G-square purse

Jun 19, 2009
Views: 6,727
Comments: 3
Average rating:

Author

Allena Williams

Introduction

Girly girls just love this purse!

I designed this simple purse to teach crochet at a local arts and crafts store. It helps you practice different stitches, how to change colors and joining. It also teaches the “corner stone” of crochet….. The granny square!

You only use small amounts of yarn so it’s a great stash buster!

Materials List

Size H (5mm) hook
2 colors Caron Simply Soft yarn
yarn needle

optional: fabric for lining the purse

Finished Size

6 inches square not counting the strap

Gauge

not overly important for this project

Notes

dc = double crochet
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
ch 3 counts at 1st dc
ch 2 counts as 1st hdc
st(s) = stitch (es)

YO = yarn over.

The Pattern

closeupgsquarepurse Granny Square
Make 2
with color one
ch 4 join to make a circle.
Rd 1
ch 3 15 dc in ring (16 dc total) join to top of ch 3
Rd 2
ch 3 (dc ch 1 2 dc) in same stitch. 1 dc each in next 3 stitches. *( 2 dc ch 1
2dc) in next stitch, 1 dc each in next 3 stitches* repeat from * to * around. Sl
st to join in top of ch 3 Sl st to corner
Rd 3
join new color #2 ch 3 (dc ch 1 2 dc) in corner space, 1 dc each in next 6 sts
*(2 dc ch 1 2 dc) in corner space, 1 dc each in next 6 sts* repeat from * to *
around . Sl st to join in top of ch 3 Sl st to corner
Rd 4
ch 2 (hdc ch 1 2 hdc) in corner space, 1 hdc each in next 9 sts. *(2 hdc ch 1
2hdc) in corner space, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 sts*. repeat from * to *
around. Sl st to join in top of ch 2 Sl st to corner.
Rd 5
join color #1 ch 2 (hdc ch 1 2 hdc) in corner space, **working in back
loops only**
1 hdc in each of the next 12 sts. *(2 hdc ch 1 2 hdc) in corner space. **in
back loops only** 1 hdc in each of the next 12 sts* repeat from * to *
around. Sl st to join in top of ch 2 Sl st to corner.
Rd 6
join color #2 ch 3 (dc ch 1 2 dc) in corner space, ** working in back loops
only** , 1 dc in each of the next 15 sts. * (2 dc ch 1 2 dc) in next corner
space, **back loops** 1 dc in each of the next 15 sts* repeat from * to *
around. Sl st to join in top of ch 3 Sl st to corner.
Rd 7
Change to color #1 ch 1 4 sc in corner space (5 total) 1 sc in each of the
next 18 sts. * 5 sc in corner space, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts*. repeat

from * to * around. Sl st to join in top of ch 1 finish off.

gsp3 Finishing and Handle

Hold 2 squares wrong sides together join by sc: Take your hook through the first st like you would to sc normally, then put your hook through the same st on the 2nd square. YO pull your yarn through both sts and complete the single crochet. 3 sc in each corner. Leave one side open. When you get to the top of the 3rd side, ch 80. Join to top of other side of bag with a sl st. Sc across top of one side of the bag and then up around the 80 ch strap. (you may want to do 2 or 3 sc in the join between the top of the bag and the strap). When you get to the other side, sc across the other side of the opening and up the “bump” or bottom side of the ch 80 . This is going to be the handle. Join to top of bag and finish off. Sew in ends. Line bag if you so want.

The author has licensed this page under a Creative Commons License. Some rights reserved.

+ Add a comment

Comments

Cora Shaw@2 wrote
on Jun 20, 2009 1:26 PM

Love it! I am going to have to use this with a friend. She loves Granny Squares and keeps forgetting how to start it. This will be good as she is familiar with this particular granny square.

Cora

Brenda Day wrote
on Apr 27, 2010 5:15 PM
Brenda Day wrote
on Apr 27, 2010 5:16 PM