8ply messenger bag knitting pattern

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8ply messenger bag knitting pattern Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Work stocking stitch and garter stitch
  • Work basic decreases.

Pattern Description:

This easy knit Messenger Bag features two front pockets and a gusset that extends into the shoulder strap. It is worked mostly in stocking stitch but has a garter stitch edging around the front flap. It is fastened with a single button.

Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.


22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over stocking st, using 4.00mm needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bag width: 35cm [133/4 inches].
  • Bag height (excluding handles): 30cm [113/4 inches].


  • Yarn required: 6 balls Patons Pure Spun 8ply, 50g balls@87m.
  • Needles required: A pair of 4.00mm (UK 8, US 6) knitting needles.
  • Wool needle for sewing up.

You Will Also Need:

  • A button.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Pure Spun 8ply

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My mum taught me to knit when I was just four years old and I have been addicted ever since.

I now work (if you can call it work!) as a pattern writer and technical editor, both for companies here in Australia and for my own business.

I love the creative process and using a simple ball of yarn and a pair of needles to make something gorgeous yet practical.

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