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Monday, April 6, 2015

Crochet Beach Bag {Free Crochet Pattern}

Everyone needs a good all-around bag. They just do.
You are in luck, because this is that bag, and with crocheting as your super-power, you can make it!
This bag is great for a day at the beach or even a trip to the market. It is big, roomy, and washable. What more can you ask for?

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The loose construction allows for flexibility and expansion if you tend to over-stuff. The bottom of the bag is made with tighter stitches so that things like Chapstick or coins don't fall out. The netted sides allow the bag to "breathe" in case you have to carry around a wet towel or clothing. It is also great for attaching things like a water bottle or cell phone case with a carabiner clip.

Crochet Beach Bag

Supplies
Size H crochet hook
Cotton Yarn (I used 1 cone of Sugar'n Cream in Ecru.)


Pattern:
(Starting with the bottom of the bag) Ch 52
Round 1: 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in the next 48 ch, 4 hdc in the last ch, working around the back side of the chain, hdc in the next 48 ch, 2 hdc in the last ch, sl st to the first hdc to join. (104)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 2 hdc, hdc 48, 2 hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc 48, 2 hdc in last hdc. Join. (112)
Round 3: Ch 2, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] twice, hdc 48, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 3 times, hdc 48, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] twice. Join. (120)
Round 4: Ch 2, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 2 times, hdc 48, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 5 times, hdc 48, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 2 times. Join. (132)
Round 5: Ch 2, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 3 times, hdc 50, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 7 times, hdc 50, [hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] repeat 3 times, hdc in last hdc. Join. (148)
Round 6: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first hdc, hdc 73, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc 73. Join. (150)
Round 7: Ch 2, hdc BLO (back loop only) in each hdc around. Join. (150)
Round 8: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around. Join. (150)
Round 9: Ch 2, hdc BLO in each hdc around. Join. (150)
Round 10: Ch 2, hdc FLO (front loop only) in each hdc around. Join. (150)
Rounds 11-16: Repeat rounds 9 and 10.
Round 17: Ch 3, [dc, ch 1, skip next stitch, dc in next stitch] repeat around. Join.
Round 18:  Ch 3, [dc, ch 1, dc in next dc] repeat around. Join.
Round 19:  Ch 2, hdc in each dc and in each ch 1 space, around. Join.
Round 20:  Ch 2, hdc BLO in each hdc around. Join.
Round 21:  Ch 2, hdc FLO in each hdc around. Join.
Rounds 22-25:  Repeat rounds 20 and 21.
Round 26:  Repeat round 17.
Rounds 27-30:  Repeat round 18.
Round 31:  Repeat round 19.
Rounds 32-35:  Repeat rounds 20 and 21.
Round 36:  Repeat round 17.
Rounds 37-42:  Repeat round 18.
Round 43:  Repeat round 19.
Round 44:  Repeat round 20.
Round 45:  Repeat round 21.
Round 46:  Ch 2, hdc (in both loops) in each stitch around. Join. Finish off.

Handles:
Row 1: Reattach yarn in the 15th hdc. Ch2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in the next 4 sts. Turn. (5)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc. Turn. (5)
Rows 3-57: Repeat row 2.
To Attach: Being careful not to twist the handle, skip 29 hdc from the 5th hdc in row 1, attach with slip stitch to the 30th hdc. Sc through the hdc of the hands and the next 5 hdc of the bag. Finish off.

Next handle:
Row 1: Skip 36 hdc, reattach yarn in the 37th hdc, Ch2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in the next 4 sts. Turn. (5)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc. Turn. (5)
Rows 3-57: Repeat row 2.
To Attach: Being careful not to twist the handle, skip 29 hdc from the 5th hdc in row 1, attach with slip stitch to the 30th hdc. Sc through the hdc of the hands and the next 5 hdc of the bag.

Finish off. Weave in all ends.



Happy Crocheting!

10 comments:

  1. That's a lovely bag! Such a good idea too to have tighter stitches at the bottom, my first thought was "Won't stuff fall out?" but it won't!

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  2. Hi I love this bag and I just started it. But I have a question. I chained 52, then I did 2 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, I then did 48 hdc, that left me with 2 chains. The pattern says do 4 hdc in last chain but for some reason I'm getting 49 chains and then the last chain for the 4 hdc at the end.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn, for bringing this to my attention! It should say to hdc in the 3rd ch from hook. I made the edit.
      I apologize for any inconvenience. I look forward to seeing your finished project! :)

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  3. I know you posted this pattern over a year ago but I'm just know trying it. I have a question. At the end of each row I join my rows with a slip stitch. Then ch 2 or ch 3 depending on row. Do I crochet into the same stitch or skip a stitch. I feel like my bag is getting wider and my 150 is off. I'm sure it has to do with how I'm beginning my rows. I'm a beginner so any advice you have will be helpful.
    Thanks
    Navea

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    1. Hi! Yes. Begin in the same stitch as the join.
      When I am working a round bag, I sometimes like to use a stitch marker in my first stitch of the round, and in the last stitch of the round. It just makes it easier to keep on track. Hope this helps! :)

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  4. Would this work well with plarn? Many plarn patterns say to use an H hook, but your pattern is so much more beautiful.

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    1. Honestly, I've never used plarn. I don't see why it wouldn't work, though. :)
      If you try it, I would love to see your results! Please feel free to share on my Facebook page. :)
      https://www.facebook.com/ouicrochet?ref=hl

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  5. I just stumbled upon your site and I'm sooooo excited!!!!!!!!!

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