Lily Sugar'n Cream Patriotic Beach Bag

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by Lily Sugar'n Cream Design Team

Lily Sugar'n Cream Patriotic Beach Bag

Show your patriotic pride with this bag! Besides the beach, it’s great for taking to the store, the mall, everywhere you go!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 13 sts and 8 rows to crochet this beach bag that measures approximately 18 inch x 15 inch. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Note: Ch 3 at beg of row counts as dc. To change color, work to last 2 loops on hook at end of row. With new color, draw through 2 loops on hook, then proceed. Front and Back of Bag are worked sideways.
  • 2
    Front and Back (make 2 pieces alike): With Bright Navy, ch 51. 1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 49 hdc. **2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 1 hdc in each dc to end of row. Turn. 4th row: As 2nd row. Last 2 rows form pat.**
  • 3
    Cont working in pat, changing colors as follows: 2 rows with Red, 2 rows with White, 2 rows with Red, 2 rows with White, 2 rows with Red, 8 rows with Bright Navy, 2 rows with Red, 2 rows with White, 2 rows with Red, 2 rows with White, 2 rows with Red, 4 rows with Bright Navy. Fasten off.
  • 4
    Side/Bottom Panel (make 1): With Bright Navy, ch 18. 1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 1 hdc). 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 16 hdc. Rep from ** to ** as given for Front and Back. Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 48 inch. Fasten off.
  • 5
    Straps (make 2): With Red, ch 113. 1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 2nd to 4th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. Fasten off at end of 4th row.
  • 6
    Finishing: With Bright Navy and WS facing, crochet Front and Side/Bottom panel tog for Back.
  • 7
    Top Edging: With RS facing, join Bright Navy with sl st, to top of Bag. 1st and 2nd rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Work in sc around top of Bag. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off at end of 2nd rnd.
  • 8
    Sew Straps to Bag as illustrated. Cut a piece of cardboard 5 x 17 inch and place in bottom of Bag. Sew buttons to front as shown in picture.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Bright Navy 104213077 (5)
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Red 104213113 (2)
  • Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn White 104213048
  • Clover Amour Crochet Hook H 5.0 mm 104755761
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Stars 104544175
  • 6 inch x 18 inch Piece of Cardboard
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