Jo Storie Knits

Coast Bag Knitting Pattern

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This is a quick and easy project that you could complete over a weekend. There’s no complicated shaping, just an eye catching ribbed lace texture that once you’ve mastered will work up fast.

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Ability: Intermediate 

Skills required: 
You will need to be able to work a basic knit stitch. There is some seaming involved but no special technique is really required although mattress stitch would provide a more professional finish.


Yarn type: I used multi ended organic cotton for this bag but you could use any Aran weight yarn. I recommend Love knitting – Paintbox cotton in Aran weight.

You could of course use multi ends of your stash or recycled, repurposed yarn or even fabric strips to make this bag, have fun with it!

Yarn weight: Aran

Amount of yarn: 450g of  Aran weight yarn with an additional 50g for fringing (optional)

Sizes: When working to my tension you should get a generous bag of 56cm ( 22”) wide and 61cm high (24”)

Materials required: Pair of 6mm straight needles (US 10), tapestry needle for sewing up, safety pins

Yarn approx. 450g of  Aran weight yarn with an additional 50g for fringing (optional)


You really can work this bag to almost any tension, my advice would be to keep it tight so it keeps your groceries secure! This is the tension I’ve worked my bag to:

In lace stitch pattern using 6mm (US 10) needles: 13sts x 15 rows over 10cm x 10cm (4 x 4in)