Beginner Crochet Beach Bag

on March 15, 2017

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If you’re looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

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If you’re like me, you’ve learned to crochet and you’ve got the basics down. You can single and double crochet with the best of them…. heck you are a wiz at granny squares… but you’re looking for something more practical and cute to do with your skills. Does this sound like you? Are you still in the beginner crochet step? It’s cool. This free Beginner Crochet Beach Bag is for crafters of all skill levels and makes a beautiful suzette stitch that no one will even have to know how easy it is! In fact, the suzette stitch is a great one to have in your arsenal. It works up a beautiful thick but breathable texture that is great for any number of projects.

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

This inspiration for this bag came from a recent trip to the beach (because apparently Los Angeles decided to skip spring all together and go right into summer) wherein my favorite beach bag not only broke but got covered in sunscreen. Cue dramatic freaking out noise. So!!! In a fit of crochet desperation and some love for Pantone’s color of the year (and my birth stone!) I made a bag. Since it’s cotton yarn I can wash it on gentle. So if someone spills juice or apple sauce or sunscreen, I don’t have 30 minutes of wet wiping ahead of me. AND!!!! It’s versatile! If you don’t live near the beach, this bag also works wonderful as a fashionable market bag. Pretty cool right? So grab a crochet needle, sit down with Lilo and Stitch (and some other fun Disney movies) and let’s make all the things!

Beginner Crochet Beach Bag

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

Supplies:

Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Solids in Mod Green (4 balls)
Size J crochet hook (I love this set from Susan Bates!)
Yarn needle
Ruler and pen or marker

Time: Weekend/Binge watch
Cost: $10
Skill level: Beginner

* Please note that I am not a super experienced pattern writer so mistakes may happen and I’ll correct as they are brought to light!*

KEY:
ch – Chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st – stitch

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

With J hook, Chain 81.

Now we’re going to start the suzette stitch (1 sc, 1 dc)

Row 1: In second stitch from hook. *Skip the next stitch. (1 sc, 1 dc) into next stitch. Repeat from * to last stitch. 1 sc in last stitch and turn. ch 1

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

Row 2:  (1 sc, 1 dc) into first sc. Sk next dc. Repeat to the end of the row. ch1

NOTE: Don’t be overly concerned with when you need to change balls. I just tie a double knot and leave enough end out on both sides to sew or stitch in.

Repeat row 2 until your very large rectangle thing measures 14 inches tall.

Begin sc for 6 rows – or about 1 inche of banding.

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

Once you’ve got the whole thing crochet(ed) fold the bag in half and sc down the sides and bottom of the the bag. I originally did this with a slip stitch, but the sc gives you a better hold overall creating a sturdier bag. Once you get to the last corner of the bag, finish off and sew in the ends using a yarn needle. Trim ends.

Straps (make 2):

Ch 50 and sc for 5 rows.

To attach the straps you’ll need a length of yarn and your yarn needle.

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

Turn the bag inside out. Using the ruler and marker, measure out 1 inch from the seam on each side of the bag. So it will be 1 inch. Dot. 1 inch. Dot. (if this makes sense) You’ll attach the straps between the dots.

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

Using the yarn needle, stitch each strap to the bag using a large square going from the bottom of the strap to the top of the strap and across. Then stitch an X through the square. Tie off and weave in ends. Do this to the other end of the strap making sure it isn’t twisted. Flip the project over and repeat the process on the other side.

Wash in cold water with like colors and enjoy!

If you like fun summer projects that keep the party going all year long, be sure to pin this  Beginner Crochet Beach Bag to your crochet pattern, summer crafts or bag boards!

If you're looking for a quick and fashionable summer project, check out this beginner crochet beach bag using the suzette stitch.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Heather

    I need to learn how to crochet so I can make this cute bag! Great job, Chelsea!

    March 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Denise

    I need to get back into crocheting because this bag is SUPER cute! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to make this! Pinning for later too! From Family Joy Blog Linkup Party 🙂

    March 21, 2017 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Beverly

    Love this beach bag. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again. I hope you will also share at Thursday Favorite Things this week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    March 22, 2017 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Charlotte

    Your bag is cute, but crocheting is not amoung my talents. I did convert a pair of my son’s jeans into a skirt for my daughter yesterday.

    March 23, 2017 at 8:42 am
    • Reply Chelsea

      So cool! I’d love to see what you made!

      March 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Robin

    This is great, I love that it’s so easy, even a novice crocheter like me can do it. Thank you for sharing at the Creative Muster party. PINNED
    Robin | Fluster Buster

    March 23, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    • Reply Chelsea

      Thanks for stopping by Robin! Love sharing with you guys!

      March 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Anna

    This is so pretty, I love the stitch and the colour. Pinned and scheduled for sharing!

    March 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
    A Round Tuit 355
    Thanks again for linking up to A Round Tuit Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    March 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Shirley Wood

    Very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday party! We always look forward to your creativity.
    Shirley Wood recently posted…Menu Plan #49 Leftovers RockMy Profile

    March 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Amanda Nel

    Well, what an easy and quick gift idea this is! I pinned it to make later.

    March 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives

    Thanks for the tutorial! Your crochet bag is awesome. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
    Theresa @DearCreatives recently posted…Fun and Easy DIYs Peeps Easter Treats Bags Under 30 Minute CraftMy Profile

    March 30, 2017 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Shirley E.

    Very nice-looking bag. I want to make it…as soon as I get the list before it done! Thanks for sharing.

    May 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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