This season we’re on the move, and we’re betting you are too. If you need a new on-the-go tote, we’ve got the perfect crochet project bag for you.
The Granny Square Bag is a stylish bag with a vintage flair. This yarn bag is made with multiple granny squares, and a minimalist handle made using the single crochet stitch.
It’s the perfect size for rushing around and getting things done. It looks trendy and professional with its rounded shape. And the pattern of the granny squares adds a little fun.
The Granny Square Bag is made from a beautiful, soft worsted yarn. The Cascade 220 Yarn is perfect for this project because it's durable and is a pleasure to work with. We decided to use an elegant white and silver-gray which makes it easy to pair with anything!
Granny Square Bag Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Hook(s) size: 5.5mm
Yarn weight: Worsted
Yarn Yardage: Color A: 3.1 oz – 195 yds, Color B: 2.3 oz – 145 yds
Approx. finished dimensions: Width (at widest point) 16” Height (at highest point) 13”
Gauge: Each square is 4” by 4”
Pattern details: 24 squares are needed to complete the bag
Ch – chain, sl/st – slip stitch, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), sc – single crochet
*If you enjoy learning about different crochet stitches, please take a look at the Ultimate Stitch Library here.
Ch 5, sl/st into the first ch to make a ring. Ch 3 counts as a dc. Ch 4 counts as dc and ch 1.
Round 1: Ch 3. Work 2 dc into the ring and then ch 3. *3 dc into the ring, ch 3; repeat from * 2 more times. Sl/st into top of beginning ch 3 – 12 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces
Attach color B and carry color A in this round.
Round 2: Using color B, ch 4. *In the next ch 3 space work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1); repeat from * to last ch 3 space. In last ch 3 space work (3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc). Sl/st into 3rd ch from beginning ch 4 – 24 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces, 4 ch 1 spaces
Round 3: Pick up Color A. Ch 3 and work 2 dc into the same space, ch 1. *In the next ch 3 space work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1), in the next ch 1 space work (3 dc, ch 1); repeat from * around. Sl/st into the top of the beginning ch 3 – 36 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces, 8 ch 1 spaces
Cut both colors of yarn and tie off. Sew in ends.
Make 24 granny squares in total.
Right sides facing together, whip stitch granny squares together as shown in the diagram and fold in half. There will be 2 squares sticking out on the side (the row with 4 squares across the diagonal). Fold both squares in half to create the side of the bag. Whipstitch along the bottom sides of the bag, around folded in diagonal squares, and along the top of sides leaving the last square on each side open. Turn the bag right side out.
Handles (make 2)
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Using color B, attach yarn at top of the bag in ch 3 space.
Rows 1-55: Sc 3, ch 1, turn, sc into each st – 3 sts
Cut yarn and whipstitch into other ch 3 space
Repeat for the other side
Finishing: Sc into both sides of handles and around the top of the bag
Cut yarn and tie off, sew in all ends
You are certain to have so much fun making this crochet project bag. The Granny Square Bag is modern with a vintage touch, and the shape really sets it apart. Add this classy, unique bag to your closet today. You’ll have a reason to get excited about those errands you have to run.
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