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Garden Party Bag

Difficulty: Easy

This pattern offers two stunning versions of a bag that is perfect for an afternoon high tea, a garden party, a day at the art museum, or just a stroll out and about. Knit the green curly mohair cover bag and ring the top with flowers, or knit the red and pink striped alternate version with luscious ruffle and only three flowers. Both bags are sure to turn heads.

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

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Finished Dimensions

8 - 8 1/2" (20 - 21.25cm) tall
20 - 24" (50 - 60cm) circumference

Pattern Difficulty

Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, working in the round on circular and double-pointed needles.


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


Yarn Requirements

Grass Green Garden Bag

425 yds (288m) (A) Spring Green
210 yds (192m) (B) Turquoise
210 yds (192m) (C) Blue
210 yds (192m) (D) Turquoise
200 yds (182m) of small gauge, neon green loopy mohair
1 ball Crystal Palace Fizz in dark turquoise, #9402 or neon green, #9224.
Each five-petal flower requires roughly 83yds (76m). Flowers with more than five petals require more yarn.

Pink & Red Garden Bag

210 yds (191m) (A) Zinnia Pink or Hot Pink
210 yds (191m) (B ) Christmas Red
Adding flowers and a ruffle as pictured will require an additional 420 yds (383m) of A and 210 yds (191m) of B

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60cm) circular needles and double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
Tapestry Needle
Stitch marker to mark beginning of the round
'A Noni Design' label
Nylon beading thread (and color-matched seed beads to decorate the flower centers)
Sewing Needle
Noni Best Sew-In 18mm Magnetic Snap Closure in Nickel, Antique Brass, or Gunmetal
4.5 x 5.5 acrylic handles
11.25 x 13.5 in sheet of stiffener
6 Noni 24mm bag feet

Pictured Samples

All of the bags pictured were created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool.

The Grass Green Garden Party Bag was made out of Shepherd's Wool in Spring Green held together with a fine gauge light green loopy mohair. The top of the bag is decorated with Turquoise, Misty Blue and Blue flowers.
The Pink and Red Garden Party Bag was made out of Christmas Red and Zinnia with same color flowers and luscious ruffle.

Pink & Red Striped Garden Bag, early editions of the paper pattern ONLY

The ruffle should be made with a double strand of yarn.