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Granny Square Purse



Crochet eight granny squares in your favorite yarn colors to create a cute little granny square purse. This granny square crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream is a great way to use different yarn colors.

Crochet Granny Purse



  • Yarn: Lily Sugar ’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g /2.5 oz / Ombres and Prints: 56.7 g/2 oz)

3 Color Version 2 balls each of Main Color (MC), and 1 ball each of Contrast A and Contrast B
Version 1: MC (Sage Green 84), A (Country Sage 2233), B (Natural Ombre 228).
Version 2: MC (Buttercream Ombre 222), A (Cream 03), B (Soft Ecru 1004).
Version 3: MC (Rose Pink 46), A (Yellow 10), B (Spring Meadows 173).
Version 4: MC (Cornflower Blue 83), A (White 01), B (Cool Breeze Ombre 227).
Version 5: MC (Cornflower Blue 83), A (Yellow 10), B (Violet Veil 223).

2 Color Version 2 balls each of Main Color (MC) and 1 ball Contrast A.
Version 6: MC (Faded Denim 181), A (Denim Blue 192).
Version 7: MC (Rose Pink 46), A (Strawberry 144).

or Lily Sugar ’n Cream Super Size (Solids: 113 g/ 4 oz / Ombres and Prints 85 g/3 oz)
3 Color Version 1 ball of MC, Contrast A and Contrast B.
2 Color Version 1 ball of MC and Contrast A.

  • Crochet Hook: Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Size: Approx 9 ins [23 cm] square

Gauge: One Motif = 3½ ins [9 cm] square.


3 Color Version
(make 8)
With B, ch 5. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in ring. (Ch 2. 3 dc in ring) 3 times. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join MC with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Ch 3. (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same sp. [Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next corner ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join A with sl st to any ch-2 sp. Ch 3. (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same sp. [Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

2 Color Version
(make 8)
Work as given for Motif of 3 Color Version substituting A for B.

Both Versions: Sew 4 motifs tog for Front and Back.

Edging: Join MC with sl st to any corner ch-2 sp. Ch 3. 4 dc in same sp. *(1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in sp between 2 Motifs. (1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc.** 5 dc in next corner ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Place WS of Back and Front tog. Join MC at top left corner and work 1 row of sc around opposite corner to join 3 sides of Bag.

Top Edging: With RS of work facing, join MC at seam and work 1 rnd of sc around top of Bag. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Handles (make 2)
With MC, ch 49.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. 47 dc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). 1 dc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: As 2nd row. Do not turn.
Fold Handle in half length-wise. Work 1 row of sc through rem loop of foundation ch and corresponding st of last row to join edges tog. Fasten off.
Sew on Handles as shown in picture.


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Apr 14, 2013

Made my 1st one...these r so fun to make. Thank you!


Apr 26, 2012

Ooooo how cute!!!!!!


13 Ratings

Mar 30, 2012

I love it!!! These can make such nice little gifts, and I think you could easily make them into larger sizes too and line them. Thank you!


Mar 30, 2012

To Cute! I'm putting these on my to-do-list!


Sep 18, 2009

geoff rating like this it will look great on my table


Apr 25, 2011

I made it for myGREAT granddaughter and cannot wait to give it to her. She is 4 going on 16 and when I showed her the picture she said "MAKE IT FAST GRAND MA" !


Apr 23, 2011

This would also would be cute,just make it a little larger for adult ladies, in a good cotton yarn, then put a real cute closure on the top . Machine wash to clean and you are set..Different colors for different spring and summer outfits..You would be all set then..I think I'll try this ..Thanks !!


Jul 18, 2010

Using this pattern, but changing thickness of yarn with the corresponding hook, the purses can be made in various sizes - an adult size, a child's size and a doll's size. I also lined these purses using the idea from 'Lacy Crochet Stocking' Lining instructions: after completing the top edging, make a pattern using completed work as pattern for front and back, mark fabric according to shape allowing [6 mm] seam allowances. Cut front and back shapes out of fabric and sew outer edge seam.


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