Striped Squares Bag Crochet Pattern

Striped Squares Bag – Free Crochet Pattern


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Striped Crochet Bag

This striped crochet bag is a delightful project for those who love both functionality and style. This versatile bag boasts a unique design featuring vibrant stripes of colors arranged in neat squares, creating an eye-catching aesthetic that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re headed to the farmer’s market, beach, or simply out for a stroll, this bag will be your go-to accessory.

Striped Squares Bag Crochet Pattern

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Intermediate

Size

The finished bag is approx. 15” wide and 15” high. Each square is approx. 5.25” x 5.25” (7” diagonally).

Size

Materials

Yarn: Any size 4 (medium) yarn in two colors. You will need approx. 15 yds of each color for each square (x 13 squares = 195 yds of each color) and 135 yds for joining and the bag border & strap.

I used Impeccable yarn by Loops & Threads. This yarn is size 4 (medium) and 100% acrylic. A skein is 285 yds / 260 m and 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. In total, I used 1 and 1/4 skeins of “Misty Blue” (blue – my main color) and less than 1 skein of “Heather” (beige – my contrasting color). 

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm).

Other Materials: Yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape and stitch markers.

Striped Squares Bag Crochet Pattern

Terminology

This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sp/sps = space/spaces
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet
  • MC = main color
  • CC = contrasting color
  • sc3tog = single crochet three together 
  • ch-1 sp = chain one space
  • ch-2 sp = chain two space
  • RS = right side/front
  • WS = wrong side/back
  • FLO = front loop only

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Pattern Instructions

1) Make the squares
2) Assemble the squares
3) Join the squares
4) Add the border & strap

Make the Squares

Square Notes

  • Make 13 squares. All squares are made the same way. 
  • Change colors when instructed on your final single crochet stitch of the row when you have two loops on your hook. Place the new color on your hook and pull it through the two loops of the old color. 
  • After changing colors, always carry the unused color up the two starting chain stitches. Here’s how: before making a chain stitch, place the unused color over the strand of the current color, then make the chain stitch. Repeat for the second chain stitch. Some of the unused color will be shown but will be hidden when the square border is added.
Carry Chains

Square Instructions

Start: With CC (I used beige), ch 22. 

For Row 1 (only) work into the back ridge loops. 

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1 (RS): Still with CC, in the second ch from hook, sl st VERY loosely. Sl st VERY loosely in each ch across. (21 sts).

(Work normally into both top loops from now on).

Row 2 (WS): Still with CC, ch 2 and turn. 

In the first st (the st attached to the ch), sc. 

(Note: the sp between the starting chs and the sc creates a ch-2 sp that you will work into on the next row)

*Ch 1. Sk the next st. In the next st, sc.*

(Note: every time you ch 1 and sk a st, this creates a ch-1 sp that you will work into on the next row)

Repeat from * to * across. 

Your final st is a sc in the last sl st of the row. 

On the last st, change to MC (I used blue).

(11 sc sts, 1 ch-2 sp and 10 ch-1 sps created).

Striped Square

Use MC for the first time completing Row 3 (all rows that repeat Row 3 say which color to use). Reminder: after changing colors, always carry the unused color up the 2 starting ch sts.

Row 3 (RS): Ch 2 and turn.

In the first ch-1 sp from the previous row, sc (this creates a new ch-2 sp)

*Ch 1. In the next ch-1 sp from the previous row, sc (new ch-1 sp created).* 

Repeat from * to * until the ch-2 sp at the end. 

Ch 1. In the ch-2 sp (the sp between the 2 starting chs and the last sc from the previous row), sc. 

(11 sc sts, 1 ch-2 sp and 10 ch-1 spaces created).

Row 3 On

Row 4 (WS): Still with MC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to CC. 

Row 5 (RS): With CC, repeat Row 3. 

Row 6 (WS): Still with CC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to MC. 

Row 7 (RS): With MC, repeat Row 3.

Row 8 (WS): Still with MC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to CC.

Row 9 (RS): With CC, repeat Row 3.

Row 10 (WS): Still with CC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to MC.

Row 11 (RS): With MC, repeat Row 3.

Row 12 (WS): Still with MC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to CC.

Row 13 (RS): With CC, repeat Row 3.

Row 14 (WS): Still with CC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to MC.

Row 15 (RS): With MC, repeat Row 3.

Row 16 (WS): Still with MC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to CC.

Row 17 (RS): With CC, repeat Row 3.

Row 18 (WS): Still with CC, repeat Row 3. On the last st, change to MC. Fasten off CC only (not MC). 

Striped Square

Measurements: 

After Row 6 = 5” w x 1.75” h

After Row 10 = 5” w x 2.75” h

After Row 14 = 5” w x 3.75” h

After Row 18 = 5” w x 4.75” h

After the Border = 5.25” x 5.25” (7” diagonally) – due to st placement, the height increases more than the width.

Note about measurements: you need your finished square’s width to be the same as its height. It’s okay if your work is not the same size as the measurements above but it does need to be a square. All of your squares need to be the same size.

How to Adjust the Size of the Square: 

To adjust the width, make more or less starting chains in multiples of 2 (an even number). To adjust the height, make more or less rows. Ensure you end after completing a WS row.

If you are adjusting the size of the square, you will also need to adjust the border. When making the border, ensure you have the same number of single crochet stitches on the top, left side and bottom. On the right side of the border, ensure you have one less single crochet stitch than the other three sides. The invisible join that completes the square counts as a stitch, so having one less stitch on the last/right side will ensure you have an equal number of stitches on each side. 

Square Border Instructions

Turn. Do not make any chains. The RS will now be facing you. 

Top: In the first ch-1 sp, make (sc, ch 2, sc) (first corner made). *In the next ch-1 sp, sc. In the next ch-1 sp, make 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * across until there are 2 sps left (there will be 1 ch-1 sp and 1 ch-2 sp left). In the next sp (the last ch-1 sp), sc. In the last sp (the ch-2 sp), make (sc, ch 2, sc) (second corner made). (13 sc sts made in between the two corners). 

Side – Down: Sk the first row. Sc in the end of the next 4 rows. Note: at the end of each row, you can work into one loop or two loops or into the sp around the st. On my first and last sc sts (only), I made my sts behind the CC st so all of the CC’s st would be visible on the RS.  

*Sk the end of the next row. Sc in the end of the next 3 rows.* Repeat from * to * until the last row. Sk the last row. (13 sc sts made).

Bottom: In the first ch along the bottom, make (sc, ch 2, sc) (third corner made). In the next ch, sc. *Sk the next ch. Sc in the next 2 chs.* Repeat from * to * across the bottom until there is 1 ch left. In the last ch, make (sc, ch 2, sc) (fourth corner made). (13 sc sts made in between the two corners).

Striped Square

Side – Up: Sk the end of the first row. Sc in the end of the next 4 rows (note: on my first sc st (only), I made my st behind the CC st so all of the CC’s st would be visible on the RS). *Sk the end of the next row. Sc in the end of the next 3 rows.* Repeat from * to * until there are 5 rows left. Sk the end of the next row. Sc in the end of the next 2 rows. Sk the last 2 rows. (12 sc sts made). 

Square Border

Use the Invisible Join Technique to join. This technique resembles a stitch so you will have the same number of stitches on each side of the square. 

Invisible Join Technique: 

  1. After finishing the last stitch in the round, cut the yarn that’s attached to the skein, leaving an 8” long tail. 
  2. Pull the tail through your last stitch (don’t worry, your work won’t come undone). 
  3. Put the tail in the eye of your yarn needle.
  4. Insert your yarn needle into both loops of the top of the first stitch made in the round and pull your tail through.
  5. Next, you’ll be working into the last stitch made in the round. Insert your yarn needle from top to bottom through the back loop of the last stitch. Insert your needle into the horizontal line on the back of that stitch (the small line that is parallel to the back loop). Pull the tail through both the back loop and the horizontal line on the back of the stitch. Be careful not to pull too tightly. 
  6. The tail has now created two lines that connects the first and last stitches and it resembles a stitch. 
  7. Still with your yarn needle, weave the tail into stitches on the back of your work, being careful not to pull too tightly. Once the tail is secure and hidden, cut any remaining yarn.
Invisible Join

Weave in all other loose ends. 

Should you block your squares before joining?

Blocking is a personal preference. You are welcome to block your squares before joining or after finishing the bag (or not at all). I personally did not block my squares before joining. I found the flat slip stitch joining technique helped straighten out the squares.

Assemble the Squares

Assembly – Front of Bag

Five Front Squares: Place five squares down for the front of the bag as shown in the image below. The wrong side (the back) of each square should be facing up. The middle square should be facing in the opposite direction from the four touching squares. The middle square should have its bottom (the chain row) pointing towards the bottom left and the top (the final row) facing the top right. The other four squares should have their bottoms (the chain rows) pointing towards the bottom right and the tops (the final rows) pointing towards the top left. 

Assembly Front

Sides and Bottom: Place the two side squares and the bottom square down with the wrong sides (the backs) facing up. The bottom (the chain row) of each square should be facing towards the bottom left and the top (the final row) should be facing toward the top right. Note: the bottom square will look slightly different on the back and front (it’s going in the same direction on the front but will be reversed on the back).

Assembly Sides Bottom

Tie/Hold Together: Using stitch markers or any yarn/string, secure the squares together (this is just temporary until you join them). For each corner of the middle square, secure all the squares attached (place markers or weave your yarn with a yarn needle through each square’s ch-2 sp). 

Assembly Secure Front

Fold: Fold the side squares and the bottom square in half.

Assembly Fold

Assembly – Back of Bag

Five Back Squares: Place the five squares for the back of the bag on top of the squares for the front as shown in the image below. The right side (the front) of each square should be facing up.The middle square should be facing in the opposite direction from the four touching squares. The middle square should have its bottom (the chain row) pointing towards the bottom right and the top (the final row) facing the top left. The other four squares should have their bottoms (the chain rows) pointing towards the bottom left and the tops (the final rows) pointing towards the top right.

Assembly Back

Tie/Hold Together: Using stitch markers or any yarn/string, secure the squares on the back together (same as you did for the front). 

Assembly Secure Back

Optional: secure any other squares/corners.

Assembly – Mark the Front

Mark the Front: Flip the bag over so the front of the bag is facing you. Place a stitch marker in the top left square to identify which side is the front. 

Assembly Mark Front

Helpful Video Tutorial

While there isn’t a video tutorial for this bag, from this point in the pattern, you can refer to my video tutorial for my Flower Granny Square Bag starting at 29:49. That video tutorial has similar instructions for joining and adding the border & strap that you may find helpful. 


Join the Squares

Joining Notes

  • The squares are joined using the flat slip stitch joining technique, which is a quick way to create a flat, polished-looking seam that securely holds the squares in place.
  • Use an H/8 (5.00 mm) hook. 
  • Use the main color (I used blue). You will need approx. 23 yds of yarn for joining. 
  • As you approach the corners where your squares are secured, remove the stitch markers or yarn/string and replace them after working on them (until joining holds the squares in place without them).
  • Don’t make your stitches too tight (this is very important!). If necessary, go up a hook size.
  • You will always be working on joining the sides of two squares at once. 
  • Both squares should be in front of you, lying flat, with the right side (the front) of each square facing up.
  • Your working yarn should always be in between the two squares and under the loops on your hook.
  • When the instructions say to join Squares “Z” and “Y,” the first square listed (in this example, Square Z) should be on your right and the second square listed (in this example, Square Y) should be on your left.
Layout
  • Always work into the corresponding stitch on each square (for example, join the third stitch of the square on your right to the third stitch of the square on your left). 
  • You will always be working into the outer loops only.  The outer loop is the loop furthest away from the inside of the square. 
Outer Loops
  • Treat the invisible join as a stitch and work into the outer loop as you would any other stitch. 

How to Make a Flat Slip Stitch

Step 1: Starting with the square on your right, insert your hook into the outer loop of the designated stitch. Note: insert your hook into the stitch from right to left so the hook comes out of the stitch in between the two squares. You will have two loops on your hook. 

Step 2: Next, work into the square on your left. Insert your hook into the outer loop of the designated stitch. Note: insert your hook into the stitch from the left to the right so the hook comes out of the stitch in between the two squares. You will have three loops on your hook. 

Step 3: Note: ensure your working yarn is in between your two squares and under the loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the three loops on your hook. 

Your flat slip stitch has now been made.

Flat Slip Stitch

Joining the next two squares:

After joining the sides of the first two squares, you will join the next two squares. Nothing special happens. You will follow the steps above for the next two squares.

Joining – Columns & Bottom

Instructions for each column and bottom: 

  • Always start joining the sides of squares by working in the second of two chain stitches (leave the first of two chain stitches unworked).
  • Work into each corresponding stitch until the next two chain stitches.
  • Always finish joining the sides of the squares by working into the first of two chain stitches (leave the second of two chain stitches unworked). 

Column 1:

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook. 

  • Join Squares F and H (on the back).
  • Join Squares L and I (on the back).
  • Don’t fasten off. Continue working on the same column but now along the front. 
  • Join Squares L and E (on the front). 
  • Join Squares B and C (on the front).

Fasten off.

Joining Column 1

Column 2: 

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook.

  • Join Squares G and K (on the back).
  • Join Squares H and J (on the back).
  • Join Squares I and M (on the back).
  • Don’t fasten off. Continue working on the same column but now along the front.
  • Join Squares E and M (on the front).
  • Join Squares C and D (on the front).
  • Join Squares A and K (on the front).

Fasten off. 

Joining Column 2

Bottom 1: 

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook.

  • Join Squares D and J (on the bottom).

Fasten off.

Bottom 2: 

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook.

  • Join Squares E and I (on the bottom).

Fasten off.

Joining Bottoms

Joining – Rows

Instructions for each row: 

  • The instructions indicate if, at the start, you should work in both of the first two chain stitches or just the second. When working in both, the first has already been worked in but work into it again.
  • “Work over columns” means to ignore the column’s join lines. Your row’s stitches will be overtop of the columns. 
  • After the start, always work into each corresponding stitch until the next two chain stitches. 
  • Always finish joining the sides of squares by working into the first of two chain stitches (leave the second of two chain stitches unworked).

Row 1:

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook.

  • Join Squares H and G (on the back) – At start: work in the second of 2 ch sts. 
  • Join Squares J and K (on the back) – At start: work over column and in both ch sts. 
  • Don’t fasten off. Continue working on the same row but now along the front.
  • Join Squares D and K (on the front) – At start: work in the second of 2 ch sts. 
  • Join Squares C and A (on the front) – At start: work over column and in both ch sts. 

Fasten off.

Joining Row 1

Row 2:

Make a slip knot and place it on your hook.

  • Join Squares L and F (on the back) – At start: work only in the second of 2 ch sts. 
  • Join Squares I and H (on the back) – At start: work over column and in both ch sts. 
  • Join Squares M and J (on the back) – At start: work over column and in both ch sts. 
  • Do not fasten off. Continue working on the same row but now along the front. 
  • Join Squares M and D (on the front) – At start: work in the second of 2 ch sts.
  • Join Squares E and C (on the front) – At start: work over column and in both ch sts.
  • Join Squares L and B (on the front) – At start: work over column and in both ch sts.

Fasten off.

Joining Row 2

Do not weave in ends (the ends/tails can be used to fix any gaps between the join lines and bag border). 

Front Back Bag

Add the Bag Border & Strap

Bag Border & Strap Notes

  • This section of the pattern is made in a continuous round. At the start of a round, never turn and never make any chains. You will use a stitch marker to identify the first st of the round. 
  • Use the same color yarn and hook size that you did for joining. You will need approx. 112 yds of yarn for the border and strap.  
  • You can move the stitch marker that identifies the front but keep it somewhere on the front of the bag for the remainder of the pattern.
  • You can use the ends/tails to fix any gaps. 
  • A “peak” is the top of a square. A “valley” is the “V” between two squares.
Peak Valley

Strap Sizing

In Round 2, you will make a number of chains that will create the strap. The pattern says to chain 80, which creates a strap that is approx. 24” long and is approx. 11” away from the peak of the bag (13” away from the valley). 

You can adjust the size of the strap by making any number of chains (there’s no specific multiple required). 

Special Stitches

Special sc3tog = Insert hook in the first ch-2 sp. Don’t yarn over. Insert hook in the middle ch-2 sp. Don’t yarn over. Insert hook in the last ch-2 sp. Yarn over and pull the yarn through all three ch-2 sps (two loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through the two loops on your hook.

Invisible sc3tog = Insert hook in the FLO (the front loop only, which is the loop closest to you) of the next st. Don’t yarn over. Insert hook into the FLO of the next st. Don’t yarn over. Insert hook in the FLO of the next st. Yarn over and pull the yarn through all three sts (two loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through the two loops on your hook.

Waistcoat sc st = Insert hook in the middle of the “V” of each sc st (in between the two legs of each post). Then complete the sc st as you normally would: yarn over and pull the yarn through the st (two loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull the yarn through the two loops on your hook).

Waistcoat Sc Sts

Making waistcoat sc sts for the strap will help stop the strap from stretching and curling. 

Bag Border & Strap Instructions

You will attach your yarn on the front of the bag, in the top right square (near where it’s joined with the side square), in the first top st to the left of the 2 ch sts (see image below).

Bag Border Start

For this round, do not work into any ch sts (only into ch-2 sps and into the tops of sc sts).  

Round 1: Attach yarn with a sl st. Sc in the same st. Place a stitch marker in the top of that first sc st.

Sc in each st until the first peak. 

At the first peak, in the ch-2 sp, make 3 sc in the same sp.

Sc in each st until the first valley. 

At the valley, make a special sc3tog (see Special Stitches in the Add Border & Strap section above) over the 3 ch-2 spaces. 

*Sc in each st until the next peak. 

At the peak, in the ch-2 sp, make 3 sc in the same sp.

Sc in each st until the next valley.

At the valley, make a special sc3tog over the 3 ch-2 spaces.*

Repeat from * to * around until back at the first st made in the round.

Sc in the top of the first st made (the st with the stitch marker. Remove marker).

Bag Border Round 1

Round 2: (Reminder: Don’t turn or make any chains).

Sc in the next st. Place a stitch marker in that first st. 

*Sc in each st until the peak (the 3 sc made in the ch-2 sp from the previous round).

At the peak, sc in the next 2 sts (the first and second of 3 sc sts made in the ch-2 sp from the previous round).

Ch 80 (or your desired number of chains for the strap).

Ensure the ch sts are not twisted and attach the strap (the ch sts) to the top of the next square (see image below) by making a sc in the third of 3 sc sts made in the ch-2 sp from the previous round.

Sc in each st until the valley (the 3 sts closest to the valley).

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog (see Special Stitches in the Add Border & Strap section above) over the 3 valley sts.*

Repeat from * to * around until back at the first st made in the round.

Sc in the top of the first st made (the st with the stitch marker. Remove marker).

Bag Border Round 2

Round 3: Sc in next st. Place a stitch marker in that first st. 

*Sc in each st until the strap (the 80 ch sts). 

Working into the back ridge loops of each ch, sc VERY loosely in each ch across the strap. 

Where to crochet in the chain

When back at the bag border, sc in each st until the valley (the 3 sts closest to the valley).

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog over the 3 valley sts.*

Repeat from * to * around until back at the first st made in the round.

Sc in the top of the first st made (the st with the stitch marker. Remove marker). 

Round 4: Sc in the next st. Place a stitch marker in that first st. 

*Sc in each st until the strap. 

At the strap, make a waistcoat sc st (see Special Stitches in the Add Border & Strap section above) in each st across the strap.

When back at the bag border, return to making regular sc sts.

Sc in each st until the valley (the 3 sts closest to the valley).

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog over the 3 valley sts.* 

Repeat from * to * around until back at the first st made in the round.

Sc in the top of the first st made (the st with the stitch marker. Remove marker).

Round 5: Repeat Round 4. 

At the end of Round 5, use the invisible join technique (the same technique used to finish the squares) to finish the round. When using this technique for this section of the pattern, you may want to join the second stitch to the last stitch (instead of the first stitch to the last stitch) to make the join more invisible. 

Bag Border & Strap – Front Inside

With the front of the bag facing you, attach yarn under the strap on the right side on the third of 3 sc sts (see image below). 

Bag Border Front Inside

Round 1: Attach yarn with a sl st. Sc in the same st. Place a stitch marker in that first sc st.

Sc in each st until the valley (the 3 sts closest to the valley).

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog over the 3 valley sts.

Sc in each st until the strap.

Working into both loops of each ch st, sc VERY loosely in each ch across the strap.

When back at the bag border, sc in the next st (the st with the stitch marker. Place the stitch marker in that new st).

Round 2: Sc in each st until the valley.

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog over the 3 valley sts.

Sc in each st until the strap.

At the strap, make a waistcoat sc st in each st across the strap. 

When back at the bag body, make a regular sc in the next st (the st with the stitch marker. Place the stitch marker in that new stitch). 

Round 3: Sc in each st until the valley (the 3 sts closest to the valley).

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog over the 3 valley sts.

Sc in each st until the strap.

At the strap, make a waistcoat sc st in each st across the strap. 

When back at the bag body, make a regular sc in the next st (the st with the stitch marker. Remove marker).

Round 4: Sc in each st until the valley (the 3 sts closest to the valley).

At the valley, make an invisible sc3tog over the 3 valley sts.

Sc in each st until the strap. 

Leave the rest of the sts in the round unworked. 

Use the invisible join technique to finish the round (which includes fastening off).

Bag Border & Strap – Back Inside

With the back of the bag facing you, attach yarn under the strap on the right side on the third of 3 sc sts (see image below). 

Bag Border Back Inside

Repeat Rounds 1 – 4 for the “Border & Strap – Front Inside” for the back of the bag. 

Weave in all loose ends. Use the tails to fix any gaps by sewing them over the gaps.

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All your favorite Moss Stitch patterns in one bundle! Get SEVEN easy Moss Stitch crochet patterns as ad-free, print-ready PDFs to print, save and keep forever.

Crochet Cheat Sheet

Free Crochet Cheat Sheet

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Featured Crochet Patterns

Beautiful Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Beautiful Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Free

Easy placemat crochet pattern free

Easy Free Crochet Placemat Pattern – Modern Placemats

Crochet tote bag

Easy Crochet Tote Bag Pattern – Free

Adorable Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Adorable Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern

Simple Crochet Scarf (with Tassels) Pattern

Infinity scarf crochet pattern

Easy Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern – Free

Continuous Granny Square Blanket

Continuous Granny Square Blanket Crochet Pattern

Classic Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Classic Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Crochet summer headband

Crochet Summer Headband Pattern Free

Lacy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Lacy Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Bohemian Crochet Pillow Pattern

Bohemian Crochet Pillow Pattern

Simple Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Simple Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Collections

Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

75+ Fast, Easy & Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

Baby Girl Crochet Blanket Patterns

30+ Beautiful Baby Girl Crochet Blanket Patterns

Baby Boy Crochet Blanket Patterns

30+ Cute, Easy & Free Baby Boy Crochet Blanket Patterns

Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

75+ Beautiful & Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns – Free

Crochet stitches for blankets

Best Easy Crochet Stitches for Baby Blankets

Unusual Crochet Patterns Free

40+ Unusual Crochet Patterns – Free!

Summer crochet projects

60+ Summer Crochet Projects

Small crochet projects

80+ Small Crochet Projects

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