September 5, 2012

Granny Square Bag





     This simple bag is a great way to use up any of that scrap yarn you have laying around. Once completed, the bag is the perfect size to hold a little gift for that special someone.

 
Supplies:
     5.50 mm crochet hook
     worsted weight yarn in your desired color choice
     stitch marker
     scissors
     ruler
     yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

     ch --- chain
     slp st --- slip stitch
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     dc --- double-crochet
     sc --- single-crochet
     sk --- skip
     Bobble --- bobble stitch, see Notes

Notes:

     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Any color of yarn can be used; but using a multi-color yarn will give the bag a nice look without all the hassle of changing colors.
     --- Bobble Stitch:
               yarn over, pull up a loop; pull through 2 loops
               complete the previous step two more times, until 4 loops remain
               yarn over, pull through all 4 loops

 


~Pattern~

Basic Granny Square:

     For my Granny Square, I used this pattern that I found online:
     Using the pattern, make 2 Granny Squares.
     After completing the second Square, DO NOT fasten off.


 
Assembly:
     Holding the two squares together, join yarn with a slp st in the top left hand corner
     * Work through both squares throughout.
   

      Chain 1; work 2sc in the first corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space along one side to the second corner.
     Work 4sc in the second corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space along the second side to the third corner.
     Work 4sc in the third corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space along the third side to the fourth corner.
     Work 2sc in the last corner, leaving the top portion open.
     DO NOT fasten off.



Bag Top:
     Working in the back Granny Square, work 2sc in the corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space across to the next corner.
     Work 2sc in the corner.
     Now working in the front Granny Square, work 2sc in the corner.
     Work 1sc in each st, and 1sc in each ch-2 space to the next corner.
     Work 2sc in the last corner; slp st in the first sc of the back Granny Square.
     Round 1 is now complete; you will be working in rounds from here to the end.
     

     Rnd 2: 1sc in same st as joining;  1sc in each st around - 46sts
     Rnd 3: 1sc in first st, *ch 2, sk next st, sc in next st; repeat from * around, ending with a ch 2; slp st to first st to join - 23sts, 23 ch-2 spaces


     Rnd 4: 1sc in first st (same st as joining), 1sc in ch-2 space; repeat to end - 46sts
     Rnd 5: slp st in first st, * Bobble in next st, slp st in next 2sts; repeat from * to end - 15 Bobbles created

     Fasten off.

 

Finishing:
     Cut 5 strands of yarn measuring about 17-20 inches long.
     Holding the strands of yarn together, run them through the holes created in Round 3; tie the ends to create a drawstring
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.





     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.

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