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Big Cotton 'The Loop Bag' - Knitting Pattern


Knit yourself this 70s style loop bag with our instant downloadable pattern.

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The Loop Bag

Our latest Big Cotton pattern helps you create this super cute, 70s style cotton bag – perfect for more intermediate knitters or those who like a bit of a challenge.

Our Loop Bag was designed by fellow LAD Helen Rose, which is a fun take on the popular string shopper bags, finished with loop handles to create a loose handbag style.

This pattern uses a combination of knit stitch, yarn over and K2tog; you create a diagonal lace stitch which follows the bag around. Knit in the round so no sewing up (aside from attaching the handles) With a generous gusset you’ve got plenty of space without it being too ‘gappy’ that things fall through the holes!

Finish the bag with a pair of 13cm round handles and you’ve got a pretty and practical bag to carry your handbag essentials, extra yarn or some shopping. It can also make the perfect gift for friends or family!


approx 42 x 34cm wide


You can find a video on how to attach the handles to the bag here.

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Make Time

Needle Size

8mm Circular

Skill Level


Make one – YO (Yarn Over), Pick Up and Knit, Knit, Purl


To complete this knit you’ll need the following;

  • 200g (2 x balls) of Big Cotton Recycled Yarn by Lauren Aston Designs
  • Pair of 13cm loop handles
  • Stitch marker
  • 8mm circular knitting needles (with 60cm cord)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

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