Granny Square Purse


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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I like this mini bags for little girls. You daughters or your granddaughters, namely. Aren't they sweet and adorable! I definitely would use cotton yarn. However, not Lily Sugar n' Cream, but Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton. There are a million more color combinations you can come up with!

I made these several years ago for end of the year gifts for my sons teachers. They were a big hit. Until I saw this post, I had forgotten all about them. These are definitely the perfect gift bag, especially being made with cotton yarn. They are durable enough to hold a variety of items, and they will be useful to the recipient after also.

See! Granny squares can be made into a lot of things. From huge blankets, afghans and bedspreads to dish cloths and bags like these. They are so lovely. Just gave me the idea. I can make these for sale.

I made this little tote bag along with a matching coin purse for my 3-year old great niece for her birthday. I must admit I substituted acrylic yarn for the cotton that is called for in the pattern. The second change I made to bag was a shoulder strap instead of the handles. My niece can put the shoulder strap over her head and wear it across her body so she won't lose her shopping bag. Finally, I lined the tote bag with a cotton fabric so nothing will fall through the bag. The tote bag turned out to be a cute and fun project. My niece said she could be "just like mommy" when she goes shopping.

This is a handy little bag that would be easy for me to whip up for my turn to hold club meeting at my house. I could use up some of my extra skeins of yarn that I have from completed projects. This bag could be made any size that is needed, this is a very versatile little bag, a creative pattern. Thank you for sharing this pattern with us.

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

Ooooo how cute!!!!!!

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!

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

geoff rating like this it will look great on my table

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" !

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 !!

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.

I love to make things with Granny Squares. It is the very first thing I learned how to crochet when I was 15 years old....not telling my age now hahaha

This looks like a really quick and easy project to do on a rainy day, or on the weekend. I am going to try this one when I go camping this weekend.


I love Granny Squares. I am going to make these. So cute!

I have not yet made anything with Granny Squares, but this bag looks like I will at least try to make it. Otherwise this bag is very cute and I like it alot.


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