Knitted Four Corner Bags

$6.00 USD

This is the knit version of our Four Corner Bag, with the same shape and nice wide opening. This pattern includes two sizes with three different stitch variations, all perfect for carrying produce, take-out, or yarn. It pairs well with our no-sew, removable, Leather Handle Kit. I came up with this design by folding paper, origami-style, until I was satisfied with how it functioned. Then I translated it into a deceptively simple knitting pattern—the action is really all in the bind off!

See it on Ravelry

You will receive a download link once your purchase is complete.  If you prefer a hard-copy, please visit your local yarn shop.
Your pdf will remain in your account at Cocoknits where you can access it 24/7 with no expiration.

This pattern is available in English and Chinese. You'll automatically receive both PDFs upon purchase.


Small (Large)

Finished Measurements

  • 13 (15)" / 33 (38) cm square on the bottom
  • 7 (8)" / 18 (20.5) cm deep



220 (270) yds / 201 (247) m strong yarn (heavy worsted - fingering)

Shown in:

Silver Bag - Stockinette Version (Small)
Habu Textiles a-115 pari pari

  • 100% bamboo 294 yds / 269 m per 100 g skein
  • 1 skein in 182 Silver

Black Bag - Garter Version (Large)
Habu Textiles a-188 linen cotton paper

  • 56% linen, 44% cotton 109 yds / 100 m per 28 g skein
  • 3 skeins in 5 Black

Gray Bag - Yarn Over Version (Large)
Habu Textiles n-100 wide cotton gima

  • 100% cotton 109 yds / 100 m per 28 g skein
  • 3 skeins in 11 Steel Gray


  • US 10 (11) / 6 (8) mm dpns
  • One 24" [60 cm] circ in size US 10 (11) [6 (8) mm]
  • Spare working-size needle for three-needle bind off or size to obtain desired gauge

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.



10–12 sts and 20 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in St st.

Note: Gauge is not terribly important—it’s more important that you get a fabric that suits you. For a very open fabric, try a larger needle; a smaller needle will yield a tighter fabric and smaller bag.

Additional Yarn Suggestions

The models in the Chinese version of this pattern use the following yarns:

Small Stockinette Version

Shangdrok Nettle Hand Spun Yarn

  • 100% Nettle; 200 m per 100 g skein
  • 1 skein

Large Stockinette Version

Two strands held together

Shangdrok Nettle Hand Spun Yarn

  • 100% Nettle; 200 m per 100 g skein
  • 1 skein


Shangdrok Muga Silk 2 Ply Yarn

  • 100% Muga Silk; 950 m per 100g skein
  • 1 skein

Garter Version (Orange)

Shangdrok Natural Dye Hand-spun Cotton Yarn DK

  • 100% Cotton; 200 m per 100g skein
  • 1 skein

Yarn Over Version (Mustard Yellow)

Shangdrok Natural Dye Linen Yarn

  • 100% Linen; 153 m per 100g skein
  • 2 skeins
Find it at your local store