Beach Bag

Beach Bag

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Roomy patriotic tote with stars and stripes pattern is great for carrying all your supplies to the beach, a picnic—you name it. Approx 18 x 15" [45.5 x 38 cm]. Made in Lily Sugar 'n Cream. 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook. Skill level: Beginner.

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Single Size
Approx 18 x 15 ins [45.5 x 38 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $22.12

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  • Single Size
Beach Bag
Approx 18 x 15 ins [45.5 x 38 cm]

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Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Bright Navy, 00009Edit Color
$12.45

Contrast A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Red, 00095Edit Color
$4.98

Contrast B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | White, 00001Edit Color
$2.49

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Materials not included in this kit:

 5 buttons. Cardboard piece approx 6 x 18 ins [15 x 45.5 cm].

The materials for this project cost $22.12

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Beach Bag
Approx 18 x 15 ins [45.5 x 38 cm]

MATERIALS

Beach Bag
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) Bright Navy (00009) 5
Contrast A Red (00095) 2
Contrast B White (00001) 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 5 buttons. Cardboard piece approx 6 x 18 ins [15 x 45.5 cm].

GAUGE

13 sts and 8 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook at end of row. With new color, draw through 2 loops on hook, then proceed. Front and Back of Bag are worked sideways.

FRONT and BACK (make 2 pieces alike)
With A, ch 51.
1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 49 hdc.
**2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in each dc to end of row. Turn.
4th row: As 2nd row.
Last 2 rows form pat.**

Cont working in pat, changing colors as follows:
2 rows with B
2 rows with C
2 rows with B
2 rows with C
2 rows with B
8 rows with A
2 rows with B
2 rows with C
2 rows with B
2 rows with C
2 rows with B
4 rows with A. Fasten off.

SIDE/BOTTOM PANEL (make 1)
With A, ch 18.
1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 16 hdc.
Rep from ** to ** as given for Front and Back.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 48 ins [122 cm]. Fasten off.

STRAPS (make 2)
With B, ch 113.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn.
2nd to 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of 4th row.

FINISHING
With A and WS facing, crochet Front and Side/ Bottom panel tog. for Back.

TOP EDGING
With RS facing, join A with sl st, to top of Bag.
1st and 2nd rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work in sc around top of Bag. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off at end of 2nd rnd.

Sew Straps to Bag as illustrated.
Cut a piece of cardboard 5 x 17 ins [12.5 x 43 cm] and place in bottom of Bag.
Sew buttons to front as shown in picture.