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Crochet Beach Bag Pattern {Mixtape Yarn}

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This HUGE crochet beach bag is just what you need for a day trip to the beach!

This bag is the perfect size for holding all of your beach day essentials, pack up your beach towel, your sunscreen, and your current book and get ready for a relaxing day out.

This bag is an excellent beginner crochet project, that will introduce you to creating a chain, single crochet and treble crochet.

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An Easy Level Crochet Pattern

This pattern is for anyone who is an advanced beginner.

This pattern uses basic techniques, including; how to chain, single crochet and treble crochet.

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I made the bag using Lion Brand Fast Track yarn in the color ‘Truckers Taupe’ (122) a light beige color perfect for summer.

It’s so great to crochet with and I used my size 10mm (US N/15) crochet hook, which made it really fast to make.

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More Crochet Bag Patterns

There are many other free crochet bags on my blog that you can view by clicking on the links below:

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginners.

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Crochet Beach Bag Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

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The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here.

The bag body is made in one long piece, that is folded in half and seamed or crocheted together at the sides.

The bag handles are added and crochet around the top half of the bag.

Measurements

The dimensions of the finished bag are >

  • Width = 16″ / 41cm
  • Height = 19.5″ / 49.5cm
  • Straps = 24″ / 61cm

Skill Level – Easy

Gauge – 10 sts / 10 cm (4″) and 12 rows

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 3 x Lion Brand Fast Track yarn in the color ‘Truckers Taupe’ (122)
  • Yarn substitute – Mixtape Yarn by Wool and the Gang.
  • You can look for more substitutes here – Yarn Sub

*Please note the yarn I used is now discontinued, but there are many similar tape yarns out there!

Hook

  •  10mm (US N15) crochet hook

Notions

  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers

Other Materials

  • Optional – 3 x tassels and one charm for decoration
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Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet
  • TR – Triple crochet

Pattern

Bag body >

  • Make a slip knot and chain 38
  • Row 1 – ch1, turn, sc to the end of the row, ch1, turn
  • Cont to sc into every stitch as row 1 until the piece measures = 3.5″
  • ch 4, turn and then TR crochet to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn,
  • SC 1 row, ch 4, turn,
  • TR crochet 1 row, ch 1, turn,
  • Continue to SC to the end of the row, ch1, turn (as row 1) until the piece measures 17″ from the 1st row (the start of the work). ch 4, turn,
  • TR crochet 1 row, ch1, turn,
  • SC 1 row, ch 4, turn,
  • TR crochet 1 row, ch1, turn,
  • Continue to SC (as row 1) for 3.5″
  • *Check that when you fold the piece in half, the triple crochet rows on both sides match up*
  • Leave your last loop open – don’t cut it, as you will start to build the bag handles next.

Bag Straps >

  • Place stitch markers where you want the bag handles to go. I placed them 6″ from the outside edge which left a 6″ gap in the middle section.
  • Continue to SC into every stitch until you reach the first stitch marker, then ch 40 for the bag handle and rejoin the end of the chain into the first stitch where the second stitch marker is placed.
  • Then continue to SC to the end of the row, ch 1, turn,
  • Continue to SC (inc a turning ch) every row for 3 rows / until the handles measure = 1.5″ width.
  • Cut yarn and pull through the last loop to secure.
  • Then do the same thing to the other side of the bag.

Making Up >

  • Stitch the side seams of the bag – I used a simple mattress stitch, collecting a stitch on one side, then threading my needle into a stitch on the other side, continuing to do that for each side seam.
  • You could crochet the sides together if you wanted to.
  • The decoration – I added 3 thread tassels in dark blue, light blue, and white to the side of the bag for some color on a piece of leather.
  • I also added a ‘bad eye’ charm for good luck!
  • You can add whatever you want here, pom poms, keyrings, large tassels, etc.
  • I found the tassels and charm in a local craft store.
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4 Comments

  1. Hi! I love this beach bag pattern. However, when I looked online for the yarn you used (Lion Brand Fast track) it’s been discontinued 🙁
    Could you please suggest alternative yarn?
    Thank you

    1. Hello! Thank you for letting me know that the fast track has been discontinued, I made this last summer, so a great alternative is Wool And The Gangs Mixtape yarn, it is similar and has quite a few colour choices. The amount of yarn you would need for the project would be the same. I hope that helps 🙂

  2. Thanks for making this pattern available to newbies like me. I thought you might appreciate another perspective as you write your patterns and edit them. A newbie like me would appreciate a few more instructions for how to crochet the second handle. It’s especially confusing since that’s the chained row from the beginning of the project. How does one reattach the yarn to the other side and then knit into the chain? I’m going to make my best guess and figure it out on my own from here. Thanks again for such a pretty pattern!

    1. Hello Gwen, to re-attach the yarn to the bag, you need to place your hook through one of the chains/stitches you can see (where you will start from) and pull a loop of the yarn through, then you can start to crochet again from there.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise