Crochet granny square bag
Ever wondered how to assemble 13 granny squares into a bag? Easy. With the diagram I provided and using a zigzag slip stitch to join the squares together.
I made my 13 granny squares and then it was time to put them together.
I used a zigzag slip stitch to join all the squares together. I knew I didn't want to use a needle to sew them together and the zigzag slip stitch had a lovely decorative look that goes perfectly with the sunburst granny squares.
The way I put them together is in the diagram below. I first went the circle from 1-12 in the purple color, then I did the side V shapes (green 1-2 and blue 1-2). When I did that I folded the bag in half and if you do the same you will see a natural line where to finish the last 2 joins. You need to join 3 squares on the left and 3 squares on the right side (I used arrows – red, green and blue and started with the red so it was joined in one go).
Here is the diagram for it.
For the handles I knew I wanted them around 30cm long. That took me 60 single crochet stitches to achieve. The corner of the sunburst granny square is made with (tc3, ch2, tc3) and I started from a triple crochet of the “peak” - corner, closest to the ch2, and ended - joined with a slip stitch on the other side again in the triple crochet stitch. To bridge to the other triple crochet I made a sc3 and a slip stitch. I did double crochet stitches all the way back and repeated the same on the other side for the second handle.
When the handles were done I single crochet all around the handles – from all sides.
Putting it together took me around 3h.
You can see the process of that in the video tutorials below.