Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Granny boho bag - free pattern

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Can't believe my last post was 3 months ago. I'm sharing a quick and easy granny square bag pattern with you today. You might have seen plenty of these bags on the internet, me too, and I wanted to try one. It's such a clever idea. You just make 3 squares and join them together, add a strap and Voila! you have a beautiful bag. Make it colorful with the yarns that you have in your stash. Also you could add a couple of pompoms for that boho look. 

Materials required:

  • Worsted weight yarn approximately 180 yards in grey and 65 yards in cream
  • Crochet hook size E/3.5 mm
  • One 1-inch button
  • Two metal rings
  • Pompom maker
  • Tapestry needle

Size:

The bag measures approximately 19 inches wide and 19 inches high excluding the handle.

Gauge

Not important. Each square after blocking measures approximately 13.5 x 13.5 inches.

Abbreviations/stitches used (US terms):

** - Repeat instructions within asterisks as many times as directed
[ ] - Work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet) 
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
hdc - half double crochet (UK - half treble) 
tr - treble crochet (UK - double treble)

Note:

  • The pattern is written in standard American terminology.
  • The bag is made up of 3 square motifs which are joined together. The handle is made separately and attached to the bag using metal rings. The handle can also be joined directly to the bag without rings.
  • You can use any yarn, but choose a hook that is one size smaller than the recommended size for that particular yarn to get tight stitches.

Click here to purchase the PDF version of this bag

Instruction

Square motifs (make 3)

Round 1: Using cream make a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), work 7 dc into ring. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in next st, repeat [dc in next st, 5 dc in next st] 3 more times. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (forms a corner), ch 1, skip next 2 sts, **3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, dc in the same st as the 1st st. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 4: Sl st in next st, sl st in ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, **ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 5: Pull grey through the loop, tighten the loop and cut off cream. Using grey ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, work dc in each ch 1 space and each dc around except for the 4 corner sts where you will work 5 dc. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. Place a stitch marker at each corner st for easy identification moving them up as you progress.

Round 6 to 8: Ch 3, dc in each st and 5 dc in each corner st around. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. Cut off grey.

Round 9: Join cream at a corner st, ch 5 (counts as tr + ch 1), 3 dc in same st, **ch 1, skip next 2 sts, repeat [3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts] across until you have 2 sts left before the next corner st, [3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc] in next corner st** Repeat from ** to ** 2 more times, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, repeat [3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 3 sts] across until you have 2 sts left before the next corner st, 3 dc and ch 1 in the corner st where you worked the 1st st. Join with a sl st to the 4th ch.

Round 10: Ch 5 (counts as tr + ch 1), 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, repeat [3 dc, ch 1] each ch-1 space and tr in each corner st around. Join with a sl st to the 4th ch.

Round 11: Pull grey through the loop, tighten the loop and cut off cream. Using grey ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, work dc in each ch 1 space, dc in each st and 5 dc in each corner st around finishing with 2 dc in the corner st at the beginning of round. Join with a sl st to the 1st st.

Round 12 to 16: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, repeat dc in each st and 5 dc in each corner st around finishing with 2 dc in the corner st at the beginning of round. Join with a sl st to the 1st st. Cut off yarn and weave in the loose ends.

Joining the squares

Facing the right side, join 2 sides of a square to two other squares as shown using slip stitches worked into the back loops of the squares.

When done turn over, fold the squares into halves and join the remaining sides as shown.

Joining is done using cream. Then work sl sts around the opening of the bag.

 Strap

Row 1: Ch 100, hdc in the 3rd ch from hook (skipped 2 ch counts as 1st st), hdc in rest of the sts across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc into the lower loops of rest of the sts across.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc in the back loops of rest of the sts across. Cut off yarn and weave in the loose ends. 

Attaching the strap

You can either use metals rings or sew the strap directly to the bag. If using rings, sew them to either side of the bag using grey yarn and a yarn needle. Then sew the ends of the strap into the rings. Weave in the ends.

Button closure

Sew a button to the front of the bag about a couple of inches below the opening. Join grey yarn to the center of the back and ch 30 to 35. Sl st in the same place where you joined the yarn. Weave in the loose ends. 

Pompoms

Make 2 pompoms using cream and attach them to the bottom corners of the bag. 


I hope you enjoy this pattern. 

You might be interested in some of the bag patterns available in my shop



3 comments:

  1. Hi pradeepa, happy to see you back. Thanks for the pattern. Nice colour combo.

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  2. Lovely to see your post, thanks for the great pattern.

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  3. Lovely bag ! Very 70's...
    Have a nice day !
    Anna

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