Essentials/Beach Bag Pattern
Essentials/Beach Bag Pattern

Essentials/Beach Bag Pattern

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Back in the early 2000s, I had a denim carryall bag that I used for everything. While it may not have been the most fashionable piece, it seemed to magically stretch to fit whatever I wanted to hold, and held up to years of daily use before I quite literally wore it to shreds. To this day, I’ve never found a bag that was quite so perfect.

In an attempt to recreate it, I came up with this pattern suitable for any level of knitting experience. It uses 2 strands of cotton held double for an extra durable, stretchy fabric, and only requires two simple stitches--with picture and video tutorials to help you every step of the way!

In the end, it really doesn’t look anything like my beloved old bag—it’s actually even better. From the second I wove in the last yarn tail, this bag has been packed full of my daily essentials and hasn’t left my side.

Note: The microfibre strap is available at most craft stores, or you reuse a strap from another bag.


  • 5mm needles
  • 200g DK weight cotton (2 colours, held double)
  • Stitch marker
  • Darning needle
  • Microfibre Strap