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Granny Square Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

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You’re going to love this Granny Square Bag crochet pattern.

It’s such a great crocheted marked bag, that you can use for groceries, your yarn project or anything you’d like!

Pick out your 6 favorite colors & make this beautiful granny square project.

 

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Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

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Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

THE YARN


To make this crochet tote bag I decided to use the amazing Wool Ease yarn from Lion Brand Yarn

It’s for sure become my favorite and these are some other patterns that uses this yarn:  Your Afternoon Walk Cardigan,  Your Sunrise Socks, Spikes and Stripes PillowCold Day Cowl. 

 

So if you haven’t tried Wool Ease before, isn’t this great proof that I really LOVE this yarn?

 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

THE CLASSIC GRANNY SQUARE TURNED BAG


If you like crocheting the traditional granny squares, being able to use them in different projects is so great. 

Having a great crocheted bag is just amazing for so many occasions, such as grocery shopping or just to bring along your crochet project. 

 

With some simple edgings & making the final round of the granny squares the same color, you’ll achieve an overall calmer look. 

 

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Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 
You may also like the Granny Square Ottoman.
 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

GRANNY SQUARE BAG – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Granny Square Bag is a market bag crochet pattern featuring traditional granny squares. 

This easy crochet pattern works up quickly and the granny square bag is perfect for your yarn project or anything you’d use a bag for.

Pick your favorite colors & start making this beautiful piece! 

 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5.5 mm / US: I-9 / UK: 5

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion Brand YarnWool Ease in color Fisherman (CA), Grey Heather (CB), Denim (CC), Rose Heather (CD), Cranberry (CE), Forest Green Heather (CF). 

 

Yarn amount used: 

Color A (CA): 1 skein

Color B (CB): 1 skein

Color C (CC): 1 skein

Color D (CD): 1 skein

Color C (CE): 1 skein

Color F (CF): 1 skein

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 Medium Yarn
  • 80 % Acrylic, 20 % Wool

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Each square measure:

11.5 x 11.5 cm / 4.5 x 4.5 inches

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 1 size. Size adjustments are added under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each round, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • The granny square bag is made up of 18 squares, which are then assembled. Finally an edge of double crochet stitches are created at the top. Then you crochet the handles.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Width: 34.5 cm / 13.5 inches

Height (including edging): 40.5 cm / 16 inches

Handle length: 30.5 cm / 12 inches

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • The best way to adjust the size are going up/down in crochet hook size to create a different sized granny square. 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


beg = beginning

Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

ch-2-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 2 ch

dc = double crochet

prev = previous

rep = repeat

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


To seam the squares together, using the whip stitch is suggested. 

 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


GRANNY SQUARES LIST:

Make 18 squares total, 2 of each, in the following color combinations below or in combinations you choose. 

 

Square 1: CA, CD, CE, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 2: CD, CA, CC, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 3: CE, CC, CB, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 4: CC, CF, CB, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 5: CF, CB, CD, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 6: CF, CD, CC, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 7: CB, CE, CF, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 8: CA, CB, CE, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

Square 9: CE, CC, CD, CA

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

GRANNY SQUARE: 

Click to find a  detailed tutorial on how to crochet a Granny Square.

 

All rounds are made with right side facing. 

 

Round 1: Ch 3, dc 2 in 3rd ch (base ch) from hook, *ch 2, dc 3 in base ch*, rep from *to* 2 times, ch 2, sl st in top of ch from beginning of round (=20 st). Fasten off & cut yarn.  

Round 2: Make slipknot, dc 3 in any corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, *dc 3 in next corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in same corner ch-2-sp, ch 2*, rep from *to* 2 times, dc 3 in first corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, sl st in top of 1st dc from beg of round (=40 st). Fasten off & cut yarn.

Round 3: Make slipknot, dc 3 in any corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, *dc 3 in next ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in next corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in same corner ch-2-sp, ch 2*, rep from *to* 2 times, dc 3 in next ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in first corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, sl st in top of 1st dc from beg of round (=60 st). Fasten off & cut yarn.

Round 4: Make slipknot, dc 3 in any corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, *[dc 3 in next ch-2-sp, ch 2] twice, dc 3 in next corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, dc 3 in same corner ch-2-sp, ch 2*, rep from *to* 2 times, [dc 3 in next ch-2-sp, ch 2] twice, dc 3 in first corner ch-2-sp, ch 2, sl st in top of 1st dc from beg of round (=80 st). Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

ASSEMBLY:


1. Fasten threads & weave in ends on all granny squares. 

2. Place the granny squares according to the photo below. 

 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

3. Seam the granny squares together using the whip stitch (or other preferred method, such as flat slip stitch join). 

4. Seam bottom & along sides, so you have 9 squares on each side.

 

EDGING TOP & HANDLES:

 

Work first stitch at top of side seam with right side facing.

 

Round 1*: Make slipknot, *dc 1 in corner ch-2-sp, dc 1 in the next 3 dc, [dc 1 in next ch-2-sp, dc 1 next 3 dc] three times, dc 1 in next corner ch-2-sp*, repeat from *to* until end of round, sl st in top of ch-2 from beg of round (=102 st).

 

*If you find the round 1 instructions difficult to follow, you can make 102 st evenly around the top of the bag.

 

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in each st from prev round, sl st in top of ch-2 from beg of round (=102 st).

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in the next 16 st, ch 60 st, sk 17 st, dc 1 in the next 34 st, ch 60 st, sk, 17 st, dc 1 in the next 17 st, sl st in top of ch-2 from beg of round (=188 st).

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in the next 16 st, sc in next 60 st, dc 1 in the next 34 st, sc in next 60 st, dc 1 in the next 17 st, sl st in top of ch-2 from beg of round (=188 st).

Round 5: Repeat round 4. 

 

Fasten off & cut yarn. 

 

Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

 

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2 thoughts on “Granny Square Bag – Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Ive made this kind of bag earlier this summer, its mainly for my on the go crochet work. Ive used crochet cotton, the handles is non stretch by folding it and puting a piece of leather string inside

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