Knitting bags can be massive timesavers if you like to craft on the go. We've all been there: you have five minutes to leave the house and you're frantically scrabbling around for a knitting project you can work on while you're out. Where are the needles? Will one ball of yarn be enough? Did you remember the tape measure?
If, like ours, your knits live in a heap next to your favourite comfy chair rather than being neatly tidied away, you need to get yourself a knitting bag organiser. With their specially designed pockets for holding needles and notions, knitting storage bags will help you get your knitting organised – and mean you always have a portable project to hand.
To help you choose the best knitting bag for you we've sorted them into three categories: knitting storage bags (with space for tools, yarn and works-in-progress), knitting tote bags (great for individual projects), and knitting needle organisers (to keep your craft space, or your other knitting bags, tidy).
Need a project to put in your new knitting bag? Take a look at our knitting patterns for ideas and inspiration, or see our round-up of the 30 best easy knitting patterns for beginners.
Here's what you'll find in our list of the top knitting bags:
- Hobby Gift craft bag
- Beautiful Bloom knitting bag
- Kelly Connor Designs knitting bag
- Santoro Gorjuss wheelable knitting bag
- Qees knitting storage bag
- Kit N Caboodle storage tote
- Prym knitting bag
- Everything Mary craft tote
- Counting tote knitting bag
- Personalised knitting bag
- Voulez Vous Tricoter knitting tote
- My Favourite Hobby knitting bag
- Knitter tote bag
- Nostalgia Knits knitting needle bag
- Knitting Bag and Case knitting needle organiser
- Hobbygift knitting needle organiser
- Creative Options knitting needle bag
- HiyaHiya circular knitting needle organiser
- Quince Pie circular needle case
- Knitting storage bag sewing pattern
20 of the best knitting bags to keep things tidy
Knitting storage bags
1. Hobby Gift craft bag
Best for: Doubling as a stylish handbag
Carry your knitting in style with this eye-catching leopard-print craft bag from Hobby Gift. It measures 14 x 36.5 x 30cm and has a good sized main compartment for your latest project, with comfy carry straps. Plus there are external pockets to keep all those essential tools organised, where they can't get tangled up in your yarn. Look out for the polka dot bag in the same range too.
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2. Beautiful Bloom knitting bag
Best for: Everyone! A practical choice for at home and on the go
You can't go wrong with a classic! This traditional floral knitting bag measures 18 x 15 x 42cm and has two compartments, a main one to store your yarn and needles, plus a side pocket for notions and accessories, or spare needles. It zips up securely to keep your precious knitting safe, and comes in a variety of different prints so you can choose your favourite look.
3. Kelly Connor Designs knitting bag
Best for: Style savvy knitters
Don't you just love this cool and quirky knitting bag from Kelly Connor Designs? Make a style statement with this 41cm diameter monochrome bag, which is shaped like a ball of wool. It's made from heavyweight cotton canvas and has a zip closure and short handle at the top. We think it's perfect for taking to knit night and would make a fab gift for a crafty friend.
4. Santoro Gorjuss wheelable knitting bag
Best for: Knitters on the go, and fans of big or complex projects
If you'll be travelling regularly with your knitting, or transporting heavy projects such as blankets, then you need a knitting storage bag on wheels! Perfect for trips to shows and other weekends away, this wheelable craft tote features Santoro's popular Gorjuss artwork in eye-catching jade green. A choice of handles makes it easy to switch between carrying and wheeling, while the multitude of compartments and pockets makes organising your bits and bobs a cinch.
5. Qees knitting storage bag
Best for: All-in-one and small-space storage
The designers of this knitting storage bag really have thought of everything. There are interior compartments with holes to thread your yarn through, so you can keep your skeins separate for colourwork; the see-through cover enables you to see what's inside at a glance; the side case has space for needles (plus hooks) and notions; and the choice of straps means you can comfortably carry it on your shoulder or forearm. Plus at 38 x 25 x 26cm, it's plenty big enough for storing yarn and a project or two.
6. Prym knitting bag
Best for: Commuters and travel knitters
If you're looking for a knitting bag that can double as a stylish handbag, this is the one for you. With plenty of space to store larger projects or multiple works-in-progress, it's ideal for holidays and weekends away. The Prym craft bag is made from canvas fabric with sturdy bamboo handles that fold out to create a stand, so it's handy around the home too. It measures 40.5 x 25 x 45cm.
7. Everything Mary craft tote
It's not specifically designed for knitting, but we think this organiser from Everything Mary has all the features a knitter needs – namely, lots and lots (and lots) of pockets! With so much storage space, you'll never leave that all-important tape measure/stitch marker/row counter behind again. Plus it would be ideal for standing on a craft desk or beside a favourite knitting chair.
Knitting project bags
8. Kit N Caboodle mini desktop tote
Best for: Updating and organising your craft space
The Kit N Caboodle desktop tote caddy is thoughtfully designed with loads of pockets to hold your project essentials. If you want a desk tote to hold everything you need for your current project, with space for long needles, materials and all your crafty bits, this is a lovely choice for a professional look.
9. Counting tote knitting bag
Best for: Walking and knitting. Sling it over your shoulder and off you go!
We agree wholeheartedly with this bag! If you are prone to knitting on the bus, remind your neighbour not to distract you with this fun motto when your latest project is nestled in this fun knitting tote bag. At 50 x 35cm it's big enough for a project on the needles, pattern and accessories, with a bit of space left over for spare yarn. The knitting bag also has a riveted hole near the top to thread the end of your yarn through.
10. Personalised knitting bag
Best for: Gifting, and adding a nametag to your precious knitting stuff
Give your knitting bag the personal touch with this customisable design from Gifted Keepsakes. It would make a thoughtful gift for a knit-night friend or crafty relative. Choose between lightweight cotton and heavier canvas fabrics depending on the kinds of projects that will be carried and how heavy-duty you need your storage to be. The bag measures 38 x 38cm and it's machine washable too – bonus!
11. Voulez Vous Tricoter knitting tote
Best for: Knit night fashionistas and chic commuters
Here at Gathered we can't resist a slogan tote, and with its bold monochrome colour scheme this one from We Are Knitters fits the bill perfectly. Plus being written in French (it translates as "Will you knit with me tonight", in case you were wondering) adds extra style points, naturellement! Pack your latest knitting project and a few everyday essentials and you're ready to face the world.
12. My Favourite Hobby knitting bag
Best for: Multi-project knitters who need a bag for every WIP
Another truth immortalised in bag form. Hands up who else spends almost as much time browsing beautiful yarns online as they do knitting? You'll be able to stash plenty of new skeins in this roomy 10-litre-capacity tote bag, which comes in more than a dozen different colours. Why not hide a few around the house for all your half-finished projects? (P.S. You can also buy T-shirts featuring the same slogan.)
13. Knitter tote bag
Best for: Letting everyone know your favourite craft
Stitchers Tees is the place to go if you want to wear your crafting credentials on your sleeve – or bag. This simple but striking 100% organic cotton, Fair Trade tote comes with one of three logos (Knitter, Crocheter, or Yarnivore) and at 43cm across and 33cm deep it offers plenty of space for everything a knitter needs to carry. Use it as a knitting storage bag at home or take it out and about – and don't forget to wear your matching Knitter hoodie!
Knitting needle buyer's guide
Want some smart new needles to put in your brand new knitting bag? Check out our guide to 10 of the best knitting needles, which features our pick of the top brands and knitting needle types to try if you're a beginner, improver and more.
Knitting needle organisers
14. Nostalgia Knits knitting needle bag
Best for: Crafters who love to shop handmade
Knitters know the value of beautiful handmade items, so it seems fitting for us to choose hand-crafted storage options too. We love this wedge-shaped knitting needle bag from Nostalgia Knits, which has been stitched with love in the UK. Measuring 42 x 15 x 5cm, it's made from canvas and craft cotton, and has a zip closure. It's available in a range of different prints, so you can choose the one that matches your style.
15. Knitting Bag and Case knitting needle organiser
Best for: Crafters with a big needle and hook collection
Beautifully handmade to order, this case comes in large and extra large sizes with loads of room to fit all your needles, hooks, DPNs and accessories. With such great storage, you'll be buzzing to use your favourite knitting tools! Take a look at the rest of the shop, too, for different size options and prints.
16. Hobbygift knitting needle organiser
Best for: Corralling the clutter in your project bag
Multiple projects on the go? Slip this knitting needle organiser inside a bigger bag to ensure you always have the right needles on hand. Sturdy and hard-backed, it'll stand up to a bit of wear and tear while keeping your precious pins (and other little bits and bobs) safe. Hobbygift's needle case measures 13 x 40 x 4cm and holds up to 10 pairs of needles.
17. Creative Options knitting needle bag
Best for: Keeping smaller needle collections tidy
With its bright neon colour and funky geometric pattern, this handy knitting needle bag will ensure you never lose your pins again. It has eight elasticated pockets and a large inner pocket, and at 45cm long there's room for even the longest straight needles. Simply fold over the top to keep your needles secure. Get one for metal needles, one for plastic and one for wooden, and you'll be in organisation heaven!
18. HiyaHiya circular knitting needle organiser
Best for: Knitting-in-the-round fans with a big stash of needles
Circular needles deserve their own special carry case too, which is why HiyaHiya have created this beautiful knitting needle organiser just for circulars. It's made from their signature fabric, a gorgeous floral brocade, and contains six compartments to tame those tangles and keep your cables tidy. There's also a zipped pocket on the back for carrying extra accessories.
19. Quince Pie circular needle case
Best for: Hat and sock knitters, and other circular needle fans
Specially designed for circular needles, this handmade organiser from Quince Pie has 12 pockets that can each store more than one needle, so there's plenty of room for your whole collection. It measures 17 x 50cm and fastens with a button and elastic. Choose from a range of eye-catching prints, including these cute chickens.
Make your own knitting bag
20. Knitting bag sewing pattern
Best for: Crafty types who love to sew too
And finally, if you can't find a knitting bag in the shops that you love, why not make your own? We love this DIY knitting project bags pattern from our friends at Mollie Makes magazine. It has a drawstring closure and handy pockets at the front for storing all your knitting tools. Choose a gorgeous metallic fabric to make it really shine!
- free DIY knitting project bags pattern
More knitting inspiration
Fill your new knitting bag with goodies! We can help you choose the best knitting needles for every project, plus don't miss our guides to knitting kit for beginners, knitting books to read, and the best British yarn producers.