Daisy granny square pattern and bag assembly instructions

Daisy tote bag

A few months back a lovely Etsy customer asked me to make a daisy tote bag for her niece as a birthday present. She sent me a photo of what she had in mind and I set out to create this beautiful bag. It is made up of 13 granny squares, sewn together and with a single crochet shoulder strap.

I have written up the pattern below if you want to have a go at making these for yourself!

Materials

  • 5mm crochet hook
  • Aran weight yarn (I’ve used Stylecraft in yellow, white and parchment)
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle to weave in your ends

Abbreviations – US terms

See my blog post with video tutorials for the basic crochet stitches!

  • Chain = ch
  • Single crochet = sc
  • Double crochet = dc
  • Treble crochet = tr
  • Cluster = 4dc together – detailed instructions below

Instructions

Round 1 – with first colour yarn, create a magic circle (step by step guide on my blog).

Ch2, make 11 dc into the circle. Join to the first stitch with a slip stitch and pull the tail tight to close the circle. Break yarn and fasten off.

Join to first double crochet

Round 2 – with second colour yarn, join to the first dc and ch1. You will make a cluster into each stitch around. Follow instructions below.

4dc cluster = Yarn over your hook, insert the hook into the same stitch, pull through (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through first two loops (2 loops on hook). Yarn over again, inset your hook into the same stitch, yarn over, pull through (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through first two loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over again, insert your hook into the same stitch, yarn over, pull through (5 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through first two loops (4 loops on hook). Yarn over again, inset your hook into the same stitch, yarn over, pull through (6 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through first two loops (5 loops on hook). Yarn over pull through all 5 loops. Chain 1.

Repeat 11 more times in each stitch around until you have 12 4dc clusters. When you have made your final cluster, chain 1 and join with a slip stitch to the first cluster. Break yarn and fasten off.

End of round 2

Round 3: with outer colour yarn, join to the chain 1 space in between two petals.

Ch3, make 2 dc into the same space (counts as 3dc).

Make 3 dc into the next ch1 space (between petals)

Make 2 tr crochet, ch2, 2 tr crochet into the next ch1 space – this will make your first corner

Make 3dc in each of the next two ch1 spaces.

2 tr, ch2, 2 tr in the next ch1 space (2nd corner)

Make 3dc in each of the next two ch1 spaces.

2 tr, ch2, 2 tr in the next ch1 space (3rd corner)

Make 3dc in each of the next two ch1 spaces.

2 tr, ch2, 2 tr in the last ch1 space (4th corner)

Join to top of ch3 in first chain 1 space with a slip stitch.

End of round 3

Round 4: continue in outer colour yarn. Ch3 (counts as dc). Dc in each stitch around until you reach the corner. 3dc into the corner ch2 space. Repeat around. Join to top of first ch3. Fasten off with invisible join.

Assembling your bag

Front of bag lay out – red lines indicate where the square should be folded in half to join to the back of the bag
Back of bag layout

Sew the granny squares together in the layout shown above. The bottom square and the middle edge squares will fold to join the back of the bag as shown in the photo.

Joining the handle

Round 1: join yarn to one of the granny squares on the side of the bag. Sc in each stitch until you reach the top point of the bag. Sc into the third dc of the 3dc from the previous round and place a marker on this stitch . Sc around until the top point of the next square. Sc into the first dc of the 3dc from the previous round and place a marker on this stitch. Repeat around the other side of the bag. Join to first sc. chain 1.

Round 2: *Sc into the back loop of each sc around until you reach the marked stitch. Sc into this stitch. Chain 55. Skip the stitches in the middle and sc into the next marked stitch on the next peak* Repeat from * to * back loop sc into the remaining stitches. Join to first sc. chain 1.

For a longer/crossbody strap chain approximately 120 (you can measure this as you go to make sure it’s the right length)

Round 3: *Back loop sc into each stitch around until you reach the chain 55. Sc into the stitch at the base of the chain and in each stitch of the chain, sc at the base of the chain on the other side* back loop sc around. Repeat from * to *. Join to first sc. chain 1.

Round 4-5: Back loop sc in each stitch around. Joining to the first sc and chaining 1. On the last round join with an invisible join and fasten off. Weave in your ends.

Good luck making these squares and assembling the bag! Please tag me in your finished work!

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