Free Crochet Bag Pattern: Granny Square Bag by Sun Sand Stitch

Warm weather is quickly upon us, which means lots of outdoor adventures and time spent relaxing in the sun. Of course, for all of those adventures you’ll need a fun bag to hold your goodies. I have the perfect one for you from this week’s guest blogger, Jessica from Sun Sand Stitch. She created an adorable free crochet bag: the Granny Square Bag. It’s two giant granny squares that are made into a bag! How fun is that?

Ways to Use it

When I saw this bag, I thought it was the perfect crochet bag to carry around at the beach. You could use it as a beach bag, or a bag to carry your yarn around with you on your yarn adventures. If I could take this bag anywhere, it would probably be to Disneyland, cause that’s where I always want to go, haha. Anyone else with me on that?

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Granny Square Bag Free Crochet Pattern by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM Guest blogger Sun Sand Stitch

 

The Yarn

For this pattern, Jessica used Bernat Home Decor, which is a bulky yarn that is great to use for projects that you want to be nice and sturdy. The yarn has a great body to it, so when it’s worked up it creates a thick fabric that is perfect for making a bag from. It also comes in a wide range of colors from blue, to natural, to pink.

Difficulty Level

This crochet bag is created from two granny squares that are sewn together. Granny squares are formed from creating a square with chain stitches spaced between the main stitches. It’s a great beginner technique when you want to make more unique crochet shapes. This bag pattern uses the basic granny square, which is nice and easy. It’s also super quick to work up. Let’s get to Jessica’s pattern!

 

Hi everyone! My name is Jessica and I am the maker behind Sun Sand Stitch, which is my blog where I share all my crochet projects and crochet patterns. I learned to crochet about 4 years ago and just started my blog last year in 2018. I am a full-time college student studying environmental science and biology. I love to crochet in my spare time because it gives me time to relax and not focus on schoolwork for a while.

Granny Square Bag Free Crochet Pattern by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM Guest blogger Sun Sand Stitch (1)

Granny Square Bag Free Crochet Pattern by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM Guest blogger Sun Sand Stitch (1)

Materials

2 skeins of Bernat Maker Home Decor yarn (Featured colors are cream and clay) If you don’t have access to Bernat Maker Home Decor Yarn, Red Heart Super Saver Chunky is another great affordable option.

Size J/6.00mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch markers (optional)

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Techniques/ Stitches Used

Basic Granny Square

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

 

Pattern Notes

This pattern is made by creating two granny squares, sewing them together, and then attaching a strap. The strap is long so it can be used as an over the shoulder bag or a cross body bag.

Granny Square Bag Free Crochet Pattern by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM Guest blogger Sun Sand Stitch

 

Pattern

For the Bag

You will be creating a basic granny square. Make two of these.

 

Chain 5. Slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring

 

Round 1: (In the ring) Chain 3. Place 2 dc. Chain 3. Place 3 dc. Chain 3. Place 3 dc. Chain 3. Place 3 dc. Chain 3. Slip stitch into the top of the initial chain 3. It will look like the photo above at the end of the round.

 

Round 2: Chain 4. In the chain 3 space from the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In the next chain 3 space from the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc].  Chain 1. In the next chain 3 space from the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In the last chain 3 space from the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 2 dc]. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the initial chain 4.

 

Round 3: Chain 3. In the chain 1 space from the previous round place 2 dc. Chain 1. In the chain 3 space created by the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In the next chain 1 space created by the previous row place 3 dc. In the chain 3 space created by the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In the next chain 1 space created by the previous row place 3 dc. In the chain 3 space created by the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In the next chain 1 space created by the previous row place 3 dc. Chain 1. In the last chain 3 space created by the previous round place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc].  Chain 1. Slip stitch into the top of the initial chain 3.

 

Round 4: Chain 4. In the first chain 1 space from the previous row place 3 dc. Chain 1. In the first corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. Place 3 dc in the next chain 1 space created by the previous row. Chain 1. Place 3 dc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. In the next corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. 3 dc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. 3 dc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. In the next corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. 3 dc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. 3 dc in the next chain 1 space. Chain 1. In the last corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. Place 2 dc in the last chain 1 space. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the initial chain 4. At the end of this row your piece will look like the photo below.

Granny Square Bag Free Crochet Pattern by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM Guest blogger Sun Sand Stitch

Round 5: Chain 3. 2 dc in the first chain 1 space. In the corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In each chain 1 space place 3 dc. Repeat this around until the end.  Chain 1. Slip stitch into the top of the initial chain 3.

 

Round 6: Chain 4. 3 dc in the first chain 1 space. In the corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Chain 1. In each chain 1 space place 3 dc. Repeat this around until the end.  In the last corner place [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc]. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the initial chain 4.

 

Alternate between rounds 5-6. In each round you will be placing 3 dc in each chain 1 space from the previous row. In each round you will be placing [3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc] in each corner. The difference between the two rounds is the initial chain and the last stitch. Repeat this pattern until your square measures about 14 inches. Make two of these squares.

 

For the colors I alternated colors every 2 rows, so I would have 2 rows of cream then 2 rows of clay.

 

For the Strap

Chain 101.

Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd loop from the hook and in each stitch across (100).

Row 2: Change colors. Ch 2 and turn. Dc in each stitch across (100).

Row 3: Change back to first color. Ch 1 and turn. Hdc in each stitch across (100).

 

Sewing (Assembly)

Begin by placing the two halve of the bag together. I used stitch markers to keep my two sides together while sewing. Sew back and forth in each stitch around the edges to attach the two together. Sew up three sides only (leaving one side open). Sew the strap on the top of the open side.

 

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this pattern! I would love to see your finished projects. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and on my blog SunSandStitch.com. You can also follow along with any (or all!) of my social media accounts to see my latest projects and patterns!

 

Happy Stitching!

– Jessica

 

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Granny Square Bag Free Crochet Pattern by ECLAIREMAKERY.COM Guest blogger Sun Sand Stitch