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Large Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

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This large beach bag crochet pattern has a Greek-inspired design.

If you have visited Greece – you no doubt have something with this circular eye symbol painted on it – from jewelry, key chains, pottery, and charms to clothing – it sure is popular!

The design is inspired by this ‘Evil Eye’ symbol – so you will have only the good vibes when wearing it!

Scroll down to view the free pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF pattern in my shop here.

woman wearing a large evil eye crochet bag in Greece

A Large Beach Bag To Carry All Of Your Essentials

Finding a bag large enough to carry all of your beach stuff on vacation, is not always easy.

If like me you have to carry your husband’s beach towel too, you need a huge beach tote!

I like to take quite a bit to the beach, including towels, sunscreen, water bottles, snacks, etc.

Large beach bag

An Easy Level Crochet Pattern

This crochet beach bag is great for advanced beginners because if you are relatively new to crochet, learning how to crochet a flat circle is something you will eventually need to know.

This project will show you how to create a flat circle.

You can make the bag in all one color or follow the pattern for the four-color changes.

Bird's eye view of a crochet beach bag with sunglasses, suncream and a beach towel

How To Crochet A Circle

The bag is made in three pieces, two circle pieces for the front and back, which are identical, and a side/bottom panel.

The two circular panels of the bag are created by joining the yarn in the round and using single crochet.

The circle grows through a series of increases on every alternate round.

The pattern does involve counting and checking that you are reaching the stated number of stitches given.

More crochet patterns…

You can see more patterns with crochet circles below:

woman wearing a crochet circle beach bag with bamboo handles

The Yarn

I used a mixtape yarn for this bag, which is strong and soft, like a tee-shirt yarn, this can be found in most stores or online.

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

The bag is seamed together using single crochet and the large bamboo bag handles are stitched on to finish.

crochet purse

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner.

woman wearing a crochet circle beach bag with an evil eye design in Greece

Large Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

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

Notes

If you struggle to find the best beach bags, perhaps with pockets, a water-resistant fabric, a strong closure, and more…

Then why not make your own?! 

This large crochet beach bag is a fabric bag that will turn heads on your vacation or in your resorts.

This designated beach bag is not waterproof, does not have pockets (although you could add them if you wanted to), and has no closure.

But it is large enough to hold your bottle opener, tablet, beach toys, sunglasses, and other valuables. 

The shoulder straps are bamboo circular handles, which you could also adapt to your own personal style – choosing other shapes of handles. 

The bag shouldn’t need blocking, as the yarn is quite heavy and lies flat when the circles are complete.

Finished bag size >

  • * Diameter = 20.5″ / 52cm
  • * Handles = 9.5″ / 25cm diameter

Gauge = 10 sts in 12 rows in 4 inches.

Copyright Info

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beach bag pattern

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 4 x Mixtape Yarn (super bulky)
  • Substitute yarns: Lion Brand – fast track yarn, Wool and the gang – mixtape yarn, YarnArt – ribbon.

You can look at the Hobbii website at their similar mixtape yarn – Ribbon in the following colors:
Light Sand, white, sky blue, and navy blue.

Hook

  • 10mm (US N/15) Crochet Hook

Notions

  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors

Other Materials

  • Bag Handles – Bamboo circle handles by Prym – 9.5 inches diameter
woman wearing a large crochet circle bag at the beach

Abbreviations

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.

  • Ch – chain
  • Cont – Continue
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rep – repeat
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)

Time needed: 1 day, 3 hours and 30 minutes.

How To Make A Large Crochet Beach Bag

  1. Make The Main Round Panels

    *Please note*
    Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.
    Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.
    There are no turning chains in this pattern.
    Yarn A – Blue
    Yarn B – Light Blue
    Yarn C – White
    Yarn D – Light Brown
    Bag Body – Round Panels – Make 2
    With Yarn A – Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
    Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM (see notes)
    Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16 sts)
    Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
    Round 4: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
    Change to Yarn B – Round 6: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 7: *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (48 sts)
    Round 8: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 9: *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (60 sts)
    Round 10: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 11: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (72 sts)
    Round 12: 1 sc in each sc
    Change to Yarn C – Round 13: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. (84 sts)
    Round 14: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 15: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 4 sc. (96 sts)
    Round 16: 1 sc in each sc
    Change to Yarn D – Round 17: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 5 sc. (108 sts)
    Round 18: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 19: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 6 sc. (120 sts)
    Round 20: 1 sc in each sc
    Round 21: 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. * 1 sc in each of next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * ending with 1 sc in each of last 7 sc. (132 sts)
    Round 22: 1 sc in each sc
    End last round with an ss, leave a loop, as this will be needed for seaming.Circle beach bag

  2. Making And Attaching The Side Panels

    With Yarn D – Ch 100
    Ch 1, turn, sc into the second ch, then sc into every st to the end of the chain.
    Ch 1, turn, sc to end.
    End the last row with an ss, cut yarn, and secure.
    Make sure you leave a gap for the top/opening of the bag.
    When you stitch the circle panel (wrong side facing you) and side panel together, use single crochet – sc into every corresponding stitch.seaming

  3. Repeat For The Other Circle Panel

    Repeat for the other circle panel, joining the other side of the side panel.
    Do this inside out – so that the seams are on the inside of the bag.
    When you have completed stitching the circle panels to the side panel, turn the right side out.stitching together the bag

  4. Attach the Bag Handle

    Stitch the bamboo bag handles onto either side of the bag – around 3 inches from the top.
    Weave in any loose ends and secure them.
    The bag will now be ready to use!
    stitching the handles

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7 Comments

  1. Do you have the pattern for the Circle Bag in a knitting pattern or just crochet?

    Thanks………….karen

    1. Hello Karen, I just have the crochet pattern – it’s part of my summer bag series. Thanks for checking it out! Louise 🙂

    1. Hello Gigi, if you want the bag to be smaller you can use a thinner tape yarn, like the Tina Tape from Wool and the Gange or raffia perhaps? This pattern could work with any number of yarns – but you will have to check for the hook size – because a 10mm hook will only work with super bulky yarns. Thanks for visiting 🙂

  2. I’m loving this bag! Can you please tell me the mixtape yarn that you used as the colours are just perfect.

    1. Hello Melinda,
      I think the Lion Brand Fastrack yarn that I used is now discontinued.
      You can try looking at the Hobbii website at their similar mixtape yarn – Ribbon in the following colors:
      Light sand, white, sky blue, and navy blue.
      They have quite a range of colors, so lots to choose from.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise