Flower Power Beach Bag

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Flower Power Beach Bag

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Bold, colorful floral images and squares give this beach bag a life of its own. Shown in Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. 

Size

Single Size
Approx 18½ ins [47 cm] wide x 12½ ins [32 cm] high.
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The materials for this project cost $26.08

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Size:

  • Single Size

Approx 18½ ins [47 cm] wide x 12½ ins [32 cm] high.

Step 2:

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

Main Color

Handicrafter Cotton | Hot Blue, 13742Edit Color
$7.96

Contrast A

Handicrafter Cotton | Hot Green, 13712Edit Color
$3.98

Contrast B

Handicrafter Cotton | Hot Orange, 13628Edit Color
$3.98

Contrast C

Handicrafter Cotton | Hot Pink, 13740Edit Color
$3.98

Contrast D

Handicrafter Cotton | Banana Yellow, 00089Edit Color
$3.98

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20
The materials for this project cost $26.08

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

Dc3tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.

Duplicate Stitch = Using a yarn needle, *bring the yarn from the wrong side of the work to the right side at the base of the knitted stitch to be covered (this is the base of the vee formed by the knitted stitch), take the needle under both arms of the vee, going through the base of the vee of the stitch above, insert the yarn needle back into the same place where you began, taking the yarn to the wrong side of the work, being careful to match the tension of the surrounding knit fabric. Repeat from * for remaining stitches

rem = remain(ing)

rnd(s) = round(s)

Sl st = Slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 18½ ins [47 cm] wide x 12½ ins [32 cm] high.

MATERIALS

Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (50 g/1.75 oz;73 m/80 yds)
Main Color Hot Blue (13742) 4
Contrast A Hot Green (13712) 2
Contrast B Hot Orange (13628) 2
Contrast C Hot Pink (13740) 2
Contrast D Banana Yellow (00089) 2
Size 5 mm (U.S. H/8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE

14 sc and 16 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

Motif
With color 1, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with
sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in same sp
as last sl st. 3 dc in each sc around. Join with
sl st to top of ch 3. 18 dc. Fasten off.
Flower: First Petal: 1st row: Join color 2 with sl st to front loop only of any dc. *Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in front loop only of next dc. 2 dc in front loop only of next dc. 5 dc for petal. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc of petal. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – dc3tog made. 1 dc in last dc. Fasten off leaving a long end.*

Second Petal: **Rejoin color 2 with sl st to front loop of next unworked sc of 2nd rnd. Rep from * to * once.**

Third to Sixth Petals: Rep from ** to ** 4 times more. 6 petals.
3rd rnd: Join color 3 with sl st to rem back loop of any dc of 2nd rnd. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp. 2 dc in each rem back loop around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 dc.
4th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next dc. 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * to last 5 dc. 2 dc in each of next 4 dc. 1 dc in last dc. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 56 dc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 4 dc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 5 tr in next dc for corner. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc.** 1 sc in each of next 5 dc. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once.
Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around, working 3 sc in corners. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Using yarn ends from each petal, sew around outer edges of petals.

Motif I (make 2)
Work as for Motif using MC for color 1, A for color 2 and C for color 3.

Motif II (make 2)
Work as for Motif using D for color 1, C for color 2 and B for color 3.

Motif III (make 2)
Work as for Motif using A for color 1, D for color 2 and MC for color 3.

Motif IV (make 2)
Work as for Motif using C for color 1, D for color 2 and MC for color 3.

Motif V (make 2)
Work as for Motif using B for color 1, MC for color 2 and A for color 3.

Motif VI (make 2)
Work as for Motif using MC for color 1, B for color 2 and C for color 3.

Sew Motifs tog as shown in diagram for Front and Back.

Side and Bottom Section
Note: When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st, then draw new color through rem 2 loops and proceed.

With MC, ch 11.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch across. 9 sts. Join A. Turn.
2nd row: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each dc across. Join MC. Turn.
3rd row: With MC, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each sc across. Join A. Turn.
4th row: As 2nd row. Join B. Turn.
5th row: With B, as 3rd row. Join C. Turn.
6th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join B. Turn.
7th row: As 5th row.
8th row: With C, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
9th row: With A, as 3rd row. Join MC. Turn.
10th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A. Turn.
11th row: With A, as 3rd row. Join MC. Turn.
12th row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.
13th row: With C, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.
14th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join C. Turn.
15th row: With C, as 3rd row. Join B. Turn.
16th row: With B, as 2nd row. Join MC. Turn.
17th row: With MC, as 3rd row. Join A. Turn.
Rep 2nd to 17th rows until work from beg measures length to fit down one side of Back or Front, across bottom, then up rem side. Fasten off.

Pin Side and Bottom Section to Front and Back along 3 sides.

Edging: 1st rnd: Join MC with sl st in top left corner of Front or Back of Bag. Ch 1. 3 sc in same sp as sl st. Work sc evenly around, working 3 sc in corners and working through both thicknesses where Front and Side sections meet. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Rep edging for Back of Bag.

Handles (make 2)
With MC, ch 50.
1st row: (RS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc). 1 dc in each ch across. 48 sts. Turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each dc across. Turn.
Fold Handle in half lengthwise and work 1 row of sc through 3rd row and rem loops of foundation ch. Fasten off.
Sew on handles as shown in picture.