Curvy Pouch {a free knitting pattern}

Update : New version of the pattern here

I hate those half skein leftovers.  They take up valuable space that could house full skeins.  Yes I have lots of those half skeins or less.  So, last night I decided to find a use for them and since my husband was out for the evening I made 2 in a couple of hours.  They take around 50 m /60 yards of yarn and are seamless, knit from the top down.
They would make great gifts or stocking stuffers. I made mine on the smallish side (6.5 inches across and 4 inches high) but the pattern includes information on how to make the size you want.
I am using it to carry my knitting notions.

And yes those are cable needles, I got them a couple of weeks ago because I have been eyeing those pretty cables for a while now and I think I am ready to learn cabling.

If you want to make one, just click on the image below to get the pattern.
**Edited to add: the pattern is in pdf format, you need to click the image below to get it, if you are having difficulty getting it leave a comment or email me [ jessyz [at] chocolatemintsinajar [dot] com] and I’ll send it to you. The reason it is in PDF form is so you can download it and print it easily or store it on your smart phone and use it from there without needing to print it at all **

I also have a tutorial for adding zippered linings to your finished items which you can find by clicking the image below


Update : New version of the pattern here

  • carlee October 19, 2011 at 2:18 am

    hello, i’m trying to knit this cute bag, because I have a lot of half skeins as well. I’m somehow not able to see the written pattern for this though I can see the pics and thats all where can I get the written pattern

    • jessyz October 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

      The pattern is a pdf which you can get when you click on the image that says click to get

  • Fiona October 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for the tutorials … I have loads of half-skeins and I was wondering how to put zips / linings into knitted things!! Those will come in very handy.

    Cabling is fun and really much easier than you’d think! I’ve only ever made a scarf and a cowl with cables – so it was pretty basic stuff – but the cabling part was easy to do.

    • jessyz October 22, 2011 at 9:01 am

      You are welcome, I am working another pattern and hope to release it soon.
      I am finishing up a shawl and I’ll be trying my hand at cables soon too.

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  • Rie October 21, 2011 at 4:47 am

    You made 2 in 2 hours! Awesome. I’d make 1 in 5 years.. I’m such a slow knitter! They do look great tho… I’ll bookmark the page to come back to when I’m in a frenzy knitting mood!

    • jessyz October 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

      I promise they won’t take 5 years, just try it.

  • almas hashmi December 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Jessys its a beautiful pattern,I will try to make it. Thanks for posting it,

    • jessyz December 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you, it is very easy and quick too

  • Linda December 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I too would like to try this pattern as I have a lot of mis matched yarns I would like to use up. I have clicked on the clike here and keep getting the picture no pattern. I even tried the save tab but it still comes up with the picture only no pdf file.

  • Linda December 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    After I posted my comment it came up with a new click here and I now have the pattern> Thank-you I can now get to work. Thanks again.

  • Irene January 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern/idea. It will be used to ‘corral’ some of my knitting items as
    well as odds and ends which seem to ‘get lost’ in my purse.
    I’ll make some with i-cord handles for grand daughters (3 and 5 years)to carry as their own purses,
    just for play or to match a dress or sweater.

    • jessyz January 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      I like that idea of using them as purses for the little ones. I use the blue one for my notions and a pair of scissors and other stuff 🙂

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  • Martha Gillilan March 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Looks great and easy to make can’t wait to try one.

  • Harriet Hodges March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Love the view of the pouches but it has been impossible to get the so called free pattern.

    • jessyz March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am

      You just need to click on the last two images for the PDF files.

  • knittingnut214 October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I am an experienced knitter…but somehow…I cannot get the decrease to come out correctly so that I have four corners…love the pattern, and have tried it several times….what am I doing wrong???

  • Julie December 7, 2012 at 4:00 am

    These are just amazing… thanks so much for sharing. I am definitely going to try them…

  • Beverly Racz January 5, 2013 at 5:17 am

    In your directions you use PM, what does this stand for. I figured the P is for purl. What is the M for.


    • Emma January 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Beverly…PM means place marker …the pattern gives you the abbreviations at the beginning of the instructions…hope this helps…I have had trouble with this pattern myself…but think I have it…

  • Carol January 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I’ve had trouble with the decrease as well. Knittingnut214 never got an answer here to her question. When I started on round 25, there were not enough stitches to repeat the pattern a 2nd time. What am I doing wrong? J started with 72 stitches and placed the markers in the correct spots. ? Help!

    • Emma February 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      I did get an answer, just not on the site I guess…if you don’t get one, let me know at knittingnut214@gmail, and I will copy the answer I got for you….

      • anna January 20, 2014 at 7:22 am

        Can you send me the answer you got?! Driving me nuts I can’t figure out this decrease. I think there is an extra marker? Otherwise its not even. My email is thank you!

  • Judy February 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I have made the bag and it is a good pattern, but I can’t get the lining tutorial to come up. thanks

  • Judy February 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I finally got the tutorial for the lining to come up and printed it. Thank you so much. I love your designs and looking forward to using more of them.

    • jessyz February 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

      That is fantastic. Please share when you are done.

  • Terri April 17, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Please help with the decrease rows. I have tried several times and just can’t figure it out. I don’t have enough stitches to on round 25 to repeat a second time no matter how careful I count. I have ripped and redone round 24 numerous times thinking I had to have placed the markers wrong. Please help! I love this bag.

    • jessyz April 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      How many stitches did you start out with?

      • Terri April 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        I started ouy with 72.

        • jessyz April 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

          Round 24: K12, PM, K12, PM, K24, PM, K12, PM, K12, PM (if you didn’t have a marker for the beginning of the round).
          That is a total of 72 stitches

          Round 25 – 34: *Knit until the last two stitches before the marker, K2Tog, SM, K12, SM, SKPSSO, Knit to the next marker, SM* (repeat a second time)

          After round 25 you should have decresed 4 stitches so your new total should be 68, is that what you are getting?

          • anna January 20, 2014 at 7:26 am

            I did that and get 69 stitches and then when get to starter its mid row pattern. Not adding up I wont get 4 corners at the bottom. If you have another pdf with corrections to email me that would be great!

          • jessyz January 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

            I am working on an update for the pattern. Thanks for waiting

  • Lois Hardt May 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    The curvy pouch is just what I was looking for. I’ll get right to it!

  • June Higgins September 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I just stumbled on your pattern for the curvy pouches. Looks like fun. And the tutorial is wonderful! Many thanks for putting this together.

    • jessyz September 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy knitting it.

  • Danielle Fowler January 18, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I’m going bonkers trying to understand the decreases. Clearly I’m missing something everyone else gets but could some one explain it to me so I can get it too. Like a couple of the other comments I don’t seem to have enough stitches to repeat the first decrease row instructions twice. I don’t get it!!
    I’ve winged the decreases the two times I’ve made this but it bothers me that I can’t understand what everyone else does! Bother and Blast OCD!

    • jessyz January 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      I am redoing the pattern to find the problem. Will let you know when I fix it.

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  • dorothy September 18, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I read some of the comments after I printed the pattern and instructions, and I’m now wondering whether the instructions have been edited to reflect corrections.

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