Crochet this granny square bag which is made out of 3 squares folded in half and joined together. You can make the bag as big as you want by simply repeating 3 rows as many times as you want. I used Lion Brand Hue + Me which works up very fast. This crochet granny square bag is a beginner-friendly pattern and includes a video tutorial.
Tulip Square Bag
About this pattern
This granny square bag pattern is made out of 3 large ‘Tulips from Holland’ Squares. The square features chains, double crochet and puff stitches. The squares are folded in half and sewn together.
You can find my tutorial for the invisible seam here.
Or check out my video tutorial below to see how you can slip stitch the squares together. It’s easier, faster and creates a beautiful ribbing.
A video tutorial for adding a fabric lining can be found here.
About the yarn
For this bag I used 2 balls of Hue + Me which is bulky weight yarn. This yarn is available in beautiful colors and works up very fast. You can use any yarn you like, just make sure to use a matching hook size for your yarn.
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Crochet granny square bag
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– Lion Brand Hue + Me (weight 5/ Bulky, 137yd/4.4oz, 125m/125g)
2 balls in color 617-099 Desert
or 225 grams of similar yarn
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– Crochet hook 8mm (US L/11 hook)
– Tapestry needle
– Fabrics or an old t-shirt for fabric lining (optional)
– Needle & thread for sewing fabric lining (optional)
When lying flat:
17 x 17″ / 43 x 43 cm
10 dc and 5 rows equal 4 x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm
Stitches & abbreviations
– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– puff: puff stitch (yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure the stitch)
– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in one st)
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– This project is worked in rounds with the right side facing you
– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within the same corner
– Slip stitches do not count as a stitch
– Puff stitches are made by pulling up 5 loops instead of 7
Below you can find a video tutorial of this bag.
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Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner, skip next 2 st,
*[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 7 puff)
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 23 dc)
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 18 dc / 9 v-st)
Square should measure 12 x 12” / 30 x 30 cm.
Make a total of 3 squares.
Fold squares in half with right side facing up. Put them in the position like image below.
Joining squares together
Join squares together using your preferred method. I used the slip stitch method which you can see in my video tutorial above.
You can also use the ‘invisible seam method’, you can find a tutorial here.
With bag laying flat in front of you, join yarn in right ch-2 space and work 3 sc into ch-2 space, ch 1, turn <3>
1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn <3>
Repeat row 2 until row 60 or until strap measures 14″ / 35.5 cm.
Attach end of strap to left corner (ch-2 sp) with 3 single crochet stitches worked through both loops.
Personally I prefer to add some lining, so I cut a piece of black fabrics in the same size as my bag and sewed onto the bag with needle and thread. You can also use an old t-shirt.
A video tutorial can be found here.
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