Make a gift even more special with a pretty handmade bag to put it in. These sweet bags are quick to knit in DK yarn, so they'd be great for party favours, and at 12cm long they're just the right size to hold a piece of jewellery or a handful of wrapped sweets. Embellish them with beads and ribbons for a truly personal touch and give with love!


You will need:

Patons Diploma Gold DK (55% wool, 20% nylon, 25% acrylic, 50g/120m), 1 ball each of Cream (6142) and Blue (6220)

A pair of 3¾mm knitting needles

Matching narrow ribbon

Small pearl beads

Shell heart-shaped beads

Blunt-ended sewing needle for threading ribbon

Download your free pattern:

To download your free knitting pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save the pattern.


Gift bags knitting pattern PDF

Free gift bags pattern


Val Pierce
Val PierceKnitting designer and author

Val Pierce is a very influential and respected craft designer who has published more than 25 books of her knitting and crochet designs. They range from Knitted and crochet toys to Knitted baby clothes and her two latest books, 20 to knit Dressed up Bears and 100 Essential Crochet Stitches. All of Val's books can be seen on Amazon and in multiple book sellers. She has a website at which displays some of her designs and a Facebook page at crossedneedles which tells of her latest creations and features free patterns for folks to enjoy.

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