Yarn

Crocheted Beach Bag

for  Coats & Clark, Inc.

Temperatures are soaring and the sand is calling - it's time to hit the beach! Crochet this fabulous bag in the hottest colors of summer to add some "Sizzle" to lazy days by the shore.

Materials

  • Coats & Clark Red Heart Sizzle Nylon Thread: Ivory or color of choice, 6 spools
  • Plastic plate (base), 9”

Tools

  • Crochet hook, D-3 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker

Abbreviations

beg: begin(ning)
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
dec: decrease
hdc: half double crochet
inc: increase(s)(d)(ing)
lp(s): loop(s)
pat(s): pattern(s)
rep: repeat
rnd(s): round(s)
sc: single crochet
slip st: slip stitch
sp(s): spaces
yo: yarn over needle

  • Size
  • 1. Size is 13" tall.
  • Gauge
  • 1. Gauge for Rnds 1-7 = 2-1/2"
  • Bottom
  • 1. Ch 2.
  • 2. Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
  • 3. Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 14 sc.
  • 4. Rnd 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around - 21 sc.
  • 5. Rnd 4: * Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around - 28 sc.
  • 6. Rnd 5: * Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * around - 35 sc. Continue inc 7 sts on each rnd until piece measures approx 9-1/2" in diameter. Place a marker.
  • 7. Next Rnd: Working in back loops only, sc in each sc around.
  • 8. Next Rnd: Sc in each sc around, dec 7 sc evenly around. Repeat last rnd 3 more times.
  • 9. Next Rnd: Sc in next sc, * ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * around. Beading round made. Join and fasten off.
  • Side Piece
  • 1. Rnd 1: Fold piece at marker placed and working through both thicknesses, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
  • 2. Rnd 2: Sc in same st as sl st, * ch 8, sk next 4 sc, sc in next sc. Rep from * around, to last 5 sts, ch 5, dc in first sc.
  • 3. Rnd 3: * Ch 8, sc in next ch 8 loop; rep from around to first dc; ch 5, dc in first dc. Rep Rnd 3 until side measures approx 13". Fasten off. Insert plate in bottom. To anchor securely, make a chain 36" long, lace through beading on last round of bottom and tie in a bow.
  • Twisted Cord
  • 1. Cut 8 strands of yarn 3 yards long. Twist these strands tightly. Fold in half and twist in opposite direction. Knot free ends. Lace cord through last round of side piece. Tie cord in a knot.
  • Tip
  • 1. To check the many vibrant colors available for Red Heart Sizzle, visit www.redheart.com/crochet-thread/red-heart-sizzle.