PDF Knitting Pattern for a Bug Bag


The latest edition to our family car collection is a classic VW Beetle and I’m quite enjoying making “bug” themed goodies.  I’ve decided to have a go at a creating a pattern for a knitted Bug Bag this time.  Hope you like it!

Please note: I live in the UK and my patterns are all written in English using UK terminology

The finished bag measures approximately 11″/28cm square and is knitted using double knitting weight yarn on 5mm needles (3.25mm needles for the lights).

It is lined and closes using a purse frame.  The straps are created using plaited yarn.

To make a bag you’ll need the following:

3.25mm and 5mm knitting needles

Double Knitting yarn in the following:

Main Colour–195 metres/150g

Cream – 32 metres/25g

Grey – 16 metres/12g

A small amount of toy filling

A 20cm wide sew in Purse Frame with loops for a strap (I’ve created the pattern to use a frame but you could substitute a zip instead)

Fabric for lining – 2 squares measuring approximately 12”/31cm each

The pattern includes charts along with full written instructions and step by step photos on how to sew the bag together.  If you’ve not used a purse frame before there are lots of tutorials by various people on YouTube to show you how to sew them in.

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