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Granny Square Bag

I’ve been wanting to make one of these bags for a while now. I finally took the opportunity to do so when I’ve frogged (rip/undo) my yarn for the 2nd or 3rd time. The more you frog a yarn, the more the yarn itself unravels and it doesn’t look as clean as it is fresh from the skein. These yarns are leftover from a dress I made for my daughter, so there was no real plan for this material.

I made 10 squares using the traditional granny square pattern. Here is a great tutorial from Tamara at Mooglyblog.com on making granny squares.

Once my squares are done, I attached them accordingly using slip stitch. I think it created a great texture and made it look sturdy. Added some handles, woven in all the ends (the only time I needed a needle). Here is another great tutorial from Mooglyblog.com, this time on making bag handles.

Maybe next time, I’ll make hexagon/african flower theme. Have you made this type of bag? Feel free to post and share your project in the comments! I love seeing what everyone comes up with!

 

  • Yarn: Cestari Heather Collection (75% cotton/25% wool), and Brown Sheep Company’s Cotton Fleece (80% cotton/20% Merino Wool)
  • Hook: 4.0 mm Clover USA Soft Touch

 

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