Sunflower Granny Square Tote Bag Free Pattern

Sunflower Granny Square Tote Bag Free Pattern

The Sunflower Granny Square Tote Bag is a vibrant and cheerful accessory that brilliantly captures the essence of summer. Its sunflower design exudes warmth and positivity, making it a delightful project for crafters and a stunning statement piece for its users. This pattern showcases a wonderful blend of creativity and functionality, ensuring that anyone who tries their hand at it will enjoy the making process and end up with a tote bag that’s both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The thoughtful design, rich colors, and textured details promise a joyful addition to any wardrobe or bag collection.

Sunflower Granny Square Tote Bag Pattern

Sunflower Granny Square Tote Bag Pattern

This beautiful sunflower granny square tote bag is perfect for advanced beginners and creates a lovely summer accessory. The bag is constructed from 13 granny squares sewn together, with added straps for easy carrying. You can customize the colors and the strap length to match your style.

Materials Needed:

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Aran weight yarn (Specifically used: Paintbox Dark Brown, Stylecraft Copper, Paintbox Mustard, and Stylecraft Parchment)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

Abbreviations (US Terms):

  • Chain = ch
  • Single crochet = sc
  • Half double crochet = hdc
  • Double crochet = dc
  • Treble crochet = tr
  • Cluster = 4dc together


Making the Granny Squares

Round 1:

  • Start with the first color yarn and create a magic circle.
  • Ch2, make 15 dc into the circle.
  • Join with a slip stitch to the first DC and pull the tail tight to close the circle.
  • Break the yarn and fasten it off.

Round 2:

  • With the second color yarn, make 16 puff stitches in each stitch around the circle with a ch1 between each stitch.Puff Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over (3 loops on hook), repeat this 3 times until you have 9 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops, ch1.

For Round 3:

  • With the third color yarn, make 16 4dc clusters in each ch1 space between the puff stitches with a ch2 between each cluster.4dc Cluster: Yarn over your hook, insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook). Repeat this process until you have 6 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all loops, chain 2.

Round 4:

  • With the fourth color yarn, join yarn in any ch2 space between two 4dc clusters.
  • Ch3 (counts as 1dc), make 2 dc into the same space.
  • In the next ch2 space, make 3hdc.
  • In the next ch2 space, make 3dc.
  • In the next ch2 space, make 2 tr crochet, ch2, 2 tr crochet (first corner).
  • Repeat from * to *.
  • Join with a slip stitch to the first 3dc.

Assembling the Bag

Sew your squares together as shown in the original instructions, with squares on the sides and the bottom folding in half and being sewn to the back piece.

Adding the Handle

Round 1:

  • Join yarn to a granny square on the side of the bag.
  • Make 1 sc in each stitch and in each ch2 space until the top point of the bag.
  • Make 3dc into the ch2 space at the top point. Place a marker on the third dc.
  • Repeat around, joining to the first sc. Chain 1.

For Round 2:

  • Sc into the back loop of each sc around until you reach the marked stitch.
  • Chain 55 (or 120 for a longer/crossbody strap).
  • Skip to the next marked stitch and repeat from * to * back loop into the remaining stitches.

Round 3-5:

  • Continue with back loop sc in each stitch around, adjusting based on the handle length and finish with an invisible join.

Weave in your ends, and you’ve completed your Sunflower Granny Square Tote Bag! Remember to share your creations and tag them as the original pattern designer requests. Good luck with your project!

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