granny square tote

Granny Square Tote

Granny Square Tote

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2014.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

Gather your supplies

The supplies list for this project is rather short and should cost less than $20 or so. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 skeins, Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton (bright navy shown)
  • Size 4mm crochet hook
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Purse Handles
  • Optional: fabric for liner.

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Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Slst – Slip Stitch
  • Sts – Stitches

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

The granny square tote consists of 24 solid granny squares crocheted together in a specific manner to create the shape of the tote bag.  I have provided a complete step-by-step video tutorial for this pattern, so beginners, have no fear! You can make this tote with my help!

I recommend you begin by crocheting all of your squares, making sure to weave in your ends as you go (no one likes to weave dozens in at once!) You will need to find a large flat surface to assemble the squares in the pattern specified in the diagram below. Crochet your squares together one row at a time and weave in your ends once you are finished. You may choose to sew in a fabric liner.

For neatest and professional results, I recommend you wet block your squares before assembly. To learn how to wet block, check out this post:

All About Blocking with Brittany

How to Crochet the Solid Granny Square with Brittany

*Note there is a mistake in stitch count for round 1! You should have 12 stitches, not 9!
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How to Assemble your Tote with Brittany

Written Instructions

Solid Granny Square – Make 24

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as center of ring and dc). Dc 3 times in first chain. *Ch 2. Dc 3 times in same chain. Rep from * once more. Ch 2. Dc twice in same chain. Join with a slst to the fourth chain. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as corner and dc). Dc 2 in ch-2 space. *Dc in every stitch. 2 dc, ch 2 2 dc in corner. Rep from * three times. Dc in ch-2 space and join with a slst to the third chain. (28 sts)

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as corner and dc). Dc 2 in ch-2 space. *Dc in every stitch. 2 dc, ch 2 2 dc in corner. Rep from * three times. Dc in ch-2 space and join with a slst to the third chain. (44 sts)

Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as corner and dc). Dc 2 in ch-2 space. *Dc in every stitch. 2 dc, ch 2 2 dc in corner. Rep from * three times. Dc in ch-2 space and join with a slst to the third chain. (60 sts)

Round 5: Ch 5 (counts as corner and dc). Dc 2 in ch-2 space. *Dc in every stitch. 2 dc, ch 2 2 dc in corner. Rep from * three times. Dc in ch-2 space and join with a slst to the third chain. (76 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Recommeded for neatest results: Wet Blocking each square

All About Blocking with Brittany

Assembly

Lay all of your squares out on a flat surface in this pattern:

Using a darning needle, whip stitch them together using the back loops. Please refer to the video for more detailed instruction.

Once you have sewn all 24 squares together, fold it in half length-wise and sew up the sides.

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