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#1 dragyn_lover


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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:46 PM

Of course, this pattern is one based off of Granny Squares... haha.
I used bright colours for mine, but of course any colours will work.

That is the finished bag. (See the brightness :D)

Alright, so here's how I make the granny squares, but feel free to do it your way ^^ Any square will work! :D

For the main bag:
Make 2:

Of the first colour: Chain 6 and sl st into the first ch. Chain 2. Dbl ch 2 into the center of the loop. **Chain 3. Dbl ch 3 into the loop.** Repeat ** around until you have 3 corners, then chain 3 and sl st into the top stitch of the first dbl ch stem. End that colour and pull out the next one!

Of the second colour: Start the new yarn in any corner by chain 2. Into the corner: Dbl ch 2, chain 3, then dbl ch 3 more. **Chain 1 and into the corner: dbl ch 3, chain 3, dbl ch 3** Repeat ** around until you reach the first corner, then chain 1 and sl st into the first dbl ch stitch. Sl st until the beginning of the corner, then chain 2, proceeded by dbl ch 2, chain 3, dbl ch 3. Repeat ** around, and dbl ch 3 into each space that you should have. End with a sl st and bring out the first colour again.

Of the first colour: Do one round of the first colour.

Of the second colour: Do two rounds of the second colour.

Of a third colour: Do two rounds.

Of a contrasting colour (This is the black): Do the corners as normal and dbl ch into every stitch around.

Sew them together on three sides with a simple sl st and turn right side out.

For the flap:

Make 3 mini granny squares with the first three colours that you used, 2 rounds for each. Single ch around the edge of each with the contrasting colour, and bind them all together with a simple sl st. At the bottom of the row of squares, dbl ch into each stitch across with the contrasting colour. At the top of the row of squares, dbl ch into each stitch across with the contrasting colour again, 2 rows. You can choose to make the flap longer by adding a second row of squares.

Add the flap onto the main bag by sl st the top of the row of squares (the 2 rows of dbl ch) onto the bag. For ease, just put it onto the outside of the bag, right side in, and sl st on.

For the strap:
Of each of the three colours, make 4 (add or subtract for longer or shorter straps) itty bitty granny squares (1 round only, the beginning part) and single ch around each. Sew them all together with the sl st. Single ch in the contrasting coulour down the whole row, and on the other side as well. On each end, dbl ch some rows so that you can sew the strap onto the side of the bag. I added more for length. I did 12 on each end.

To sew on the strap:
Form the ends of the strap into a triangle and sew onto the outside of the bag, where the seam is, on each side. I used the same colour yarn and made sure it was sewn on good by making two rounds :yes

And that's it! Yay!! I made mine in... 2 days I think. It was my first project, and I've used it already!


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Posted 20 May 2007 - 09:52 PM

I love your bag. The colors make it so cool. Nice job and thanks so much for sharing. I enjoy seeing everyone's bag creations.
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Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:42 PM

What a nice looking bag:yay !! You did a really wonderful job:clap !! Thanx for sharing the pattern:hook

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 11:11 PM

That is a nice looking bag I like alot.
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:56 AM

So cute...so colorful!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:12 AM

Oh how cute:clap
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:26 AM

Ohhhhhh it's even cuter than I imagined!!! Thanks for sharing girlie!:manyheart


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 08:54 AM

You did a great job girlie-girl! I love the colors you chose. I'm glad you posted the pattern. :)
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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:38 AM

Really nice granny square bag. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 21 May 2007 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 01:59 PM

That's cool! I'm gonna have to make me one of these!

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:22 PM

Thanks guys :D
I hope you will post your pictures if you do make one, so that I can see! Yay!

My baby is due on May 30th! I'm almost there!

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 04:58 PM

Wow, I really like that bag, would love to make one, but cant untill all my other WIPs are complete, so will put it on my to do list.

Great job and thanks for sharing

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 05:11 PM

Great idea! Very cute!

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 04:03 PM

That's cool!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:38 AM

Thanks for the pattern!
I'm not sure you will be around to answer this (I see your due date is 5 days away!, congrats) but I was just wondering if you lined your purse?

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:02 AM

Beautiful purse.
I would think she lined it, most granny squares are open. But then again I guess it depends what you use it for.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:01 PM

I love your purse. So pretty! I was going to ask, too, about the lining.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:02 PM

I love grannies, very cool pattern. :)