This Easy Granny Square crochet bag is all about the not so humble Granny Square. In fact, it is only made from Granny squares!
This is a perfect beginners crochet bag, as it’ll get you making granny squares and half squares, so you’ll an expert at making them!
This is a great project for the you’ve made a lot of granny squares and have no idea what do with them.
It’s also a great stashbuster! You could make these squares in any colour from your stash.
This bag, if made in different colours is very similar to the Not the High Street Bag by Bella Coco – different handles, but the same construction, and I made this one 4 years earlier!
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How to make a granny square used in the bag
If you are new to crochet, I have a complete beginners guide to making a granny square, and why they are the perfect beginners project.
How many rounds does the granny square need to be?
For this bag pattern, each granny square needs to be 6 rounds.
This will make a bag that measures 38cm x 38 cm, or 15 inches by 15 inches, when using the yarn I’ve listed below.
Can you use other granny squares to make a crochet bag?
Yes, the brilliant thing about this bag, is you can completely change the look of the bag by changing the colours of the squares, and if you are feeling really adventurous, the actual type of granny square.
If using the starburst squares, do up to round 5 in your colours, which turns the circle into a square. The use the continuous join as you go technique to join them together.
Yarn choice for a crochet bag
I used bulk standard Double knitting yarn. Some I was gifted the Blue and the yellow, and then Stylecraft Special DK for the Pomegranate and black.
As I’ve used DK yarn, my bag was made with a 4mm hook.
Bear in mind if you use a different yarn and hook , this will change not only the size of the squares, but also the finished size of the Granny Square bag.
Again, depending on what yarn you will use, your squares may be a different size!
Each granny square of 6 rounds measures 14cm when blocked, using DK yarn and a 4mm hook.
Easy Crochet Bag Pattern
4 colours of DK yarn I used Aster, Saffron, Pomegranate and Black
Make 13 granny squares and 2 half granny squares or 6 rounds. I made them with alternating 3 colours.
Lay the granny squares out on the diagonal as per the diagram below.
Sew together using Whip Stitch, or an easier way is to skip round 6 and use the Continuous Join as you go technique
Granny Square Bag Layout
How to Line the Crochet Bag
- Cut 2 squares of calico, (I laid the fabric over the top of the bag to gauge the size).
- Seam them together on the sewing machine, 3 sides of the square
- Iron the seams flat
- Turning the lining inside out
- Hand sewing the lining into place, neatly folding the lining ensuring no raw ends are showing.
Sew the handles into place.
Sew handles for the bag at the top of the “whole squares” (Use photo as a guide)
Amazing what can be made from 13 granny squares of 6 rounds each, 2 half granny squares, lining and some handles!
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