This 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.
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How to make a granny square
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.
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.
In hindsight, as I use this bag in the summer a lot, a cotton yarn would have been perfect, like a Scheppjes Catona
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 fo 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.
Materials to make the bag
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 diagnol as per the diagram below.
Sew together using Whip Stitch.
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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