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Granny's Valentine Bag

Ocean of Stitches Blog
Crochet
January 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
approx. 10" tall, 20" around
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This bag uses 4 different type of Granny-style construction to create a small bag that recalls vintage Valentine’s Day cards.

It is comprised of a Granny Mandala bottom based on the pattern on the Crochet with Raymond Blog (http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/...).

The handle is a modified version of the Granny Stripe Blanket from Lucy at the Attic 24 Blog (http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2010/05/granny-striping...).

One side of the bag is a motif-centered granny square – Center Heart Square by Ginger Badger (http://www.heartmadeblessings.org/Patterns/Centerheart.php),

The other side is a classic granny square.

All of the pieces are joined with single-crochet seams on the outside of the bag for a decorative, raised seam. By the time you are finished, you will be familiar with each of these techniques.