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Travel Bag And Games Set Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Travel Bag And Games Set Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 3 / 3.25mm, US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Garter , Intarsia

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What you need to know

Keep children busy this summer with Val Pierce's knitted travel bag and games set.

This holiday project really is a bag of goodies! Combining a modern take on the traditional noughts and crosses game, as well as five knitted finger puppets, this practical bag pattern is just the ticket when it comes to keeping the kids occupied. The handy bag provides storage and a playing surface for the game. The little chick and mother hen finger puppets are great take-along toys that can be used for fun adventures and story-telling.

What do I need?

Yarn: Sirdar Bonus DK, shade 977 Signal Red, shade 979 Royal Blue, shade 961 White, shade 957 Primrose, shade 960 Powder Blue, one 100g ball of each; Patons Fairytale Dreamtime 4ply, shade 02936 Lime, shade 02935 Turquoise, one 50g ball of each; oddments of orange, brown and black
Needles: 3.25mm, 4mm
Buttons: duck, six; tulip, six


Games bag: 27cm x 24cm
Small bag: 13cm x 14cm
Puppets: approx 2.5cm diameter x 8cm tall

Top knit tips

As this play set is going to be used by children it is important that the buttons on the noughts and crosses pieces are firmly secured. If you'd prefer not to use buttons, you could always knit the final few rows of the shape in a contrasting shade to add a coloured centre. Ensure the small parts of the finger puppets, such as the beaks and wings, are firmly attached by sewing through the knitting several times.

The boat could easily be replaced by a motif of your choice. Just get some knitter’s graph paper and draw your own design over 31 sts and 38 rows to fit the pocket panel!

Meet the designer

Designer Val Pierce is best known for her utterly adorable toy patterns. If you loved making this pattern, then why not make Val's sleeping teddy next? You can find even more toy designs from Val Pierce here.

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Techniques: Basic Shaping, Garter , Intarsia, Stocking Stitch

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