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Free Crochet Pattern: Beach Bag

Lion Brand« Cotton-Ease®
Pattern #: L0146
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 36 in. (91.5 cm) circumference at widest point x 12 in. (30.5 cm) high, not including handles



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This colorful beach bag is a great project. Start it now and have it ready for summer beach days.

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Color (A)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (B)
Cotton-Ease®

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Color (C)
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Color (D)
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Color (E)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Cotton-Ease®
Almond Snow Cherry Taupe Seaspray Hazelnut Cactus Plum
Turquoise Stone Charcoal Violet Lime
*Cotton-Ease® (Article #830). 50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (207yds/188m) pull skeins

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•  830-134 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Terracotta
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Note: (A)
•  830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize
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•  830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond
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•  830-112 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Berry
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Note: (D)
•  830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime
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$ 15.38  
Note: (E)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Beach Bag

Lion Brand« Cotton-Ease®

GAUGE:

Rnds 1-11 = 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

NOTES:

1. Bag is worked in one piece in the rnd. At the end of each rnd, join with sl st in first st. Do not turn at the beg of rnds.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. When changing to new color, cut old color leaving a tail to be woven in later.
3. Change color following Stripe Sequence.


STRIPE SEQUENCE
*2 rnds A, 1 rnd B, 1 rnd D, 2 rnds E, 1 rnd C, 2 rnds D, 1 rnd A, 2 rnds C, 1 rnd E, 2 rnds B; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.

 

BAG
Beg at bottom of Bag with A, ch 2.
Rnd 1 (RS): Work 6 sc in first ch; join with sl st in first sc - 6 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 12 sc at the end of this rnd.
Change to B.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 18 sc.
Change to D.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sc.
Change to E.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 30 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 36 sc.
Change to C.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 42 sc.
Change to D.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 4 sc, sc in last 4 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 48 sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 54 sc.
Change to A.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 5 sc, sc in last 5 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 60 sc.
Change to C.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, *sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 66 sc.
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 6 sc, sc in last 6 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 72 sc.
Change to E.
Rnd 13: Ch 1, *sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 78 sc.
Change to B.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 7 sc, sc in last 7 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 84 sc.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to A.
Rnds 16 and 17: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to B at end of Rnd 17.
Rnd 18: Ch 1, *sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 90 sc.
Change to D.
Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to E.
Rnds 20 and 21: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to C at end of Rnd 21.
Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to D.
Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 8 sc, sc in last 8 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 96 sc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to A.
Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to C.
Rnds 26 and 27: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to E at end of Rnd 27.
Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to B.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, *sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 102 sc.
Rnd 30: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Change to A.
Note: Continue to change color according to Stripe Sequence throughout.
Rnds 31-34: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 9 sc, sc in last 9 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 108 sc.
Rnds 36-40: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 41: Ch 1, *sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 114 sc.
Rnds 42-45: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 46: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 10 sc, sc in last 10 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 120 sc.
Rnds 47-50: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 51: Ch 1, *sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 126 sc.
Rnds 52-55: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 56: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 11 sc, sc in last 11 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 132 sc.
Rnds 57-59: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 60: Ch 1, *sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 138 sc.
Rnds 61-63: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 64: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 12 sc, sc in last 12 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 144 sc.
Rnds 65-67: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 68: Ch 1, *sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 150 sc.
Rnds 69-71: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 72: Ch 1, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 13 sc, sc in last 13 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 156 sc.
Rnds 73-75: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 76: Ch 1, *sc in next 25 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 162 sc.
Rnds 77-79: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 80: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 14 sc, sc in last 14 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 168 sc.
Rnds 81-83: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 84: Ch 1, *sc in next 27 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 174 sc.
Rnds 85-87: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 88: Ch 1, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sc in next 28 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around to last 15 sc, sc in last 15 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 180 sc.
Rnds 89: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.

 

HANDLES (make 2) With A, ch 71.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; change to E in last sc - 70 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: With E, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to C in last sc.
Row 3: With C, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across; change to D in last sc.
Row 4: With D, ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Sew ends of Handles to top of Bag, about 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top edge.
Edging
Note:
Edging is worked in 3 separate sections:
1. on one side of Bag and Handles
2. on opposite side of Bag and Handles
3. center section of Bag and Handles
Work each section as follows:
From RS, join B with sl st anywhere along top edge of Bag, ch 1, sc evenly around Bag opening and across side edge(s) of Handle(s); join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Join B with sl st in top edge of next section and rep edging. Fasten off. Join B with sl st in top edge of last section and rep edging. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average 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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