Granny Square Crochet Bag

Your weekend go-to bag to carry it all.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 19″ wide; 15.5″ tall


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for an everyday crochet bag to carry it all, look no further than the Granny Square Crochet Bag. This is one of our most practical (and loved) patterns!

With this project you’ll learn (or master) solid granny squares and get a little lesson in hand stitching if you decide to line it. It’s made up of 24 granny squares that strategically come together to create the the bag and all the space within.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations to get started as well as written instructions to complete this granny square crochet bag from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • 5 skeins; 475 yds, Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton (colorway pictured: Bright Navy)
  • 4 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Purse Handles
  • Optional: 1 yd fabric, needle and thread for liner.

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too. Cotton yarn will work best for a sturdy bag.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sp Space
  • St(s) Stitch(es)

pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

19″ wide; 15.5″ tall
(laying flat)


1 square = 4.5″ x 4.5″

For best results, block your squares before starting the joining process. To learn about blocking, check out our Ultimate Guide here.

The ch 5 at the beginning of each square counts as corner chains and and 1 double crochet.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Solid Granny Square – Make 24

Round 1: Ch 4. 3 dc in first ch. [Ch 2. 3 dc in same ch] three times. Join with a slst to 4th ch. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 5. 2 dc in ch-2 sp. [1 dc in each st to ch-2 sp. 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 sp] 3 times. 1 dc in ch-2 sp. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. (28 sts)

Round 3: Rep 2. (44 sts)

Round 4: Rep 2. (60 sts)

Round 5: Rep 2. (76 sts)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.


Step 1: Wet block all 24 squares and allow them to dry completely.

Step 2: Lay squares on a flat surface to match the assembly diagram here.

Granny Square Crochet Bag

Step 3: With yarn needle, and working into the back loops of each stitch, whip stitch squares together. Check out this tutorial on the invisible seaming method for guidance.

Step 4: Once you have sewn all 24 squares together to look like the assebly diagram, fold it in half from top to bottom and sew up the sides using the same technique.

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