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Have endless fun with this floral granny square bag crochet pattern and create these easy flower motifs that join together to become a beautiful crochet tote bag to sling over over shoulder or wear as a crossbody bag.

With an easy construction of 17 joined crochet squares and adjustable straps, this simple bag is super easy to customise to your own colours and style. Perfect for yarn stash busting too!

Designed using worsted weight yarn to make a big granny square bag, you can easily switch your yarn weight to make yours any size you like.

A crocheted bag with flowers on it.

More about this Granny Square Flower Bag

I designed the original version of this bag many years ago (shown further down the post with a black yarn as the background) and never got around to publishing it myself. So when the huge trend for all things motif and crochet granny square came about again this year I decided it was time!

I know that it doesn’t use a traditional crochet granny square as it’s basis but the granny square has evolved over the past years to be talked about in terms of any square motif in crochet that has the feel and essence it.

How do you crochet an Easy Granny Square Bag?

The pattern includes instructions for the granny square flower crochet pattern that forms the bulk of the design.

We need to create 17 of these squares and then join them together in a particular layout and order to make a lovely shaped bag with lots of room at the bottom of it.

The 3D flowers might look a little tricky but you’ll see as you get going that they are much simpler than you might think! Plus, I have a full video tutorial to guide you through the whole pattern too.

I used a flat slip stitch seam to join my squares but you can use your preferred method to join crochet squares together. Once they are joined, we just need to make 2 simple handles for the bag and sew them in place.

I chose not to line my bag but you can if you’d like to. My original version has been well used for over a decade and is still holding up well!

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What kind of yarn do you use to crochet a bag?

You can use any yarn you like to crochet a bag but it’s best to go with the recommendations from the designer. Often, it’s suggested to use a more durable yarn fiber like cotton but on this occasion I chose a much more delicate yarn.

To crochet the flower bag I used Upcycle Alpaca Blend Worsted by WeCrochet which is 33% Alpaca, 34% Wool, 33% Acrylic (219yds / 200m /100g).

It will require looking after a little more but I think it’s worth it. The texture and feel that the mixture of wool, Alpaca and acrylic give is just stunning.

How much yarn do I need to crochet a granny square bag?

Each bag requires approximately 620yds/560m of yarn.

See below for approximate yarn amounts in each colour combination.

I used the following colours for the 2 colour combination: A: Fawn, B: Topaz

Approx yarn quantities: A – 420yds (2 balls), B – 200yds (1 ball)

I used the following colours for the 9 colour combination: A: Parchment, B: Fawn, C: Topaz, D: Fruit Punch, E: Garnet, F: Linen, G: Sage, H: Thyme, I: Latte

Approx yarn quantities: A – 420yds (2 balls), B to I – 25yds (1 ball – a tiny amount of each)

Yarn Substitutes

You can use any yarn for your pumpkins! Some other great options are:


Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Crochet Bag Video Tutorial

Join me to make the flower crochet squares, join them together to create the granny bag and then add simple straps in my step by step video tutorial

What size is a granny square bag?

This bag measures:

Bag Body measures 19″ x 13″ (48.25cm x 33cm)

Straps measure 26″ (66cm) but adjustable to desired length

However, the great thing about granny square bags is that you only need to slightly change the size of each individual square to make the finished bag either much bigger or much smaller.

You can do this by going up or down a hook size (but make sure that you are still happy with the drape of your squares). Alternatively you could use a different weight of yarn to make your 17 squares bigger or smaller.

You can also easily adapt the length and width of your handles by working more or less stitches and rows.

Pattern Gauge

Each Flower Square Motif = 5” (12.7cm) square.

Making a gauge swatch will ensure that your bag will measure the intended size from the pattern.

To make a swatch, follow the pattern instructions for the Flower Square Motif included in the written pattern.

Once complete, block lightly. The finished motif needs to measure 5″ square to meet the gauge.

If your swatch is smaller than the tension states, try changing to a bigger hook.

If your swatch is bigger than the tension states, try changing to a smaller hook.

Glossary and Abbreviations

beg – beginning

ch(s) – chain(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

rep – repeat

yoh – yarn over hook

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only


The pattern uses the following crochet stitches:

sc – single crochet (UK dc – double crochet)

hdc – half double crochet (UK htr – half treble)

dc – double crochet (UK tr – treble crochet)

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How many granny squares does it take to make a bag?

This style of bag uses 17 squares to create the bag laid out as shown below. There are many other ways to create bags from crochet squares and they all use a different amount of individual shapes in their layout.

A ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

A ch3 always counts as a stitch.

The 17 squares are made and blocked before joining to create the shape of the bag.

The handles are crocheted in rows and then sewn in place to complete.

Round 1 is worked in turned Rows with multiple stitch counts. E.g. a [4dc] in the middle of instructions is a stitch count.

The pattern is written in US terms.

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Using your chosen colours

The pattern is written for any colour combination. If you are using multiple colours then use colours B onwards evenly across the 17 squares and A for the final 2 rounds.

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US Terminology


Make 17 squares.

Using chosen colour, ch6, ss in first ch to make a ring.

Round 1 (RS): ch3, 3dc into ring, turn [4dc], ch3, dc into st at base of ch, dc in next 3 sts, turn [5dc] (this makes a petal), ch3, *working behind and to the left of the petal already made; 4dc into ring, turn [4dc], ch3, dc into st at base of ch, dc in next 3sts, turn [5dc], ch3; rep from * 6 more times, join with ss to top of beg ch3 at start of round. [8 petals, 8 x ch3-sps]

Fasten off.

Round 2: Working behind the petals of Round 1, join next colour to any ch3-sp with RS facing. Ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same sp, 3dc in next ch3-sp, *(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch3-sp, 3dc in next ch3-sp; rep from * twice more, ss in top of beg ch3 to join. [36dc, 4 x ch2-sps]

Fasten off.

Round 3: Join next colour to any ch2-sp, ch1, *3sc in ch2-sp, sc in each st to next ch2-sp; rep three more times, ss in 1st st to join. [48sc]

Fasten off.

Round 4: Working in the blo this round, join next colour to any central st of 3sc in a corner. Ch5 (counts as dc and ch2), dc in st at base of ch, dc in each st to next central st of 3sc at corner, *(dc, ch2, dc) in corner st, dc in each st to next central st of 3dc at corner; rep two more times, ss in 3rd ch of beg ch5 to join. [52dc, 4 x ch2-sps]

Round 5: ch1, hdc in same st, *5hdc in ch2-sp, hdc in each st to next ch2-sp, rep from * three more times, ending last rep at first st of the round, ss in 1st st to join. [72hdc]


Before joining the Flower Square Motifs, fasten off and weave in ends and block to 5″ square.

Position the Flower Square Motifs as shown in the image below. You can use any joining method in your desired colour that you like but a flat slip stitch seam is my preference.


Once the squares are joined flat in this formation fold square piece across the centre as show by the fold line on diagram below.

Join the seams on the outside edge; join each of the edge ‘V’ shapes marked with a pink line and join the ‘A’ edges to one another and the ‘B’ edges to one another.

The black dots are where to join your handles. The dotted line down the centre is where to fold for the bottom of the bag.

An octagon diagram featuring various numbers for Granny Square crochet.


Make 2

The pattern is written for handles that measure 26″ in total, 13″ when folded and joined. You can make your handles as long as you like by adjusting the length of your Foundation Chain.

Using chosen colour, ch101.

Row 1 (RS): sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch to end, turn. [100sc]

Row 2: ch1, sc in blo of each st, turn.

Row 3: ch1, sc in flo of each st, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: ch1, sc through both the remaining loop of foundation chain, and the front loop of Row 4 in each st, to join handle into a tube.

Fasten off.

Sew each handle to each point, as shown in the diagram.

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Can I use any crochet square to make a bag?

If you are eager to try out more motifs to create other granny square bag crochet projects then why not try some of these?

You’ll need to remember to check the size of them before deciding if they will make size of bag you’d like but most of them would work really well!

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