If you love the look of classic granny squares, you’ll love this Granny Square Market Tote!

This market tote is worked using a classic granny square design; when you join three separate motifs together, you’ll create a modern looking and sturdy design!

Just like a classic granny square, this pattern is worked in joined rounds using chains and double crochet stitches. After working up 3 separate granny squares, you’ll crochet them all together with the JAYGO (join as you go) technique!

The Granny Square Market Tote is a great pattern because:

  • Granny squares are quick and fun projects to work up!
  • Bags and totes are great projects to work up in warmer months!
  • This project works great with cotton yarns, and plant-based fibers!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, joining methods (JAYGO), finishing techniques & more!

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Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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Yarn:  

Lion Brand yarns 24/7 Cotton, Medium Weight #4 yarn (100% mercerized cotton, 186 yds/170 m per 3.5 oz/100 g Skein): Ecru, 3 skeins

Materials: 

  • US G/6 (4.00 mm) Hook
  • Scissors

Size & Gauge: 

  • 3 pattern rows = 1.75”
  • 1 Square = 14” x 14”
  • Finished tote = 20” across x 20” tall

Stitch Key: 

Specialty Stitch & Technique Key: 

Notes:

  • Tote created in 4 parts: 3 Joining Squares, Border.

INSTRUCTIONS: 

Joining Squares (make 3)

Round 1 (Right Side): Form adjustable loop, Ch 3 (first Dc, here and throughout), work 2 Dc into loop, [Ch 3, 3 Dc] 3 times, Ch 3, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 24 Sts; 12 Dc + 4 Ch-3 spaces

Round 2: Sl St into each of next 2 Dc, Sl St into Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (2 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into same Ch-3 space, Ch 1, [(3 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into next Ch-3 space, Ch 1] 3 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 40 Sts; 24 Dc + 4 Ch-3 spaces + 4 Ch-1 spaces

Round 3: Sl St into each of next 2 Dc, Sl St into Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (2 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into same Ch-3 space, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into Ch-1 space, [(3 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into next Ch-3 space, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into Ch-1 space] 3 times, Sl St into top of beginning Ch-3 to join – 56 Sts; 36 Dc + 4 Ch-3 spaces + 8 Ch-1 spaces

For Squares 2 and 3, hold Wrong Sides of fabric together and join with JAYGO method on round 13 (figure 2).

Square 1: Repeat round 3 until 13 rounds complete (adding 12 Dc and 4 Ch-1 spaces per additional round), fasten off – 216 Sts; 156 Dc + 4 Ch-3 spaces + 48 Ch-1 spaces

Weave in ends, trim excess.

Square 2 

Repeat round 3 until 12 rounds complete (adding 12 Dc and 4 Ch-1 spaces per additional round). JAYGO as indicated into Square 1.

Round 13: Sl St into each of next 2 Dc, Sl St into Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (2 Dc, Ch 1, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-3 space, Ch 1, 3 Dc) into same Ch-3 space, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-1 space, *[3 Dc into next Ch-1 space, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-1 space] 11 times, (3 Dc, Ch 1, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-3 space, Ch 1, 3 Dc) into Ch-3 space,* repeat from * to * 2 times total, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 11 Ch-1 spaces, (3 Dc, Ch 3, 3 Dc) into next Ch-3 space, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 11 Ch-1 spaces, Sl St to join, fasten off – 216 Sts; 156 Dc + 4 Ch-3 spaces + 48 Ch-1 spaces

Weave in ends, trim excess.

Square 3 

Repeat round 3 until 12 rounds complete (adding 12 Dc and 4 Ch-1 spaces per additional round). JAYGO as indicated into Square 1 and 2.

Round 13:  Sl St into each of next 2 Dc, Sl St into Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (2 Dc, Ch 1, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-3 space (shared with Square 2), Ch 1, 3 Dc) into same Ch-3 space, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-1 space, *[3 Dc into next Ch-1 space, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-1 space] 11 times, (3 Dc, Ch 1, JAYGO into Square 1 Ch-3 space, Ch 1, 3 Dc) into Ch-3 space,* repeat from * to * 2 times total, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 11 Ch-1 spaces, (3 Dc, Ch 1, JAYGO into Square 2 unworked Ch-3 space, Ch 1, 3 Dc) into next Ch-3 space, Ch 1, (3 Dc, Ch 1) into next 11 Ch-1 spaces, Sl St to join, fasten off 216 Sts; 156 Dc + 4 Ch-3 spaces + 48 Ch-1 spaces

Weave in ends, trim excess.

Border 

With Right Sides facing, attach yarn into any unworked ch-1 space on Square 2.

Round 1: Sl St into each unworked St across Square 2 and Square 3, fasten off – 104 Sl Sts.

Repeat Border instructions for opposite side.

Finishing

Sew in all ends, trim excess.

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