Crochet Granny Square Bag

The Crochet Granny Square Bag is a free pattern here on my blog! This quick pattern uses a 'starburst' granny square to create a handmade, boho purse. Below you'll find the free pattern.

Left side: two crochet granny square bags completed laying on a white background. Right: A close up image of the yellow, cream, blue and caramel granny square bag.




Pattern Design + Construction

The Crochet Granny Square Purse whips up quickly and makes the perfect handmade gift idea! This crochet pattern would also be great for scrap yarn since granny squares look their best with multiple colors.


The finished crochet boho purse measures 7 by 7 inches and consists of two starburst granny squares which are crocheted together with a border. We will also attach a cross body strap for our bag that is adjustable to your length of choice! I would classify this pattern as intermediate level due to the more advanced stitches required in the granny square.


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Yarn:

I'm using medium (4) worsted weight yarn for my Crochet Boho Purse design. I enjoy working with worsted weight yarn since it's versatile and wears well. You could easily substitute for another worsted weight yarn as long as the ounces per gram are similar.


For this tutorial and in the photos, I'm using the following yarn colors:

Light Jasmine worsted weight yarn skein used for the crochet granny square bag.


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A close up view of the yellow, blue, caramel and cream crochet granny square bag.

Stitches:

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Chain

  • Magic Circle

  • Slip Stitch

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • HDC - Half Double Crochet

  • DC - Double Crochet

  • TC - Triple Crochet (also referred to as treble crochet)

  • Puff Stitch (additional details below)

  • Bobble Stitch (additional details below)

For stitches I don't use very often such as the puff stitch and bobble stitch, I always struggle to remember exactly how each is performed. To help with that, I've listed below the specific steps for the Puff Stitch and the Bobble Stitch in reference to how they will be used in this pattern.


Puff Stitch:

A puff stitch is three unfinished HDC in the same stitch.

All of the following into the same stitch:

  • We already have a loop on the hook (Loop Count 1)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, yarnover, pull up a loop (Loop Count 3)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, yarnover, pull up a loop (Loop Count 5)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, yarnover, pull up a loop (Loop Count 7)

  • Yarnover, pull through all 7 loops, chain 1


Bobble Stitch:

A bobble stitch is 4 unfinished DC in the same stitch.

All of the following into the same stitch:

  • We already have a loop on the hook (Loop Count 1)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarnover, pull through two (Loop Count 2)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarnover, pull through two (Loop Count 3)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarnover, pull through two (Loop Count 4)

  • Yarnover, insert hook, pull up a loop, yarnover, pull through two (Loop Count 5)

  • Yarnover, pull through all 5 loops, chain 2


A yellow, blue, caramel and cream starburst granny square bag laying on a white background.

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Crochet Granny Square Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

Two starburst granny square bags laying on a flat white background. The yarn colors are purple, cream, yellow and caramel.


Starburst Granny Square (Make 2):

With the center color (color #1),


Round 1:

In a magic circle, chain 3, DC 15, pull tight (15 stitches [16 if you count chain 3])

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3 and switch to color #2.

Round 1 of the Crochet Granny Square Bag free crochet pattern.

Round 2:

Chain 3, puff stitch in each stitch around (16 stitches)

  • For the first puff stitch, go into the same stitch as the chain 3

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3 and switch to color #3.

Round 2 of the Crochet Granny Square Bag free crochet pattern.


Round 3:

Chain 3, bobble stitch into each space between the puffs from Round 2 (16 stitches)

  • For the first bobble stitch, go into the same space as the chain 3.

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3 and switch to color #4

Round three of the crochet starburst granny square.

Round 4:

We will continue working into the spaces from the previous round; brackets indicate all within one space. This will begin to create the square shape.

  • [Chain 3, 2 DC]

  • [2 TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2 TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2 TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2 TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC]

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3, switch to color #1.

Round 4 of the Crochet Granny Square Bag free crochet pattern.


Round 5:

We will continue working into the spaces from the previous round; brackets indicate all within one space. We are expanding the square shape.

  • [Chain 3, 2 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC]

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3, switch to color #2

Round 5 of the Crochet Granny Square Bag free crochet pattern.

Round 6:

We will continue working into the spaces from the previous round; brackets indicate all within one space. We are expanding the square shape.

  • [Chain 3, 2 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 HDC], [3 DC]

  • [2TC, chain 2, 2 TC], [3 DC], [3 HDC]

Slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chin 3, chain 1, tie off.


Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

Round 6 of the Crochet Granny Square Bag free crochet pattern.


Assembly:

  • Line up both granny squares with the correct sides facing outward.

  • With Color #2, join to the top left side and begin single crocheting both squares together down the left side. We'll place one SC in each stitch.

  • To keep the nice corner shape: at each corner, you'll place the following in the space between the stitches [SC, chain 1, SC].

  • Continue to SC until you've reached the top right side.

  • Now we should have the purse base with three side joined together.

An image showing the joining of the front and back granny square.

Top:

  • To clean up the top of the purse opening, we will continue to single crochet around except we will not be joining the two sides together. So we will chain 1, single crochet to the left across the top front side only. When we reach the end of the front side, we'll continue to single crochet across the back side.

Displaying where to crochet around the top of the granny square bag.

  • When we get back to where we started, slip stitch, chain 1 and tie off with a long enough tail to weave in the end.



Strap:

With color #2,

  • Chain stitch the length you'd like your strap to be, plus a chain 1 (for mine, I chained 150 + 1 = 151).

  • Complete three rows of single crochet, tie off with a long tail.

  • Using the long tail, stitch the first side onto the purse using a tapestry needle.

  • Making sure the strap is not twisted, attach the other side (you'll need a new strand to attach this side).

A visual of attaching the strap to the granny square bag with a tapestry needle.

I think the only thing that could elevate this design is to add a cloth liner inside the purse.


The completed granny square purse on a white background.

Two completed granny square bags layered atop one another on a marble counter.

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