Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crochet Beach Bag -- FREE Pattern

Here is the pattern for my Crochet Beach Bag!  I really like it and am ready to start making more for my shop!  (and for myself)!!
Please be sure to post pictures here in the "Comments" or on my Facebook page!  I would love to see your finished Beach Bags!


“Crochet Beach Bag”
Bright and Summery Bag for Carrying Your Belongings to the Beach, Lake, or Pool!!!

           

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Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Sizes:  My Completed bag is: 
                        13 inches long
            12 inches wide

            Straps are:
            13 inches long on finished bag (from shoulder fold to top of bag)                        


Materials Needed:

- #4 Weight Cotton Yarn in 3 colors of your choice   One color will be used for the main part of the bag and the center of the flowers (Color A).  One Color will be for 4 rows at top of bag, 3 rows of straps and petals of the flowers (Color B).  Third color will be for top 3 rows of bag and 3 rows of straps (Color C).
-  Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.00 mm
-  4 Buttons  (1 inch diameter or your choice)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and for sewing the    
          flower to the hat, headwarmer or purse.)

Guage:  Guage doesn’t really matter for this pattern. 


Beach Bag

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 8 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (8 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(16 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 7:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 8:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 9:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 10 – 25:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 



Round 26 29:  Switch to Color B (Orange in my example.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 30:   Switch to Color C  (Pink in my example.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.
Round 31:   Switch to Color C  (Pink in my example.)  Ch 1.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Join to first sc with slip stitch.

Round 32:  Ruffle Row  *Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, sl st in next st. *  Repeat from * to *
around.  Join to first chain with slip stitch. 

  
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.







Straps:  (Make 2)

Row 1:  (I’m counting the Ch 95 as part of Row 1.)  Using Color C, chain 95.  Turn work.  In second stitch from the hook sc.  Sc all the way across.   Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: Sc in first stitch.  Sc across entire row.  Ch 1.  Turn.
Round 3: Sc in first stitch.  Sc across entire row.  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:  Switch to Color B.  Repeat Row 2.
Row 5:  Repeat Row 2. 
Row 6:  Repeat Row 2. 
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.





Flower:  (Make 4)

Round 1: (Use Color A for the center of the flower.)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Work 12 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)  Fasten off and cut yarn, leaving a length of yarn about 4 or 5 inches long.
Round 2: (Use Color B for the petals.)  (This row creates the base for the petals.)  Insert hook into the dc just to the right of where you fastened off the yarn for the flower center.  Yarn over and pull yarn through the dc.  * Ch 3.  Skip 1 dc.  Slip stitch in the next sc. *   Repeat from * to * 5 more times. 
Round 3:  (Continue to use the same color yarn as was used in Round 2 (Color B).  This is the row that creates the 6 petals.)  Slip stitch in first Ch 3 space.   **Ch 2.  Work 3 double crochet in Ch 3 space.  Ch 2. Slip stitch in same Ch 3 space.**   This creates the first “petal” of the flower.   Slip stitch in 2nd Ch 3 space.  Repeat from ** to **  4 more times.  Slip stitch in stitch between 6th and 1st petals.   Ch 1 and fasten off leaving a length of yarn about 8 inches long.  (This is used to sew the flower to the strap.) This will complete all 6 petals of the flower.  Weave in all of the other loose yarn. 

Sew 1 button to center of each flower.  Weave in loose ends.







Sew 1 flower to each end of the straps.  Fasten off and weave in all loose yarn ends.


Fold bag in half with seam on fold of one side. 

For Strap 1:

(Left Side) 

With bag laying flat, measure 2 ½ inches from the left fold.  This will be where the left side of the strap will lay.  Place the strap so that the bottom edge of it is at the bottom of the 7th hdc row from the top of the bag.  Attach the end of the strap to the bag by sewing along the right edge, bottom, left edge and top of the strap where it overlaps the bag.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


(Right Side)
With bag laying flat, measure 2 ½ inches from the right fold.  This will be where the right side of the strap will lay. Place the strap so that the bottom edge of it is at the bottom of the 7th hdc row from the top of the bag.  Attach the end of the strap to the bag by sewing along the right edge, bottom, left edge and top of the strap where it overlaps the bag.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

For Strap 2:

Turn the entire bag over and repeat directions for Strap 1. 

That’s it!  Fill your Crochet Beach Bag with all the things you need for the beach or a boat ride!  Enjoy!!






3 comments:

  1. This is adorable. Thanks for posting your creation.

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  2. I made the same bag from Lucy's pattern at Attic24. The only difference is yours is solid and hers is striped. http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/jolly-chunky-bag.html http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2008/07/the-bag-ta-dah.html

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    1. Hi Robin! The bags do look similar and Lucy's is so beautiful....as are all of her projects! But, as you can see, the patterns are quite different, yet end up looking a lot alike! The fun of crocheting....trying lots of pattern ideas! Hope your project turned out just as you hoped!

      Chris

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