{Fabric Craft} Iron on Granny Square Bag

{Fabric Craft} Iron on Granny Square Bag

Funky granny square bag

Today I have been decorating crochet kits bags using transfer paper, but i totally got distracted (read bored) and decided to make a cool granny square bag of my own instead.  The Gelato Pops and Melon Pops bags were pushed to the side, which actually are pretty cool too, and i whipped up a little granny square in my fave colours. Here’s how i made my granny square bag –

You will need

calico bag

iron on transfer paper

an iron (obviously)

a granny square made from yarn



ink jet printer

iron on granny square

Step 1 – photograph your granny square and print out the image on iron on transfer paper

iron on granny square

Step 2 – Cut around the granny square leaving about 1/2cm of white edge – this will iron on clear granny square bag

Step 3– With the print side down, press the iron in consistant circles for aound 2 min (set a timer if it helps) The instructions said around 40 secs, but with this large transfer i needed more time. Fun granny square bag

Step 4– Peel the backing paper off very carefully! If it doesn’t come off easily or the print is not transferring then you will need to use the iron for a bit longer. Be patient. 🙂iron on granny square bag

Step 5 – Ta da!! Pack your favourite yarn and tools into the bag and you are ready for crochet on the go!!

Funky granny square bagI am printing this image onto a shirt next…..i just need more transfer paper. Add the tag #redagapecrochet on social media to any projects that you make using tutorials from the blog. I’d love to share some of the here with my readers.

Mandy xx





  1. seona
    July 21, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Love this idea!

    • redagapeblog
      July 22, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks! Me too. And the options are endless! 🙂

  2. July 21, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    That’s really cool Mandy!

    • redagapeblog
      July 22, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks Kellie! I’m going to iron this square onto a shirt next 🙂

  3. July 21, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    What fun. Lovely effect!

    • redagapeblog
      July 22, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Thanks Sandra. Lots of fun! 🙂

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