I have a new crochet tutorial for you, the Lacy Crochet Beach Bag! This project has been in the works for a long time, so I am so excited to bring it to you! Continue reading for all of the materials and instructions that you need! Find you ad free version HERE!
This is a more advanced beginner pattern, leave me a comment if you would like me to make a beginner beach bag tutorial!!
3 balls of cotton yarn (mine were 180yards each)
Hook size recommended on package – mine was 5.5 mm.
4 buttons and purse handles (if using handle version)
thread and hand sewing needle for attaching buttons (if using handle version)
Instructions (Handle Version)
Stitches used: sl st, sc (uk = dc), dc (uk = tr), tr (uk = dtr)
Strap: hdc (uk = htr) and sl st
Multiples: 6 + 3
Ch 75 (measure 22 inches – will shrink up with more stitching)
Row 1: In the 6th chain from the hook, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc). Skip 5 chains, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) and repeat all the way down the foundation chain. You should have 3 chains left. Skip 2 chains, dc in the last chain. turn.
Row 2: chain 1. sc in the first dc. ch 3, dc in next ch 2 space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sc between last skipped and next dc and repeat. End the row with a sc in the top of the turning chain. turn.
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Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), skip the 3 chains and place (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in the top of the dc stitch. Continue placing (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in the top of each dc stitch from the previous row. End row with a tr stitch into the sc stitch.
Continue rows 2-3 to create bag panel. End with a row 3. Make 2 panels, mine measured 16 inches wide x 17 inches tall. I used 1 ball of yarn per panel.
Create the Bag
Finish off and weave in end for 1 panel. On the 2nd panel, use the remaining yarn from your ball to slip stitch down the side, across the bottom and back up the other side of the bag. Weave in the ends.
Create the Straps
You have 2 options to create the handles of this bag. You can purchase some wood handles from amazon or your local craft store and attach them to the bag with these removable straps to make washing easier. You can also add one long strap.
Create 4 small straps.
(leave a longish tail for sewing onto bag) ch 9, hdc in 2nd chain from hook to the end of the foundation chain. turn.
ch 1, hdc in each stitch all the way across. Should be 8 stitches. Continue until strap reaches 5 inches long.
slip stitch in 3 stitches. ch 2, skip 2 stitches and sl st in remaining stitches. Make sure your button fits snuggly in this loop, if not make adjustments. Weave in tails on the slip stitch end.
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Sew the Buttons on the Bag
Using a hand sewing needle and some strong coordinating thread, sew the button onto your bag. Mine were place 4 (shell rows down) from the top of the bag, 4 inches from the sides. If you have different measurements or handles than I do, place your straps, handles and buttons in place and make sure the measurements and sizing work for you bag. Sew the button onto the bag in the appropriate spot. Be sure it’s secure, create several knots on the backside to attach.
Attach the straps
Sew the small straps onto the inside of the bag using the yarn tail and a yarn needle. Make sure you sew the strap in the appropriate spot so that in can pass through the handles and over the button. Sew the strap onto the bag securely, weaving in the ends.
All done with the handle version!
If you would prefer to make the strap version like my darling daughter is modeling here, this is what you do!
With Long Strap
ch 9, hdc in 2nd chain from hook to the end of the foundation chain. turn.
ch 1, hdc in each stitch all the way across. Should be 8 stitches. Continue until strap reaches 27 inches or desired length. The strap will stretch when you put items in the purse, so be aware of that.
Sew on the Strap
Using the tails from the strap, sew them onto the inside of the bag with a yarn needle, 1 – 1.5 inches from the top of the bag. Weave in the ends and make sure the strap is secure.
All done with the strap version!
Thank you to my step mom Belinda for helping me snap these photos!
Here is the full video tutorial!
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