Knitted Rustic Mitered Squares Bag
– Free Knit Pattern –
This Knitted Rustic Mitered Squares Bag is a fun and quick bag to make.
This knitted project is part of 2020 Knit Along with KAL Corner.
Knitted Rustic Mitered Squares Bag – Free Knit Pattern
- Yarn – Funky Stripes DK – 100 g 333 yards (304 meters) Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light.
- Needle – US 6 – 4.0 mm
- Yarn needle
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K – knit
P – purl
SL – slip
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together knit-wise
K3tog – knit 3 stitches together knit-wise
PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
Gauge is NOT necessary for this project to be perfect – I used all of the 100 g to complete this project with my tension.
Squares – 6 ½ inches in length and width (17 cm);
Approx 13 inches in length and width (33 cm)
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and needle used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of needle used.
Note: I did use some crochet in the sewing sections of this project – BUT this is completely optional!
FRONT – Mitered Squares – Make 4:
Note: Row 1 will be the wrong side – you start with the wrong side.
Cast on 55 STS
R 1: K
R 2: K 26; SL 1; K2tog; PSSO; K 26
R 3: P
R 4: K 25; SL 1; K2tog; PSSO; K 25
Repeat Rows 1 to 4 decreasing with Rows 2 and 4 until you have only 3 STS left.
(K 24; K 23; K 22; K 21; K 20; K 19; K 18; K 17; K 16; K 15; K 14; K 13; K 12 ;K 11; K 10; K 9; K 8; K 7;
K 6; K 5; K 4; K 3; K 2; K 1)
Last R: K3tog; fasten off and weave in tails.
Sew 4 squares together to make one big square – optional: SC (single crochet) them together.
- a – either cast on 50 STS and make the back a separate piece to attach to front/ or
- b – knit up 50 STS on the bottom edge of the big square with right side facing and continue as one piece.
I knitted randomly Stocking Stitch and Plain Knit sections until piece measured approx same size as front (12/13 inches – 32/33 cm)
Sew the sides together to create the bag – optional: SC (single crochet) them together.
The way I did the CROCHET – after cast off I did not cut the yarn I continued working SC all along the edges; then I folded the bag together and slipped stitched the sides together – I also the made a few rounds of SC all along the top edge.
Knitted Top Edge:
Knit up a 100 STS along the top – 50 for Front and 50 for back.
Knit back and forth for about 4/5 rows to create a band; cast off and sew the small side together.
I bought leather craft handles for my bag – but you can knit or crochet them!
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I have been a crochet designer for more than 10 years. I love to think outside the box and to try and do things a bit differently. I love to learn new techniques and to challenge myself. I firmly believe that crochet should fun and evoke joy and pleasure. Creating and designing is one of my life's passions.
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