This adorable granny square bag is so easy to make! My daughter absolutely loves carrying all her treasures around in it. And the pattern is super simple too … all it takes is two granny squares and some side pieces. Add a strap and done!
Granny Square Purse Crochet Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- 4 colors worsted weight yarn (yarn scraps work great for this!)
- US H-8 / 5 mm crochet hook
- scissors and tapestry needle for finishing
This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms and abbreviations. Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
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Make 2 granny squares from this granny square pattern here.
Row 1: Work 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 37.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as st), work 1 hdc in each st across – 37.
With wrong sides facing, line up the corner of one of your granny squares with a corner edge of the side piece. Join by single crocheting pieces together, working through the back loops of the granny square only; the side piece should only fit along 3 sides of the granny square. Fasten off. Repeat with 2nd square, but do not fasten off. Edge around top of squares and sides by chaining 1 and single crocheting around.
Chain to desired length.
Row 1: Work 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as st), work 1 hdc in each st across.
Using a tapestry needle, sew strap to the inside of your bag.
You can choose to line your bag with fabric or leave it as is. My daughter didn’t want it lined because she didn’t want to see the fabric through the squares. So, she came up with a neat trick … to keep things from poking through the bag, she puts her stuff in a ziploc bag first. Pretty clever, huh?
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Shadab Khan says
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Hi Kara, I love this pattern! I made two of my own granny squares and was looking for patterns with sides like this to have more depth when I attach my two pieces. I have a different stitch count so I’m having to sort of translate the pattern to my own pieces I’m working with, however I’m having a hard time figuring out attaching the side to the squares, is there a little more in depth instruction/advice you could give on that part?
Pt. 2 : I’m also wondering about the stitch count for the side piece, I’m a little confused because it says the side piece should fit only 3 sides of the squares, however the amount of stitches around for the squares that you have in the pattern above is 36, and the stitch count for the side piece was 37, shouldn’t it be the side piece be the equivalent to the 3 sides added up rather than all 4?
I was given a huge box of yarn and inside was a plastic grocery bag with a stack of granny squares for some unfinished project. I wanted to make a bag out of them, however; I’m self taught and couldn’t figure out how. Your pattern has helped a great deal. Either a bunch of the small bags or an idea how to make a larger one. I too recycle everything. Thanks.
I have a problem with the purse. I made my 2 squares and the one side piece. it says the side piece (which I followed instructions) should fit up to three sides mine only goes about two and a half. help!!!!!!!!!!!!! could I make one side piece into smaller pieces and sew them on? help help lol almost done except for this problem thank you have a great tuesday
Hi Judy 🙂 Sorry you are having trouble. I designed the side piece so that each sc corresponds with a dc on the square, with an extra st for ease. If your side piece is worked tighter, that could explain the difference. Can it be tugged longer a bit? If not, try a longer beginning chain for the side piece, perhaps 44 or 48 sts?
I’m having trouble with the side piece pattern says it fits along three sides mine only.fits along two sides
Am I doing something wrong?
Any help would be great
Making a bunch for my daughter and her.friends
This is so cute and easy to make. going to make it!
So glad you like it 🙂
Esther Carr says
I fell in love with this granny square item. Maybe you could use these ideas I have:
1. When I was in rehab after major surgery, I crocheted a small purse-like holder
to wear around my neck for the monitoring tool they used. It was the hit of all
the workers and individuals there.
2. I’ve been told by friends that people are slashing should bags and taking off
with the purse or removing purses from shopping cars, back pockets. Well,
why don’t we put this all t rest by making one of these little purses to wear
around the neck with your credit card in it?
Such a great little purse! I would make the strap longer to make it a crossbody bag for myself. When I don’t feel like lugging my ‘everything’ bag around, this would be a nice ‘necessities’ (change purse, keys, cell phone, lipstick) bag to grab for a day out! I use ziplock baggies to gather my little things too (can’t live without them LOL), but a little fabric liner might be nice for it. 🙂
Just found your web site a couple of days ago. The patterns are delightful. Can’t decide which one to do first, but I think I’ll start with this little purse for my granddaughter. Thank you for sharing the patterns.
cool but u should put a liner inside the bag
I completely agree, but my daughter didn’t want one for this. She insisted on using a plastic bag instead 🙂
Hi Valerie, you are not silly at all!! That is totally my mistake and I am so glad you caught it!! I updated the pattern with the correct stitch counts. Thank you again so much for letting me know. I am sorry for the confusion 🙁
i have 2 cousins i am going to make these for 🙂 I love the idea and it is simple and quick !
I don’t know how I missed this post! I LOVE the little purse a great way to use the granny squares! I am totally featuring this at the party tomorrow. Thanks for partying with me girlie!:)
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
Super cute! I’m sure she loves it! Thank for linking up to the Pomp Party! Pinning!
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home says
Cute! And it’s the perfect size for a little girl to use as a purse :o)
Thanks for linking up @ Keep Calm & Link Up my friend! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!
One clever girl she is i must say! Lovely cute bag 🙂 Tempted to try one myself..
Cute and beautiful. :0)
Such a cute and colorful little bag!
I LOVE it 🙂
Good to hear from you Terry! Miss blogging yet? Thank you for all you’ve don.
Debi Y. says
That’s a cute little bag. Your daughter had a great idea to use a ziplock bag for a liner. Have a good day. 🙂
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Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says
Awww, I love it! 🙂
That is such a sweet, little bag, Kara!!!!