I made this bag as a gift bag for a swap but its just so darn cute! Made with 13 circles in a square (hence:Squircle)
Size: 4 1/2"
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same dc. *Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc. Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc. Repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 1, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc. Ch 1, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 4: Sl st over to ch 2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space. *(ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space) 2 times. Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 space. Repeat from * 2 more times. (ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space) 2 times. Ch 1, join as before. Fasten off.
Layout in this diagram and join using your favorite method. I simply single crocheted them together with a contrasting yarn
Fold along lines and sew side seams together in same manner you joined the squares
Now for the handles
Starting in a valley of 2 joining squares SC in each stitch until you reach a peak. Chain 70 and attach to other peak. Continue SCing down square across valley and up the other side of the back of the bag SC 70 and reattach to other peak of next square. Contine crocheting down to the begininning of handle stitches. Continue single crocheting for a total of 3 revolutions around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Now you can stuff it with goodies and candy!