DIY Learn How to Crochet Granny Square Purse Hand Bag Tote Tutorial – Squares, Half Squares,Triangle


Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today
I’m going to show you how to crochet a granny square patchwork purse. To do this you will
need about 600 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. You’ll also need a size H crochet hook.
You will need to make 9 of these squares. Start off with a magic ring, which as you’ve
seen from my other videos is just a very loose slipknot. Chain 3. Do 2 double crochets in
the ring. Chain 2. Do 3 double crochets in the ring. Chain 2. Do 3 more double crochet
stitches in the ring. Chain 2. And now do your last set of 3 double crochet stitches
in the ring. Pull the starting tail end of the yarn tightly to close that middle ring
section of the granny square. Now, do a half double crochet onto the top of the starting
chain 3 to close this round of the granny square. To change to the next color, grab
the next color of yarn, form a loop, and pull it through the existing stitch on your hook.
Chain 1. Then slip stitch into the hole or space below. This helps keep the color changes
nice and neat. Now, chain 3. Do 1 double crochet in the same hole or space. Next do 1 double
crochet in each of the next 3 double crochet stitches. Now, in the corner space, do 2 double
crochet stitches, followed by a chain 2, and then another 2 double crochet stitches. Next,
do 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 double crochet stitches. We’ll repeat the
process for this corner – 2 double crochet stitches, followed by a chain 2, followed
by 2 double crochet stitches. Continue on in this pattern – do 1 double crochet in each
of the next 3 stitches, followed by the 2 double crochet, chain 2, 2 double crochets
in the corner, followed by the 3 double crochets. Once you get to the final corner, do 2 double
crochet stitches in the space. And close this round by doing 1 half double crochet into
the top of the beginning chain 3. Do the same process as before to join the green yarn.
Chain 1, and then do a slip stitch into the space below. Then, chain 3, and do 1 double
crochet in this space. Similar to before, we’re going to do 1 double crochet in each
of the next 7 stitches. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… And in the corner as before,
do 2 double crochet stitches, followed by a chain 2, followed by 2 double crochet stitches.
Repeat this process all around the granny square. In the final corner, do 2 double crochet
stitches in the space, then do a half-double crochet into the top of the starting chain
3. Time to join the blue yarn. You’ll follow the same process as before. The only difference
is the number of double crochet stitches on each side will increase to 11 stitches. You
can knot, cut, and weave in all the ends. I like to put a drop of fabric glue on each
knot to really keep it secured. We’re going to need 4 triangles for this purse as well.
To do this, start off with the magic ring and then chain 4. Do 3 double crochets in
the ring. Chain 2. Do 3 double crochets in the ring. Chain 1 and do 1 double crochet
in the ring. Pull the starting end tightly to close the ring, then cut your yarn. To
change colors in the triangle, we’re going to create a normal slipknot on our hook with
the new color first. Insert your hook into the top of the original chain 3 and make a
slip stitch. Chain 4. Do 2 double crochet stitches in the space below. Do 1 double crochet
in each of the next 3 stitches. In this top space, do 2 double crochet stitches, chain
2, and 2 more double crochet stitches. Do 1 double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.
In the next space, do 2 double crochet stitches. Chain 1. Do 1 double crochet stitch in the
very last stitch. Cut your yarn and prepare your next color, green, with a slip knot on
the hook. Insert your hook into the top of the original chain 3, then make a slip stitch.
Chain 4. Follow the same pattern as you did for the yellow row, except you will have more
double crochet stitches on this side and the next side. Once the green is completed, join
the blue and proceed with the same pattern. Here is the completed triangle, which will
need its ends cut, glued and weaved in. Remember you can find the written instructions for
this video to follow along with on my website, naztazia.com Here is how you will lay out
your squares. This bottom one will be folded in half, since it will be sewn to this upwards
facing side as well as the side facing downwards on the table. And this side will be folded
as well. Here is where triangle number 1 goes, and over here, triangle number 2. Since our
purse has both a back and front, now we can lay down the other side as well. And don’t
forget the two top triangles as well for the underside. Next you will take a yarn needle
and some matching color yarn and begin the process of sewing the squares together. The
nice thing is with the purse is it does not take a long time to sew, like it does if you
were making a large granny square blanket. You might need to use several strands of yarn
to sew all of the motifs together. Once you are done with your sewing, your purse should
look something like this. You can see both sides look the same, and all the good sides
of the granny squares are facing outwards. I like to put another slipknot on my hook
and connect it to the top of the purse to do a basic single crochet edging around the
top section. At the end of this round you can slip stitch over to the first single crochet.
Chain 1 and keep crocheting single crochet stitches around the top for as many rounds
as you like. I usually do 3 or 4 rounds, but you can do more or less depending upon your
preference. You can sew a button on as the purse’s closure. I would highly recommend
lining the purse. Please see my basic how to line a purse video for an easy way to line
purses with felt. Another handle option for your purse is built in straps. To do this,
fold your purse in half and find the middle of the top triangles. Mark them with paper
clips. I like to put another slip knot on my hook, then connect the yarn via a single
crochet to the first marked stitch. Continue making single crochet stitches across, and
then stop at the other paper clip marker. Chain 1, and turn your work. Skip the first
single crochet and make 1 single crochet in the next stitch. Continue across the row with
single crochet stitches, skipping the very last stitch. This process helps make decreases
for the handles. Chain 1 and turn your work. Skip the first single crochet, and single
crochet in the next and in the remaining stitches – except do not single crochet in the last
stitch. Continue this process of decreasing for every row until you are left with about
6 or 7 stitches. At this point your handles should be of a good thickness, so just chain
1, turn your work, and do 1 single crochet in every stitch. Repeat this process for as
long as you wish for your handles. Be sure to do this on the other side of the purse,
then sew the straps in the middle. After you have finished your handles, I like to connect
my yarn and do 1 row of single crochet stitches all along the edging of the purse’s handles
– both the front and back side. While on the back side, be sure to chain something like
15 chains in the middle section to serve as a button loop. And here is the completed purse
with built-in handles. By the way, to view this video in other languages, click on the
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