Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite your own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.

Instant download

These bags are made up of squares knitted on four needles so there are no seams to sew. The squares are joined by picking up stitches from those around them.
There are two versions; one has knitted cord handles, the other has an extra square on the front and back which wraps over a ready-made handle.

The bag can be worked in any DK-weight (US: lightweight)yarn. It can be worked in regular two colour stripes or in random stripes using a multi-coloured yarn.
I worked the regular striped grey bag in two shades of grey DK tweed wool. It has knitted cord handles.
I worked the random striped brown bag in a magic ball yarn made up of DK-weight cottons and wools in natural, stone and wood shades. There are instructions on how to knit a cover for the handles (optional).

Finished Size - width at base 40cm (16in), height to handles 30cm ( 12in)

Stitches used:
Cast on, knit, purl, picking up stitches (diagram), increasing - knit into front and back of stitch, (diagram), decreasing - k2tog, k2tog tbl (diagrams), working in the round on a set of five needles.

Any DK yarn - the bag with knitted cord handles needs a total of 350m (383yds) of yarn, the bag with ready-made handles needs a total of 390m (427yds) of yarn.
A set of five 3.25mm (US size 3) double pointed needles.
Size 3.25mm (US size 3) cicular needle.
Lining fabric.
Piping cord for knitted cord handles, or a pair of ready made handles (square, rectangle, or oval) with an internal measurement of at least 10cm (4in).

Stitch diagrams, full step-by-step diagrams throughout the pattern, instructions to make a lining.

This listing is for the PATTERN ONLY, not a kit of materials or the finished item. It is a PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY, not a printed pattern.

PATTERN also available in a three pattern MITERED SQUARE BUNDLE

Striped Squares Bag Knitting Pattern, Modular Knitting, Knitted Bag, Knitting Pattern PDF



  • Handmade Supply
  • Craft type: Knitting
  • Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF included
  • Feedback: 88 reviews
  • Favorited by: 48 people