Free Tea Bag Caddy Knitting Pattern

Updated on May 11, 2017

How Many Times?

Have you gone into your purse for one of your favourite fruity tea bags and realised that it's disintegrated and the contents are spilt all over?

If you are like me, then it's too many times to count!

I'm always in a rush and forget to find a container, so I put that individually wrapped tea bag safely in my purse's inner pocket and go about my morning.

By 11am I'm in need of a fruity kick and reach for my purse.

As I dive in I realise that the pen I thought I had in an adjacent pocket has ripped the tea bag wrapper and perforated the fine tea bag.

Honestly I spend more time emptying my purse on my break, than I do actually taking a break!

So Here's My Answer

Knit yourself a handy tea bag caddy. It's very quick and easy and what's more — it uses up those scraps!

I used double knitting yarn for my project, but this simple project would be easy to adapt if you chose a different weight of yarn (and have some experience adapting patterns).

You can use any colour, or combinations of colours. My yarn is variegated, but anything goes!


Skill Level: Beginner

Yarn: Double Knit (around 220m/240y per 100g)

Needles: 5mm/US 8

Accessories: a tapestry needle and small scissors. Button size 20mm.

Total Weight: 4g (approx. 9m/9.8 yards)

Finished Measurements: 3 inches/7.5cm wide at top edge and 3 1/4 inches/8.25cm deep when closed.

Gauge: 5 stitches and 8.5 rows per inch.


Sts – stitches

K – knit

Kfb – Knit through front and then back of one stitch.

K2togtbl – Knit 2 stitches together through the back of the loop.


Cast on 16sts

  • *K row
  • K row to last st, then kfb* Repeat between *and* until have 22sts.
  • K3, cast off 3sts, k to end.
  • K16, cast on 3sts, k3.
  • *K row K row to last 2 sts, k2togtbl.
  • * Repeat between *and* until have 16sts. K 24 rows and cast off.
  • Turn inside out, sew seams together and sew on a button!

Blocking: No need to block.

Are You a Beginner and Want to Learn More About Knitting?

Below are some videos that will help you with this mini project.

Learning to Cast on - English Method

Knitting One Row Button Holes

How to Cast Off — Basic Method


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      2 years ago

      This pattern is not clear- between what *?


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