas fabric with sturdy bamboo handles that fold out to create a stand, so it’s handy around the home too. It measures 40.5 x 25 x 45cm.

Best for: Commuters and travel knitters

Buy now from Minerva Crafts

8. Everything Mary craft tote

Knitting bag Everything Mary

It’s not specifically designed for knitting, but we think this organiser from Everything Mary has all the features a knitter needs – namely, lots and lots (and lots) of pockets! With so much storage space, you’ll never leave that all-important tape measure/stitch marker/row counter behind again. Plus it would be ideal for standing on a craft desk or beside a favourite knitting chair.

Best for: Multi-crafters and tool hoarders

Buy now from Amazon

Knitting tote bags

9. Housework tote knitting bag

Knitting bag Black Typographic

We agree wholeheartedly with this bag! You’ll be even more tempted to ignore the chores in favour of a few more rows when your latest project is nestled in this fun knitting tote bag. At 41 x 36cm it’s big enough for a project on the needles, pattern and accessories, with a bit of space left over for spare yarn.

Best for: Walking and knitting. Sling it over your shoulder and off you go!

Buy now from Etsy

10. Personalised knitting bag

Knitting bag Gifted Keepsakes

Give your knitting bag the personal touch with this customisable design from Gifted Keepsakes. It would make a thoughtful gift for a knit-night friend or crafty relative. Choose between lightweight cotton and heavier canvas fabrics depending on the kinds of projects that will be carried and how heavy-duty you need your storage to be. The bag measures 38 x 38cm and it’s machine washable too – bonus!

Best for: Gifting, and adding a nametag to your precious knitting stuff

Buy now from Etsy

11. Voulez Vous Tricoter knitting tote

Knitting bag We Are Knitters

Here at Gathered we can’t resist a slogan tote, and with its bold monochrome colour scheme this one from We Are Knitters fits the bill perfectly. Plus being written in French (it translates as “Will you knit with me tonight”, in case you were wondering) adds extra style points, naturellement! Pack your latest knitting project and a few everyday essentials and you’re ready to face the world.

Best for: Knit night fashionistas and chic commuters

Buy now from We Are Knitters

12. My Favourite Hobby knitting bag

Knitting bag Hippowarehouse

Another truth immortalised in bag form. Hands up who else spends almost as much time browsing beautiful yarns online as they do knitting? You’ll be able to stash plenty of new skeins in this roomy 10-litre-capacity tote bag, which comes in more than a dozen different colours. Why not hide a few around the house for all your half-finished projects? (P.S. You can also buy T-shirts featuring the same slogan.)

Best for: Multi-project knitters who need a bag for every WIP

Buy now from Amazon

13. Knitter tote bag

Knitting bag Stitchers Tees

Stitchers Tees is the place to go if you want to wear your crafting credentials on your sleeve – or bag. This simple but striking 100% organic cotton, Fair Trade tote comes with one of three logos (Knitter, Crocheter, or Yarnivore) and at 43cm across and 33cm deep it offers plenty of space for everything a knitter needs to carry. Use it as a knitting storage bag at home or take it out and about – and don’t forget to wear your matching Knitter hoodie!

Best for: Letting everyone know your favourite craft

Buy now from Etsy

Knitting needle buyer’s guide

Want some smart new needles to put in your brand new knitting bag? Check out our guide to 10 of the best knitting needles, which features our pick of the top brands and knitting needle types to try if you’re a beginner, improver and more.

Best knitting needles, KnitPro Symfonie

Knitting needle organisers

14. Nostalgia Knits knitting needle bag

Knitting bag Nostalgia Knits

Knitters know the value of beautiful handmade items, so it seems fitting for us to choose hand-crafted storage options too. We love this wedge-shaped knitting needle bag from Nostalgia Knits, which has been stitched with love in the UK. Measuring 42 x 15 x 5cm, it’s made from canvas and craft cotton, and has a zip closure. It’s available in a range of different prints, so you can choose the one that matches your style.

Best for: Crafters who love to shop handmade

Buy now from Etsy

15. Knitting Bag and Case knitting needle organiser

Knitting bag KnittingBagAndCase

Beautifully handmade to order, this case comes in large and extra large sizes with loads of room to fit all your needles, hooks, DPNs and accessories. With such great storage, you’ll be buzzing to use your favourite knitting tools! Take a look at the rest of the shop, too, for different size options and prints.

Best for: Crafters with a big needle and hook collection

Buy now from Etsy

16. Hobbygift knitting needle organiser

Knitting bag Hobbygift

Multiple projects on the go? Slip this knitting needle organiser inside a bigger bag to ensure you always have the right needles on hand. Sturdy and hard-backed, it’ll stand up to a bit of wear and tear while keeping your precious pins (and other little bits and bobs) safe. Hobbygift’s woodland-themed needle case measures 13 x 40 x 4cm and holds up to 10 pairs of needles.

Best for: Corralling the clutter in your project bag

Buy now from Amazon

17. Creative Options knitting needle bag

Knitting bag Creative Options

With its bright neon colour and funky geometric pattern, this handy knitting needle bag will ensure you never lose your pins again. It has eight elasticated pockets and a large inner pocket, and at 45cm long there’s room for even the longest straight needles. Simply fold over the top to keep your needles secure. Get one for metal needles, one for plastic and one for wooden, and you’ll be in organisation heaven!

Best for: Keeping smaller needle collections tidy

Buy now from Creative Options

18. HiyaHiya circular knitting needle organiser

Knitting bag HiyaHiya

Circular needles deserve their own special carry case too, which is why HiyaHiya have created this beautiful knitting needle organiser just for circulars. It’s made from their signature fabric, a gorgeous floral brocade, and contains six compartments to tame those tangles and keep your cables tidy. There’s also a zipped pocket on the back for carrying extra accessories.

Best for: Knitting-in-the-round fans with a big stash of needles

Buy now from LoveCrafts

19. Quince Pie circular needle case

Knitting bag Quince Pie

Specially designed for circular needles, this handmade organiser from Quince Pie has 12 pockets that can each store more than one needle, so there’s plenty of room for your whole collection. It measures 17 x 50cm and fastens with a button and elastic. Choose from a range of eye-catching prints, including these cute chickens.

Best for: Hat and sock knitters, and other circular needle fans

Buy now from Etsy.

Make your own knitting bag

20. Knitting bag sewing pattern

knitting project bag

And finally, if you can’t find a knitting bag in the shops that you love, why not make your own? We love this DIY knitting project bags pattern from our friends at Mollie Makes magazine. It has a drawstring closure and handy pockets at the front for storing all your knitting tools. Choose a gorgeous metallic fabric to make it really shine!

Best for: Crafty types who love to sew too

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More knitting inspiration

Fill your new knitting bag with goodies! We can help you choose the best knitting needles for every project, plus don’t miss our guides to knitting kit for beginners, knitting books to read, and the best British yarn producers.

British yarn Blacker Yarns