Icy Snowflakes Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern

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A simple band of eyelet snowflakes warms up this quick knit project

Icy Snowflakes Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Shown open next to the Crystal Visions Tarot. Hand knit in Plymouth Yarn Homestead, 100% wool. Color shown: 23, Dusty Blue.
A dark-haired youth with wings and a glinting sword sits in the snow under a gray and cloudy sky. Crows fly all around. Cool colors of blue, purple, black, and white predominate.
“Page of Swords” from the Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 2011.

Frigid temps and icy roads were the culmination of several days of snow. The crows held a convocation. Perhaps cawing kept them warm.

Here in Seattle, the slick glassy surfaces gave way to the usual gray skies and unending rain just in time for Christmas. Drops cascaded off the icicles that encased the cedar branches.

The Icy Snowflakes Tarot Bag commemorates the winter storm of Christmas 2022.

This fast knit features a scalloped edge at the top, i-cord drawstring, and snowflake lace border supported by a pair of garter ridges. The bottom of the bag is tailored to create a cozy fit for your favorite tarot deck.

Knit top-down in-the-round, a stockinette background keeps your needles quickly clicking while the decorative features provide a few rows of interest to interrupt the boredom.

This pretty drawstring bag can also be used for a gift bag or to hold any tiny treasures.

The finished bag is 7 inches tall (5 1.2″ from below the drawstring to the bottom), and 4 1/2″ wide, fitting a standard size tarot deck in a tuck box.

Download a pdf of the Icy Snowflakes Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern or find it on Ravelry.

Pattern Info

Skill Level

  • Easy
  • Techniques used: knit stitch, purl stitch, 1×1 ribbing, basic eyelet lace techniques (knit two together, slip slip knit, and yarn-overs), double decrease (sl2tog-k1-p2sso; video linked below), scalloped edge (video linked below), knitting in the round, double pointed needles
  • Tip: Looking for an easier pattern? My easiest tarot bag pattern is the Four of Wands Tarot Bag. The Two-Hour Tarot Bag and Diamond Window Pane Tarot Bag are also beginner friendly.

Finished Size

  • Approximately 4 1/2” wide by 7” tall (5 1.2″ from below the drawstring to the bottom)
  • Fits a standard size tarot deck (4 3/4” x 2 7/8” x 1 1/4”)

Gauge

  • 16 st = 4” in stockinette.

Materials

  • 25g (48 yds) Plymouth Yarn Homestead, 100% Wool, Color 23 Dusty Blue
  • Optional: glass crow beads or other beads with a large hole

Supplies

  • US Size 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • BO bind off
  • CO cast on
  • DPNs double pointed needles
  • g grams
  • k knit
  • k2tog knit two stitches together
  • mm millimeter
  • oz ounce
  • p purl
  • rep repeat
  • rnd round
  • sl slip
  • sl2tog-k1-p2sso slip 2 stitches knitwise at the same time, knit 1, pass the two slipped stitches over. Want to see it? Refer to this video from The Rowbot.
  • ssk slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit these 2 stitches together through back loops
  • st stitch
  • yds yards
  • yo yarn over

Icy Snowflakes Tarot Bag Instructions

Icy Snowflakes Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Shown closed, with a deck inside. Hand knit in Plymouth Yarn Homestead, 100% wool. Color shown: 23, Dusty Blue.

Casting On

  • CO 36 stitches, divide between three DPNs, 12 stitches per needle.
  • Join to knit in the round.

Scalloped Edge

  • Rows 1-4: *k1p1; rep from * to end of rnd (1×1 ribbing)
  • Row 5 (optional): Scallop edge: *k1, p1, k1, p1, k1; bring right needle forward, down, and around the fabric to the back; transfer the next stitch from the left needle to the right needle, bring the right needle down under the fabric and then to the front returning to normal position having wrapped the slipped st around the fabric. Transfer the stitch back to the left needle, k that stitch; rep from *
  • Video of the scallop edge technique from Drops Design: https://youtu.be/FqP_r0uq7yM

Drawstring Channel

  • Row 6: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to end of rnd

Body of Bag

  • Rows 7-23 (17 rows): knit

Snowflake Eyelet Pattern

  • Row 24: *k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
  • Row 25: knit
  • Row 26: *k2, yo, sl2tog-k1-p2sso, yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd
  • Row 27: knit
  • Row 28: *k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd
  • Row 29-30: knit
  • Row 31: purl
  • Row 32: knit
  • Row 33: purl
  • Row 34: knit

Shaping The Bottom Of Bag

  • Row 35: K12, k2tog, k20, k2tog (34 stitches remaining)
  • Row 36: k12, k2tog, k18, k2tog (32 stitches)
  • Row 37: k12, k2tog, k16, k2tog (30 stitches)
  • Row 38: k12, k2tog, k14, k2tog (28 stitches)
  • Row 39: k12, k2tog, k12, k2tog (26 stitches)
  • Row 40: k12, k2tog, k10, k2tog (24 stitches)

Finishing

With wrong sides together, use 3 needle bind off to create a strong seam on the outside of the bag. Weave in ends.

Drawstrings

I made a 2-stitch i-cord for the drawstring. If you like, decorate the ends with crow beads, knotting under the beads.

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Joy Vernon
Joy Vernon

Joy Vernon is widely recognized as an expert tarot teacher and respected community leader. With over twenty-five 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 grew into one of the largest and most active tarot-specific meetups in the world. Now Joy runs the Greater Seattle Tarot Meetup. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher in Burien, Washington. To learn more, please visit JoyVernon.com.

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