Crochet Beach Bag WC1664

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Skill Level: Easy

Bag measures 23" wide x 17" high.

COATS® "Creme de la Creme™": 5 Balls 870 Cornflower Blue.

Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 7 loops = 5"; 5 rnds = 3" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

crochet beach bag

BAG: Starting at lower edge, ch 130 having 16 ch to 4".

Rnd 1: Sc in 6th ch from hook, [ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch] 31 times, ch 3, working along opposite side of beginning ch, skip the ch used for last sc and following ch, sc in next ch, [ch 3, skip next 3 ch, sc in next ch] 30 times, ch 1, skip next 3 ch, hdc in 2nd ch of beginning ch-5 to join and form last loop - 64 lps.

Rnd 2: [Ch 3, sc in next ch-3 lp] 63 times, ch 1, hdc in hdc of previous rnd to join and form last loop.
Rep Rnd 2 for pat until bag measures approximately 15½" high.

Next Rnd: Ch 3, dc over hdc, * 2 dc in next ch-3 loop; repeat from * around; join with a slip st to top of ch-3.

Last Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in next dc and in each dc around; join to top of ch-2. Fasten off.

Strap (Make 2): Make a chain 18" long.

Rnd 1 (Right Side): 2 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to last ch; 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of beg ch, sc in each ch to last ch; sc in same ch as first 2 sc; join with a sl st in first sc; turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each sc around and work 2 hdc in each of the 3 sc at each end; join in top of ch-2; turn.

Rnd 3: Slip st in each hdc around. Fasten off.

Sew approximately 1" of strap ends firmly to right side of bag 5" in from side edges as shown. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; lp = loop; mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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