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Free Tea Bag Caddy Knitting Pattern

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Free knitting pattern for a tea bag caddy

Free knitting pattern for a tea bag caddy

A Cozy Way to Carry Your Tea Bags

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 11 a.m., 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!

How to knit a little bag to carry your tea with you

How to knit a little bag to carry your tea with you

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 combination of colours. My yarn is variegated, but anything goes!

Cute knitted teabag caddy instructions

Cute knitted teabag caddy instructions

Project Details

Skill Level: beginner

Yarn: double knit (around 220 m/240 yards per 100 g)

Needles: 5 mm/US 8

Accessories: a tapestry needle and small scissors; button size 20 mm

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

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


Meri on February 22, 2018:

This pattern is not clear- between what *?