Thursday, May 23, 2013

Checkered Drawstring Bag

Free pattern for my Checkered Drawstring Bag as promised!

Materials: < 230 yards of sock weight yarn
               5 size 2 double pointed needles
               Tapestry needle


Cast on 80 stitches using the same method you would to knit a toe up sock

Knit in the round for 16 rounds

Checkerboard pattern:
Section 1: Row 1: *k4, p4* *repeat across the round
               Rows 2-4: reapeat Row 1 (of Section 1)

Section 2: Row 1: *p4, k4* *repeat across the round
               Rows 2-4: repeat Row 1 (of Section 2)

Repeat Sections 1 and 2 three more times

Knit in the round for 16 rounds

Drawstring holes:
Row 1: *CO2, k6  *repeat across the round
Row 2: *YO2, k6  *repeat across the round

Knit in the round for 4 rows (the top will roll down, so you can add more rows if you wish)

Bind off.

Drawstring: I-Cord

CO 4
Knit in the round for 15 inches
Weave the cord through the holes in the bag
Attach both ends of the I-cord after it has been woven through the bag

Weave in the ends and enjoy! The final dimensions of the bag are 5.5" x 6.5".


  1. Thanks for sharing! And glad you are back to blogging. I have missed seeing your posts!

    1. Thank you! I am planning on doing quite a bit of blogging this summer to make up for it! :)