How to Crochet a Granny Square Clutch Bag

Designed by @little_crochet_makes this is a fun quick make, ideal for a summers evening and would look great in any of the Knitcraft Cotton Blend colours. Laura used a 3.5mm hook and a chain 1 space in between treble crochet clusters to ensure small items will not easily drop out.

 

You Will Need Abbreviations

Stitches used (UK terms):

CH – Chain

TR – Treble Crochet

SS – Slip stitch

DC – Double Crochet

WS – Wrong side

RS – Right side

Tension

Tension is not essential for this project, but each square is approximately 10cm (4”) x 10cm (4”) using a 3.5mm hook.

How To Make

 

Basic Granny Square – Make 9

Using the 3.5mm hook and A, CH 4, SS in the first CH to form a loop.

Round 1: CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR in the loop, CH 1, *3 x TR, CH 1 repeat from * twice more, SS in third CH. (4 TR Clusters)

Round 2: Change to B, attach yarn to any CH 1 space (corner), CH 3 (this will count as your first TR),  2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), repeat from * twice more, CH 1, SS in third CH. (8 TR Clusters)

Round 3: Change to C, attach yarn to any CH 1 corner, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH1 space, SS in third CH. (12 TR Clusters)

Round 4: Change to A, attach yarn to any CH 1 corner, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, SS in third CH. (16 TR Clusters)

Round 5: Change to B, attach yarn to any CH 1 corner, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner),   *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, repeat from * twice more, CH 1, SS in third CH. (20 TR Clusters)

 

Granny half squares – Make 2

Round 1: Using A, CH 3, SS in the first CH to form a loop, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR in the loop, CH 1, 3 x TR (2 TR Clusters)

Round 2: Change to B, attach yarn in between the first CH 3 and the first TR of round 1, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into same corner), CH 1, 3 x TR in between the last two TR on previous round (4 TR Clusters)

Round 3: Change to C, attach yarn in between the first CH 3 and the first TR of round 2, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into the same corner), CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR in between the last two TR o previous round (6 TR Clusters)

Round 4: Change to A, attach yarn in between the first CH 3 and the first TR of round 2, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR in CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into the same corner), CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR in CH 1 space, CH 1, 3 x TR in between the last two TR on previous round (8 TR Clusters)

Round 5: Change to B, attach yarn in between the first CH 3 and the first TR of round 2, CH 3 (this will count as your first TR), 2 x TR, *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR, CH 1, 3 x TR (into the same corner), *CH 1, 3 x TR in the CH 1 space, repeat from * twice more, CH 1, 3 x TR in between the last two TR on previous round (10 TR Clusters)

 

 

Finishing

Weave in all the ends and block the squares and half squares. With the WS facing, use the diagram as a guide, join the squares together with yarn B and a yarn needle, sewing in the back loop of each st in each square. With the RS facing, pull the half squares (A) up to half way of the second from the top square (B). Fold far left and right squares (C) to the spaces below the half squares (D) and sew them attached, weave in the ends. Turn the clutch bag inside out to have the RS showing.

 

 

To neaten the edge of the clutch, attach yarn C to a TR on the basic granny square, CH 1, DC x 1 (in each st) along the basic granny square, DC x 2 (in each st) along the half squares. Weave in ends.

Optional, add a rust proof Hemline Snap Fasterner 18mm (also called a snap popper and press stud) to the inside of the clutch to secure shut when needed.

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