This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to make a crocheted tote bag using popcorn granny squares and Cross Stitch purse. When my kids were small I made two of these, one in pink and one in blues for my son. They made the perfect bags for trips to grandma’s house. Each kid had his or her bag with a favorite toy, clothes and blanket.
You can find more things like this under the category Bags and Purses
Popcorn Granny Square Tote Bag – Free Crochet Pattern
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For this project you’ll need:
HOOK: 5 mm \ H hook
YARN: medium 4 worsted weight yarn \ Aran 10 ply
Each skein is 100 grams / 250 meters or 273 yards
ch = Chain
sl st = Slip Stitch
st = Stitch
sk = Skip
dec = decrease
beg = beginning
YO = Yarn Over
sc = Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.
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MAKING THE POPCORN FLOWER
Ch 3, sl st in beginning ch to form a ring.
ch 2 and DC 11 in center hole, sl st in top of the ch 2 to end. ch 1 cut yarn.
Then change color, add it in between space between the dc’s, ch 2 and dc 4 into space. Turn your work to the back and sl st into top of chain. Ch 2.
To do a Popcorn Stitch: Dc 5 into one stitch or space, and turn your work to the back and sl st in beginning dc.
Put a Popcorn Stitch and Ch 2 for each sp all around for a total of 12. To finish the round, sl st into the large hole formed when you made your first popcorn stitch.
Change color to a third color and repeat round 2
MAKING IT A SQUARE
To turn your circle into a square choose a ch 2 sp and join new color, ch 2 and dc 2 into space, next sp dc 3, then next sp you do dc 3, ch 2, dc 3 all in same space to increase. * dc 3 into next sp, next sp dc 3, then next sp you do dc 3, ch 2, dc 3 all in same space to increase* then repeat from *
You should have two sets of 3 dc’s in between each corner space.
Attach your yarn anywhere where you have 2 dc’s side by side to be able to do a cross stitch, and do them all around, adding ch 2 only when your at a corner. You should have 6 cross stitches on each side.
Last row, sc in all around, put 3 sc in corner spaces
MAKING THE CENTER OF THE FLOWER
First go make the flower then read on below to turn the flower into a square
For Teresa’s tutorial on how to make the Marigold Flower see video below. I made it like she does in the tutorial, 10 petals second round, 15 third.
TURNING THE FLOWER INTO A SQUARE
Now after you’ve made your flower continue below:
Join with a sl st in the back bottom on any petal, ch 7 count over 4 petals and sl st into bottom of back petal, continue doing this until you have 4 ch 7 spaces.
sl st into a ch 7 sp and ch 3, dc 4 times then ch 2 then dc 5 more times in same ch 7 space. Then dc 5, ch 2, dc 5 in next ch 7 space and all around making 4 corners, sl st to join.
Next round you need to cross stitch, Cross stitch all around, chaining two when you come to a corner.
Next round change colors and you sc all around, 3 sc’s in a corner.
Next round cross stitch all around, ch 2 in corners.
Change color and sc all around, 3 sc’s in corner. fasten off.
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