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Hi. I am Karen Pior and Sew Well Maide is where I wear my business hat. I also have other hats - Mother to five, Wife to one (!!!), Sister, Daughter, Friend. My hats are interchangable or, as ...

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Groovy Granny Bag

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Groovy Granny Bag
Groovy Granny Bag
Groovy Granny Bag
Groovy Granny Bag
Groovy Granny Bag
Groovy Granny Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • do all the basic crochet stitches, to use a sewing machine would be good but sewing in the lining can be done by hand as well

Pattern Description:

Some months ago I was asked by Handmade Magazine (Australia) to design something for their retro/vintage issue (Vol 31 No 7). So, of course, the perennial favourite, the granny square, came to mind. Which then tumbled out all those orange, brown, purple memories of my '70's childhood! And so the Groovy Granny Bag was hatched!

A big plus for this bag is the gusset - this makes the bag roomy enough to carry all your crafty goodies, your everyday things or all that special shopping!.

The handles of the bag are long enough to carry the bag over your shoulder, freeing up your hands for other activities.

I have combined granny squares with some little circlular-ish flower motifs just to mix it up a bit. The bag is fully lined as well - in fact, it is double lined so you see the right side of the orange lining fabric from the outside and the right side of the lining fabric on the inside.

The crochet pattern is written using UK/Australian terminology but if you are more familiar with the US terminology you just have to convo me and I can supply these for you

The pattern supplies:

Instructions for both the crochet and fabric techniques used to make the bag
Photos of all relevant steps
All fabric and yarn requirements
Sewing and basic patchwork hints
Cutting instructions
Pressing tips
Layout and Assembly instructions

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • bag dimensions are 14 1/2" long x 10 1/2" high x 3 1/2" wide 36.25cm long x 26.25cm high x 8.7.5cm wide)


  • 8ply/DK weight yarn, 4.5mm (size G or 7), cotton fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • one set of handles, wooden toggle closure

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