DIY : Granny Squares Crochet Bag with Lining
Continuing on from my last post where I failed miserably trying to make a food cover, I turned the crocheted piece into a bag. I made the inner bag one block smaller all around to create a scallop effect around the bag. I totally love this !
To create the granny squares, I use this basic pattern.
Then I lay out my pieces like so :
and start exchanging colors into different color blocks. I don’t know how other people do it but with this method i can see what colors i have and can spread them out across the piece. I got something like this :
oh, the full layout of this bag should look like this :
I was making the piece up as i go 🙂
after i got the color layout that i like, i start joining the pieces. my first attempt was single crochet the pieces together but i didn’t like the color ( see photo )
so i re-do it by placing the crochet pieces with the right sides facing each other and single crochet them together.
and here’s the youtube diy :
Hope you enjoy this diy and have a beautiful, colourful, sunburst day !
Thank you , Crafty Mummy !
Very nice DIY
Thanks you mylifeasishan !
See, those failed projects just lead you to something better. Those squares wanted to be used for a fabulous bag like this, not a food cover!
It’s like life, if we look for the good things we will find it !
In fact, this bag is so happy and awesome that I would love to share it on my blog if you are willing. I would title it Salty*mom’s something, something granny square bag and just use one photo that linked to your blog. But I might want to add a few other favorite projects of yours if you are willing. No problem if not, but if you’re ok with it just let me know and if I don’t hear back from you on it I won’t do it 🙂 Colleen from My Material Life
Colleen, you can share any of my photos anywhere ! I’m perfectly fine with it 🙂
I’m just so happy you like the stuffs I made !
Yippeee! Thank you. Can you just tell me what’s the correct way to write out your blog name. Is it Salty*mom? Also, can I use your first name and if so what is it? I just always think of you as Salty 🙂
I just realised that I haven’t properly introduced myself. My name’s Wendy ( tho I think Salty sounds quite good too ! ) The blog name’s correct. Oh, if you need more info for your post , you can mail me @ saltymombkk @ gmail.com 🙂
Thanks Wendy! I’m going to try to finish it right now. One of my spool knitting projects was featured on Buzzfeed today and I’ve had 1000 views so far. But people are so single-minded, they seem to just visit the post that’s featured and not much else. Still … a good time to put it up I think. It’s such a great bag; you’re going to love wearing it and I’m sure you’ll get so many compliments from people who see you with it. Enjoy it! Also have a few more favorite projects of yours that I’m featuring. Hope you like it! Colleen
wow Buzzfeed ! Congrats !! oh ! found the link -> https://www.buzzfeed.com/nataliebrown/impossibly-cool-crafts-that-will-blow-your-kids-minds?utm_term=.xaYGRB0LKb#.wylxZ8g9zK
This is making me feel very excited ! So happy for you !
Okay; it’s up! I’ve got links to all the projects on the photos and a couple more in the text, so maybe those that venture beyond my spool knit post will head your way. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects 🙂
just got back from your blog. if you don’t mind , can i add a link to your blog on my sidebar ? i’ll need to use your banner for the image link if it’s alright with you. 🙂
Alright with me if it’s alright with you 🙂
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Nice! I plan on making something with granny squares really soon.
Cool! I’m not sure what to crochet next 😁