Granny Square Tote Bag by Sarah-Jayne Fragola

Granny Square Tote Bag

June 2023
yarn held together
+ DK
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
One Size
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A free version is also available.
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Is there anything more eye-catching than a granny square tote bag? Say hello to the ‘Not the high street granny square tote bag’. A pretty bag with a pretty big meaning. Check out the blog post to find out more here.

This is an NEW AND IMPROVED 18 page PDF which includes photo assistance and is made using 2 strands of DK worked together.

Materials needed:

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns, Cotton DK (100% Cotton) 125m (137yds), 50g (1.76oz). 1 ball of Daffodil Yellow, Sailor Blue, Tea Rose, Pillar Red, Grass Green, Marine Blue, Soft Fudge and Melon Sorbet. 4 balls of Vanilla Cream
Hook: 5mm
Stitch markers
Darning needle

A free version of the pattern and video tutorials for left and right handed can be found at
where you can also take a look at all the crochet on the high street, this pattern challenges the true costs of high street fast fashion.
Here you will learn to make your own version of a popular high street design whilst the accompanying blog post will provide food for thought on how much work is involved in the process.

You will be working with two strands of yarn held together. To prepare your yarn, unravel half of one ball to create two balls of equal weight.

Pattern written in UK terms

First work all of your squares before joining. You will be using the join as you go (JAYGO) method.

Rounds 1-3 measure 9.5 cm (3.75 inches)
Rounds 1-5 measure 14.5 cm (5.75 inches)

Completed size
Width 39 cm (15.25 inches) approx
Height (including handle) 60 cm (23.5 inches) approx

Crochet skills needed:

Chain(s): ch(s)

Stitch(s): sts(s)

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

JAYGO: Starting at a corner ch-2 sp, work one ch, remove hook from loop, insert hook into corresponding ch-2sp on joining square, ch 1, finish stitching corner on original square, before each side cluster of 3tr, remove hook from loop, insert hook into corresponding space between 3tr clusters on joining square, ch1, continue with 3tr on original square.


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