Crochet Flower Granny Squares Tote Bag Pattern

Submitted on Wed, 04/26/2023 - 05:52
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Create a one-of-a-kind tote bag that is sure to turn heads.

Crochet flower tote bags are one of the most versatile and practical accessories you should own. This Tote bag pattern can be made with any yarn in the color of your choice, and works well to work away your scrap yarn in a variety of colors.
Not only can this be a beautiful shopping bag, but it's reusable and washable, so get started on your very own Flowered Crochet Squares tote bag today !
This large handbag is perfect for carrying around everything you need – and then some.

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I created this crochet bag, as I love having a pretty crochet square in the center of my crochet bag. Crochet flowers are pretty , and surrounding them with smaller textured crochet flowers similar in design and textured just made sense.

I used Double knit weighted crochet cotton for this example bag, and a 4mm crochet hook, the finished tote bag has a height of 16 inches or 40 centimeters, a width of 11 inches or 28 centimeters and a strap drop - meaning from the top of the crochet strap to the opening of the crochet bag of 15 inches or 38 cm as i wanted a bag that had a strap long enough to fit over my shoulder, and which would not be to long if i quickly had to fetch something from within the bag.
Note that the finished size of this example crochet bag is based on using the above mentioned yarn and crochet hook.
 

What can I use my Flower Crochet bag for ?

The finished tote bag size is large enough to make a great travel bag, the large textured crochet flower in the center of the bag, makes this not only a statement piece but also a reusable bag, helping you do your bit for our planet.

Crochet Tote bags make great gifts for students at college as they are durable and strong and can easily double up as a book bag and beach bag over the weekends.
This easy crochet pattern will have you making beautiful crochet bags in no time

How many squares do I need to make this crochet bag ?

The Crochet flower tote bag pattern is made with 12 crochet flower square patterns, 2 Large floral crochet squares, and 10 smaller textured smaller flower squares.

How much yarn do I need for this crochet bag pattern ?

When making this bag you will require roughly 700 meters or 765 yards of strong fiber yarn.
For the main color of the bag, you will need the most amount of yarn, but this is not set in stone, you can make each crochet square a different color combination
 

Hanging colorfull hamdmade bag
example of large granny squares for pattern instructions
Large Flower Granny square
Flowered Square Tote Bag
Fun tote bag pattern for using up scrap balls of yarn

Can I use scrap yarn balls for this flower crochet tote bag ?

Yes you can, you can mix and match small balls of colored yarn together for the smaller crochet flowers, and use up some of your large leftover yarn balls for the larger crochet flower squares, but do note to keep the yarn use, especially when using scrap yarn balls, as close in weight as possible, this means is you start of with worsted weight yarn ,keep using worsted weight yarn, this pattern won't work to well if you change up between 4ply and worsted as your sizing will be completely off and your square will end-up bulging and your finished squares won't be the same size, and the final join of the bag wont work.

What type of yarn do you recommend for this flower crochet tote bag ?

I suggested a strong yarn fiber for any crochet tote bag, something like craft cotton, or strong bamboo or even some Nylon, as this create a string fabric, pick yarn which is tightly spun, and holds a knot, if your yarn it to slippery, your knots won't hold, and your bag wll unravel in time, for more detailed info on what yarn is best for crochet bags see page : Crochet Bag Patterns

What type of crochet stitches will I use in this crochet tote bag ?

The beauty of crochet flower squares, if mixed in crochet stitches per row, gives each crochet flower its beautiful texture and feel. For this pattern you should be able to understand basic crochet terminology like, chain, chain space, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, slip-stitch, how to use the space of a ch-sp, and thow to work between stitches.
It also has some more advanced stitches and terminology like, front post half double and double crochet stitches, crochet shell stitches, but not to worry , you can easily follow along with the per row photos included in the downloadable crochet pattern.
 

What other crochet skills do I require to understand and complete this pattern ?

Well, you will need to understand the crochet basics of working in the round, understand how to make a magic ring and how to finish off your yarn after each row, and also to know how to join a new color for your next row, in shirt if you have made a normal granny square and was able to make each row a different color then you would be able to give this pattern a try.

What Crochet Techniques are used in this crochet pattern ?

You need to make 12 crochet squares in total, and all crochet squares are worked in the round, ensure, that your final row count per side is correct or you will struggle to join your block at a late stage. Once you have completed the squares and straps you will move on to joining the bag, so familiarize yourself with the diagrams included with the pattern, as soon as possible, as it helps with joining up the crochet bag, the pattern has a lot of photo references and loads of additional written help, to assist you as best possible.
You will need to know the basics of joining squares together, but some additional notes on joining are available in the pattern.

Flower crochet square patterns
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Do you have some tips before I start this pattern ?

Yes, here are a few quick tips you should take note off before starting this pattern.

  •  It is best to stick to the same yarn weight and crochet hook throughout making your squares, or your squares will not match up.
  • Make sure all your finished sides of your square have the same stitch on each side, count as you go along the pattern, if your stitch count is out on one side, then you might have missed some stitches, rather go back and fix the row, if you only start counting at the end of each crocheted square you will have a lot more frogging to do.
  • Ensure that all squares have the final stitch count, this will make things go way easier when it comes to joining the crochet pattern.
  • Work in the end, as you go will help you at the end when it comes to finishing the blanket unless you love spending a day at least to work on loose ends.
  • If you have any other questions you would like answered for this pattern, please pop me a message and I will happily add more information here.

Can I use the flower crochet squares of this tote bag in a flower crochet blanket instead ?

Yes, you can use the crochet squares for a blanket as I have designed both the large and small crochet squares to fit together so that they can be joined.

So if you would rather opt for a crochet flower blanket rather than a crochet square bag, feel free to do so, but please don't use my designs as your own blanket pattern or resell them as your pattern.

If you wish to add them to a pattern, link back to either this web page or back to my Crochet Squares Page, as most of my crochet squares are available as stand-alone patterns, and some are available for free or for purchasable download from my website.

I am always trying to make new patterns and designs, but the actual time it takes to design, write, and make an actual crochet item, can take me anything from one to two months to up to a year, as I will redo, remake, fit measure and calculate until I am happy with the way it looks and feel. Then I need to ensure that the pattern works out in size and measurements, not even to mention the days and months it takes to add a full photo tutorial, after which I then have to methodically compile this into a usable easy to understand terminology correct document, and then publish into multiple formats so that it has a downloadable pdf pattern as well as some free online versions. Getting patterns out to the public takes large chunks of time, blood, sweat, finger, and hand calluses, and sometimes loads of tears, so please link back to this page, and if you love my pattern, purchase it. It assists me in creating more patterns for you to love and easily enjoy.

If you are keen to crochet some of my patterns that has note seen the light please feel free to contact me as we can always arrange something.
 

Difficulty level:  Intermediate
Suggested yarn for crochet tote bag pattern.
DK Cotton, Bamboo, or Nylon Fibre content yarn
Yarn Length required  : +- 765m/ 700yards
Recommended Crochet hook size: 4mm or 4.5 mm

Select the hook recommended by your selected yarn. 
The final measurement is based on the pattern worked in the following hook sizes using different types of cotton yarn
 

Height of bag : 16’ / 40 cm
Width of bag : 11’ / 28 cm
Strap drop length : 15’ / 38 cm

 

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Crochet Flower Granny Squares Tote Bag Pattern - Free Online Pattern

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Large Flower Square


Make 2 squares, one for the front of the bag and one for the back of the bag.
Start with a magic ring,

Row 1
Sc, into magic ring, ch 4, counts as first dc and ch 1, 1 dc into the same st, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, into magic ring, rep from * 7 more times, 
join with sl into the top of ch, finish off color.
(24 sts = 8 x 1dc, ch1, 1dc, st(s) around)

Row 2
Join color in 1 ch-sp, ch 3, counts as first dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into same ch-sp, * 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into the next 1 ch-sp, rep from * rnd, join with sl into top of ch 3, finish off color. 
(48 sts = 8 x 2dc, ch2, 2dc st(s) around)

Row 3
Join color with * 1sc into sp bet 2 dc st(s), 6 dc-shell into 2 ch-sp, rep from * rnd, join with sl in sc, finish off color.
(56 sts = 8 x 1sc,6dc-shell st(s) around)

Row 4
Join color in BLO of 3rd st of 6dc-shell, * 1 blo sc into 3rd st of 6dc-shell, ch 1, 1 blo sc into the next st, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc into sc st bet 6dc shells, rep from * around,  join with sl into the top of first sc,  finish off color. 
(64 sts = 8 x 1sc, ch1, 1sc, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, st(s) around)

Row 5
Join color in 1ch-sp, * sc into 1 ch-sp,  6 dc-shell into next 1 ch-sp, rep from * rnd, join with sl in sc, finish off color.
(84 sts = 12 x 1sc, 6 dc-shell, st(s) around)

Row 6
Join color round sc from the previous row, *1 fphdc around sc post, BLO 1 hdc into each of the 6dc-shell stitches from the previous row, 
rep from * around,  join with sl into the top of the first fphdc,  finish off color. 
(84 sts = 12 x 1fphdc, 6hdc, st(s) around)

Row 7
Join color in sp before, fphdc,* 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, into sp before fphdc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in sp after fpdc, ch 5, skip over next 6 hdc st(s),
1 fphdc around fphdc from previous row, ch 5, skip over next 6 hdc st(s), 1 fphdc around fphdc from previous row, ch 5, skip over next 6 hdc st(s), repeat from * 3 times more around, to form a square, join with sl into the top of the first dc, finish off color.
(4 x ch2, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch5, 1 fphdc ch5, 1 fphdc, ch5, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc st(s) per square side)

Row 8
Join color into corner 2 ch-sp, *2 dc, ch2, 2 dc into corner 2 ch-sp, 1 fphdc around dc, 1 hdc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 fphdc around next dc, BLO 1 dc into next hdc st, from row 6, BLO 1 hdc into next 5 hdc st, from row 6,1 fphdc around next fpdc, BLO 1 hdc into next 6 hdc sts, from row 6, 1fphdc around next fphdc, BLO 1 hdc into next 5 hdc st, from row 6, BLO 1dc into next hdc st, from row 6,1fphdc around next dc st, 1 hdc in next 1 ch-sp, 1fphdc around dc, rep from * 3 more time for each side of the square, join with sl into the top of staring dc st, finish off color. 
(4 x 2 dc, 1fphdc, 1hdc, 1fphdc, 1dc, 5hdc, 1fphdc, 6hdc, 1fphdc, 5hdc, 1dc, 1 fphdc, 1hdc, 1fphdc, 2dc, ch2, st(s) per square side) 
( 4 x 32 sts + ch2 = 136 sts - square total)

Row 9
Join color into corner 2 ch-sp, *2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc into corner 2 ch-sp, 1 hdc into the next 2 hdc sts,1 fpdc around fphdc, 1 hdc in next hdc,1 fpdc around fphdc,1 hdc into next 6 sts,1 fpdc around fphdc,1 hdc into the next 6 sts,1 fpdc around fphdc,1 hdc into the next 6 sts,
1 fpdc around fphdc, 1 hdc into hdc st,1 fpdc around fpdc, 1 hdc into next 2 sts, rep from * 3 more times for each side of the square, join with sl into top of staring dc st, finish off color
(4 x 4hdc, 1fphdc, 1hdc, 1fphdc, 6hdc, 1fphdc, 6hdc, 1fphdc, 6hdc, 1fphdc, 1hdc, 1fphdc, 4hdc, ch2, st(s) per square side) 
( 4 x 34 sts + ch2 = 144 sts - square total)

Row 10
Join color into corner 2 ch-sp, *2 dc, ch2, 2 dc into corner 2 ch-sp, 1 dc each st from the previous row, rep from * 3 more time for each side of the square, join with sl into top of staring dc st, finish off color
(4 x 38dc, ch2, st(s) per square side) 
( 4 x 38 sts + ch2 = 160 sts - square total)

Row 11
Join color into corner 2 ch-sp, *2 dc, ch2, 2 dc into corner 2 ch-sp, 1 dc each st from the previous row,
rep from * 3 more times for each side of the square, join with sl into the top of staring dc st, finish off color
(4 x 42dc, ch2, st(s) per square side) 
( 4 x 42 sts + ch2 = 76sts - square total)

Small Flower Square


Make 10

Start with a magic ring,

Row 1
Sc, into magic ring, ch 4, counts as first dc and ch 1, 1 dc into the same st, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, into magic ring, 
rep from * 7 more times, join with sl into the top of ch, finish off color.
(24 sts = 8 x 1dc, ch1, 1dc, st(s) around)

Row 2
Join color in 1 ch-sp, ch 3, counts as first dc, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into same ch-sp, * 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into the next 1 ch-sp, rep from * rnd, join with sl into top of ch 3, finish off color. 
(48 sts = 8 x 2dc, ch2, 2dc st(s) around)

Row 3
Join color with * 1sc into sp bet 2 dc st(s), 6 dc-shell into 2 ch-sp, rep from * rnd, join with sl in sc, finish off color.
(56 sts = 8 x 1sc,6dc-shell st(s) around)

Row 4
Join color round fphdc from the previous row, *1 fphdc around fphdc post,BLO 1 hdc into each of the 6dc-shell stitches from the previous row, rep from * around,  join with sl into the top of first fphdc,  finish off color. 
(56 sts = 8 x 1fphdc, 6hdc, st(s) around)

Row 5
Join color in sp before, fphdc,* 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, into sp before fphdc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in sp after fpdc, ch 4, skip over next 6 hdc st(s),
1 fphdc around fphdc from the previous row, ch 4,skip over next 6 hdc st(s) repeat from * 3 times more around, to form a square, 
join with sl into top of the first dc, finish off color.
(4 x ch2, 1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch5, 1 fphdc ch5, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc st(s) per square side)

Row 6
Join color into corner 2 ch-sp, *2 hdc, ch2, 2hdc into corner 2 ch-sp, 1 fphdc around dc, 1 hdc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 fphdc around next dc, 
BLO 1 dc into next hdc st from row 4, BLO 1 hdc into next 4 hdc sts, from row 4, skip last hdc st, from row 4,1 fphdc around fphdc, skip first hdc st, from row 4,BLO 1 hdc into next 4 hdc sts, from row 4,BLO 1 dc into next hdc st, from row 4,1 fphdc around dc, 
1 hdc in next 1 ch-sp, 1 fphdc around next dc, rep from * 3 more times for each side, join with sl into top of staring hdc st, 
finish off color. (4 x 2 hdc, 1fphdc, 1hdc, 1fphdc, 1dc, 4hdc, 1fphdc,4hdc, 1dc, 1 fphdc, 1hdc, 1fphdc, 2hdc, ch2, st(s) per square side) 
( 4 x 21 sts + ch2 = 136 sts - square total)

 

 

Join together a square tote bag

Make 10 small squares and 2 large squares.

Start with 8 x small squares and 1 x large square as per the image below, to see detailed information about placement see the figure below photo.

Square placement for the front of the bag

  • S1: 1 x Large Square for front
  • S2: 2 x Top Small squares for the front
  • S3: 6 x SideSmall squares for front and back

Square placement for the back of the bag

  • S1: 1 x Large Square for the back
  • S2: 2 x Top Small squares for the back
  • S3: same squares folded over and used for back
placement of crochet squares for crochet tote bag diagram
 

Join squares in the following order

Start with joining small squares together, 

Join Square B to C, 
Join Square D to E, 
Join Square G to F, 
Join Square H to K,

place two squares on top of one another

Place two squares on top of one another, right side facing in.


Join yarn into both squares, with a slip stitch, 1 single crochet stitch over slip stitch to secure yarn.  Work 1 single crochet stitch from the corner space into each stitch of both crochet squares. 


If you are more comfortable using a yarn needle and yarn you can join squares with a simple needle work stitch.
Join 2 squares on a single side, then finish off the yarn.

Join joined squares (B+C) to square A
Join joined squares (D+E) to square A
Join joined squares (G+F) to square A
Join joined squares (H+K) to square A

Join Square M to H, 
Join Square L to C,

join with crochet slip stitch,

Fold the following squares inwards, and join only side indicated in points 11 and 12 as indicated below.
 
Fold over squares G and F, join sides marked with green 11
Fold over squares G and F, join sides marked with green 11

Turn the work inside out, fold over squares and place required squares on top of one another, right side facing in.
Join yarn into both squares, with a slip stitch, 1 single crochet stitch over slip stitch to secure yarn.  Work 1 single crochet stitch from the corner space into each stitch of both crochet squares. 
If you are more comfortable using a yarn needle and yarn you can join squares with a simple needle work stitch.
Join 2 squares on a single side, then finish off the yarn. 

Fold the following squares inwards, and join only side indicated in points 11 and 12 as indicated below.

Fold over square M to lay flat on the right side facing inwards on top of square K, dont join
Fold over square B to lay flat on the right side facing inwards on top of square L, dont join.


The shape of the bag will now be visible.
Join the remainder large square in the same manner as points 5 to 8 mentioned above work in ends.


Turn the bag inside out, the base of your bag is now complete. Let's move on to making the straps and finishing the bag.

join folded sqaures

Finishing off the top of bag

Join yarn in the left chain space of two chains spaces where large and small squares join at the top of the bag.

Ch2, 2 dc into ch-sp, 2dc into same ch-sp,1dc into each stitch until next chsp.
2dc, ch2. 2 dc into next chsp. ( top of small square),1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc in ch-sp, ch2. 2 dc into next ch-sp, 1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc, ch2. 2 dc into next chsp. ( top of small square),1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc in ch-sp, ch2. 2 dc into next ch-sp. 1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc, ch2. 2 dc into next chsp. ( top of small square), 1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc in ch-sp, ch2. 2 dc into next ch-sp, 1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc, ch2. 2 dc into next chsp. ( top of small square), 1dc into each stitch until the next ch-sp, 2dc in ch-sp, join with slip stitch in staging chain, finish off yarn. Work ends.

easy instruction photo for finishing of bag pattern
Finishing off the Tote bag is pretty easy, simply follow instructions below

Make Handles

Row 1
Chain 122, 1 hdc into 2nd chain from hook, 1 hdc into next 119 st(s) till end of row, (120 st(s) in row, ) ch 1, turn
 
Row 2
ch1, 1 hdc into next 119 st(s) till end of row, ( 120 st(s) in row, ) finish off color, work in ends.

Row 3
Join new color in top corner stitch, ch2, (counts as first hdc ), 1 hdc into next 119 st(s) till the end of the row, work 2 hdc into a corner, 1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into a corner, and 1 hdc into each of the stitches, working back on the initial chain row, work 2 hdc into the corner, 1 hdc into next st, 2 hdc into a corner, join with slip st into starting chain.

Row 4
Join new color in corner stitch, work 2 hdc into a corner, 1 hdc into next 2 sts, 2 hdc into a corner, and 1 hdc into each of the stitches, of the straight strip,  2 hdc into a corner, 1 hdc into next 2 sts, 2 hdc into a corner, and 1 hdc into each of the stitches, of the straight strip, join with slip st into starting chain.

Finish off, work in ends, and the handle is now complete

easy crochet straps for tote bag

Joining straps to bag

Joining handles o crochet bag instructions

Join straps to the top of the bag with a yarn needle and yarn. Place the strap behind the top left square, and work with small stitches in between crochet stitches. The placement of the strap is completely up to you. You can either work one strap to the two front squares and the next to the two back squares. And have your bag open towards the front. Or you can join the strap to the front left and back left of either the left or right panel for the bag to open sideways.

 
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