Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern

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An all-over pattern adds texture to a simple design that knits up quickly.

Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Hand knit in Alchemy Yarns of Transformation, Wabi Sabi, 66% Silk/34% Wool.

Drizzly days invite you to cozy up with a knitting project. Let your mind wander with an easy, rhythmic project that comes together quickly. The Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern offers a no-frills all-over pattern highlighting soft, silky yarn while the staggered eyelets open space for a glimpse at what deck is inside. Knit top-down in the round, this bag finishes cleanly with my trademarked decrease sequence, providing both the right amount of curve for a proper pouch, and the right amount of flat for your deck of cards.

A quick-to-make finger cord ties it off. Add glass beads if you’d like, but unadorned does not mean un-adored. You’ll love this straight-forward design so much you’ll want to make one for each of your decks! Although the pattern fits a standard tarot deck, its simplicity lets you size up or down by choosing different weight yarn and the corresponding needles.

Download a pdf of the Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern or find it on Ravelry.

Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag Sizing and Materials

Skill Level

  • Easy

Finished Size

  • Approximately 4 3/4” wide by 7” tall—fits a standard size tarot deck


  • 16 st = 4” in stockinette. Gauge is relevant but not critical.


  • 25g (43 yds) Alchemy Yarns of Transformation, Wabi Sabi, 66% Silk/34% Wool


  • US Size 8 (5.0 mm) DPNs
  • Tapestry Needle
Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag by Joy Vernon. Hand knit in Alchemy Yarns of Transformation, Wabi Sabi, 66% Silk/34% Wool. Shown with Jolanda Tarot by Hans Arnold.


  • CO cast on
  • DPNs double pointed needles
  • g grams
  • k knit
  • k2tog knit two stitches together
  • mm millimeter
  • oz ounce
  • st stitch
  • yds yards
  • yo yarn over

Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag Instructions

Casting On

CO 36 stitches, divide between three DPNs, 12 stitches per needle.

Join to knit in the round.

Rolled Cuff and Eyelet for Drawstring

Rows 1-6: Knit

Row 7: *K2tog, yo; repeat from *


Rows 8-10: Knit

Row 11: *K2tog, yo, k2; repeat from *

Row 12-14: Knit

Row 15: *K2, k2tog, yo; repeat from *

Repeat Rows 8-15 three more times (Rows 16-39)

Shaping the Bottom of Bag

Row 40: K12, k2tog, k20, k2tog (34 stitches remaining)

Row 41: k12, k2tog, k18, k2tog (32 stitches)

Row 42: k12, k2tog, k16, k2tog (30 stitches)

Row 43: k12, k2tog, k14, k2tog (28 stitches)

Row 44: k12, k2tog, k12, k2tog (26 stitches)

Row 45: k12, k2tog, k10, k2tog (24 stitches)


Bind off and cut the yarn leaving an 18 inch tail.

Stitch the bottom together with an overhand stitch. Weave in ends.


I made an 18 inch finger cord for the drawstring. Alternately, you can use i-cord, lucet cord, or purchased cord or narrow ribbon. Although I left the ends of the drawstring plain, you might like to decorate them with crow beads or other beads with a wide hole, knotting under the beads.

Download the Pattern as a PDF

Staggered Eyelet Tarot Bag Knitting Pattern pdf
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Check out all my tarot bag patterns here on Completely Joyous.

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

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