I sent out a tweet asking for suggestions for June’s crochet project and I received a few suggestions for something summery and then Meg suggested a beach bag and I thought that was a great idea! So let’s get together and make this beach bag for June’s crochet along.
You can also access the pattern on Ravelry if you like to go through that way, but you’ll still need a Lion Brand account.
-621 yards of a cotton yarn (cotton is less likely to stretch).
I’m using 6 balls of this Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn.
-A stitch marker if that’s your thang.
We will be linking up on or around June 27th
The instructions are super confusing when it comes to doing the handles. The nice ladies in the Ravelry forums helped me to understand them a bit better and I want to share what they said because it helped me….
So when you get to rows 34-45 you are basically doing one decrease in the beginning and one decrease at the end of each row till you get to row 45, which will leave you with 9 stitches. So you will have 33 stitches in row 33, then row 34 will have a decrease in the beginning, double crochet till you get to the last 3 spaces, and do another decrease here (plus one more final dc in the last space). Keep doing this in each row and like I said before, you will hit 9 stitches when you get to row 46. Hope that helps!
**If you need color inspiration, there are currently 488 other people
who have made this bag on Ravelry. Click through to see!