Monday, 2 November 2015

Simple Granny Square Bag Crochet Pattern

I loved designing this bag pattern because it is just so simple in construction! Perfect for beginners and for those who love making Granny Squares. You can apply this bag design to all sorts of Granny Squares as well, so hopefully this pattern will inspire your imagination.

Materials required for this bag are;
  • DK / Light worsted weight yarn (weight of 3) in two colours
  • 3.5mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
sk = skip
ea = each
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

W = white
P = purple

This pattern is in US terminology.

Simple Granny Square

Make 18 measuring 8cm x 8cm (3.14" x 3.14") each approx.

Round 1
Using W ch4, sl st in first ch to form a loop, ch3 (count as dc), 2dc in centre of loop, ch2, *3dc in centre of loop, ch2* rep from * to * twice more, sl st in top of 3ch with P to join

Round 2
Continuing with P ch5, *[3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next 2ch sp, ch2* rep from * to * twice more, [3dc, ch2, 2dc] in last 2ch sp, sl st in ch3 of your first 5 chs with W to join

Round 3
Continuing with W ch3, 2dc in 2ch sp below, ch2, *[3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next 2ch sp, ch2, 3dc in next 2ch sp, ch2* rep from * to * twice more, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next 2ch sp, ch2, sl st in top of 3ch with P to join

Round 4
Continuing with P ch5, *3dc in next 2ch sp, ch2, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next 2ch sp, ch2, 3dc in next 2ch sp, ch2* rep from * to * twice more, 3dc in next 2ch sp, ch2, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in next 2ch sp, ch2, 2dc in last 2ch sp, sl st in ch3 of your first 5 chs to finish. Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Bag Construction

Step 1

Sew 6 of the squares together, and sew 12 of the squares together as shown in the photo on the right, to give you two pieces. One will be the back of the bag and the flap as one piece, and the smaller piece will be the front of your bag.

You can choose how you join your squares, but I chose to sew them together using my purple yarn by placing the right sides together and sewing through the front loop of the front square facing me, and the back loop of the back square behind. This keeps the shape of the square nicely shown when completed.

You can watch my video tutorial of how I joined my squares here: https://youtu.be/iZg8C7ed_5M

Step 2

With right side facing up re-join P in one corner of your smaller 3x2 squared piece making sure your ready to crochet down the short edge and crochet 1sc in ea st down the shorter edge.

I again chose to only crochet into the back loops only so as to keep the shape of the square, but you can work through both loops as normal if you prefer.

By the end of this row you should have 40 sc as each edge of each square has 20 sts.

Step 3

Now crochet 1sc in ea st along the longer edge across the bottom.

By the end of this row you should have crocheted into 60 sts making a total of 100 sts so far.

Lastly, crochet 1sc in ea st up the opposite shorter edge, adding another 40 sts to your stitch count.
Step 4

Don't crochet along the remaining longer edge, instead crochet 150 single crochet foundation sts, starting in the same st as your last sc.

If you are new to the sc foundation st you can watch my tutorial here: https://youtu.be/ccuyqCnIO18

Then sl st in your very first sc to join the round.



Step 5

Ch1, and starting in the same st as your previous sl st, crochet 1sc in ea st around, going down the short edge, bottom edge and opposite short edge and across the foundation sts (strap) again, sk ch1, sl st in your first sc to join.

Repeat for another 6 rounds until you are happy with the width of your strap, and the width of your bag.



Step 6

Now place your larger 3 x 4 squared piece underneath your project so far, making sure the wrong sides are together, as you want them to be on the inside of your bag, and put your hook through the same st as the one you just sl st into and into the top corner of the third square down on your back piece.





Work 1 sl st into each st down the short edge, bottom edge and opposite edge, joining your front and back piece together as you go.

Do not crochet along the strap this time, instead fasten off on the opposite side and tie in all tails.

And now you're done!

If you would like to add a lining to your bag to make it extra special then I highly recommend this brilliant photo step-by-step tutorial by FutureGirl. Click here.


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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in an offline crochet group. Items made from any of my patterns can be sold in your own stores however. Patterns are not for re-sale. Thank you.