Happy first post of November. Does it feel like Halloween season flew by to anyone else? I think it’s because it’s my favorite time of year that it feels like it goes by so fast. But this year I’m back in Utah and I’m going to embrace winter and all it’s fun (at least I have so many opportunities for sweaters). And this week, I’m going straight in with the new Susie Snowflake Bag crochet pattern.
Back in September I had such a fun time making and releasing the Glenda Ghost Bag that I immediately knew I wanted to make another in that style. It’s just squares and assembling, then some straps added onto the assembled body. And so now, there were just so many idea swirling around in my brain for the squares and what designs I could make. First up, because I wanted to give people time to make it for winter a classic snowflake design. Because of course 😀
Like the Glenda, this bag is worked in 13 individual squares but unlike the Glenda Ghost Bag, this is just one square design. So, that means you don’t have to worry about making them all face the same way or make sure you have the right numbers of the squares. That’s nice, let me tell you. They are all worked the same way, from the first row up to the last and then you add the border to complete the look.
Again, for the bag I used slip st to seam the bag. I love the look that a slip st seam adds. It’s just an extra bit of texture I really enjoy. And the handles are super easy, just just go around a few squares and up in to long straps. You can definitely make them longer or shorter as you’d like by adding stitches in the first row of the straps (I did a ch 75 because I think it’s the most comfortable length but you can do whatever you’d like). But if you do add sts, remember to add to both straps.
Below are the graphs for the square and the written instructions the border, the assembly, and the straps. If you’d like an easy to print pdf that helps me bring more patterns to you, please visit my Ravelry shop to pick up the pattern.
Anyway, I really hope you like this week’s new bag. I am so, so happy with how it turned out. I hope it’s as well loved as the Glenda Ghost Bag. You can pick up the kit from Lion Brand Yarn for this pattern if you’d like right here.
Please note: I was provided the yarn for this pattern by Lion Brand Yarn for the purposes of designing and used it for the Susie Snowflake Bag crochet pattern, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but been using Basic Stitch since it came out, it’s one of my favorite worsted with yarns. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase yarn through any of the links in this post, I may be compensated.
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Where to purchase the Susie Snowflake Bag Bag crochet pattern
Intermediate (need to know how to read a graph and do color work)
- US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
- 2 colors worsted weight/ size #4 yarn
- Color A: 5 oz/ 264 yds (blue)
- Color B: 3.5 oz/ 185 yds (white)
- I used Basic Stitch by Lion Brand Yarn for this pattern
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 19 rows x 18 sc = 4” (blocked)
Terms/ Stitches used
- St: Stitch
- Ch: Chain
- Rnd: Round
- Slip st: Slip Stitch
- Sc: Single crochet
- BLO: Back loop only
- RS: Right Side/ WS: Wrong Side
- You can purchase the easy to print version of this pattern for a fee in my Ravelry shop.
- This pattern is worked in 3 sections: the Squares, the Assembly (where the seaming is), and the Straps.
- For the squares: begin with a ch 22 in color A, turn, and start in the 2nd ch from the hook.
- Each row begins with a “ch 1, turn” and all st counts are 21 sc.
- The squares are worked from the bottom up in rows, with turns at the beginning of the rows.
- Each square has a Border, which you add once the square is done, and you use the Border to seam.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of the rows does not count as a stitch.
- In the squares: color A is carried behind color B but color B is only used where it’s called for and then dropped when not in use.
- Blocking is suggested for this pattern.
- In the photos: color A is blue and color B is white. Basic Stitch by Lion Brand Yarn was used in the colors Turquoise Heather and White. Buy the kit for this pattern here.
Blocked Susie Snowflake Bag Crochet Pattern Finished Product Details
|Squares (including border)||Bag|
4.9” – 5” high
|14” across (at widest)|
14” high (not including straps)
Susie Snowflake Bag Crochet Pattern Instructions
Notes on carrying yarn on the Susie Snowflake Bag
For yarn conservation and clarity purposes, color B is not carried through the entire square. Instead, color B is only used where it’s called for in the chart/ instructions and color A is carried behind it when not in use. Color B is dropped down the WS when not in use. If you decide to carry the yarn through the whole square, you will need more of color B.
Below are 2 close up photos of the square showing color B carried and dropped when not in use. When carrying the inactive yarn with the RS facing, make sure it’s behind the previous row’s stitches. And when carrying the inactive yarn with the WS facing, make sure it’s in front of the previous row’s stitches. Don’t pull the carried yarn too tight or let it hang loose (try to keep it even with the stitches), as it can distort your square’s final look. Blocking may help even out some distortion.
Susie Snowflake Bag graph
Key: color A is blue and color B is white.
For the squares: begin with a ch 22 in color A, turn, and start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Each row begins with a “ch 1, turn” and all st counts are 21 sc.
With the RS facing you, join color C in the first st on the other side of Row 1 of the square.
Row 1: B: Ch 1, sc into the next 21 sts, ch 1 at the corner, sc into the next 21 row ends, ch 1 at the corner, sc into the next 21 sts of Row 21, ch 1 at the corner, sc down the next 21 row ends, ch 1 at the corner, join with a slip st – 84 sc, 4 ch-1 spaces
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block the square so it measures 5” x 5”.
- You should have a total of 13 squares.
- You can use any method of seaming for this section. I used a back loop only slip st.
- Fasten off between each seam and weave in your ends securely.
- Be sure to also seam the ch1 at the corners of each square.
To better visualize how you need to assemble your bag, lay your squares in rows of: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 2. You want some them to be upside down because when you seam the bag along the middle single square, they’ll all be facing up the same way. See the photo below for reference.
When your Bag is seamed to match the photo on the previous page, flip it over so that the wrong side is facing you like the photo below.
Follow Steps 1 – 3 on how to finish seaming the sides of your bag.
Step 1: Fold your bag along the dark blue line in the center so it looks like the photo below.
Step 2: Seam the green edges to the teal edges on the right-hand side of the bag. The photo below shows how it will line up.
Step 3: Seam the pink edges to the yellow edges on the left-hand side of the bag. The photo below shows how it will line up.
When your bag is seamed, it should look like the photo below.
Weave in all your ends. You can block the bag or the seams at this time if you’d like.
Move onto the Straps.
Susie Snowflake Bag Straps
In the left photo above, the blue arrow shows which side you need to start your straps on and in the right photo, the green arrow shows you where you start your first st (not the ch 1 at the corner).
The photo above shows you (in purple) how you go up the square from where you joined your yarn, skip across a space (this is where the strap is) and work down another square. You will repeat this on the other side of the bag to create 2 straps.
Rnd 1: With color A, pull up a loop in the indicated by the green arrow in the photo above (the first st, not the ch 1, to the left of the seam you made when you did Step 2 of the Assembly), sc BLO into the next 21 sts of the square you’re on, ch 75, skip the ch 1 and next 21 sts on this square, skip where the 3 squares are joined and move to the next square to the left, skip the next 21 sts and ch 1 on the corner and sc BLO into the next 21 sts of this square, moving to the other side of the bag, skip the ch 1 at the corner and where the 3 squares are joined and move to the next square to the left, skip ch 1 at the corner and sc BLO into the next 21 sts of this square, ch 75, skip the ch 1 and next 21 sts on this square, skip where the 3 squares are joined and move to the next square to the left, skip the next 21 sts and ch 1 on the corner and sc BLO into the next 21 sts of this square, skip the ch 1 at the corner and where the 3 squares are joined, join with a slip st – 84 sc, 2 ch 75 spaces
Rnds 2 – 5: A: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join – 234 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends. Block this section if you’d like.
Optional: To reinforce your strap, add a row of slip sts along the surface crochet in color B to Row 3 of the Straps.