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Granny Square Purse Tutorial

This is a super quick and fun make using any granny square pattern you like. It’s a great way of using up any yarns scraps you have and would work well using lots of different types of yarn. I used knitcraft cotton blend yarn from hobbycraft with a 4mm hook but you could use any yarn and hook size to suit. Simply make a 7 round granny square using your preferred method or use the pattern below. I wanted to use quite a solid square. You’ll then finished with a row of double crochet and sew. Change colour after each row if you like, just remember to work over your yarn tails as you go to save time weaving in all those ends later.

You will need:
Cotton blend yarn in 4 colours. I used purple, hot pink, mustard and teal
4mm hook
1 button

In UK terms:

Rnd1. Make a magic ring and chain 3 (equals 1 treble crochet stitch throughout)  3x treble crochet, chain 2 (4 trebles, chain 2) x3, slip stitch to top of chain 3 to join then fasten off
Rnd2-7. Joining new colour in any stitch, Chain 3, work 1 treble crochet in each stitch, at each corner space work (2 trebles, chain 2, 2 trebles) continue in this pattern around then slip stitch to the top of starting chain and fasten off. Work in this pattern until you have completed 7 rounds in total
Rnd8. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch) double crochet in each stitch around and work 2x double crochet in each corner space, slip stitch to first stitch and fasten off

With right side facing, fold 3 corners of the square up to meet in the centre. Sew 2 seams together using same yarn as used in round 8. I sew through 1 loop of row 8 to give a nice flat seam. Finish by attaching a button to the front, just use a size small enough to fit through the corner space of round 7 to fasten

That’s it! So quick and simple and the perfect size for storing your stitch markers, embroidery scissors and other notions. You could make a larger size too, just keep adding more rounds
Let me know if you give it s try, tag me in your photos on Instagram @hellomooncrochet


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