If you can crochet a granny square you can make this Granny Square Crochet Bag Pattern
There is something about granny squares that just instantly feels cozy and comfortable. Of course, when I say crochet granny square you probably also immediately think of soft fuzzy blankets. But I have a secret, granny squares don’t have to be used solely for blankets.
One of my first introductions to crochet was in junior high. A friend was taking a home economics class and they were learning to crochet. Their big project was to make a crochet granny square blanket. In this case, the blanket was one huge granny square.
While you can make a blanket using one giant square, you can also piece together several smaller squares to make a blanket. Those pieced together granny square blankets are where the idea for this granny square crochet bag comes from. And instead of a blanket that can take dozens and dozens of small granny squares, this crochet bag is made out of ten (just 10) granny squares.
I picked 3 different colors for my granny squares, and crocheted them two different ways. Six of the granny squares have a yellow/orange center, then blue, then gray. The other four granny squares have a blue center, then the yellow/orange, and the gray. The six orange centered granny squares remind me of the sun rising over the water. definitely have beach vacation fever.
Once you’ve got your granny squares all stitched up, you can start assembling them to form your bag. The first step is to make two V’s. This is the main front and back of the bag. I chose to use the six yellow/orange centered granny squares for this part. They are the squares that will be most prominent.
The other 4 granny squares fit along the sides and bottom. For me that meant one blue centered square on each side and two on the bottom. These squares are all folded and stitched to both the front and back V’s to create the finished Granny Square Crochet Bag.
Once all the squares are stitched together you’ll need to create handles for the bag.
I chained the length that I wanted for my finished handle. Then I slip stitched down one side of the foundation chain, chained one, and slip stitched down the other side of the foundation chain. This makes a really nice handle. (If you knit, some i-cord handles would also look great.) Make two handles and then attach them to the bag. I made my handles in the same yellow/orange as the center on the main granny squares. I attached the handles so the orange handle connects to the orange center.
I think this Granny Square Crochet Bag is going to be perfect to accompany me on my next adventure!