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Wavy Messenger Bag

Grab and go with this breezy knit bag pattern. The Wavy Messenger bag is the ideal tote for all of your knickknacks, baubles, and daily essentials. This practical knit bag pattern features a messenger-style pouch with a comfortable cross-body strap for hands-free storage. The beautiful wave stitch design makes for a fun and fashionable accessory you'll love being able to say you made.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 0365 Coffee CA and 0885 Delft Blue
  • Knitting Needles: 5mm [US 8]
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE: 18 sts = 3½”; 23 rows = 4” in pat.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge


beg = beginning
CA, CB = color A,B
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dec = decrease
K = knit
lp(s) = loop(s)
mm = millimeters
P = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated


sc-dec = draw up a lp in next ch or st, skip next ch or st, draw up a lp in next ch or st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
dec = [draw up a lp in next sc] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.


Bags measures approximately 12” wide x 10” deep



With CA, cast on 60 sts. K 2 rows.
Next Row (Right Side): K3, * [K2tog] 3 times, [K in front and back of next st] 6 times, [K2tog] 3 times; rep from * to last 3 sts; K3. K 3 rows.

Change to CB and work in pat as follows:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K3, * [K2tog] 3 times, [K in front and back of next st] 6 times, [K2tog] 3 times; rep from * to last 3 sts; K3.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat, working next 4 rows with CA, then next 4 rows with CB and repeat until there are 104 rows (26 stripes) PLUS Border– about 20” from beg. Last stripe will be CA.
Decrease for FLAP: K3tog at beg and end of next row – 56 sts. P 1 row.
Next Pat Row: K1, * [K2tog] 3 times, [K in front and back of next st] 6 times, [K2tog] 3 times; rep from * to last st; K1.
P 1 row. K 1 row. P 1 row.
Rep last 4 rows for pat until there are 36 rows – 9 stripes, ending with a CB stripe.
Flap Border: K 2 rows with CA. Work Pat Row. K 3
rows. Work Pat Row. K 2 rows. Bind off.


** With wrong sides together, fold lower 20” of Bag in half up to flap decrease, forming a 10” deep pocket; sew side seams. **

Flap Edging
With right side facing and CA, pick up and K33 sts evenly across side of flap from end of Border to seam. Bind off. Rep on opposite edge.

With CA, cast on 200 sts. K 2 rows. With CB, K 2 rows. With CA, K 3 rows. Bind off. Place ends of strap over side seams and sew in place.



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