Thursday, October 3, 2013

How to Crochet a Granny Square Bag

Hi there everyone
I hope you are all doing well.
Here is the pattern to the bag. I hope you enjoy making it.



Sc = single crochet,  Dc = double crochet,  Sp = space,  Tr = treble,  St = stitch, 
Ch = chain,  * * =rep work all in between the stars,  Tog = together,  yo – yarn over, ss = slip stitch

I used sugar and cream cotton (4 ply) they say to use a 6mm hook but I wanted mine to be a bit tighter together and not very lacy so I used a size 5 mm hook.
You can use any size yarn or hook, however you are wanting to make yours.

Beg Cnr = ch3, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp
Corner = 3dc, ch2, 3 dc all in same sp
Not a corner = ch1, 3dc in same space

 ch4, ss into first st (white)
1. Ch3 (stands as 1st dc) 2dc into ring, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in ring (you should have 4 sets of 3dc in the ring now), finish with ch2, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch3, change to new color. You can start in any corner. (white)
2.  Ss in any cnr with new color and ch3 (stands for 1st dc throughout), 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp = CORNER, you do this throughout pattern for all your corners, but when you don’t start with 3ch you do 1dc.  Repeat this for your 4 corners. This round is only corners! Ss into 3rd ch of 1st ch 3 made. (red)
3. Start with a ss in new color in any cnr. Ch3, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp (Beg corner), ch1,* 3dc in next ch sp, ch1*, (this is for all the ch spaces that are not corners, Continue doing a corner and the 3dc in next ch sp, to end of round. (white)
4. Change color, Beg Cnr, Not a Corner (see abbreviations), not a corner, Corner, keep doing this till end of round. (red)
5. Keep  doing a round in the granny square pattern (red)
6. Keep doing a round (white)
7. Keep doing a round (white) This was my last round
8. Ch3, 1Tr, 1 dc in same sp, sc in the middle of the 3dc, *1dc, 1Tr, 1dc in the next ch sp, 1sc in the middle of the 3dc* repeat to end of the row
You can make yours bigger if you like.
Make another square like this one. I reversed my colors!

Ch8, skip 1st 3 and dc into the 4th ch from the hook,1 dc into each of the next 4ch to give you 6dc, ch2 and turn
*1dc in first dc, 1dc in each of the next 5dc, ch2 and turn* repeat until your strap is as long as you want it to be
Sew strap on from the bottom of the bag and on the wrong side (right sides facing each other)
To decorate the strap:
Right side of strap, where sewing stops join white yarn with a ss. 3ch (stands for your *1dc), 1tr, 1dc in same sp, 1sc in the next st*, repeat to end of strap
Try and spread it out evenly – basically you will be going into each of the dc’s which are lying horizontally

That is it and your bag is done!

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