This isn't a knitting pattern, but it is knitting-related! I mostly knit, these days, but over the years I've picked up a lot of other crafty skills: embroidery, sewing, quilting, crochet, even scrapbooking. Mostly they supplement or complement my knitting habits.
I've written before about how much I love project bags, and I'm always looking for new ones. You can't beat good old tote bags, though, and Jennifer at The Craft Patch has a super cute pattern to decorate one. It uses heat-transfer vinyl, though you could turn her pattern into a stencil and use paint. I love how it incorporates embroidery, and even includes the dots to guide your embroidery. Accurately-embroidered lines are so beautiful. And the pompom trim! Too cute.