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Beach Bag
Pattern Number: L0146
Rating: *****
4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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Beach Bag Reviewed by JoAnn Clark on 2013-06-21 ****
Making this bag was fairly quick and easy. Once I got used to working with the Cotton Ease yarn, I really enjoyed working with it! Overall it was a great project, though I only gave it 4 stars because the instructions could've been a little clearer for the edging portion of the pattern.

Here's a couple of notes I made for myself that might be useful to others attempting this project:

1) For those of you who might not pick up on the pattern quickly, the color sequence is: A, A, B, D, E, E, C, D, D, A, C, C, E, B, B over every 15 rows.

2) My work usually requires a larger needle than called for, but this pattern was the exact opposite! I only needed an F-5 3.75mm hook to meet the gauge - and even then it was a hair big, but that was ok.

3) I agree that the sl st to end each round made it look a little sloppy. I noticed that if I changed color with the yarn over to do the 1 ch to start the next row, it blended a little bit better.

4) I also only needed 1 ball of each color to finish the project. Of the 5 colors, I came closest to running out of B, but I still had a decent amount leftover.

5) I did my edging a little bit differently, maybe because of my interpretation of the directions. As a result, the edging went all of the way around the handles. If you choose to do the same, I highly suggest just working the handle pieces separately - including the edging - before attaching them to the bag. It would've made my life so much easier! I also included a quick picture of the detail on my handles to show how my unintentional variation worked out.

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Beach Bag Reviewed by Elaine on 2012-07-15 *****
I made the bag for my daughter, she loves it!! I am making on for myself, thanks for the pattern!!

Beach Bag Reviewed by ronda schell on 2012-03-26 ****
I've not crocheted for some time and this was a great pattern to brush up on my color changing skills. This also left a lot of ends to weave it-that alone took me an hour. I did the handles a bit differently than the pattern. I made this as a gift but am ready to make one for myself.

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Beach Bag Reviewed by Marsha Heidt on 2011-06-30 *****
Very nice bag; appealing colors; Cotton Ease yarn creates a beautiful fabric. Followed directions as written and, as another reviewer noted, found the slip stitch at end of each row distorted the crisp striped pattern. Note: Supply list indicates 2 balls of Lime; one skein of each color is all that is required! Thanks for the pattern.

Beach Bag Reviewed by Cindy Cummings on 2011-05-31 ****
Really nice bag. I used 3 colors only and varied the width of the stripes from four to ten rows using the darkest color for the bottom. I did not like the slip stitch at the end of every round as it seemed to make a line up the bag. Eventually, I quit doing the slip stitch and the bag appears a lot neater without it. I was unsure why the round had to end with a slip stitch? Made my handles a few inches longer. Will use for shopping rather than for beach.

Beach Bag Reviewed by Marie Davis on 2011-03-24 *****
This was so easy and so much fun!! I did something alittle different to my bag, at every tenth row I put a cluster of 3 trebles on that row. I got the idea from the picture. I think the lady is wearing a treble cluster sweater. I thought it might help get the sand out better. Thanks for the pattern!!! p.s. I LOVE your yarn.

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