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Make a granny squares bag!

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  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make 24 solid granny squares.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    ay out your squares according to the diagram. Try to space out your colours a bit; I made sure that the blues were evenly distributed, and that there were no ‘colour clumps’.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Crochet your squares together, following the diagram. Grab the two first squares, and put them wrong side together.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now join them using the single crochet stitch, through the back loops only.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    I usually first crochet all horizontal sides together, and then the vertical sides.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your bag should now start to take shape. If you followed the diagram, your bag should look something like this:

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let’s give the bag a finished look, by putting the top border around it. Grab the same yarn you used for joining the squares, and start on one of the sides, in the front loops only. Work one double crochet in every stitch.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you get to one of the four points, do the following: work 2 double crochets in the first chain of the corner of the square; chain 1; then work 2 double crochets in the second chain of the corner of the square. This gives us a ‘loop’, which you can use later as a place to crochet your handles to.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    When you get to an ‘intersection’, do the following: work 1 dc3tog through the first chain from the square on the right, the chain space of the two squares in the middle, and the second chain from the square on the left. (study the picture if you’re not sure what to do; it’s kind of hard to explain this)

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Keep going until you’ve made a border around the entire top side of the bag.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Your bag should look something like this:

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    If you’re not planning on lining your bag, you are done! Just attach your handles and enjoy your new bag :)

    If you do want to line your bag, keep reading.

    We’re going to make a second border on our bag, using the empty back loops behind the first border we just made. This will give us a place to sew the lining in later.
    Start on one of the sides, in the back loops only. Work 1 double crochet in each stitch.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    When you get to one of the four points or intersecions, don’t make the loop or dc3tog like we did in step 4, but just keep going, crocheting 1 double crochet in every stitch.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Go around the entire top of the bag, until you have two ridges.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet bag. Squares Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    When you’re done, your bag should look like this:

    And that’s it! Good job! :)

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