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Shelly’s Beachcomber Crochet Bag

Featuring an eye-catching medley of sea glass beads and shells, this sturdy-yet-stylish bag is made for relaxing days by the waterfront.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 12” W x 12” H, excluding handles

Gauge: 13 sts and 3 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc

Materials

Circulo Yarns Natural Cotton 4/10 (#5 bulky weight cotton yarn; 518 yards [474 meters]/700 g): 1 ball

Hook/Needles: Size H/8 5.0mm crochet hook

Notions

#41487 Abalone Flat Oval 12x8mm, one ½ strand

#48354 Aqua Fused Glass AB (matte) Round 8mm, ½ strand

#56982 White Nassa Shell Charm 8-13×14-24mm, 1 pkg

#27263 Desert Gold Recycled Glass Flat Freeform 15×13-15mmone 3.5 strand

#27318 Desert Gold Recycled Glass Small Nugget 12-17×10-12mm, one  4″ strand

#51631 Desert Gold Recycled Glass Starfish 21mm, one pkg of 10

#24368 Desert Gold Recycled Glass Round 6mm, one 8″ strand

#55084 Emerald Fused Glass AB (matte) Round 10mm, ½ strand

#35051 Opaque White Recycled Glass Sand Dollar 20mmone pkg of 6

#63688 Peacock Blue Recycled Glass Fish Pendant 12x24mm, one pkg of 6

#27270 Peacock Blue Recycled Glass Flat Freeform 15×13-15mm, one 3.5″ strand

#30924 Peridot Recycled Glass Round 8mm, one 8” strand

#36007 Peridot Recycled Glass Teardrop Round 17x10mm, one 4″ strand

#24345 Peridot Recycled Glass Round 6mm, one 8″ strand

#60526 Peridot Recycled Glass Irregular Nugget 11-17×10-13mm, one 4″ strand

#50750 Peridot Recycled Glass Flat Freeform 15×13-15mm, one 3.5″ strand

#36012 Peridot Recycled Glass Tube 8x4mm, one 8″ strand

#63679 Peridot Recycled Glass Sea Horse Pendant 17x29mm, one pkg of 4

#36008 Shamrock Recycled Glass Teardrop Round 17x10mm, one 4″ strand

#48365 Sunshine Fused Glass AB (matte) Round 8mm, ½ strand

#52989 Tiny Nassa Shell Charm 6-10×10-20m,1 ounce pkg

#63680 Turquoise Bay Recycled Glass Sea Horse Pendant 17x29mm, one pkg of 4

#43021 Turquoise Bay Recycled Glass Teardrop Round 17x10mm, one 4″ strand

#60521 Turquoise Bay Recycled Glass Puffed Coin 12mm,  one 4″ strand

#36017 Turquoise Bay Recycled Glass Tube 8x4mm, one 8″ strand

#56985 White Arca Shell Focal 16-27×13-21mm, one pkg of 10

All beads from www.limabeads.com

Tapestry needle, 2 safety pins, hand sewing needle, dental floss threader, optional cream sewing thread

Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Chain-1 at beg of rows or rounds does not count as a stitch.

Special Stitches

Single crochet join (sc join): With lp on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook.

Slip stitch join (sl st join): With lp on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull lp through st and lp on hook.

Pattern

Bag Center Panel

Beg at lower right corner of panel, ch 6,

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, turn. (Note: First 3 sk chs creates ch-3 space), dc in each of next 2 chs, turn. (1 block)

Row 2: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, turn. (2 blocks)

Row 3: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, [sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp] twice, turn. (3 blocks)

Row 4: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, [sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp] across, turn. (4 blocks)

Rows 5-10: Rep row 4. (10 blocks)

Row 11: Working in sts of last block made, sl st in first dc, sl st in each of next 2 dc, [sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp] across, turn.

Row 12: Ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs, [sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp] across, turn.

Rows 13-26: Rep rows 11-12 seven times.

Row 27: Rep row 11.  (Panel should be 10 blocks H x 27 blocks W)

Row 28: Working in sts of last block made, sl st in each of first 3 dc, [sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp] across to within last block, sl st in next ch-3 sp of last block, turn. (9 blocks)

Rows 29-36: Rep row 28.  Do not fasten off at end of row 45. (1 block)

Fold panel in half matching short edges, work sl sts evenly spaced through both layers to opposite end of panel to create seam and form a tube, turn tube inside out. Do not fasten off, continue to work border.

Bottom Border

Rnd 1: Working along long edge of tube with RS facing, ch 1, sc in same place as seam, work

3 sc in each block around, join to first sc. (82 sc)

Rnds 2-5: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each st around, join in beg sc. Fasten off at end of rnd 5.

Top Border

Rnd 1: Working along opposite long edge of tube with RS facing, sc join (see Pattern Stitches)

in seam, work 3 sc in each block around, join to first sc. (82 sc)

Rnds 2-5: Rep rnds 2-5 of bottom border.

Handle

Ch 91,

Row 1: Working in back lps of chs, sc in first ch, sc in each ch across, turn. (90 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in back lps of sts, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, working in front lp of sts, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 4: Rep row 2. Fasten off at end of row.

Finishing

Separate 24” lengths of yarn into 10 separate plies. Using photo as bead placement guide, thread each yarn ply through hand sewing needle and use doubled strand to sew beads and shells where desired on one side (Front) of bag.  (Optional: If desired instead of yarn plies, use a doubled strand cream sewing thread for sewing on beads.) With RS of bag bottom facing, fold bottom edges of front and back together, working through both layers, sl st join (See Pattern Notes) in first st, sl st in each st across to create bottom seam. (41 sl sts)

Place a safety pin in center st at each side edge of bag. With handle RS facing, center one handle end behind pinned top edge of bag having first 3 rows below top edge. Use one strand of yarn and tapestry needle to sew handle to bag. Rep to add opposite end of handle to opposite top side edge of bag.

Bead Dangles (Optional)

Separate 3 plies from two 9” lengths of yarn to create six sets of 3 plies. Insert hook from bottom to top up through pinned st at top edge of bag, place center of 3 sets of 3 plies over hook and pull through st, remove hook, thread yarn ends through loop just made to create a lark’s head, pull ends gently to tighten and secure. Insert each end of each ply through dental floss threader, insert threader through desired bead, knot yarn below bead and trim excess to 3/8”. Rep to add second bead dangle to opposite side of bag.

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Comments
  • Ruth C.

    I have never made a bag before, but I am curious as to how to keep the strap from stretching?

    Reply

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