Northwest Beaches Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Northwest Beaches Tote Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Northwest Beaches Tote Bag

 

Northwest Beaches Tote Bag... Free Crochet Pattern

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Northwest Beaches Tote Bag is an easy free crochet pattern, that works up quickly!!  The colors and style of this tote bag reminds me of the far northern beaches of California and Oregon…. Yellow sunshine, Blue skies, Green coastal grass!  Fill it up with your beach necessities, farmers market purchases or your workout clothes for the gym!!  I hope you enjoy my latest Free Crochet Pattern!!


Materials:

Yarn ~ Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted Weight, approximately 500 yards. (Pictured here in Happy Baby) I used approximately 2 1/2 skeins.

Hook ~ H

Scissors and Yarn Needle

 

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch      Sk ~ Skip     Bl – Back Loop     Ch ~ Chain     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Dec ~ Decrease       Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet   Dc ~ Double Crochet


Instructions:

Bottom

Holding 2 strands of yarn together ch 41

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 40 sc

Rows 2-14: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 40 sc

Row 15:  Ch 1, sc 2 more sts in same st(1st corner), sc 12 evenly across side rows, 3 sc in next st(2nd corner), sc in next 38 sts, 3 sc in next st(3rd corner), sc 12 evenly up side rows, 2 sc in same st as 1st st of the top row(4th corner). leave remaining unworked, Join with sl st. = 112 sc

Finish off.

Sides and Handle

Working with 1 strand of yarn

Round 1: Join in Bl of any center corner st, ch1, Bl sc in each st around, Join with sl st. = 112 sc

Rounds 2-5:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc around, join with sl st. = 112 hdc

*Even rounds will now be your right side*

Round 6:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), dc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc(shell made) in next st, sk 2 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 5dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 12 more times, dc in last st, join with sl st. = 14 5dc shells and 42 dc

Round 7:  Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5dc shell in next st,*sk 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, sk 2 sts, 5dc shell in next st*, repeat * * around, sk 2, dc in last st, join with sl st. = 14 5dc shells and  42 dc

Rounds 8-25: Repeat round 7

Round 26: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts(shell sts), *hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat * * around, hdc in last st, join with sl st.= 70 sc and 42 hdc

Round 27: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st. = 112 sc

Round 28:  Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 6 sts, dec over next 2 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st. = 98 sc

Round 29: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st. = 98 sc

Round 30:  Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 5 sts, dec over next 2 sts*, repeat * * around, join with st st. =84 sc

Round 31:  Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st. = 84 sc

Round 32: Sl st in next 3 sts, ch 1, turn, sc in next 22 sts, ch 44, sk 20 sts, sc in next 22 sts, ch 45, sk next 20 sts, Join to 1st sc with sl st. *Be very careful not to twist the chains when crocheting.

Round 33:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 45 chains, sc in next 22 sts, sc in next 45 chains, sc in last 22 sts, join with sl st. = 134 sc

Rounds 34-39: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st. = 134

Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations… You now have a Northwest Beaches Tote Bag!!

Happy Crocheting…

Elena

Charlie & NW Tote


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