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Granny Square Tote

Round Crochet Purse  With Bamboo Handles and Side Zipper

Granny Square Tote

Guess what, my Granny Square Tote has been included in the Stitching with Granny Crochet Pattern Bundle for August 13th – 16th.

I’m sure you’re asking, “What’s the Granny Crochet Pattern Bundle?” Well, I’m glad you asked, this bundle is the perfect way for you to get your hands on 23 Modern Crochet Patterns featuring, you guessed it, the Granny Stitch. 



For Limited, and I mean Limited, you can get ALL 23 Crochet Patterns for just $12.95. Whaattt… I know, that’s literally less than $.60 for each pattern!

The normal price for this crochet pattern bundle will be $18.00, BUT until August 16th, you can get all 23 crochet patterns included for just $12.95!!!

There is nothing ‘granny’ about this fashionable Tote except for the name. The Granny Square Tote is created by connecting traditional granny squares into a rectangle design. It’s a two-sided creation with a matching tassel embellishment that pulls the whole design together. This stylish Tote will be a great addition to your wardrobe.


I opted to use a 100% acrylic yarn by RedHeart Super Saver, in the colorway of Icelandic, Aruba Sea, and Heather Gray. This 4-weight yarn is easily accessible, comes in a variety of colors, and is durable.

You’ll need 3 skeins of jumbo yarn. 1 in each color.

Please know, all is fair in love and yarn, so fall in love with any 4-weight yarn BUT keep in mind Red heart, Supersaver tends to be durable. So, keep that in mind since the Tote may receive some wear and tear.

Skill Level

This is a project for the advanced beginner. If you are new to crocheting you need to be comfortable completing single crochet and double crochet stitch. You’ll also need to be comfortable sewing the project together.

Note: This pattern is written in U.S. terms and there is a key provided, to help with any abbreviations. Also, there have been Notes placed throughout the pattern to provide additional help. There are a few pictures and also an instructional video to assist with this project. Scroll Down.

Materials for Granny Square Tote

Yarn Suggestion- 700-800 yards of 4 weigh Acrylic Yarn, (3 different colors)
Crochet Hook 6.5mm/k
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers
The Gauge may vary based on your crochet style.
Finished Measurement

This is Tote:
11 ½” wide x 13” height.

Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch- chain
dc- double crochet
dbst- double strands held together
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stich
sk- skip
sp- space
st(s)- stitches
tw- turn work
Cluster- 3 dc worked in the same space

The Granny Square is created with a series of cluster stitches, 3 double crochet stitches in the same space. The square is started by creating a circle and then a series of clusters, to form a square pattern.

While there is a written pattern below, it may be easier to see a visual illustration of this pattern. Visit AhselAnne- on YouTube or Click Here; to view a visual tutorial of the below pattern.

Round 1

Step 1:
Ch 4
Insert the crochet hook into stitch, furthest from hook; sl st to join, creating a circle.

Step 2:
Ch 3 (this will count as your first double crochet stitch), place 2 dc into the center hole (created in Step 1) You should have a cluster of 3 dc.

Step 3:
Ch2, Place 3 dc into the center hole.

Step 4:
Ch 2, Place 3 dc into the center hole.

Step 5:
Ch 2, Place 3 dc into the center hole; ch1, sl st to join the round.

Note: All the dc stitches are worked into the center hole, created in step one. At this point, you should have a total of 4 corners consisting of 4 clusters.


Defining Corners
Round 2

Ch 3, turn work, place 2 dc into same space as the ch 3, sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc into open space, ch2 3dc into same space. [*sk over next cluster, 3dc into open space, ch 2, 3dc into same space]; Repeat from [*] around, end with 3dc into beginning space. Ch1 sl st to join round.

Note: When you place 1 cluster, ch2, 1 cluster into the same space [3dc ch2, 3dc] this creates a corner.

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These instructions were created for the beginner crocheter. These instructions may not read like a traditional pattern because I wanted to make sure the beginner crocheter understood the written process.


Ch 3, turn work, place 2 dc into same space as the ch;
sk over cluster from previous round, 3dc into open space; sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc, ch 2, 3dc (in the same corner space);
sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc;
sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc, ch2 3dc (in the same corner space);
sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc;
sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc, ch2 3dc (in the same corner space);
sk over cluster from previous round; 3dc
sk over cluster, 3dc into beginning space. Ch1 sl st to join round.

Round 4

Repeat steps from Round 3 to complete round. Be sure to place 3dc, ch2, 3dc into corner spaces.

Round 5

Repeat steps from Round 3, to complete round. Be sure to place 3dc, ch2, 3dc into corner spaces. Fasten off, leave a long tail, or proceed to Round 6.

Note: Granny Square should measure to approx. 5”/13cm, if your square is too small you can go around another row. Just be sure you complete all the squares to the same size.
Round 6 (Optional)

Change Color- Charcoal
Ch 1, sc, each stitch around; to block the square. I used a contrasting color for my blocking since my Tote is two-sided.

Complete this step to all 8, 5” Granny Squares.


Lay four squares out in a rectangle. Using stitch marker, attached squares together to make sewing together easier

Using a yarn needle and the gray yarn, whipstitch/sew the granny squares together.

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Start by sewing/connecting 2 squares together, then add on another square and then the last square; creating a single panel of granny squares.

Complete this step for the front and back panels.



Side Panel/Bottom Panel (One Side Only)

Pick either panel, the front or the back, and complete the following steps:

Turn the panel horizontally; Attach yarn to the corner of the panel, create 3 rows of sc stitches. The Single crochet row should be the length of the panel (I had 30 sc stitches but this number may vary).
Make a note of the number of sc stitches you created, in the row. You’ll want to make sure you have the same number of stitches from row to row and along the left and the right side.

These sc rows will add depth to the Tote.
Approx. 1 ½”/ 4cm.

Repeat the same process along the bottom. Attach the yarn to the corner and sc across. (3 rows).

Again, the side/bottom sc rows are only added to one panel. Either the Front Panel or the Back Panel. You will create the sc rows to the left, right side and the bottom of the panel.

Once the side panel has been completed, adding 3 rows of sc along the left and right sides. Sew the bag together.

Lay the front panel, on top of the bottom panel (placing the wrong sides together, you will flip the Tote inside out once it has been sewed together). Using stitch markers, secure the bag together and then sew along the edges.

NOTE: I used two strands of yarn, held together to sew the Tote together. This allowed the Tote to be secured tightly.





After Tote has been sewn together. Attach yarn to the top corner of Tote and sc around the top portion of the Tote.

Complete 3 rounds of sc stitches. This will block the project along the top and make a more cohesive project.

While this is an optional step, it really adds a polished look to the finished project.


Create a cord that is 26” long.

This can be done by creating a chain and 2 rows of sc or you can use a Lucet Fork to create a thick cord.

Create 2 cords, one from the front and back panel.

For visual tutorial click the links below or visit- AhselAnne- Youtube.

– To create a cord using chain stitch and sc stitches CLICK HERE

– To create a cord using a Lucet Fork CLICK HERE

Attach the cord through the top section of the Tote, spacing it equally, use a stitch marker to secure it, and then sew down to ensure it stays in place.

Mirror the cord placement on the other side of the

Create Coordinating Tassel

A coordinating tassel is an optional embellishment created by using yarn from the project.

CLICK HERE for a tutorial on how to create a tassel.

Attach the tassel to the Tote using a yarn needle.

Click Below for the Video Tutorial:

Enjoy your Granny Square Tote. Feel free to make and sell products from my patterns but please give credit to AhselAnne for the pattern. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own. Distribution or sharing of this pattern pdf in any way is not permitted – if you like, please share the free version of this pattern from my blog, ~Thank you

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Crochet Pencil Pouch

Crochet Pencil Pouch

Crochet Pencil Pouch can be used for school supplies, make-up, or for anything that you want to carry in a small bag. I used the Alpine Stitch which adds texture to the finished project. You can use any tightly created stitch to creat this crochet pouch.

Also, a sewing machine is not necessary but if you have any seamstress skills, then that would move the project along a little quicker.

Free Pattern and Video Tutorial scroll down:

I used Charisma yarn by Loops and Threads. Charisma is a soft, bulky weight yarn in a variety of solids and prints. This 100% acrylic yarn is easy to use and works up quickly.

As with many of my projects, creating can be done in many different ways. Learning how to crochet should be a relaxing process but it can take time to develop a technique that works best for you. My goal is to show you how to create beautiful crochet projects from a beginner’s perspective.


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This pattern is written in US terms and there is a key provided, to help with any abbreviations. Also, there are a few pictures, scroll down there is an instructional video.


Yarn- Bulky Yarn
Crochet Hook 6.0mm 
Yarn Needle 
Stitch Markers (optional)
Liner for Pouch- Felt works well
– Glue Gun/ Glue Stick (optional)
7” Zipper


ch- chain
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
tw- turn your work

Crochet Lay Flat Make-Up Bag

  • Zipper- 7” width
  • *Crochet Fabric- 7.5” (width) x 9” (height)
    *(The height can vary based on the depth you want your pouch. When folded over the pouch is approx. 4.5” deep.
  • Inside Liner- 6.5”x 8.5”
    (Make a little smaller than the crochet fabric)
Customize Pouch- Determine the size of the bag by either measuring your zipper. The size of the zipper will determine the width of your bag.

Start the Alpine stitch with an odd number.
Ch 23

  1. Row 1: In 2nd st sc, sc in every stitch across, ch 3, tw.
    Note: The chain stiches will count as the first stitch on every row.
  2. Row 2: dc in every st across, ch 1, tw
  3. Row 3: sc in each st across, ch 3, tw. 

Note: Row 4 starts the pattern.

Working Front Post Double Crochets

Row four is row of double crochet, but instead of working the stitches into the top of the last row’s stitches, some of the double crochet stitches are worked as front post double crochets (fpdc). You work these around the double crochets (post) created in row two.

Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook, between the posts of the first and second double crochet of the row below, front to back; the post should be pushed forward and the hook should be positioned horizontally behind the double crochet.

Yarn over and draw the yarn back through. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Pull up so that the stitch is the same height as the chain 3.
Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice (completing a double crochet stitch).
One front post double crochet (FP dc) is complete.

Rows 4-5: (These are the repeater rows, throughout the project)
Every time you work a row with front post double crochets, you will work them on the previous row of double crochets. For instance, for row 4 you will use work on the dc post from row 2.

Row 4: The chain 3 will count as the first stitch, *FPDC, DC, FPDC (repeat this pattern) *front post double crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet), across the row. Should end with a DC, ch1, tw.

NOTE: The FPDC will be worked behind the dc post in row 2, the DC will be worked through the sc stitch, in line with the dc from the previous row (row 3).

DC Will Be Worked through the sc stitch in line with the double crochet stitch

Row 5: SC across, ch. 3 tw.

Rows 6-7: Repeat row 4 and 5
The next two rows are almost the same as the previous two, but here you work the front post double crochet stitches in the standard double crochets from row 4. This creates the alternating pattern of alpine stitch.

Row 6: The chain 3 will count as first stitch, *FPDC, DC, FPDC (repeat this pattern) *front post double crochet, double crochet, front post double crochet), across the row. Should end with a DC, ch1, tw.

NOTE: The FPDC will be worked behind the dc post in row 2, the DC will be worked on top of the sc stitch, from the previous row (row 3).

Row 7: SC across, ch. 3 tw.

Row 8-16– Keep working until you get to the desired size for your pouch. My pouch measured 7.5” width x 9” Height

Finish the crochet fabric, SL ST, fasten off


Measure and then cut the liner to approximately 1” smaller than your crochet fabric (the fabric you created using the above instructions).

Place the OPENED zipper along the top of the pouch facing DOWN.

Lay the pre-cut fabric, with the right side facing up (this is the side you want to see when the bag is unzipped) over the zipper.


NOTE: The zipper should be housed between the crochet fabric and the liner. It should Make sure the Alpine stitch pattern is facing down.

Make sure the zipper sits just above the fabric.

Using a sewing needle and heavy thread sew through the liner, zipper edging, and crochet fabric.

NOTE: I used a little bit of hot glue to lay between the fabric and the liner to ensure it did not move while I sewed it down. This is an optional step.

Use short stitches, preferably with a string that matches your yarn and liner to help mask the sewing.

Using a piece of yarn and a yarn needle sew the edges of the crochet project together, along the sides.

NOTE: I found it easier to sew on the zipper first and then sew down the edges


Optional: you can add a pom, pom or tassel.

Easy Tassel
Easy Tassel

Check out the Video Tutorial Below:


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