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Free Pattern: Bow Pouch

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bow pouch

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(in English & French)

A dainty little pattern for your leftovers. Making this is so quick and simple, that I don’t think even a beginner knitter could go wrong. I’ve included life-size schematics, so you can get away with only printing the second page. Then grab your yarn & needles & a tapestry needle and head to the park. Though these photos are rather autumnal, this is actually the first pattern for my summer collection. More on that later!

As I mentioned before, there are 3 different closures you can choose from: A fold-over & sew closure, a button flap closure, and a loop closure. The fold-over closure is the easiest, and doesn’t even require a button. The loop closure is also very simple, and I’ve included a tutorial on how to crochet the loop, so don’t fear the hook! :)

The pattern already has lots of Ravelry , and has been downloaded over 100 times. One knitter has even finished hers, out of Handmaiden sock yarn no less. See, it’s so pretty!

Here’s what I might put in mine:

  • Bobby pins
  • Keys
  • Stitch markers
  • iPod
  • Eraser & pencil lead
  • Tissue
  • A skipping stone
  • Almonds
  • A lump of sugar, in case I meet a horse
  • A piece of chalk for spontaneous graffitti
  • Plectra
  • IChing coins
  • Marbles
  • & all manner of other small thinglings that are always getting lost.

What will you keep in yours? Comment ‘cos I’m curious. :)

If you don’t fancy wearing it on your wrist, you can make one just to keep in your handbag / backpack / knitting bag, or even cooler, if your bag has a detachable strap, you can slide your pouch onto it!

Also, this is my favourite dress. I can’t tell you how delighted I was when I got it home & found out that it had POCKETS!



knitted bow pouch

bow pouch

Hellooo wonky garter stitch!

I can’t wait to see everyone’s lovely sock yarn creations. Hope you enjoy! :)


Many thanks to Nylwenn for the amazing work she did on the French translation! I have a feeling that if you knit La Bow Pouch in French, it will look more graceful, but I can’t be sure. :) Cliquez ici pour télécharger “La Bow Pouch”.

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  1. Julie says:

    That is so super clever!! Absolutely love it.

  2. Linda says:

    Very nice, thank you! I have been enjoying reading your blog posts, sorry that I haven’t had time to comment.

  3. [...] and, because I’m such a quick knitter and was the first to finish my version of the pattern, the designer even blogged with a link to my version! That means I’m practically going to be a celebrity, [...]

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  5. Tx knitter says:

    Made one for a guitar. It went over the neck and holds picks. Now I need one with a skull on each side.

    Any suggestions?

  6. teresa says:

    So many things I always need. Think top of the list is a front door key, Ive lost count of the times I have locked myself out and a doggie bag for those unexpected walks when I grab the lead and the dog, get to the end of the road and realise I have left the bags and the door key.
    Love your site, so many pretty things

  7. [...] project may be even simpler than the Bow Pouch. Great for a beginner knitter, and great for experienced knitters looking for something [...]

  8. WayaAskin says:

    So cute! I’m still knitting “late” Christmas presents, but my heart melted when I read “…a lump of sugar in case I meet a horse…” ~ ! I’d knit one for horse cookies for my horse, but he’d figure out where it is first time, and probably try to eat it ;) SO so cute!

  9. WayaAskin says:

    Ooh, and such a lovely dress. I <3 pockets in dresses!

  10. [...] want to thank lovely Jennifer (Nylwenn on Ravelry) not just for translating the Cheat Sheet and the Bow Pouch patterns beautifully into French, but also for putting up with my slow communication. Merci [...]

  11. Dane says:

    j’ adore ce bracelet c’ est super sympa belle idée bravo

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