It’s In the Bag!
Got a new deck? Get it in a new bag quick with this 2-Hour Tarot Bag knitting pattern. This bag knits up lickety–split so you can get on to the business of reading the cards.
Chunky yarn and big needles are the secret to making this soft, dense bag come together in a flash.
The chevron lace detail adds panache, while on a practical level lets you peek at what deck lies within. A satin ribbon drawstring helps you sprint to the finish line, while pretty crow beads dangle for some extra flair. The bag has a tailored shape for a trim look, while the bottom is stitched for strength and security.
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Size: Approximately 5 1/4” wide by 6” tall (from bottom of bag to drawstring)—fits a standard size tarot deck
Gauge: 10.5 st = 4” in Stockinette.
- 3.5 oz (76 yds) Yarn Bee “Dream Spun”, 80% acrylic/20% Superwash Wool. Color shown: Wonderwild (above) and Delphinium (below).
- 2/3 yds 1/4” (6 mm) satin ribbon
- 6 crow beads in contrasting colors
I was able to knit two bags out of every 3.5 oz skein.
- US Size 11 (8.0 mm) DPNs
- Tapestry Needle
- Large-eye needle to thread the ribbon through the beads (if the tapestry needle is too large)
- CO cast on
- DPNs double pointed needles
- oz ounces
- yds yards
- mm millimeter
- st stitch
- k knit
- p purl
- k2tog knit two stitches together
- yo yarn over
- skpo slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stich over
2-Hour Tarot Bag Instructions
CO 27 stitches, divide evenly between three DPNs, and join to knit in the round.
Rows 1-4: *k2, p1; rep from *
Row 5: *k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from *
Row 6-9: knit
Row 10: *k4, yo, skpo, k3; rep from *
Row 11 and all odd rows: knit
Row 12: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k2; rep from *
Row 14: *k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1; rep from *
Row 16: *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo; rep from *
Rows 18-25 Repeat rows 10-17
Shaping the Bottom of the Bag
Row 26: k9, k2tog, k14, k2tog
Row 27: k9, k2tog, k12, k2tog
Row 28: k9, k2tog, k10, k2tog
Row 29: k9, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog
Bind off and cut the yarn leaving an 18” tail.
Using the 18” tail, stitch the bottom together with an overhand stitch.
Weave in ends.
Thread the ribbon through the eyelets, starting on the right side and threading it in and out of each eyelet until you’re back where you started.
Decorate the ends of the ribbon with crow beads, knotting under the beads.
© 2016 by Joy Vernon. All rights reserved. For questions, corrections or more information, please contact me.
This pattern is free for personal and non-profit/charity use only.
All commercial uses are prohibited unless specifically licensed in writing by copyright owner.
Joy has been teaching craft classes and spiritual workshops for over twenty years. She specializes in jewelry making and fiber arts. She leads the Denver Tarot Meetup, Denver Tarot Geeks, and Denver Traditional Reiki Meetup and is one of the psychics at Isis Books. For more information and a schedule of upcoming classes, please visit JoyVernon.com.
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.