Small Bag With Granny Pocket by Silvi Veale

Small Bag With Granny Pocket

September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
4.5 mm
70 - 90 yards (64 - 82 m)
6 inches long (minus strap) by 6 inches across, in DK yarn
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This pattern is for a child’s small crochet bag with a large, roomy front pocket based upon a traditional granny square.

It is a fairly easy pattern, written in English US terms and suitable for beginners who know ch, sc, hdc, dc, sl stitch joins and how to crochet in back loops (there are many videos and free instructions online for these stitches).

I do provide a short section on changing US to UK terms for those who prefer this.

The bag can be made in a variety of yarns and hook sizes. I used double knit (8 ply/light worsted) and a 4.5 mm hook, which gave me a bag measuring approximately 6 inches (15.25cms) in length (minus strap) by 6 inches across.
But you can change the yarn and hook size to make a smaller or larger bag.

For this pattern you will need:
2 different colour yarns (I used about 25 grams for the main colour and very little indeed for the secondary colour).
crochet hook,
Darning needle/large hole needle, for securing and threading in yarn ends and for the whip stitch join to attach the pocket and strap to the bag .
If you prefer, a sewing needle and sewing thread for attaching the pocket and shoulder strap.
(I explain how to use both methods)

The bag is similar to many other little crochet bags, but the pattern has useful and full instructions from me.
Written pattern includes photos of various stages, plus suggestions on length of shoulder strap, full assembly instructions, and suggestions of alternative methods if preferred.

I have made several of these bags, so the pattern has been tested, but only by me. I hope I have provided enough help for you, but if you do have problems understanding the instructions, please let me know and I will try all I can to help.

Update October 2019:
I have now updated this pattern and it should be much easier to understand :)

I’ve ensured that crochet terms (US) are used throughout.
I’ve taken out a couple of suggested options, because they simply confused the original pattern.
I’ve made the section on making the shoulder strap clearer.
Hope that helps :)