This is a new bag I made this week. It’s very easy to make, made from 12 granny squares. It’s colorful and beautiful. I think it will look good with my recent hippie crochet granny square summer top, and it also looks great with solid colors. The granny square crochet can be done with different colors and designs, and is excellent for making tops, sweaters, bags. Hope you like this bag.











The yarns I used:

I Love This Cotton: https://amzn.to/44743PD (I used 4 different colors)

Macrame cord, by Lion Brand: (2x 37 inch-94 cm, 2×140 inch- 355 cm) https://amzn.to/3X8MLiG

Crochet hook 4 mm https://amzn.to/3Nza02r

Tapestry needle


Wooden button (1 1/8 inch- 28 mm)


https://amzn.to/3N9Rk7O Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn, one of my favorite yarns, is a great option for this project. I have worked and made so many projects with this yarn, especially for making baskets and bags. It’s a 100 % cotton yarn and it gives and sustains a nice shape to the bags, baskets, and toys. It’s also very absorbent, which makes it great for a special, above average dishtowel.

https://amzn.to/443TEnS I also love Just Hemp yarn, made from Lion Brand. It’s easy to crochet or knit with this yarn. I have also used this yarn many times for projects like this. This yarn, though not as soft as wool or cotton, is still surprisingly quite soft. (Just how soft? It’s amazingly soft compared to hemp rope! Soft enough to wear as a sweater! I don’t know how they do this, and have been meaning to read about the process.) Hemp yarn also holds its shape, and is great for making bags, sweaters, summer tops, cardigans. One of the reasons that I love using this yarn is because of its long lifespan. According to multiple sources from the internet, hemp yarn is 2 to 3 times more durable than cotton yarn. Hemp is also a natural, environmentally friendly material, as it is a sustainable, renewable resource.

Written Instructions:

Using color A, make a MC,

Round 1: Ch 2 and make total of 12  edc inside the mc.(Ch 2 counts as one edc). At the end, tighten the mc and sl st to the top of edc to close the circle. Ch 1 and fasten off, weave the ends. 

Round 2 (adding color B): Make a puff st (yo, insert the hook into the st, yo, pull up a loop x 3 times) to every st.  At the end, sl st to close the round. 

Round 3 : (Sk 1 st, 1 dc, 1 edc, 1 tr to next st, 3 tr to next st, 1 tr, 1 edc, 1 dc to next st.) x 4. At the end, sl st to close the round. Fasten off, weave the ends.

Round 4 (adding color C): (1 tr, ch 1, and 1 tr to next st, 1 edc, 1dc to next st, 1 dc to next 2 sts, 1 edc to next st, 1 tr to next st, 1 edc to next,  1 dc to next 2 sts, 1 dc, 1 edc to next st) x 4

Sl st to close the round, fasten off, weave the ends.

Make a total of 12 squares like this:

Make 12 squares like this

Connect square pieces like this

Making the handle,

Using 4 macrame cord, make square knots until done with desired length and connect to the each side of bag. Tie off with a knot to the ends to secure.

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