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Grannysquare drawstring mini bag

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Crochet granny square mini drawstring bag. This little crochet bag is perfect for small presents or favors to gift.

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When you want to gift someone something little and you don't know where to put it? Search no more and make yourself a mini drawstring bag out of two granny squares. For a more elegant look you can use lace cotton yarn.

You can use single color granny square, changing colors in rows or you can use a specific granny square like a sunburst granny square, daisy granny square, lace yarn granny squares, side corners, rainbow, 3D floral patterns, animals,... Pick your favorite one but also have in mind the occasion.

With a 3.5mm crochet hook it is about 10x13cm big and with a 1.75mm crochet hook and the same pattern the little pouch is about 6x9cmm big.

For still a classic look I will be using the Sunburst granny square pattern and crate this lovely small mini bag.

With the size of your crochet hook and thickness of your yarn you can adjust the size of your granny square. Also you can extend the granny square to make few more rows.

For this tutorial I am using a 3.5mm crochet hood and come DK cotton yarn. Have in mind I am a tight crocheter.

The pattern for the sunburst granny square written in words:

 

  • R1: magic ring, ch3 (counts as first dc), make 15dc in the magic ring, join to top of 1st stitch in the row, cut yarn and fasten off (16 st)
  • R2: attach the 2nd color and ch2 in dc of the previous round, {puff stitch in each dc of the previous round} x16, cut yarn, join to top of 1st stitch and fasten off (16 st)
  • R3: attach the 3rd color in between 2 stitches and ch3 (counts as the first incomplete double crochet), 3 incomplete double crochet and close the stitch, ch2, {bobble st, ch2} x15, cut yarn, join to top of 1st stitch and fasten off
  • R4: attach the 4th color in between 2 bobble stitch - where ch2 is - ch3 (counts as 1st dc, 2dc in same space), { (3tc, ch2, 3tc ) in next space, 3dc in next space, 3hdc in next space, 3dc in next space} x3, 3dc in next space, 3hdc in last space, cut yarn, join to top of 1st stitch
    This row can also be started with a half double crochet stitch and then continue in the same order: 3hdc, 3dc, corner (3tr ch2 3tr), 3dc, 3hdc, 3dc,...
  • R5: slip stitch to the next empty space between 2 clusters. On the side of the square in each space you make a cluster of 3dc. In each of the edges you make (3dc, ch2, 3dc).

The diagram for the sunburst granny square:

Row number 5 is not on the diagram but just make 3dc in the sides and in the corner space you make a (3dc, ch2, 3dc)

pattern sunburst granny sqaure


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Puff stitch

The puff stitch is made with yarn over once, inserting your hook into a stitch, yarn over and pulling up a loop through that stitch but do not pull through any loops already on the hook. Yarn over again, insert your hook, pull up a loop, yarn over again, insert your hook and pull up a loop, when you have 7 loops on the hook only then pull through all the loops on your hook with yarn over and close the puff with a chain stitch.

Bobble stitch

The bobble stitch is just 4 incomplete double crochet stitches into the same stitch – in our case between the two puff stitches and then, when you have 5 loops on your hook you do a yarn over again and pull it through all 5 loops. An incomplete double crochet is a double crochet that is worked up to the last yarn over that completes the stitch.

 


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Instructions -notes:

  • make 2 granny squares - any granny squares will do as young as they are the same size (have the same number of stitches)
  • join the granny squares on left, bottom and right side
  • on top make two more rows - at least two - you can use contrasting color of yarn
  • last row can be just clusters of 3dc or you can make small crowns with (4dc, picot, 4dc) in one space between two stitches and then a sc in the next empty space all the way around
  • for the string you can make a long string of chains or you can use some decorative or silk ribbon

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The workflow can be seen in the YouTube video tutorial, where I explain how to crochet the sunburst granny square, how to join the squares and how to crochet the top part.

 

Part one (1) of the YouTube video tutorial, where I show you step by step how to make a sunburst granny square.

 

Part two (2) - of the YouTube video tutorial, where I show you how to sew the left, bottom and right side of the bag together, how to extend the purse on top and how to crochet a nice crown edge on top.

 

 

Happy crafting

Alex xx


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The more advanced stitches are often combinations of the 5 basic stitches, or are made by inserting the hook into the work in unusual locations. More advanced stitches include the shell stitch, V stitch, spike stitch, Afghan stitch, butterfly stitch, popcorn stitch, cluster stitch, and crocodile stitch.

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