Native Sun Square Bag

I have really been wanting to make this bag for a long time. I absolutely love crocheting bags!

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I have made several bags over the years, such as the super popular Gradient Blocks Handbag, Monhegan Beach Tote, and Splish Splash Mini Tote.

Originally I thought I would expand the square to 12", because that was about the size I wanted the bag to be, but once I got started I thought of how cute it would be to have four squares together instead. I'm so glad I made it this way! It's fantastic!

Ready to make one? Keep reading!

 Native Sun Square Bag
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Worsted  Weight Yarn (#4)
  • Color A (3 oz/155yds) [I used Aqua]
  • Color B (6 oz/308yds) [I used White]
H/8/5.00mm Hook
Yarn Needle
Optional Materials


Not important for this project


Approximately 12.5” x 12.5”

Stitch Guide

ch = Chain
dc = double crochet
FPtrc = Front Post treble crochet
FPdc = Front post double crochet
Ltrc = See Special Stitches
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
trc = treble crochet

Skill Level


Written in U.S. Terms

  • Follow the Native Sun Square pattern for the front panel
  • Beginning chain 3 counts as a stitch where indicated only
  • This bag was made with Main Street Yarns Shiny & Soft Worsted in colorways Bright Teal and Just White.


Front Panel
Make 4 Native Sun Squares. Block to 6”.

Back Panel
With Color B,
1. Ch 47, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (46)
2. Ch 3 (cts as 1st dc), dc in each st across, turn (46)
3-23. Repeat row 2
24. Ch 1, sc in each st across; Fasten. (46)

Handles (Make 2)
With Color B,
1. Ch 101, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn and sc down opposite side of ch, 
sl st to join (200)
2. Ch 1, sl st in each sc arnd; Fasten.

With Color B,
Cut 21 - 9” strands. Separate into 7 groups of 3.

Decor Chain
With Color B,
Leave a 5” tail on each end: Ch 40; Fasten.

  • Working through back loops only (& both layers at the same time) with Color B: Hold two
    squares back sides together, ch 1, sc in each st across; Fasten. 
    Repeat with next two squares.
  • Working through back loops only (& both layers at the same time): 
    Hold both two-square panels back sides together, ch 1, sc in each st across; 
    continue to sc around the outside of the front panel working through both 
    front & back loops; Fasten.
  • Hold front panel and back panels front sides together and sew evenly around 3 edges.
  • Sew first handle to the front panel, lining each end up behind front post stitches of the top squares. 
    Sew only approximately 5 stitches of each handle end.
  • Sew second handle to back panel, lined up evenly behind first handle.
  • Add fringe to the bottom of the bag: one on each corner, one centered under each group of 
    front post stitches, one in the center under square seam, one centered between 
    each corner fringe and front post fringe on each side, 
    and one between front post fringe and center seam fringe on each side.
  • Add beads to each end of decor chain, tie off ends so beads are secure.
  • Add beaded decor chain around one side of the handle on the front panel.
  • Hide all strings

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