Mod Granny Square Beach Bag

Updated: Jun 15

Pattern Notes:

This is a modern take on a Granny Square bag. The beauty of this is that we don’t need to shape the bag itself, it is worked up with 3 larger granny squares folded to create a unique bag. It is a lot easier than you probably think it is!



Materials:

  • 3 balls each of Paintbox 100% Cotton in Marine Blue, Slate Grey, and Champagne White

  • 4.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations:

beg = beginning;

ch = chain;

dc (sc) = double crochet (single crochet);

;sp(s) = space(s);

ss = slip stitch;

st(s) = stitch(es);

dc = double crochet;

yoh = yarn over hook.


Pattern:


MAIN SECTION - the Granny Square (make 3):

With Marine Blue, Make 4 ch and join with a ss to form a ring.

round 1 (rs): 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ring, (2 ch, 3 dc into ring) 3 times, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 2: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *1 ch, miss 3 dc, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * twice more, 1 ch, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 3: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 d) into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 4: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *(1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp) twice, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 s) into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 5: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *(1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp) 3 times, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 6: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *(1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp) 4 times, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 7: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *(1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp) 5 times, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

round 8: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *(1 ch, miss 3 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp) 6 times, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

Switch to Slate Grey

round 9 & 10 : 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *dc in every st across to corner, ch 2* 3 more times, join with a ss to top of 3ch at beg of round.

Switch to Champagne White

round 11 & 12 : 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *dc in every st across to corner, ch 2* 3 more times, join with a ss to top of 3ch at beg of round.

Switch to Marine Blue

round 13 & 14: 3 ch (counts as first st), 2 dc into ch sp partly formed by sc at end of previous round, *(1 ch, miss 4 dc, 3 dc into next ch sp) to corner, 1 ch, miss 3 dc**, (3 dc, 2 ch and 3 dc) into next ch sp, rep from * to end, ending last rep at **, 3 dc into same ch sp as used at beg of round, 1 ch, 1 sc into top of 3 ch at beg of round.

Repeat rows 9-11 once more.

Bind off.

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Shoulder Strap:

The shoulder strap is worked on rs only, binding off every row and starting from the beginning (do not turn work)

With Champagne White, begin with a 6 in tail and ch 100 bind off leaving a 6in tail at the end also

Row 1: With Slate Grey leave a 6in tail and sc in every ch, across, bind off leaving a 6in tail at the end

Repeat Row 1 with the following colour pattern:

Row 2: Marine Blue

Row 3: Slate Grey

Row 4: Marine Blue

Row 5-7: Slate Grey

Row 8: Marine Blue

Row 9: Slate Grey

Row 10: Marine Blue

Row 11: Slate Grey

Row 12: Champagne White


Assembly:

Fold the 3 Granny Squares as in the following photo:

With Champagne White, sc the along the seams to form the bag.

Boarder: Starting at the top left side of bag, attach Champagne White and DC across the top of the bag and along the back. Bind off.

Attach the shoulder strap on both side of the bag.

Weave in ends and enjoy!!