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Crochet the perfect accessory with a daisy granny square crochet bag! This on-trend granny tote bag can carry all your essentials and is super simple to make.

With only 13 squares needed, it’s a quick and stylish project for crocheters of all levels. Customize it with your favorite colors to match any outfit – the options are limitless!

You can find the free pattern and easy to follow instructions below in this post.

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How to get the Pattern for the Daisy Square Bag

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written instructions. 
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Crochet Squares

Granny squares are one of my favorite things to crochet. I love playing with color combinations and crochet squares are so fun to make.

One of my absolute favorites is the daisy granny square. It’s such a great pattern that I’ve used it in several projects this year, including a crochet granny square daisy baby blanket and a set of crochet daisy placemats and coasters.

You could change around the square for this granny square bag and use my crochet sunflower square! I used this square for my popular Granny Square Tote Bag that is bursting with vibrant colors.

blue and yellow crochet squares

How to Crochet a Daisy Granny Bag

You need just 13 squares made with your favorite colors of DK weight cotton yarn (light worsted yarn) and a 4 mm hook to make this unique and eye-catching accessory. I choose some teal yarn and added a yellow and orange as a contrast, and love the end result!

The pattern will guide you through every step, from crocheting all the squares to arranging and seaming them together with a whip stitch method. Top edging instructions are included to complete the bag.  

Then attach store-bought bag handles or if you prefer, you can crochet your own. I choose not to line my bag as I felt it was sturdy enough.

With helpful pictures throughout, this pattern makes creating your daisy granny square bag a breeze!

crochet bag with granny squares

Materials

Hobbii Yarn – Rainbow Cotton 8/8 – 100% Cotton, 50g/75m; 1.75oz/82yds

Yarn A: 2 balls of Teal (91), Yarn B: 1 ball of Orange (57), Yarn C: 1 ball of Yellow (90)

Hobbii Yarn – Friends Cotton 8/8 – 100% Cotton,  50g/75m; 1.75oz/82yds

Yarn D: 1 ball of Light Turquoise (90), Yarn E: 1 ball of Dark Turquoise (91)

  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Strong sewing thread
  • Lining fabric (optional)
  • Leather bag handles approx. 20-24in.

You can use any DK weight/light worsted weight cotton yarn to achieve a similar effect.

Measurements

Height of bag (not including handles) – 12.5in [32cm]

Width of bag – 12in [30.5cm]

Each square is 4.5in [11.5cm]

Abbreviations

US crochet terms

  • ch        chain
  • sl st      slip stitch
  • sc         single crochet
  • hdc       half double crochet
  • dc         double crochet
  • tr           treble crochet
  • st          stitch
  • sp         space
  • beg       beginning
  • rep        repeat
  • RS        right side
  • WS       wrong side

Special Stitches

Beg 3dc-cl (beginning 3 double crochet cluster): Ch 3, yarn over, insert hook in next st or sp, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 2 more times, yarn over and draw yarn through all 4 loops on hook

4dc-cl (4 double crochet cluster): Yarn over, insert hook in next st or sp, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook in same st or sp, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 3 more times, yarn over and draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook

Sc3tog (single crochet 3 together): Insert hook into next st and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next st and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 3 at beginning of a round counts as 1 dc
  • Ch 4 at beginning of a round counts as (1 dc, ch 1)
  • Ch 1 at beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms.
  • You will need a total of 13 squares.
  • Each square is worked in rounds and joined together. I whipstitched my squares together, but you can use a join of your choice.
  • A border is worked around the top edges of the bag.
  • Blocking your squares before joining helps them become more relaxed and even.
crochet squares on a blocking board

Color Notes

  • You can use the colors suggested in the materials list or use yarn from your stash.
  • If using stash yarn, you will need approximately 450m of DK weight/light worsted weight yarn.
  • Using stash yarn will give your bag a unique and personal touch

Daisy Square Colors

Square 1: (make 8) Rounds 1 – 5 [Yarn A, Yarn B, Yarn C, Yarn E, Yarn A]

Square 2: (make 5) Rounds 1 – 5 [Yarn A, Yarn C, Yarn B, Yarn D, Yarn A]

Daisy Granny Square (make 13)

Ch 5, sl st into first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into ring, join with a sl st into first sc. Fasten off yarn – 12 sc

Round 2: Join yarn in any st from Round 1, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), [1 dc into next st, ch1] 11 times, join with a sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch 4, fasten off yarn – 12 dc, 12 x ch-1

Round 3: Join yarn in any ch-1 sp from Round 2, beg 3dc-cl into same space, ch 3, [4dc-cl into next ch-1 sp, ch 3] 11 times, join with a sl st to top of beg cluster. Fasten off yarn – 12 clusters, 12 x ch-3 sp

Round 4: Join yarn in any ch-3 sp from Round 3, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in next ch-3 sp, [3 dc in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, (3 tr, ch 3, 3 tr) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off yarn – 24 dc, 24 tr, 4 x ch-3 sp

Round 5: Join yarn in any st from Round 4, ch 1, work 1 sc into each st around, working (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) into each corner ch-3 sp, join with a sl st to top of beg ch 1. Fasten off yarn – 64 sc, 4 x ch-1 sp

Weave in all threads. Blocking your squares is recommended to make joining easier.

Bag Assembly

  • Lay out squares as in the picture below.
  • Using Yarn A, and holding RS of both squares together, you will join by whipstitching through back loop of the corresponding stitch on each square.
  • Attach squares in rows and then sew each row together (as in layout picture).
daisy crochet squares
  • Take the bottom squares and fold bag in half along dotted lines, with WS facing out.
  • Fold in the 2 side squares and pin in place. Stitch markers are also helpful if needed.
  • Sew remaining seams, checking regularly that you are lining up the correct squares. It is easy to make a mistake!
  • When complete, turn bag right side out.
granny square bag assembled

Top Edging of Bag

Round 1: With RS facing, join Yarn A in any st. Work sc evenly around the top of the bag, working sc3tog where 3 squares meet and (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in the top of each ‘peak’ of the bag (where you will attach the handles), join with a sl st to beg sc.

Round 2: Repeat Round 1. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads.

Attaching the Handles

Position the bag handles on the outside of the bag, using the pictures for guidance. Using strong sewing thread and a sharp needle, stitch through the pre-punched holes making sure the handles are secure.  

orange and teal daisy granny square bag

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One Comment

  1. I love your bag, especially the colours that you choose. And photographing it with a red back ground makes a delightful picture!

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