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Crochet Beach Bag; Market Bag Pattern

When on a road trip to the beach why not crochet a beach bag to occupy your time. (Only if you are the passenger, of course.)

I like to crochet when we go on a road trip and this road trip took 13 hours. Plenty of time to get a few projects finished.

You will need to know how to:

  • Crochet in the Round – Start with a circle, increase each round.
  • Double Crochet (dc) – yarn over (yo), insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, (there should be 3 loops on hook) yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo pull through last two loops on hook.
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc) – yo, insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through all three loops on hook.
  • Single Crochet (sc) – insert hook through stitch, yo, pull through stitch, yarn over pull through 2 loops on hook.
  • Slip Stitch (sl st) – insert hook, yarn over (yo), pull through stitch, pull through the loop on hook.
  • Increase – crochet 2 times in the same stitch.

Materials

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When crocheting for the beach you should use 100% cotton because it’s durable. I’m going outside the rules because I love this material. Be a rule breaker.

To Start:

Chain 4, sl st in chain 1 making a circle.

Increase Round 1

Double Crochet (dc) 12 stitches in the center of the circle, pull tail to tighten.

Directions

These will be continuous rounds. Mark your first stitch with a stitch marker.

Increase Round 2

Work 2 double crochets in each stitch. At the end of the round, you should have 24 stitches.

Increase Round 3

*1 dc in the next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round. You will finish with 36 total stitches. (1 dc in the first stitch, 2 in the next, 1 in the next, 2 in the next; repeat the pattern until the end of the round.)

Increase Round 4:

*1 dc in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round. You will finish with 48 total stitches. (1 dc in the first stitch, 1 in the next, 2 in the next, 1 in the next, 1 in the next, 2 in the next; repeat the pattern until the end of the round.)

Increase Round 5:

*1 dc in the next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round. You will finish with 60 total stitches.

Increase Round 6:

*1 dc in the next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch (1 stitch increased); repeat from * to end of the round. You will finish with 72 total stitches.

Netting (Continuous Rounds)

Round 7

*Dc in the next stitch, chain 3, skip a stitch, dc in the next stitch; repeat from * to end of the round for a total of 36 stitches.

Rounds 8 through 20

*Dc, chain 3 then dc in the middle of the two posts; repeat from * to end of the rounds. Each round 36 stitches.

Round 21

*Work 2 dc between each post; repeat from * to end of the rounds for a total of 72 stitches. slip stitch. Chain 1.

Top

Round 22

Dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch. Chain 1.

Round 23

Hdc in each stitch around. Slip stitch.

Round 24

Single crochet in each stitch around. Slip stitch.

Strap

Ch 80 for the strap; slip stitch in the 35th stitch from your chain.

Double crochet the chain then slip stitch to join skipping a stitch on the other side.

Half double crochet along the strap then connect to the bag continuing along the top of the bag around.

Single crochet along the strap continuing along the top of the bag around.

Slip Stitch along the strap continuing along the top of the bag around.

Finish off.

You will need the other side of the strap to match.

Connect to the other side of the strap and half double crochet around the strap continuing along the top of the bag, single crochet around the strap and top of the bag then repeat with a slip stitch.

Finish off and weave in ends.

I added some character. I made a wristlet keychain and attached a starfish. You can call it a flower, I know it looks like one.

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