Thursday, November 25, 2010

Little Granny Bag...Tutorial

I do think it is time for another tutorial...

How about a sweet Little Granny Bag!!!



We start this little granny bag using the 
Make one motif
and do not finish off...
Just sl st to the next 3 ch corner and follow pattern
for the last round again...
Taking into account the added treble cluster
on each side...

It just makes the Square bigger...
Make two...
One for either side...


Join the two together...
Wrong sides facing inside...
and start joining three sides together
I have used a burgundy to add contrast...

Start in the 3 ch space in the top left hand corner.
1 ch, 1 dc(sc).


Add a picot...
By doing 3 ch...


and then sl stitching back into the two loops of the dc(sc)...


Pull yarn through...
and your picot is complete...


add 1 dc(sc) extra in this corner and in the very last corner at end...

1 Dc(sc) in each treble and 1 dc(sc) 1 picot in all spaces...
Making sure you are lining the front and back up nicely as you go...


In corners do 2 dc(sc), picot into second dc(sc) , 1 dc(sc)


stop at top right hand corner...
You can either leave yarn attached or fasten off...at this point...
It will depend if you have an extra ball of yarn to use for sewing the lining...


To line...

Cut two pieces of felt the same size as Granny All Squares
and sew together...
Trim excess and corners...


I have added magnetic snaps in mine...


And place lining inside of bag...
and with a needle and yarn secure and start to sew in lining
from the corner...
Work in BACK LOOPS ONLY!!!


This is easier with a sharp needle
but if you only have a wool needle it will help to make a hole through the felt
with a sharp pin...


continue around to end...Fasten off and trim ends...


Now with your hook...
Starting where you left off or continue
by re attaching yarn  ...

Work in front loops only...


1 dc(sc) across each treble and 1 dc(sc) with picot
in all 1 ch spaces.


When I work around the left hand corner
I like to sl st to dc(sc) that we started on the "Joining" round
as that secures it nicely...then
continue on the other side...

sl st to dc(sc) at start...Sew and trim ends etc when you have finished...


Now you little bag is almost finished...


We just need to add some handles...

I put mine in between the picots
one spot from the corner...
Starting with a 1 ch 1 dc(sc) in first dc, 2 dc(sc) in next 2 dc(sc).


1 ch...Turn work over...
3 dc(sc) in next 3...
1 ch...Turn...etc


Make to the length you like...


Fasten off and sew to corresponding front side...


Turn over to other side and make second handle just the same way...

Congratulations...
You have finished your Little Granny Bag...

Put some granny goodness inside...
Like a hankie, some lollies and your lipstick...


And don't forget to casually place it in full view of all your friends to see...
You will end up having plenty of orders...

Keep up the Granny Goodness...
Be sure to add to the flickr group...

43 comments:

  1. I love this, a BIG thumbs up!! :D

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  2. that is CUTE! I'm more than likely going to make two of these this weekend now

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  3. Michelle,
    You are such a dear for sharing this beautiful pattern. Thanks for your goodness!
    Wishing you a blessed day...

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  4. ooo and a packet of Anticols, my nana always had a packet of those in her bag....x
    Man I need to get my crochet book out again and start practising....

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  5. Timing is everything, just spotted this project and thought "What a great idea for a little holiday gift for my girlfriends". Thank you, thank you

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  6. Very sweet Michelle! Of course I will have to try this one. it is soooo cute.

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  7. Oh I think I am going to have to try this!!! Adding to the list right now :)

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  8. That is such a cute little bag, I am designing one at the moment and must get some of those magnetic 'thingy majigs', they would be just the job!
    Nicky x

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  9. Thank you for another great tutorial!! It comes on my wishlist!!

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  10. great, can't wait to try it!
    thanks!

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  11. Hi, ¡¡this purse is gorgeous! some time ago that I follow your blog and I love
    thanks for sharing, ¡¡a warm greeting from Spain. Blessings

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  12. What granny happiness, thankyou for this lovely idea. I made some lovely trees last week , I'll post them on flickr later
    Louise x

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  13. Oh My!!! I have to have one of these! I LOVE IT Thanks for the tutorial its fab :-)

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  14. Lovely bag, thank you for the tuto

    xxoo
    marieta

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  15. Dear Royal Sisters(from one royal to another)....nice tutorial and lovely bag....I will back.

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  16. An excellent little bag ... and tutorial. Thanks!

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  17. That is ACE!
    I don't know how to crochet YET, but I have wanted to learn since finding your blog ages ago...One day I will and I'll come back to this post! Thanks. Pip

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  18. Another great tutorial for a great little treasure! thanks again for sharing!!

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  19. Absolutely CUTE!!! and fantastic tutorial. Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Hi Michelle, just wanted to say thankyou for a great tutorial, I'm on to my third one of these :0)I've linked to your blog from my blog and flickr , hope that's ok .
    Jacquie x

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  21. wow cool, i like it. http://bromo-travel.blogspot.com/

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  22. Haven't crocheted for years and you have rekindled a lost love. Almost as good as having my own Grandma teaching me the first time!

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  23. Oh, this is so very sweet! I am excited, as I am just beginning to learn to crochet (I am a knitter). Thanks for sharing this Michelle!

    xoxoxo Helena

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  24. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments...
    They do brighten my day!!!

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  25. Cudone rzeczy robisz. Jestem zachwycona :)

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  26. What a lovely bag! I love granny squares!! Thank you for the tutorial. I have used it to make a cute pink 'little granny bag' for a Christmas present. I have put it on my blog and linked back to you. Thanks again for sharing your pattern.

    aeonie x

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  27. Michelle you are always coming up with something exciting... this bag looks wayyyy cute....
    Sorry I'm a tad behind with my viewing & comments but the new Grandie has been my excuse he is such a good time-waster... ha ha

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  28. Hi there
    Thanks for the great idea. Just wondered if you blocked your two squares at any stage?
    Cheers

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  29. this little bag is just so pretty! my girls will love this! thanks so much for the tutorial

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  30. Such a sweet little pattern! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I got the chance to make it this week and it really is a super and easy pattern. I blogged about it and gave you some "link love" here:
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-great-crochet-patterns.html


    Thanks again!
    ♥Anita
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
    Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
    --Mother Teresa

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  31. Thank you so much for this! I have my granny's all set to go, but was stumped on how to line the bag. Now I can finish it up with felt and your tute! Thanks again!

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  32. hi, thanks for the tutorial, i have done one for myself..its so cute...

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial!

    If you would like to take a look, my bag is posted here (I don't have a flickr group)

    http://doraquevedo.blogspot.com/2011/04/bolsinhas-e-um-outro-assunto-menos.html

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  34. A big "thumbs up" from me! I made one of these little purses in pink/cream colors for my 5-year-old niece. I brough it to work to show some others, and just like you said - I already have three "orders." For those folks who crochet, I've been linking them back to your website. This was a fun little pattern - thank you so much for sharing it with everyone.

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  35. Michelle: I kike this. Thank you for the tutorial.

    Martha
    http://tejiendounpococonmartha.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for including the instructions for how you lined the bag with felt. So many times instructions just say "line as desired", or something vague like that with no clue as to how or if it was done. Linda
    goalife

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  37. I'm big fun of crochet art, so I like very much what you did, it's very beautiful :)

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  38. Thank you for another great tutorial!!

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  39. I love the bag and yes I have made one for a present for a teenage girl! I hope she loves it! I DO!!

    Picture: http://dianaswereld.nl/?p=1310

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