Buddy bags {includes 7 variations!} by annypurls

Buddy bags {includes 7 variations!}

by annypurls
July 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One size (7 x 9 inch bag)
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Errata (for patterns downloaded prior to July 20, 2007):
* The rows are misnumbered in the birdy wings section at the bottom of page 3. Rows 3, 5, 7, … should read 4, 6, 8,…
* Odd numbered rows should be purled as per Row 1.

Note that these changes were corrected in any patterns downloaded after July 20, 2007.

Pattern includes 4 buddy/pocket variations (Bunny, Bear-y, Buggy and Birdy) plus 3 special halloween buddy/pocket variations.

Meet Buggy, Bunny, Bear-y and Birdy, the adorable finger puppet buddies that adorn these sweet little backpacks. The inspiration came to me as my little neighbourette’s 4th birthday drew near… I didn’t have much time left to knit her something special and was also confined by the stash. Plus, let’s face it, it’s really hard to tell what size one should knit for a toddler or pre-schooler unless they’re your own ;0) I can’t tell you how many times babies have outgrown knitted gifts and garments before I finished making them!

This is where the beauty of these little treasures lies - they really are one size fits all, and with all the variations, they’ll be cherished by little girls and boys. After all, every child has a little treasure they like to carry around ;0)

These are perfect to tuck a little book, toy and snack in for busy kiddies on the go. And anywhere they can go too - the mall, restaurant, church or even just to play with around the house! Just pull on the strings to draw it closed and wear it as a backpack.

Extra bonus, you probably already have everything you need to make one in your stash right now! Knit from acrylic or washable cotton, they are easy to care for and will take some loving wear.

Knit these as gift wrap for those gifted baby sweaters (a gift for now and another for later - who doesn’t love that?) The pockets and buddies would be great on their own to adorn a simple sweater or baby blanket. Ahh, the possibilities…

The pattern includes detailed instructions for the 7x9 inch bag, all four finger puppets (buggy, birdy, beary and bunny) and all four pockets (leaf, nest, sailboat and basket). It also includes lots of photos and tutorials and even instructions for lining the bag.