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Granny Square Bag Pattern

Crochet this granny square bag pattern is an easy to follow crochet pattern to stitch up a purse to be proud of! This bag is a scrap buster of a pattern that features a variation of the Running Rings Around Granny Square. The bamboo handles are added to complete the project and take to the next level of style. You can add any handles of your choice to personalise your project

Granny Square Bag Pattern

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Running Rings Granny Square Bag | Free Crochet Patterns

There really is something special about carrying a handmade handbag that you stitch up with your own hands – and this granny square bag pattern is made by creating a rectangle before adding handles to keep things extra easy to make.

This crochet granny square bag features my Running Rings Granny Square design that has been adjusted to create a slightly different finished size that can be full of colour!

I choose to add an extra fancy bamboo handle to create a stylish crochet accessory that I would be proud to carry on my arm! The handles were purchased from Etsy, Click Here to see the exact handles I used from BowandBeads.

You don’t have to add the same handles that I used. You can crochet your own handles or pick somethin you like the look of. I found that the handles I chose gave the bag a firmer opening to the bag.

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Recommended Yarn for this Granny Square Bag Pattern

The yarn used in the pattern is Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton and this is the first time I’ve used this yarn.

Not only is it eco friendly, with it’s blend of cotton and bamboo, but it is really soft and works up really well! There are over 40 different shades to choose from over on LoveCrafts. Click here to see all the shades.

This is the first wearable that features the Running Rings Around Granny Square, but the style of square has been featured in a number of patterns which show case just how versatile granny squares can be:

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You can download your own printable PDF copy of the Running Rings Granny Square Bag Pattern from either my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Shop. Click the button below to purchase from your favourite retailer.

Granny Square Bag Pattern

Pattern Notes and Information | Running Rings Granny Square Bag Pattern

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Materials:

  • 410yds DK Cotton
    • I used Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton (100g, 250m/273yds) 60% Bamboo, 40% Cotton in the following 3 shades
      • A – Natural (7146)
      • B – Spring Green (7126)
      • C – Blush (7133)
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Pair of bag handles
    • I used large bamboo D Shaped handles (9cm high, 28cm wide, with an internal hole of 15cm)
    • Click here for the ones I purchased

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR YARN FROM LOVECRAFTS

AbbreviationsUS Terms

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

3dc – work 3 double crochet into the same st or ch-sp

tr – treble crochet

BLO – work into the back loop only

FO – fasten off

NC – next colour

RS – right side

Pattern Notes

  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning, regardless of skill level. Please contact me ([email protected]) if help is needed to understand any part of pattern
  • This pattern is made of squares, worked in joined rounds that are joined together before adding the handles
  • Beginning ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • Beginning ch 3 does count as stitch
  • Beginning ch 4 counts as dc, ch 1

Finished Size:

  • 12.5″ wide x 10″ high plus handle height

Gauge:

  • Gauge is not essential. Each square measures 3 inches.

Colour Sequence for Granny Squares

To recreate this granny square bag as pictured, you will need to create 6 squares for each of the 4 colour sequences for a total of 24 granny squares

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Square 1:

  • Round 1 – A
  • Round 2 – B
  • Round 3 – C
  • Round 4 – A
  • Round 5 – C

Square 3:

  • Round 1 – A
  • Round 2 – C
  • Round 3 – B
  • Round 4 – A
  • Round 5 – C

Square 2:

  • Round 1 – A
  • Round 2 – C
  • Round 3 – B
  • Round 4 – A
  • Round 5 – B

Square 4:

  • Round 1 – A
  • Round 2 – B
  • Round 3 – C
  • Round 4 – A
  • Round 5 – B
Granny Square Bag Pattern

Pattern for Running Rings Granny Square Bag

Round 1: RS. Ch 4, sl st to first ch to make ring, ch 3 (counts as st), working in centre of ring, 11 dc, join, FO – 12 dc

Round 2: Join NC in any st, ch 3, dc in same, 2 dc in each st around, join, FO – 24 dc

Round 3: Join NC between any pair of dc post, ch 3, 2 dc in same space between posts as ch 3, *3dc in space between each 2dc pair to end, join, FO – 12 3dc clusters

Round 4: Join NC in first stitch of any 3dc cluster, ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in same as ch 4, *dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next, dc in next, 2 tr in next, ch 2, 2 tr in next; repeat from * 3 times, ending last repeat on ch 2, join, FO – 12 sc, 8 hdc, 8 dc, 16 tr, 4 ch-2 sps

Round 5: Join NC in any ch-2 corner space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch-2 sp, *dc in each st across to next ch-2 corner sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 corner sp; repeat from * around ending last repeat before final corner, join, FO – 60 dc

Weave ends

Continue to Joining

Granny Square Bag Pattern

Joining

Arrange the squares in a 3 by 8 formation to create a long rectangle in the order to be joined

With A, and RS facing, join in yarn in ch-2 corner sp of both squares at 1

  • ch 1, working through both squares
  • sc in each st across to next corner
  • sc in ch-2 corner sp
  • join next 2 squares, sc in next ch-2 corner sp
  • sc in each st across to next corner
  • repeat for next squares in the row
  • FO

Repeat for each row of squares in same direction as 1

With A, and RS facing, join in yarn in ch-2 corner sp of both squares at 2

  • ch 1, working through both squares
  • sc in each st across to corner
  • sc in ch-2 corner sp
  • ch 1 around the corner join from previous direction
  • join next 2 squares, sc in next ch-2 corner sp
  • sc in each st across to next corner
  • repeat for next squares in row until all joined in this direction
  • FO

Repeat for each row of squares in same direction as 2

Edging

  • Fold the panel of squares in half so the bag is 3 squares high and 4 squares wide
  • Rejoin yarn in ch-2 corner sp marked 3
  • *working through both squares, sc in each st across to corner, sc in ch-2 corner sp, sc in joining seam, sc in next ch-2 corner sp
  • Repeat from * to edge corner
  • (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in edge ch-2 corner space
  • Rotate to work across 4
  • Repeat from * across to next edge ch-2 corner sp
  • Fasten off, weave ends

Working around, through one layer of squares:

  • rotate to work across open edge
  • *sc in each st across to corner
  • sc in ch-2 corner sp, sc in joining seam, sc in next ch-2 corner sp
  • repeat from * across to next ch-2 edge corner
  • sc in joining seam
  • rotate to work across other open edge
  • repeat from * across
  • join, FO
  • Weave ends

Attaching bag to Handles Bars

  • Position handles across top of bag opening
  • Working in middle section of handles only, rejoin A in joining seam of row below middle section of handle
  • ch 1
  • holding handle against top of bag, insert hook through next stitch and behind handle
  • yarn over, around the handle, bring through st
  • yarn over across the front of the handle and bring through 2 loops on hook
  • Repeat across each st to secure middle section of handle
  • FO

Repeat for other handle

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