If you’ve been reading for a while you will know I have a thing for crochet bags… or more to the point, crochet granny square bags.
From the single granny bag…
to tiny granny…And the giant granny…… It’d be fair to say I’ve made a few.
But you can never have too many granny square bags, right? So here’s a lovely quick bag to whip up using 13 of your favourite granny squares!
Crochet 13 granny squares. There are no rules to which granny square you use, what color it should be, or how big. But remember the size of the final bag will depend on how heavy your yarn is and many rounds the granny squares have.
I chose my favourite ‘plain’ granny. But there are so many amazing granny designs out there, this bag is only limited by your imagination (and your stash 🙂 )My granny squares were made using a mix of dk/ light worsted and a 4mm hook. They are 6 rounds. I used the same color combination for all squares, but you don’t have to. If you choose to use different colors, keep in mind you are going to have to join them, and if you don’t want the join to show you will want to use a consistent color for the last round.
Step two:Sew your granny squares together. I do this by holding wrong sides together and sewing a zig zag from one square to the other catching only a single strand from each square.
You want to sew together 5 squares to form an X (one x for the front and one x for the back), then add in three squares which get folded in half and sewn across the front and back:When its finished, it should look like this:
Crochet the outer rounds of the handles….
Round one: join your yarn (in a trough not a peak) and single crochet around the entire upper edge.
Round two: SC in each stitch to the next ‘peak’ then chain 50. Skip the entire next ‘trough’ and join at the opposite peak, then continue with SC to the next ‘peak’, chain 50 and once again skip the next ‘trough’ join on the opposite side and complete the round with SC.
Rounds three and four: SC in every stitch around (including the handles)
Crochet the inner rounds of the handles. Join yarn a stitch or two in from the handle on the inner edge:Single crochet in each stitch around the inner edge of the handle, when you get to the bottom of the trough skip the very middle stitch (this keeps it from bulging) also skip the first and last stitch before the handle:
Continue working around the inner edge for 3 rounds (total); skipping those three stitches on each round to keep it nice and neat.
And that’s it, sew in all ends and you are finished! Stash it full of stuff and take it out!
I’m still debating lining this bag… Ill let you know what I decide – but don’t worry, it wont stop me enjoying it as it is in the meantime 🙂
As always, let me know if you have any problems or questions. And if you make one, I’d love to see it – either send me an email or post it on the facebook page. J xox