Tulip Square Bag

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. For this project you can use any yarn you like; I used Lion Brand Hue + Me, but you can also use some yarn from your stash and hold 3 strands together. This crochet granny square bag is a beginner-friendly pattern and includes a video tutorial.

Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free PDF version of this square on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me!

Crochet granny square bag - free crochet pattern on wilmade.com

About this pattern

After the success of my ‘Tulips from Holland‘ square, I decided to turn this popular stitch pattern into a triangle shawlcrop topshrug, poncho and now a bag!

This granny square bag pattern is made out of 3 large ‘Tulips from Holland’ Squares. The square features chains, double crochet and puff stitches. Fold them in half and sew together using your favorite method. 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 pieces together. It’s easier, faster and creates a beautiful ribbing. A video tutorial for lining a bag (with fabrics) will be available soon.

About the yarn

For this bag I used 2 balls of Hue + Me which is bulky weight yarn. I also made a bag using acrylic yarn from my stash. This yarn was very thin: 300g/870m, so I decided to hold 3 strands at the same time with hook size 8mm. You can use any yarn you like, just make sure to use a matching hook size for your yarn.

Lionbrand Traveling Afghan Square nr 3 with tulips

Crochet granny square bag

Traveling Afghan #3 Tulips from Holland Square crochet granny square bag pinterest pin

Materials

– 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

– Crochet hook 8mm (US L/11 hook)

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

– Fabrics or an old t-shirt for lining (optional)

– Needle & thread for sewing lining (optional)

Finished size

When lying flat:

Width: 17″
Height: 17″

Gauge

10 dc and 5 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– sl st: slip stitch

– ch: chain

– 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 up a long loop in same st (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure the stitch)

– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in one st)

Notes

– 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

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this square.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic circle.

Round 1:
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)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 1
Round 2:
*(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)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 2

Round 3:
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)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 3

Round 4:
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)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 4

Round 5:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 7 puff)

Round 6:
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 23 dc)

Round 7:
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 18 dc / 9 v-st)

You can make your square bigger by repeating row 3, 4 and 2 as many times as you want.

I made 1 square up to round 6 for the bottom and 2 squares up to round 7 for both sides. The reason I made one square smaller, was because I wanted the width of the bag to be a bit smaller and the height a bit longer.

Assembly

Fold squares in half with right side facing up. Put them in the position like image below.

How to transform 3 granny squares into a bag

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.

Straps

Row 1:
Join yarn in right ch-2 space with a single crochet and work 2 more sc into ch-2 space. ch 1, turn <3>

Row 2:
1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn <3>

Repeat row 2 until row 60 or until strap measures 14″.

Attach end of strap to left corner by working slip stitches.

Fabrics lining

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.

A video tutorial can be found here.

Share a picture!

If you are going to make this granny square bag, please tag me @wilmawestenberg on Instagram and add this pattern to your Ravelry queue. I would love to see what colors you used and feature some of your pictures!

Questions?

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