Knit Diaper Bag

Knit Diaper Bag

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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  • Sensations™ Yarns, 1 skein each: Cuddle, turquoise; Cuddle Muffin, white/turquoise/brown; Lovebug, turquoise
  • Size 7 circular knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • 1 pr wood purse handles with rings
  • Yarn needle
  • 3/4 yd PUL fabric
  • Stitch markers: 1 color (A); 3 color (B)
  • 1-1/4" button
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sew machine
  • Thread
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4" in stockinette Regular instruction lists begin with 'Directions' in bold, 'Notes' are italicized and each line is double spaced by 2

DIRECTIONS: Project is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together throughout.

Main Bag: CO 74 sts using 1 strand each of Cuddle & Cuddle Muffin. Join, do not twist sts. PM (A) on right-hand needle. This marks the beginning of the round. Rows 1 & 2: P 27, PM (B), K1, P8, K1, PM (B), P 27, PM (B), K1, P8, K1 (stitch markers will remain in place to BO row). Row 3: K 27, P1, K8, P1, K27, P1, K8, P1.
Rep Row 3 until work measures 10" from CO edge. Bind off loosely.

POCKET: Worked flat, not in the round. CO 23 sts using 1 strand each of Cuddle and Cuddle Muffin.
Rows 1, 2, 3: K Row 4: K2, P to last 2 sts, K2. Rep rows 3 & 4 until piece measures 5-1/2" from cast-on edge.
End with a P row. Switch yarns to two strands of Lovebug. P two rows, BO.

FLAP: CO 9 sts with 2 strands of Lovebug. P each row until piece measures 3" from CO edge. Next row: P2 together, P to end of row. Rep previous row until 2 sts remain. BO, leave 6" tails to be used later for button closure loop.

FINISHING: Use yarn needle and one strand of yarn doubled; sew in following order:
Pocket to back of bag: Center pocket 1" above BO edge. Pin in place. Stitch in place.
Bottom seam: RS facing, whip stitch bottom seam. Turn bag RS out.
Attach center flap on back of bag, RS facing. Stitch in place.
Sew on handles with metal rings placed inside top edge of bag.
Place and attach button. Tie tails from flap BO to form closure loop around button.
Finished Bag: 9"x6"x1-3/4". Holds changing mat, travel wipes and 1-2 diapers.

Changing Mat: Cut fabric to 20-1/2" square. Turn edges under 1/4" and then 1/4" again and sew in place.