Small Japanese Knot bag

This version of a Knot bag is a small gift pouch size, ideal for jewelry or a special little gift. It has a flat circular base which means it will sit up properly and look enticing when it’s full! This simple knot bag fascinated me when I first spotted a beautiful version made from vintage kimono fabric.

I just had to see if I could replicate the smooth curves and interesting knotted loop closure. The large loop passes through the small loop to close the bag and the felt folds gently to give the great curves.

Felted size- 8 cm / 3” wide x 11cm / 4.5” high

This pattern is for circular knitting using DP needles.


  • 2 page Illustrated Knitting Pattern
  • Instructions for felting

Materials you need at home:

  • 5 x Double pointed Knitting needles 6.5mm (UK 3 /US 10.5) , 75m Cascade 220 yarn- Lion Brand
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Claire Fairall

My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.

I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!

I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.

Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.

I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.

In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.

I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.

It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.

I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website

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