Yoga Mat Tote by Sharon O'Brien

Yoga Mat Tote

September 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1296 yards (1185 m)
About 26½" (67.5 cm) around and 27" (68.5 cm) long.
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Out of print. This pattern was available for $6.00.

Pattern description from Bag Style: “In true yoga fashion, Sharon O’Brien combined elements of calm (Van Gogh ‘stars’ on a ‘sky’ of cool, deep teal) and energy (warm vibrant stripes) in this bag designed to carry a yoga mat. Sharon worked the square base in garter stitch at a tight gauge, then picked up stitches around the base and worked the body in stockinette stitch to the top. She added false seams at the corners and eyelets for a drawstring at the top. To reinforce the drawstring eyelets, Sharon sewed crocheted circles around each hole. For the strap, she knitted a wide stockinette strap that she allowed to curl in on itself naturally.”

Finished Size: About 26½“ (67.5 cm) around and 27” (68.5 cm) long.

Yarn:Worsted weight (#4 Medium). Tahki Cotton Classic (100% mercerized cotton; 108 yd (99 m)/50 g): #3786 teal (MC), 6 skeins; #3715 acid green, #3712 pale celery, #3407 burnt orange, #3800 aqua, #3936 lilac, and #3432 burgundy, 1 skein each.


  • Body - size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” and 24” (40 and 60 cm) circular (cir).
  • Base - size 3 (3.25 mm).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; markers (m) one of a unique color; large tapestry needle; DMC 6-strand embroidery floss in #209 lilac, #472 celery, #920 burnt orange, #3846 aqua; size 22 tapestry needle for embroidery; tracing paper (optional); straight pins (optional).