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Bowling Ball Bag

In Duck-Pin and Ten-Pin Sizes

Difficulty: Easy

Inspired by the voluptuous shape of bowling balls, these bags are not only roomy and fashion forward, but so easy to knit and finish that they have been deemed "So Easy, So Noni!"

Embellish with Gerbera Daisies (instructions included!) for a stunning look that is sure to turn heads this season on the street and in the lanes.*

Look at Additional Details below for information about dimensions, gauge, materials, and bag kits.


*The bowling ball bags are not meant to carry bowling balls.

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Finished Dimensions

Duck Pin Bowling Ball Bag

6” (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
4 1/2 - 5” (11.25 - 12.5cm) deep
11” (28cm) tall

Ten Pin Bowling Ball Bag

9 1/2” (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
5” (13cm) deep
14” (35.5cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Beginner: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, picking up stitches, knitting in the round on circular needles, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.


Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.



Yarn Requirements

Duck Pin Bowling Bag

579 yds (636m)

Ten Pin Bowling Bag

1,050 yds (1155m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60cm) circular needles
Size 11 (8mm) double-pointed needles (set)
Sewing needle
Nylon sewing thread
Stitch markers
4 - 6 Noni 24mm bag feet
10" (25cm) Ten Pin Arc Frame in Silver or Brass
or 6" (15cm) Duck Pin Arc Frame in Brass or Gunmetal

Pictured Samples

Both of the bags pictured were created using Stonhedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool. Ten Pin bag pictured in Plum. Duck Pin bag pictured in Berries. Floweres are pictured in Tilli Tomas’s Flurries and Shepherd's Wool with Moss Green Flurries stems. The top left flower is Shepherd's Wool Fuschia. The yellow flower is Saffron Flurries. The middle left flower is Shepherd's Wool in Zinnia, and the bottom left flower is Raspberry Flurries.

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No errors have been reported for this pattern.