How to Crochet Granny Colors Autumn Tote Bag

Express your style and creativity while crocheting a practical accessory to make your unique masterpieces with our engaging crochet granny colors autumn tote bag patterns. These patterns are perfect for all levels and great for combining color, texture, and creativity into an eye-catching, handmade tote bag that’s sure to bring delight to your daily routine.

Granny Colors Autumn Tote Bag

Granny Colours Autumn Tote Bag

Make a charming Crochet Granny Colors Autumn Tote Bag with our simple pattern that’s as delightful to create as it is to carry. We’re providing an easy-to-follow guide to piece together vibrant granny squares, resulting in a tote with a soft, textured look that’s perfect for enhancing your tote bag collection. This pattern is both simple and satisfying, culminating in an elegant handmade bag that stands out with its cozy, autumnal charm.

Materials Needed:

  • Laceweight yarns in different colors
  • Crochet hook (2.5mm suggested or 2mm for a 4-strand version)
  • Pointed sewing needle that can thread 5 strands of yarn
  • Optional fabric for lining

Crochet Terms and Stitches (US Terminology):

  • Slipknot
  • Magic circle (optional)
  • CSS (Crochet Slip Stitch)
  • CH (Chain)
  • DC (Double Crochet)
  • Special instructions for starting DC with new yarn (tutorial pending)

Bag Components:

  • 2 Giant Granny Squares (16 pattern rounds, 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) for front and back
  • 8 Medium Granny Squares (4 rows, 7.3 cm x 7.3 cm) for the top of big ones
  • 56 Small Squares (3 rows, 5.2 cm x 5.2 cm) for side panels and straps

Instructions:

Squares:

  1. Combine strands to reach the desired thickness. For larger squares, use more strands:
    • For big squares: 5-6 strands
    • For medium squares: 4-5 strands
    • For small squares: 3-4 strands
  2. Adjust the number of strands to ensure that all squares match up in size where they will be joined.

Assembly:

  1. Create all squares according to measurements.
  2. Adjust the measurements of the squares if you want to alter the size of your bag.

Side panels alternatives:

  • You can make 2-row or 3-row squares based on the depth you desire for your bag.
  • If necessary, fill space with SC or DC, or fold the top square to fill gaps.

Strap and Body:

  • Determine the size and number of squares needed for your desired bag height and handle length.
  • Sew the rows of medium squares on top of the big squares.
  • Sew the side panels and straps separately.

Finishing:

  1. Assemble the squares as per instructions to form the body and panels of the bag.
  2. Join side panels to the front and back panels.
  3. Sew the bag sides together, then the bottom.

Tips for Keeping Shape:

  • Avoid chains between DC groups on the last round for the big squares.
  • Stretch the side panels slightly when sewing to ensure a tight fit and maintain the bag’s shape.

Detailed Sewing of Bottom Edge:

  • Follow the sequence as provided step by step to secure the bottom edge properly.

Remember to adjust the tightness of your sewing to correct any discrepancies in square sizing, especially at the bag’s bottom. Utilize the tails of the yarn from the squares for sewing wherever possible, using backstitches to position the yarn as needed.

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Granny Square Tote Bag

Granny Square Tote Bag

Here, we came with a lovely Granny Square Tote Bag that’s super easy and quite fun to make with our simple pattern. Piece together soft, colorful squares for a tote that’s as functional as it is stylish, with a texture that’s hands-down cozy. This easy-going project transforms yarn into a chic, eye-catching accessory, perfectly pairing enjoyment with creativity to expand your handmade bag collection with a distinct, personalized touch.

Materials:

  • #3 light/DK Weight yarn, 100% Cotton – 50g/1.7oz (100m/109yd) in red, rose pink, and white for accents; 100g/3.5oz (200m/218yd) in mustard yellow (contrast color) and dark blue (main color).
  • Size 3.5mm Hook (US E/4)
  • Measuring tape, Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Scissors.

Gauge:

  • 1 x Granny Square with 6 rounds = 12cm x 12cm or 4.7” x 4.7”.

Final Size:

  • 39cm x 40cm / 15” x 15.7”

Pattern Overview:

  1. Granny Squares: Make 13 Basic Granny Squares.
    • Square 1: Make 6 with the round sequence of Red > Mustard Yellow > Rose Pink > White > Red > Mustard Yellow.
    • Square 2: Make 7 with the round sequence of Rose Pink > Mustard Yellow > Red > White > Rose Pink > Mustard Yellow.
  2. Joining Squares:
    • Use the join-as-you-go method.
    • Lay out the squares per your design before joining.
    • Start joining from the bottom right, adding a 7th round in the main color to Square 1, then proceed to connect other squares.
    • For corners of 4 squares meeting: after 3dc in the 1st corner, sl st into the opposite corners without a chain, then continue with 3dc in the same space, and so on.
  3. Straps and Finishing:
    • You can decide the length of the straps; ensure enough space in the middle for comfortable use.
    • Block the finished bag for shape retention, especially if using acrylic yarn. Lining the bag with fabric is recommended for durability and shape maintenance.

Feel free to customize the size or yarn type to suit your needs; the pattern is versatile. Using different yarn weights with corresponding hooks can increase or decrease the bag’s dimensions.

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