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Beach Bag - Free Crochet Pattern

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Summer Peach Beach Bag

Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width: 14”, Length: 16”

 

MATERIALS

Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair (48% acrylic/52% cotton; 100g/317 yds)

  • 32-03 Circus (MC) – 2 balls

  • 27-07 Bright Peach (CC) – 1 ball

 

Hook: US Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge, US Size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook

Notions: Tapestry needle, US Size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles (optional for i-cord handles)

 

GAUGE

3 rep x 10 rows = 4” in Arches patt with smaller hook

Save time, check your gauge.

 

Abbreviations

beg - begin(ning)

ch - chain

cont - continue

dc - double crochet

dc2tog - double crochet 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)

dec(‘d) - decrease(d)

hk - hook

inc(‘d) - increase(d)

meas - measures

patt - pattern

rep - repeat

RS - right side

sc - single crochet

sc2tog - single crochet 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)

sk - skip

sl - slip

sp - space

st(s) - stitch(es)

t-ch - turning chain

 

STITCH GUIDE

Border (even number of sts)

Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, * ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch; rep from *, turn.

Row 1: Ch 1, sk first sc, * sc in ch-sp, ch 1, sk 1 sc; rep from * across, sc in t-ch, turn.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

 

Arches (multiple of 8 sts)

Foundation Row: Ch 6, sc in 4th st from hook, * ch 4, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, sk first dc, * 4 dc in ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk 1 sc; rep from *, end with 4 dc in ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sk first dc, * sc in ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk 4 dc; rep from * with last sc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, sk first dc, * sc in ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk 1 sc, 4 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk 1 sc; rep from *, end with 4 dc in last ch-4 sp, sk 1 sc, dc in tch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 5, sk 5 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-2 sp, * ch 4, sk 4 dc, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * with last sc in 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Rep Rows 1 – 4 for patt.

 

PATTERN NOTES

When working decreases, keep pattern as correct as possible, if you do not have enough stitches to complete a full repeat of Arches pattern, work these stiches in dc.

 

BACK and FRONT (make 2)

With larger hook and using CC, ch 73.

Next row: Beg Border st patt on Foundation Row, work in patt to end.

Work Border st patt Row 1, three times.

Next row: Change to smaller hook and MC, beg Arches st patt on Row 1, work in patt to end.

Cont to work in Arch patt until work meas 17” from cast on edge.

 

Shaping (continue to work in Arches st patt throughout shaping)

Next row: Sl st in each of the first 4 sts, dc2tog, work in Arches patt to last 6 sts, dc2tog, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Dec row: Cont in patts as established, dc2tog, work in patt to last 2 sts, dc2tog.

Rep last row, 12 more times. Fasten off.

 

Hanging Tabs (make 8)

With larger hook and using CC, ch 9.

Next row: Beg Border st patt on Foundation Row, work in patt to end.

Work Border st patt until Tab measures 3”. Fasten off

 

FINISHING

Sew Front to Back along sides and shaped bottom. In 4 places along bottom (beginning and ending of shaping on both sides) push the corner formed by shaping into the bag and flatten to form a 2” wide tuck perpendicular to seam. Sew across this tuck about 1” from corner to create a wider more flat bottom to bag.

 

Sew 4 Hanging Tabs across the Front & 4 Hanging Tabs across the Back using photo as a guide.

 

Handles

Option 1 – I-cord (shown)

With MC and double point needles (dpn), make 2 - 60” Handles as follows: Cast on 3 sts, * slide sts to opposite end of dpn. Bring the yarn across the WS to the beginning of the row. Knit 3 sts, place needle in left hand; rep from * until i-cord is desired length. Bind off all sts.

Option 2 – Crochet Chain

With 3 strands of MC held together and larger hook, chain 2 - 60” Handles. Fasten off.

 

Thread handles through all 8 Hanging Tabs. Sew beg end of each Handle to opposite end (forming 2 long loops). Knot one Handle on each side of the bag.

 

Use holding both Handles on each side for short handles, or hold one Handle on each side for long handles.