Every tarot deck needs a bag. But how do you know which deck is in which bag? Shed some light on the matter with a window tarot bag!
This bag features an eyelet lattice pattern reminiscent of a diamond pane window in an old Tudor house. Not only is it a pretty detail, it makes it easy to see which deck is in the bag. No more guessing!
This pouch has a rolled cuff above a channel for a simple drawstring brightened with dangling crow beads. The window pane openweave panel is an easy eyelet trellis pattern that is fast, functional and friendly for beginning knitters. The bottom is nicely shaped for a smooth fit.
Did I mention easy? There’s not a purl stitch in the whole bag! The stockinette pattern is knit in the round on three double pointed needles.
The bag is sized to fit a standard tarot deck. You can knit three bags and their drawstrings from a 100 gram ball of yarn, so make some for your friends or bust through your stash.
A great afternoon project!
Download a pdf of this pattern.
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: Approximately 4 3/4” wide by 6 1/2” tall—fits a standard size tarot deck
Gauge: 24 st = 4” in stockinette. Gauge is relevant but not critical.
- 100g (220 yds) Cascade Yarns, UltraPima, 100% Pima Cotton
- 2-6 crow beads in contrasting colors
I was able to knit three standard size bags out of every 100 g hank.
Cascade Yarns colors shown:
3713 Wine (red), 3708 Regal (purple).
- US Size 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs
- Tapestry Needle
- CO cast on
- DPNs double pointed needles
- g grams
- yds yards
- mm millimeter
- st stitch
- k knit
- k2tog knit two stitches together
- yo yarn over
Diamond Pane Window Tarot Bag Knitting Instructions
CO 54 stitches, divide between three DPNs, 18 stitches per needle.
Join to knit in the round.
Rolled Cuff and Eyelet for Drawstring
Rows 1-6: knit
Row 7: *k2tog, yo, k1 repeat from *
Rows 8-13: knit
Row 14: k6, [k2tog, yo] 3 times, k6, k36
Row 15: knit
Row 16: k7, [k2tog, yo] twice, k7, k36
Row 17: knit
Repeat pattern six more times for seven total repetitions (Rows 18-41)
Shaping the Bottom of Bag
Row 42: k18, k2tog, k32, k2tog (52 stitches remaining)
Row 43: k18, k2tog, k30, k2tog (50 stitches)
Row 44: k18, k2tog, k28, k2tog (48 stitches)
Row 45: k18, k2tog, k26, k2tog (46 stitches)
Row 46: k18, k2tog, k24, k2tog (44 stitches)
Row 47: k18, k2tog, k22, k2tog (42 stitches)
Row 48: k18, k2tog, k20, k2tog (40 stitches)
Row 49: k18, k2tog, k18, k2tog (38 stitches)
Row 50: k18, k2tog, k16, k2tog (36 stitches)
Bind off and cut the yarn leaving an 18” tail.
Stitch the bottom together with an overhand stitch.
Weave in ends.
I made an 18” finger cord drawstring out of 4 yds of yarn. Alternately, you can use i-cord, lucet cord, or purchased cord or narrow ribbon. Decorate the ends of the cord with crow beads or other beads with a wide hole, knotting under the beads.
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Joy Vernon is widely recognized by tarot professionals as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Under her leadership, the Denver Tarot Meetup has grown into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher at Isis Books. To learn more, please visit JoyVernon.com.