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Juggling Sacks (R1)

set of three juggling sacks

These juggling sacks are made from a simple pattern and are an ideal project if you have just started knitting in the round. Knit them plain or swap the yarn every couple of rows to make a stripy version.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • yarn leftovers (double knit)
  • approx 40g Popping Corn per sack
  • 4 x double ended knitting needles (3mm)
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors


  1. Cast on 36 stitches and join into the round.
  2. Knit 25 rows.
  3. Cast off.

Making Up:

When the pattern has been worked you will have a short tube of knitting. Press the tube flat and sew up one end so you have a square pouch.

press the sides of the pouch together

Press together the two corners of the open end of the pouch. This forms the pouch into a four sided pyramid.

Sew the pyramid opening half-way across then stuff. Finish sewing across and lose any loose ends inside the juggling sack.


Stuffing Materials

In the “you will need” section the stuffing material is described as approx 40g Popping Corn. In fact any sort of dried bean or seed will work as well as long as it doesn't fit through the weave of your knitting.

Please note that any small bean or seed used for stuffing this item could be a choking hazard and the very young should not play with this item unsupervised.

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!