Crochet granny square tote bag + video tutorial

Crochet granny square tote bag,full written pattern with a step by step video tutorial.
CROCHET GRANNY SQUARE BAG

crochet granny square tote bag

The great combination of left over yarn and the need of a tote bag for grocery shopping made me think of making this granny square tote bag which is so in right now.It succeeded all my expectations,it turned out way much better of what i thought it will be.So grab your left over yarns and start making some color combinations now,the internet if full of these not matching granny squares.Let me give you some ideas:

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For this bag i used some left over yarn in 100 % mercerized cotton which i had left over from other projects.There are so many brands that have mercerized cotton but the one i use os from Schachemayr and i usually buy it on amazon.The colors i have used are blue,light blue , off white and beige.This is also the color sequence.In total the bag without the straps weights about 220 gr.

Blue approx. 48 gr = 1 skein of 50 gr

Light blue approx. 48 gr= 1 skein of 50 gr

Off white  approx. 70 gr = 2 skeins of 50 gr

Beige approx. 70 gr = 2 skeins of 50 gr

For the shoulder strap you will need 1 skein of 50 gr.

So here you have it,these are approx. the qty of the yarn you will need but as you probably saw from the pictures i gave you as samples,you can easily just use whatever you have and mix up your color scheme.

How this piece is made,a little bit about the construction of it.

First start with crocheting the first 2 rounds of the granny square with blue.Than transition to the next color the light blue,crocheting the 3rd round of the granny square pattern.Follow with the pattern of the 4th round but with off white color and last with the main color beige the pattern of the 5th round of the granny square.Make 32 of them and than depending on you , sew them in squares 4*4 by hand or using the hook and connecting them while finishing up the last round.Once the 2 panels of 4 * 4 are done, sew the 2 panels placing the right sides facing each other.Once 3 sides are sewn , turn your bag from inside out and crochet a border with sc.After the reinforcing round is done,sew in the end and start crocheting 2 simple straps with the main beige color and lastly sew them.

Than you got yourself a tote bag

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crochet granny square tote bag

Crochet Granny Square Tote Bag Free Pattern

GOOD TO KNOW
● ByStellaM cannot accept responsibility for the finished item if any yarn other than the recommended yarn is used.
● Yarn quantities are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate.
● Color reproduction is as close as color accuracy on screens.
● Instructions are written using US terminology

YOU WILL NEED:

● 1 skein of 100% mercerized cotton in Blue 

● 1 skein of 100% mercerized cotton in Light blue

● 1 skein of 100% mercerized cotton in Off white

● 3 skeins of 100% mercerized cotton in Beige

● 2.5 mm hook
● tapestry needle

Size of the bag:

Height: 37 cm

Width :37 cm

Height of handles:32 cm

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS USED:

ch(s) chain(s)

DC double crochet

sl st slip stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

sc single crochet

Let`s START

Take your 2.5 mm hook and make a magic circle.

ROUND 1:Pull up a loop and crochet 3 ch(s) st (count as a st throughout).

continue crocheting 2 DC,2 ch(s) st.Than continue [3 DC st,2 ch(s) st] 3 times.

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Than pull the end of the yarn tight and connect the last ch st with the first DC st of the round.

Find the 3rd ch , insert the hook and sl st.Round 1 is complete.

ROUND 2: sl st at the next 2 st than sl st at the hole than 3 ch(s)(count as a st throughout).

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Thank continue in the first hole:2 DC st,2 ch st, 3 DC st,2 ch

Skip 3 DC than crochet in the hole [3 DC st, 2 ch st,3DC st, 2 ch]* 3 times.

Than insert the hook at 3rd ch of the 1st DC of the round ,sl st , ch 1, pull up the loop and cut the yarn.

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ROUND 3:Pick the light blue color,tangle the end at the hole and 3 ch(count as a st throughout).

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Than continue 2DC,2 ch  in the same hole (this is a corner hole).

Skip 3 DC of the previews round and crochet the pattern 3 DC,2 CH (this is a side hole).

For the 2nd corner hole continue the pattern 3DC,2 ch,3DC,2ch.

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Than continue crocheting [3 DC, 2 ch (side hole) sk 3 DC of the previews round 3 DC,2 ch,3 DC, 2 ch(corner hole)]*2 times and lastly sk 3 DC of previews round and crochet 3 DC,2 ch (side hole) at the last side of the granny square.

crochet granny square tote bag

Than sk the last 3DC of the previews round and finish up the first corner hole crocheting 3 DC, 2 ch in the corner hole and than insert the hook at 3rd ch of the first DC of the round and sl st.

Crochet 1 more ch,pull the yarn and cut.

crochet granny square bag

ROUND 3:Pick off white color and try to tangle it at the corner hole,crochet 3 ch(count as a st throughout).

crochet granny square bag

Than continue 2DC,2 ch  in the same hole (this is a corner hole).

Skip 3 DC of the previews round and crochet the pattern 3 DC,2 CH (this is a side hole) repeat at the 2nd side hole the same pattern 3 DC,2 CH.

For the 2nd corner hole continue the pattern 3DC,2 ch,3DC,2ch.

crochet granny square bag

Than continue crocheting [(3 DC, 2 ch (side hole) sk 3 DC of the previews round ) * 2 times,3 DC,2 ch,3 DC, 2 ch(corner hole)]*2 times and lastly sk 3 DC of previews round and crochet [(3 DC, 2 ch (side hole) sk 3 DC of the previews round ) * 2 times, at the last side of the granny square.

crochet granny square tote bag

Than sk the last 3DC of the previews round and finish up the first corner hole crocheting 3 DC, 2 ch in the corner hole and than insert the hook at 3rd ch of the first DC of the round and sl st.

Crochet 1 more ch,pull the yarn and cut.

crochet granny square bag

ROUND 5:Pick Beige color and try to tangle it at the corner hole,crochet 3 ch(count as a st throughout).

Than continue 2DC,2 ch  in the same hole (this is a corner hole).

crochet granny square bag

Skip 3 DC of the previews round and crochet the pattern 3 DC,2 CH (this is a side hole) ,repeat at the 2nd and 3rd side hole the same pattern 3 DC,2 CH.

For the 2nd corner hole continue the pattern 3DC,2 ch,3DC,2ch.

crochet granny square tote bag

Than continue crocheting [(3 DC, 2 ch (side hole) sk 3 DC of the previews round ) * 3 times,3 DC,2 ch,3 DC, 2 ch(corner hole)]*2 times and lastly sk 3 DC of previews round and crochet [(3 DC, 2 ch (side hole) sk 3 DC of the previews round ) * 3 times, at the last side of the granny square.

Than sk the last 3DC of the previews round and finish up the first corner hole crocheting 3 DC, 2 ch in the corner hole and than insert the hook at 3rd ch of the first DC of the round and sl st.

Crochet 1 more ch,pull the yarn and cut.

 

crochet granny square bag

AND THAT’S IT,YOUR GRANNY SQUARE IS READY.

Next crochet 32 of them and arrange them in 2 squares 4*4 like this:

crochet granny square bag

Start sewing them in rows by 4 like this:

crochet granny square tote bag

And than sew them on top of each other like this:

crochet granny square tote bag

Than place the 2 squares on top of each other , right sides facing each other on the inside and sew the square on 3 sides , leaving one side open.

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Once 3 sides are sewn in crochet a round of sc at the top of the tote bag,so the opening will be all clean and neat.

Than start crocheting the straps with the pattern:

Make 2 of them.

With the Beige (main color) crochet 13 ch st.

Row 1:Skip 3 ch st and insert the hook at 4th ch from the hook and DC.Continue DC to the end of the row till you have in total 10 DC st.

Row 2: 2 ch st(which count as a DC throughout),turn your work , 1 DC in the 2nd st from the first 2 ch st,continue 1 DC on each st till the end of the row,in total 10 DC.

Row 2-Row 65 : repeat the pattern of Row 2 than ch 1,pull some yarn which will be used for the sewing of the strap to the bag and cut.The strap measures approx.64 cm in length.

Than place both ends of both straps on each side of the open side of the bag and sew them with the same color yarn like this:

crochet granny square bag

CONGRATULATIONS YOU MADE YOURSELF A TOTE BAG

CROCHET GRANNY SQUARE BAG