Anything Knit Pouch

Broken Rib Knit Bag Pattern-2

Hi friends! So I’ve made all sorts of crochet bags (the Manhattan Tote, Knit Look Sweater Bag…the list goes on) and realized I’d only done one knit bag pattern. What?! So here we go, a little knit bag. 🙂

This is a small pouch that would work well to throw in your summer bag to hold little things that you don’t want flying around inside of your purse.  You could even use it in the bathroom as your primary makeup case! If you have a hard time getting rid of makeup, and you end up with a ton of it (like me), this might be a bit small, but it’s great for so many things!

Knit Pouch Button Closure

Isn’t the texture lovely? It’s knit with the broken rib stitch, which is SO easy.  The top closure is done in the seed stitch, so you get a nice little mix of stitches going on.  These are simple patterns that you can easily do if you know how to knit and purl.

This pouch has wood buttons, but you could get creative with the buttons that you use. It might be fun to use some gold buttons to make it bling!

Broken Rib Knit Pouch Pattern Free

What say you about using super bulky yarn in the summer months? I like it any time of year myself.  Because I love a quick knit or crochet project, super bulky yarns are always up my ally. Hand me a giant needle and a big fat yarn and I’m happy – summer, winter and everything between. 😉


Oh, and I forgot to mention that this is a great stash buster project to use up some of that yarn from your winter projects.  You need less than one skein to make it. 🙂

“Anything” Small Knit Bag Pattern

You will need:

US Size 13 Knitting Needles

One Skein Super Bulky Yarn (Lion Brand Hometown USA in Madison Mustard) (This pattern uses about half of a skein)

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Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

Two 1” diameter buttons

Needle and thread

Casting On Knit Bag Pattern
Cast on and get started on this super easy little pouch. You can see in the pattern below, it uses simple knit and crochet stitches with minimal counting.


Cast on 15 stitches

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 *P1, k1*, repeat from * to * across row. End with a purl stitch.

Row 3 and until piece measures 12” in length – Repeat rows 1 and 2


Once your piece measures 12” in length, you will begin the seed stitch pattern

Next row: (start of seed stitch) *K1, p1*, repeat from * to * across row ending on with a knit stitch.

Repeat this seed stitch pattern for 2” more.  When your entire piece, from end to end, measures 14”, cast off and weave in ends.


Lay piece flat with broken rib section on the bottom. Fold 6” up, so that the “wrong side” of the broken rib sections lay together (right sides out).  The seed stitch section should be above on the top.  The broken rib section is now folded in half, and you will whip stitch seam the edges together. The seed stitch section is left on top and will be the flap that will close on top of the bag.


With your needle and thread, secure the two buttons approx.. 1.5” down from the top and  1” in from the side on either side.  The stitches should be large enough to slip over the button. No button closures needed.

Easy Knit Pouch Pattern

So easy, and such a fun knit! I hope you’ve enjoyed this little bag, and while this is my first knit pouch, it will not be my last.

easy knit bag free pattern

Best to you and yours!  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this bag in the comments below. As always, feel free to post your pictures of your finished projects on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram @mamainastitch!

Check out my other free crochet patterns and free knitting patterns if you’d like. 🙂

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  1. I love this little bag and want to make it right away! However, a little confused with “row 3” instructions.

    Row 3 and until piece measures 12” in length

    What is the pattern for row 3 — is it a repeat of 1 & 2?

    If anyone can help I appreciate it.

    Thank you.

      1. Oh boy -somehow that got cut off! I will add it back now. It’s like row 3 fell off the face of the earth. 😉 So on row 3 you will repeat row 1, then next, row 2. Repeat this sequence repeating row 1 and row 2 until you have 12″ in length.

    1. So glad that you like it Carol! I put the instructions for row three back in the pattern. Sorry about that!

      1. Can this be done on a loom if so what size are wenjoying going for in with or how many cast on’

        1. I’ve never used a loom before. Maybe someone else might see your question and know how to help! Sorry!

  2. Beautiful pattern!! I have that yarn in plum and in emerald!! Will be making a couple of these bags thanks

    1. Oh plum and emerald – gorgeous colors! Feel free to post a picture to my Facebook page if you make them. Thanks for the kind words about the pattern!

    1. I print to a PDF, then only print pages that i need. It works out great! Just change from you printer to a PDF as your output option in the printer dialog. Cheers!

    1. So sorry, there isn’t a button to print! Most readers copy and paste into Word and print from there. Hope this helps!

  3. I love these little bags. I have already made 2 , as gifts. They knit up super fast and are so cute. I am planning on sewing a lining into them. Thank you so much!

    1. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed them!! Love the lining idea. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!!

  4. My mother has deminished eye sight and was saying today that she wished there was some larger knit items and needles she could see to do .Then I come home and turn on my putter and check my email and there was your pattern for this little bag. I can hardley wait to show her. Thank you for your larger patterns and needles ideas.

    1. Aww! I love hearing that. Thanks so much for letting me know that you think my patterns will work for your mom! I love larger needles and yarn myself, so it is what I use mostly. Thanks again for taking the time to let me know, Carol.

  5. I print to a PDF by changing the destination in the print dialog box. Just select PDF instead of your printer’s name. Then you can use the PDF, store it or print only the pages that you need. Cheers!

  6. Is it possible to make this cute little bag in the round? Thinking I would need to cast on 31 (odd number of stitches) and purl around on Row 1 instead of knit. I really like the stitch you used in the body of the bag and would like to duplicate it in the round. Love your site!!

  7. Hi Jessica
    I love the anything knit pouch, I was looking for a small easy gift for a friend and your pouch was perfect!
    I read the pattern and comments for row 3 and think it’s not as hard as I thought. I’m glad I don’t need to make button holes.
    Thanks again
    And I will get started!

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