Crochet Beach Bag

Crochet Beach Bag Pattern – Free


This stylish crochet beach bag pattern (free!) creates a roomy and sturdy crochet beach bag that you can bring to the beach or use as an everyday shoulder bag!


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Crochet Beach Bag

Crochet Beach Bag

If you have been searching for the perfect crochet beach bag, you’ll love this easy-to-follow, gorgeous summer crochet bag. This Beach Bag Crochet Pattern (free) creates a beach bag that is big and strong enough for all your beach essentials or for strolling around shops this summer. It offers ample storage, a modern and trendy design and is really fun to make!

Crochet Beach Bag Pattern

  • Learn how to crochet a beach bag with this easy-to-follow crochet beach bag pattern with step-by-step instructions, diagrams and a full video tutorial.
  • The pattern uses two strands of yarn held together the entire time, which creates a thick, sturdy fabric – perfect for holding all your beach gear.
  • Unleash your creativity with different color combinations for the beach bag stripes.
  • You can use any size 4 (medium) yarn.
  • The pattern has a special way of joining the rounds which creates an almost invisible, barely noticeable seam.
  • It makes a wonderful crochet gift idea!

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy to Intermediate

Size

The pattern creates a bag that is approx. 12” high, 19” wide and 4” deep with straps that are 8” away from the bag. 

Size

Materials

Yarn: This pattern is worked with two strands of yarn held together for the entire pattern. You can either separate your yarn manually or use multiple skeins.

You can use any size 4 (medium) yarn. 

I used Bernat Super Value. This yarn is size 4 (medium) and 100% acrylic. A skein is 440 yds / 402 m and 4 oz / 197 g. 

Here are the amounts of yarn required and the colors I used: 

  • Main Color (Beige – “Topaz”) – 770 yds (2 skeins of 385 yds). 
  • Bottom Stripe Color (Blue – “Aqua”) – 150 yds (2 skeins of 75 yds). 
  • Middle Stripe Color (Green – “Lush”) – 150 yds (2 skeins of 75 yds).
  • Top Stripe Color (Fuchsia – “Rich Orchid”)* – 150 yds (2 skeins of 75 yds). 

*For the top stripe, I used Impeccable yarn by Loops & Threads, which is quite similar to Bernat Super Value. 

Crochet Hook Size: K/10.5 (6.50 mm)

Other Materials: stitch markers, pins, yarn needle, scissors and a measuring tape. 

Crochet Beach Bag Pattern

Terminology

This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet 

Gauge

4” x 4” = 11 sc and 13 rows made in the round. 

Pattern Notes

  • This beach bag is made from the bottom up. The bottom and body are worked in the round. The straps are sewn into the inside of the finished body. 
  • Do not turn unless instructed otherwise. 
  • Chains never count as stitches. 
  • Always work into the first stitch unless instructed otherwise. If the instructions for the beginning of the round say “next st,” work into the first stitch.
  • Always put a stitch marker in the top of the first sc of every round to help ensure you start and end in the right place and you have the correct number of sts. 
  • When the instructions say “[2 sc in next st. Sc in next st.] x 2,” what this means is to complete the steps in brackets a total of two times (i.e. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next st.).
  • When changing colors put the new color on your hook and pull it through the loop of the current color on your hook. Fasten off old color. 
  • Continue using the color indicated until instructed to change colors. 
Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Beach Bag Pattern Instructions

Crochet Beach Bag Bottom

Start: With a K/10.5 (6.50 mm) hook and two strands of the Main Color yarn held together, chain 31. Use two strands of yarn held together for the entire pattern.  (Reminder: always use the same color until instructed to change). 

Round 1: In the second ch from hook, sc. Sc in the next 28 chains. In the last ch, 5 sc. Working into the other side of the chain, sc in the next 28 chains. In the last ch, 2 sc. (64 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.

Bottom Round 1

Round 2: Ch 1. Reminder: never turn. In the first st, 2 sc. Sc in next 29 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 29 sts. 2 sc in next 2 sts. (70 sts – reminder: chains never count as stitches). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (After Round 2, work should measure approx. 12.5” long x 1.5” wide).

Round 3: Ch 1. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 30 sts. 2 sc in next 5 sts. Sc in next 30 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. (80 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join.

Round 4: Ch 1. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next st.] x 2. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next st.] x 5. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next st.] x 3. (90 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (After Round 4, work should measure approx. 14” long x 3” wide).

Round 5: Ch 1. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts.] x 2. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts.] x 5. Sc in next 30 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts.] x 3. (100 sts). Sl st into top of the first sc to join.

Round 6: Ch 1. Sc in next 5 sts. In next st, 2 sc. Sc in next 36 sts. [2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 sts.] x 3. Sc in next 34 sts. In next st, 2 sc. Sc in next 4 sts. Sk the last st. (104 sts). Sl st into the top of the first sc to join. (After Round 6, work should measure approx. 16” long  x 4” wide (4” in the middle and 4.5” on ends)).

Round 7: Ch 1. Sc in the back loops only (the loops furthest away from you) of each st around. (104 sts). Sl st into both loops of the top of the first sc to join.

Bottom

Do not fasten off. The round numbers will now reset to make it easier to count rounds from the bottom up.

Note: As you work on the beach bag body, you will notice that the right side (the top) of the bottom you just completed will be facing down and will be on the outside bottom of the beach bag.

Crochet Beach Bag Body – Joining Notes

The body of the Beach Bag uses a special joining technique called “Reverse Slip Stitch (reverse sl st), which creates a straight seam that is hardly noticeable. 

Sides

Here’s how to “join with a reverse sl st:”

After your last stitch of the round, withdraw hook from your work, leaving the loops as is. Remove the stitch marker from the first stitch made in the round (that’s the stitch you’ll be working into). Insert your hook from back to front into that first stitch. Place the loop back on your hook and pull the loop through the stitch (towards the inside of your work). Pull the yarn tight. 

Do not chain. Unless instructed otherwise, start the next round by working into the same stitch as the reverse slip stitch. (Remember to put a stitch marker in the top of the first stitch made). 

Reverse Slip Stitch

Crochet Beach Bag Body

Round 1: Ch 1. (Reminders: don’t turn unless instructed to. Always place a stitch marker in the top of the first sc made). Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st.

Round 2: Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st. 

Rounds 3 – 7: Repeat Round 2. 

Round 8: Change to Bottom Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st. 

Round 9: Repeat Round 2.

Sides

Round 10: Turn. (It’s okay if your yarn is in front of your work). In the first st, sl st loosely. (Put stitch marker in top of sl st). In the next st, hdc. *In the next st, sl st loosely. In the next st, hdc.* Repeat from * to * around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st. 

Note: you might find that as your work grows this round “caves in” or “folds” a little. This will be fixed when the straps are attached. 

Round 11: Turn. (It’s okay if your yarn is in front of your work). Sc in the first st (the top of the last hdc from the previous round). Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st. 

Round 12: Repeat Round 2.

Round 13: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Bottom Stripe Color. Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st.

Rounds 14 & 15: Repeat Round 2.

Round 16: Change to Middle Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st.

Round 17: Repeat Round 2. 

Round 18: Repeat Round 10.

Round 19: Repeat Round 11.

Round 20: Repeat Round 2. 

Round 21: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Middle Stripe Color. Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st.

Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

Rounds 22 & 23: Repeat Round 2.

Round 24: Change to Top Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st.

Round 25: Repeat Round 2.

Round 26: Repeat Round 10.

Round 27: Repeat Round 11.

Round 28: Repeat Round 2.

Round 29: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Top Stripe Color. Sc in each st around. (104 sts). Join with a reverse sl st.

Rounds 30 – 37: Repeat Round 2. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Crochet Beach Bag Straps

The straps are made to match the color changes of the bag. 

Inside

Leave an 8” starting and ending tail for all colors (except on Rows 22 and 95 when you’ll leave 24” tails). These tails will be used to attach the straps to the inside of the bag. 

Start: With Bottom Stripe Color, chain 7. 

Row 1: In second chain from hook, sc. Sc in each ch across. (6 sts). 

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 3 – 5: Repeat Row 2. 

After Row 5, work should measure approx. 2.5” wide and 2” high. 

Row 6: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Bottom Stripe Color (reminder: always leave an 8” starting tail and ending tail). Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 7 & 8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Change to Middle Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 10 – 13: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 14: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Middle Stripe Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 15 & 16: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 17: Change to Top Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 18 – 21: Repeat Row 2.

Row 22: Change to Main Color, leaving a 24” starting tail. Fasten off Top Stripe Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 23 – 94: Repeat Row 2.

Row 95: Change to Top Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color, leaving a 24” ending tail. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 96 – 99: Repeat Row 2.

Row 100: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Top Stripe Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 101 & 102: Repeat Row 2.

Row 103: Change to Middle Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Crochet Beach Bag

Rows 104 – 107: Repeat Row 2.

Row 108: Change to Main Color. Fasten off Middle Stripe Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Row 109 & 110: Repeat Row 2.

Row 111: Change to Bottom Stripe Color. Fasten off Main Color. Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. (6 sts).

Rows 112 – 115: Repeat Row 2.

After Row 115, fasten off. 

Inside

Make two straps. 

Turn the bag inside out. Place the straps so there is 4” between the straps and the end of the bag. Ensure the colors from the straps match the colors on the bag. Pin in place. 

Strap Placement

Use the starting and ending tails of each color change to attach the straps to the inside of the bag. 

After attaching the straps, you can tuck the tails/loose ends in between the straps and the bag to hide them.

Crochet Beach Bag Pattern

And now you have a new beach bag! 



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