TRICOLOUR Afghan Bag by Barbara Summers


by Barbara Summers
July 2017
DMC Petra 3
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
One size
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“Tricolour” Afghan bag is a modern take on the traditional “granny square”. Two different granny square designs create a stylish, vibrant and spacious tote bag.
Colours of sunrises and sunsets - vibrant blue skies and the amazing orange/yellow sun. Create your perfect afghan bag with your choice of colours.


DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS: Bag circumference 86cm (34in) x Depth 33cm (13in) approximately (excluding straps). Square motifs: 9cm x 9cm (3.5in x 3.5in) approximately.
YARN USED: DMC Petra 3 ● MC = 1 x 100g ball Orange; CC1 = 1 x 100g ball Yellow; CC2 = 2 x 100g balls Blue
YARN ALTERNATIVES: Any similar weight cotton
TENSION: Not critical to this pattern
NOTIONS: 3mm hook; Yarn needle.
PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for three (3) colour crochet bag. This Afghan Bag consists of two (2) different squares. Each motif is crocheted separately and then arranged in a uniform pattern and attached by crocheting together with a decorative edge. You will need to make 34 crocheted squares (12 squares each for front and back, 3 squares for each side and 4 squares for base) making 17 of Square A and 17 of Square B. This written pattern uses UK British crochet terms and has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.