Tulip Square Bag – one big square

Crochet this Tulip Square Bag which is made out a big square with single crochet stitches on the sides creating an interesting shape. You can make the bag as big as you want by simply repeating 3 rows as many times as needed. I used Lion Brand Hue + Me which works up very fast and added a fabric lining and wooden handles. Scroll down for my free pattern which includes a video tutorial.

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Crochet granny square bag with handles lionbrand hue me

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About this pattern

After the success of my β€˜Tulips from Hollandβ€˜ square, I decided to turn this popular stitch pattern into a triangle shawlcrop topshrug, poncho, bag and now another purse!

This granny square bag pattern is made out of one large ‘Tulips from Holland’ Square. The square features chains, double crochet and puff stitches.

A video tutorial can be found below, including adding a fabric lining.

About the yarn

For this bag I’ve used 2 (and a bit) 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.

Tulip Square Bag
free crochet pattern

Materials

– Lion Brand Hue + Me (weight 5/ Bulky, 137yd/125m, 4.4oz/125g)
3 balls in color 617-099 Desert
or 270 grams of similar yarn

Note: I needed slightly more than 2 balls Hue+Me, so it’s better to get 3 balls in case you’re short a few yards.

– Crochet hook 10mm (US P/15 hook)

– Measuring tape

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

– Purse handle

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

– Needle & thread for sewing fabric lining (optional)

Measurements

When lying flat, without handles:

Height: 13″ / 33 cm

Width: 19″ / 48 cm

Gauge

10 dc and 5 rows equal 4 x 4β€³ / 10 x 10 cm

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– sl st: slip stitch

– ch: chain

– sc: single crochet

– sc3tog: single crochet 3 together

– sc4tog: single crochet 4 together

– 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)

* repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed

< > amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– This square 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 loops 2 times instead of 3

Video tutorial

Below you can find a video tutorial of this bag.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Written pattern

** An ad-free PDF version is available on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me **

With hook size 10mm, 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 pattern),
[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)
Reminder puff stitches: pull up 5 loops instead of 7.

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)

Round 8:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 11 puff)

Round 9:
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 35 dc)

Round 10:
Repeat round 4 (4 sets of 26 dc / 13 v-st)

Round 11:
Repeat round 2 (4 sets of 15 puff)

Round 12:
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 47 dc)

Square should measure 23 x 23” / 58 x 58 cm.

Do not fasten off.

Fabric lining

Cut a piece of fabrics in the same size as the bag + 1 inch / 2.5 cm. Sew onto the bag with needle and thread.

Here you can see how to add a fabric lining.

Sides

After adding the fabric lining, continue working on the sides of the bag.

Row 13:
ch 1, 1 sc in corner, sc2tog to last st, sc2tog in last st and corner, turn <25 sc>

*insert hook in last st, yarn over, pull through, insert hook in ch-2 sp, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on your hook

Row 14:
ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn <25 sc>

Row 15: repeat row 14

Row 16: repeat row 14

Fasten off, weave in ends. 

Repeat row 13-16 on the opposite side of the square.

Do not fasten off, we will continue with the first mouth and handle. 

Mouth

Turn square 90 degrees, we’ll continue working on that side.

Row 13: 
ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 rows, 1 sc in corner, sc4tog across, sc3tog, 1 sc in corner, 1 sc in last 2 rows, turn <18 sc>

Row 14:
ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, turn <18 sc>

Repeat row 14 four more times.

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing handle to purse.

Repeat on the other side of the square.

Assembly

Fold mouth around handle and sew together with a tapestry needle.

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2 Comments

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    Mar
    30 April 2022 at 5:32 pm

    I am deathly afraid of lining bags. I see soany that I want to make but I don’t because I know they need lining. Any tips? I need to get over my fear. Also, where do you normally get handles? Thank you,
    Mae

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    Lynn
    25 March 2022 at 5:28 pm

    I have a question for you. I am planning on selling finished purses at a small private boutique. I don’t plan to sell the patterns, but I would be happy to provide you with the credit for the pattern and list your website. Would this be permissible to you? If you have any issues with my plans please be specific regarding what you would disagree with. I am very excited about trying this pattern, its the first time of tried crocheting something like this. Thank you

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