Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern – With the incredible weather we've been having on the West Coast, we're spending many of our days at the lake. Some days it feels like all I do is lug all my gear to and from the beach (I know, really tough problem to have).
Hanging out at the beach also means I usually have some free time while I'm watching my daughter swim and make sandcastles. I decided it was time to come up with a new fun but useful crochet project – the crochet beach tote.
I popped into town, picked up some yummy-looking cotton yarn, and got to work creating my bag. I didn't use a pattern for this but just sort of made it up as I went along. This was my first crochet bag project and in the end, I was thrilled with how it turned out. What do you think?
This crochet tote is not only great for the beach but perfect to grab before you head out to the farmer's market or grocery store. My daughter loved this bag and now wants one for herself… expect to see a modified kids version in an upcoming post.
These bags are really quick and easy to make and also make a great little gift. The tote crochet pattern may look complicated at first glance but you'll soon see that you're just repeating the same steps only with different colored yarn. It's done with the double crochet stitch but mostly the half double crochet stitch, a favorite of mine since it seems to work up so quickly.
It took me two days to complete the beach bag crochet project and I would say I crochet at a slow to medium pace. The finished size of the tote was 15″ wide by 15″ high.
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Free Crochet Beach Tote Bag Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
– US Size K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm) crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
– 130 yds purple (A)
– 120 yds yellow (B)
– 40 yds green (C)
– 40 yds pink (D)
– Yarn needle
– 2 Stitch marker
• Width: – 15 inches
• Height: – 15 inches, not including handles
17.5 sc x 18 rows = 4 inches
|hdc||Half double crochet|
|sl st||Slip stitch|
With A, ch 48
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (47 sts)
Rows 2-6: Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout), turn, hdc in each st across.
Join rnds where indicated with a sl st in the first st of the rnd.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, working in sides of rows, sc in side of each row across, working in bottom of foundation ch, sc in each st across, working in sides of rows, sc in side of each row across, join. (106 sts).
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join.
Rnds 3-4: Repeat rnd 2. Change to B.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join.
Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1 throughout), sk next st, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] around, join. (53 dc, 53 ch-1 sps)
Rnds 7-8: Ch 4, sk next ch-1 sp, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp] around, join.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in first st, [2 hdc in next ch-1 sp, sk next st] around to last ch-1 sp, hdc in last ch-1 sp, join. (106 hdc). Change to C.
Rnds 10-11: Repeat rnds 5-6.
Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 9. Change to B.
Rnds 13-17: Repeat rnds 5-9. Change to D:
Rnds 18-19: Repeat rnds 5-6.
Rnd 20: Repeat rnd 9. Change to B.
Rnds 21-25: Repeat rnds 5-9. Change to A.
Rnds 26-31: Repeat rnd 5.
Weave in all ends.
Lay bag flat. On rnd 31, place a marker in the stitch at each side edge. There should be 52 stitches between markers on front and back of the bag.
Join A with sl st in 3rd st before either marker.
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in same st and in each of next 5 sts. (6 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. Repeat row 2 until strap measures 27 inches or desired length.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Being careful not to twist the strap, line up the last row with the opposite side edge of the bag, centered on the stitch marker. Use long tail to sew in place.
Remove all stitch markers and weave in all ends.
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