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Tulip Square Bum Bag

Upgrade your accessory game with the Tulip Square Bum Bag! Made with glow-in-the-dark yarn, this granny square bum bag will make you shine brilliantly on any occasion. Scroll down for my free pattern + video tutorial and make your own fanny pack.

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Tulip Square Fanny Pack Bum Bag Lion Brand DIYGLOW - free crochet pattern
Tulip Square Bum Bag Fanny Pack - Lionbrand DIY Glow - glow in the dark yarn - granny square bag pattern

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About the pattern

The bag consists of 4 small squares that are joined together using your preferred method. This pattern uses an invisible slip stitch technique, but you can also use the visible slip stitch join, which creates a textured ribbing.

Fabric lining and zipper

My video tutorial shows you how to add fabric lining and a zipper by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine.

Straps

The pattern includes instructions for a crocheted strap; alternatively, you can use a matching pre-made strap from Amazon, like the ones shown here.

BAG STRAPS

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About this pattern

This project was made using my Tulip Square pattern. The square features basic stitches such as chains, double crochet stitches, and puff stitches.

It’s named after the tulip, which is a symbol of my country, the Netherlands.

Lionbrand Traveling Afghan Square nr 3 with tulips
Tulip Square Collection

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About the yarn

For this Granny Square Bum Bag I used Lion Brand DIY Glow, which is glow-in-the-dark yarn. It’s made of 100% polyester yarn in a classic worsted weight.

Light up the night with your show stealing creations and watch as they come alive in the darkness, leaving a trail of awe and wonder.

Lion Brand DIY Glow yarn - glow in the dark yarn

Tulip Square Bum Bag

Free crochet pattern


What you’ll need

  • 2 balls Lion Brand DIY Glow in color Natural [206-098B]
    (Weight 4/Medium/Worsted, 71yds/65m, 1.75oz/50g)
  • or 90 grams of similar yarn
  • Crochet hook 4mm (US G/6)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Zipper: 11″ / 28 cm
  • Fabric (about 16 x 14″ / 40 x 36 cm)
  • Needle & thread for fabric lining
  • Bobbin pins

Measurements

Width: 13″ / 33 cm
Height: 5″ / 13 cm
Strap: 17″ / 43 cm


Gauge

With a 4mm hook:
18 dc x 9 rows =
4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm


Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • ch-sp: chain space (the space formed by a chains)
  • ch-1 sp: chain 1 space (the space formed by a chain-1 stitch)
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • v-st: v-stitch: (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one st
  • puff st: 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 stitch.
  • **: 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.
  • The bag is made up of 4 squares. 2 rounds of puff stitches and dc stitches are worked around the top to add some height. The strap is created by re-attaching yarn to both sides of the bag. The fabric lining and zipper are hand-sewn, but you can also use a sewing machine if you have one.
  • The bag’s dimensions can be easily adapted by either adding or subtracting rounds, resulting in larger or smaller squares. Alternatively, using a larger crochet hook will lead to slightly bigger squares and, consequently, a larger bag.

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Written pattern

This pattern is also available as a PDF on Etsy and Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me.

Squares


Square notes:
– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you
– Beginnings and ends of rounds will take place within same corner
– Sl st does not count as a stitch
– Puff stitches are created by pulling up loops three times.
– Video tutorial of this square can be found here 

Make a total of 4 squares.

With hook size 4mm:
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic ring.

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)

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


Fasten off. The square should now have a measurement of 4 x 4″ / 10 x 10 cm.

You can make the square as big as you want by repeating rounds 2, 3 and 4 as many times as needed.

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Assembly


Arrange all granny squares as indicated by the photos below, with the wrong sides facing upwards.

Slip stitch everything together using a loose tension.

Tip for slip stitching: insert your hook in the front loop of the square on top and the back loop of the square below. You can find a tutorial here.

To achieve a smoother finish, you can steam block the granny squares.

2 extra rounds


We’ll add 2 rounds around the top to add extra height.

Rejoin yarn into one of the square corners on the front.

Round 1:
(1 puff, ch 1) into each ch-1 sp around, sl st in first puff <40 puff>

Round 2:
ch 3 (counts as your first dc), *2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 puff in next dc* repeat around, 2 dc in last ch-sp, sl st in 3rd ch <120 dc>

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Straps


  • The strap is worked separately on both sides of the bag and then joined in the middle using slip stitches.
  • Tip: Use the Stacked Single Crochet technique to replace the first dc. You can find a tutorial here.

Locate the 5 center stitches on the side of the bag and rejoin the yarn at the 5th stitch.

Row 1:
1 dc in first st, skip 1 st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in last st, turn <1 v-st>

Row 2:
1 dc in first st, ch 1, 1 puff in v-st, ch 1, 1 dc in last st, turn <1 puff>

Row 3:
1 sc in first st, 1 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in puff, 1 sc in ch-sp, 1 sc in last st, turn <5 sc>

Row 4:
1 sc in each st across, turn <5 sc>

Continue repeating rows 1, 2, 3, and 4 consecutively until you reach row 44. Then, repeat rows 1, 2, and 3 once more. The strap should measure around 16″ / 40.5 cm.

Fasten off.

Repeat all steps above on the other side of the bag.

Join the straps together using slip stitches.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fabric lining


Optionally, you can add a fabric lining to the bag. I cut a piece of white fabric and sewed it onto the bag using a needle and thread. You can also use an old t-shirt.

A video tutorial can be found here.

Tulip Square Bum Bag Fanny Pack fabric lining tutorial

Zipper


With this type of bag, it’s highly recommended to add a zipper so your essentials won’t fall out. I used DIY Glow yarn to sew the zipper onto the bag, but you can also use sewing thread.

A video tutorial can be found here.

Tulip Square Bum Bag Fanny Pack zipper tutorial

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