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Carpet Bag in 3 Sizes

A Noni Felted Bag Classic

Difficulty: Easy

This classically-shaped Carpet Bag combines practicality and beauty. It makes a bold statement as a briefcase embellished with luscious camellia flowers (flower instructions included in the pattern), a great weekender bag, or a knitting bag that will be the envy of all but those who have already made their own.

The Rather huge carpet bag really is rather huge. If the finished measurements seem rather abstract to you, get out that tape measure and make it in the air. It is BIG. And it is traffic-stopping gorgeous, with big, sexy camellias on one (or both) sides.

The medium carpet bag is the perfect size to carry anywhere. It works as a purse to carry everyday, as a tote for those smallish knitting projects, or as a look-at-me-and-my-awesome-bag fashion statement.

When you don't want a big carpet bag, it's nice to have a small one. It looks terrific embellished or decorated with a single camellia flower or any one of the many Noni flowers available in singlet patterns or in the Noni Flowers book.

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

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Finished Dimensions

Smallish Carpet Baguette

11" (28cm) wide
3" (7.6cm) deep across bag bottom
1" (2.5cm) deep across bag top
6" (15.25cm) tall

Medium-Sized Carpet Bag

12" (30.5cm) wide
4" (10.15cm) deep
10" (25.5cm) tall

Rather Huge Carpet Bag

19" (48.25cm) wide
6" (15.25cm) deep
13" (33cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting and purling, picking up stitches in knitted fabric, increasing and decreasing, 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

Smallish Carpet Baguette

Solid Colored Bag: 450 yds (412m)
Striped Bag: 225 yds (206m) Pewter
225 yds (206m) White

Medium-Sized Carpet Bag

Solid Colored Bag: 900 yds (823m)
Striped Bag: 450 yds (412m) Christmas Red
450 yds (412m) Garnet

Rather Huge Carpet Bag

Solid Colored Bag: 1800 yds (1646m)
Striped Bag: 900 yds (823m) Black
900 yds (823m) Granite

Camellia Flower

(makes 1 large flower and 1-2 medium flowers): 600 yds (549m) in Christmas Red

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60cm) circular needles
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Nylon beading thread
Noni Amazing Magnetic Snap Closure
6 - 12 Noni 24mm bag feet
11.25 x 13.5 in sheet of stiffener for the bag bottom. We recommend mat board to stiffen the bottom of your bag
Zipper with 2 bottom stops (optional-pictured on the small bag)
2 acrylic purse handles (pictured)

OR 1 pair of JUL Flat-strap, Forager handles (recommended) See my blog entry about dressing the Carpet Bags.

Camellia Flowers
Size 11 (8mm) set of double-pointed needles

Pictured Samples

All of the bags pictured were created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool. Smallish Baguette pictured in White and Pewter. Medium-Sized bag pictured in Christmas Red and Garnet. Rather Huge bag pictured in Black and Granite with Christmas Red camellias.

All Three Sizes

Early paper patterns, instructions for the Defined Edge Bag Bottom (second column). 
After directing you to pick up stitches on three sides, the instructions for the bag bottom with a defined edge should direct you to KNIT the stitches opposite the cast on edge, rather than PURL them.


Smallish Carpet Baguette

  Updated First Edition

Bag Body, Striped Bag

Work until you have 39 rows and have completed a col 2 stripe.