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Free granny square crochet market bag pattern

Whether you use it as a crochet handbag, tote or market bag, your belongings will be safe with this granny square crochet bag pattern!

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With Granny Square Day fast approaching, we thought this was the perfect pattern to celebrate the special day. You can use this crochet granny square bag as a crochet shopping bag, a stylish crochet handbag or maybe even just a bag to keep your crochet projects in. Whatever you use it for, this fab granny square crochet bag design by Debora Bradley is a quick and easy make that you will treasure! We’ve also included instructions on how to add an optional fabric lining too!

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You will need

Deramores Studio Cotton DK (100% cotton, 50g/105m) –

  • 2 balls of Pure White (41153) – alternatively you could use the French Vanilla (41101) shade is you’re not a fan of the pure white.

1 ball of each

  • Pink Horizon (41108)
  • Iris (41126)
  • Sage (41112)
  • Storm (41117)
  • Azurra (41128)
  • Air Blue (41104)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Fabric measuring at least 41x67cm (16×26¼in) for optional lining

1m (39¼in) upholstery tape, 5cm (2in) wide, for handles

Please note – this granny square bag crochet pattern was originally designed in Sublime Egyptian Cotton DK, which has since been discontinued. We have substituted it for a similar yarn with the same length and weight, however you should still check your tension and the colours may appear different to those pictured.

Measurements

38 x 50cm (15 x 19¾in) with handles 38 x 32cm (15 x 12½in) without handles

Tension

Each square measures 8.5cm (3¼in)

Abbreviations

For all of the abbreviations used check out our full abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet granny square bag pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

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Free granny square crochet bag pattern

Squares

Make 24 squares. Every square has the final round worked in Pure White, and uses a different colour (referred to as Yarn A, B and C) for each of the first three rounds. You can use random colour combinations for the first 3 rounds until the yarn is used up.

With Yarn A, ch4, ss in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch5 (counts as tr and ch2), working into ring (3tr, ch2) 3 times, 2tr, ss in third ch of beg ch-5. [4 3-tr groups, 4 corner ch-2 sp] Fasten off.

Round 2 With Yarn B, ss into first corner ch-sp, ch5 (counts as tr and ch2), 3tr in same place as ss, *ch1, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in next corner ch-sp; rep from * twice more, ch1, 2tr in same place as first ss, ss in third ch of beg ch-5. [8 3-tr groups, 4 corner ch-2 sp, 4 side ch-1 sp] Fasten off.

Round 3 With Yarn C, ss into first corner ch-sp, ch5 (counts as tr and ch2), 3tr in same place as ss, *ch1, 3tr in next side ch-sp, ch1, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in corner ch-sp; rep from * twice more, ch1, 3tr in next side ch-sp, ch1, 2tr in corner ch-sp, ss in third ch of beg ch-5. [12 3-tr groups, 4 corner ch-2 sp, 8 side ch-1 sp] Fasten off.

Round 4 With Pure White, ss in first corner ch-sp, ch5 (counts as tr and ch2), 3tr in same place as ss, *(ch1, 3tr in next side ch-sp) twice, ch1, (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in corner ch-sp; rep from * twice more, (ch1, 3tr in next side ch-sp) twice, ch1, 2tr in corner ch-sp, ss in third ch of beg ch-5. [16 3-tr groups, 4 corner ch-2 sp, 12 side ch-1 sp] Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you fancy getting really creative with this crochet granny square  bag pattern, then why not try mixing up your squares! We’ve got loads of free granny square patterns that you can try – just make sure your squares meet the same measurements as the ones in this pattern!

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To join

Following diagram below and using Pure White, join motifs to form bag. To join motifs, hold them WS together and work a row of slip stitches along edges, working each through front loops only on both edges.

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Dashed lines on diagram indicate motifs folded and joined to both front and back to form side and bottom seams. Before joining the side seams of the bag, use it to make a template for the lining – see instructions below.

Join the sides A and A to the corresponding edges B and B once the bag is folded in half. DO NOT join the outside edges of the top 4 motifs on both sides as this is the bag opening.

With RS facing and Pure White, work a row of dc along the outside edges of the top motifs on the bag.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Lining

Place bag centrally onto the fabric and using bag as a template, draw around the shape. Cut out fabric for lining leaving a 1cm gap for seam allowance. Sew together the side and bottom edges. Place lining inside the bag and pin in place, making a double hem at the top. Sew in place, going through the lining fabric.

Handles

Fold the upholstery tape in half lengthways and sew up, close to the edge. Attach handles inside the bag by sewing approximately 4cm down from the point of the motif, then sew handles securely into position around top edge.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free granny square crochet bag pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.