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Granny On The Beach Bag – GRANNY square bag CROCHET PATTERN
I think my very first stitch to learn was a granny stitch. I believe the first thing I made was a granny hexagon though, not a granny square. And, I have to admit I haven’t been doing much granny square crocheting since. That’s why I really enjoyed making this granny square bag, especially because of the very interesting granny ripple stitch I used here.
But, if you like the granny stitch, you may want to check out the Winter Cherry Scarf a FREE crochet pattern.
I know exactly why I haven’t designed anything “granny” by now! The thought of weaving in all those ends makes me, or I should say made me… well… leave it for some other time. But I decided to stop indulging my yarn-ends laziness which had made me put off quite a few colorful designs I had in mind. I am starting it slowly though:))) and using the cake yarn this time.
Granny On The Beach is not the usual granny square bag. It’s made mostly in one piece with the solid granny square as the bag bottom and with the granny ripple stitch for the sides.
If you never tried the ripple stitch – now is the great time! You’ll love it.
A Granny Square Bag and A Granny Ripple Stitch
Ripple Stitch, also known as chevron or even zigzag, can be made using different stitches, but in general, it is achieved with the same amount of increases and decreases along the pattern’s row or round. With the increases we create the “peaks” and with the decreases we create the “valleys”, getting that zigzag effect.
And the Granny Stitch is a cluster stitch, a group of 3 double crochet stitches worked into the same space or stitch. By combining those 2 we get the Ripple Granny Stitch and a perfect beach bag.
The Granny On The Beach Bag was inspired by … can you guess??? A beach, of course :)). And by the beautiful blue sea, salty air and a sunny day on the sand. Obviously, I love the sea and yes, I’d love to move down to the ocean. I will one day.
But, until then, let me tell you more about this granny stitch bag.
ABOUT THE GRANNY SQUARE BAG PATTERN
Crochet Skill Level:
Easy. The pattern uses basic stitches, such as sc and dc, with a few rounds of FPdc and BPdc, all of which explained in the Special stitches Section.
I used Caron Cotton Cake yarn for the bag because it’s so soft and light and I loved the colorway. It’s #4 medium worsted yarn made of cotton and acrylic. Because of its softness, the bag is a tote-like shape. If you want to make your bag to be firmer I suggest you use 100 % cotton yarn and a smaller hook.
Hook: 5.5 mm [US I – 9], Stitch Markers, Scissors, Tapestry Needle, Measuring Tape
13 sts and 8 rows of the pattern = 10 cm / 4 in square
You can purchase the Granny On The Beach pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy stores.
When laid flat, the bag is approximately 40 cm / 16″ wide and 35 cm / 13.8″ high. The Handle Drop is 35 cm / 14′ long, but it’s totally adjustable and could be very easily made to be shorter or longer by changing the number of chains.
Granny On The Beach Bag is worked bottom up, in rounds and rows.
There are several full photo tutorials in the pattern to help you make this bag, and maybe even a project of your own using this technique: from how to begin and turn in the granny square to how to quickly make the tassels. The bottom granny square is a solid one with several post stitches rows which give this granny stitch bag a beautiful summer texture.
You can choose to add one or more tassels if you like. I did. I think they make a perfect finishing touch.
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