Big Granny Bag

This bag is bright and colourful and the first colourway I chose reminds me of the beautiful pansies around at the moment.

The bag is based on a Granny Square and is joined as you go so there is no sewing up at the end!

I used Woolcraft New Fashion Chunky in 5 colours.   New Fashion Chunky comes in 100g balls, 150m.

You will need 1 ball of each colour
Imperial
Astor
Butterscotch
Glacia
Clover
You will also need a 6mm crochet hook.

Front of Bag

Using Imperial make a magic loop

Work *3 tr, 1 ch* times into the loop.  Join with a sl st to close. Break off Imperial

Change to Astor and join into any 1ch sp.
Ch 3, 2tr into same sp. Work *3tr, 1ch, 3tr* into the next 3 1ch sps.  Work 3tr into the first 1ch sp and join to top of 3 ch using a sl st.  Break off Astor

Change to Butterscotch and join into any 1ch sp.
Ch 3, 2tr into same sp.  Work *3tr into sp between tr clusters, (3tr, 1ch, 3tr into 1ch sp at corner)* repeat 3 times. 3tr into final sp between tr clusters, 3tr into first corner sp.  Join to top of 3ch using a sl st.  Break off Butterscotch

Change to Astor and join into any 1 ch sp.
Work as for Butterscotch but there will be an additional cluster on the side edge.  Work a cluster either side of it.

Continue in this way working the Clover round next.  Repeat the colour sequence one more time.

Side of Bag

Using Imperial, ch 16
Turn.

Round 1: Ch 3 (acts as 1tr) 2 tr into 4th ch from hook. *Miss 2 ch, 3 tr into next ch* repeat 5 times. Work *3tr, 1ch, 3tr* into same ch as last cluster. Turn your work.  You will now be working into the bottom of the foundation chain.  *Miss 2 ch, 3tr into next ch* repeat 5 times. Work *3tr, 1ch, 3tr* into first ch. 1ch, join to top of 3ch with a sl st.  Break off Imperial.

Round 2: Change to Astor and join into 1ch sp created at end of round 1.  Work 3 ch, 2tr into same sp.  Work 3tr into each gap between clusters and *3tr, 1ch, 3tr* into each corner ending in the final corner with *3tr, 1ch and then join to top of 3ch space with sl st*.  Break off Astor.

Round 3: Change to Butterscotch and work as for round 2.

Round 4: Change to Glacia and work as for round 2

Round 5: Change to Clover and proceed as follows:
Work 3ch, 2tr into first corner
Lie both front and side panels next to each other with corners matching.  Put hook into corner sp of front from RS to WS. Wrap yarn and pull through front and through st on hook.  Continue as follows along the length of the side panel:
*3tr into next cluster gap, 1 sl st join to front* repeat until you reach the corner.  Work 3tr into corner of side panel, join to front with sl st, now turn and work as usual around the remainder of the side panel.

Back Square
Work as for Front square until final Clover round.  Join to Side panel as instructed on Round 5 of side panel.

2nd Side Panel
Work as for 1st side panel until Round 5.  Proceed as follows:
Lie both back and side panels next to each other with corners matching.  Put hook into corner sp of front from RS to WS. Wrap yarn and pull through front and through st on hook.  Continue as follows along the length of the side panel:
*3tr into next cluster gap, 1 sl st join to front* repeat until you reach the corner.  Work 3tr into corner of side panel, join to front with sl st, now turn and work as usual along the short edge.  Work along front panel joining as you go and then work short edge as usual.

Base
Work as side panels until Round 5.
Using Clover join to all 4 sides of the bag.

Straps
With front of bag facing, join with Clover to the beginning of the left hand corner cluster.  Work tr into each st and the 1ch sp, then work 1tr into the ch sp of the side panel and into each of the 3 st along the first cluster of the side panel.  Work 30 rows as follows:
Ch 3, 1 tr into each st to end.
Join strap to far side of front across the corner clusters and spaces.

Repeat with 2nd strap on the back corners.

You may choose to line your bag or leave it as it is.

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