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Beach Bag and Mat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Spinrite
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 16 skeins Lily® Sugar'n Cream® Yarn, Country Stripes
  • Crochet hook size G-6 or size to obtain gauge.
    GAUGE: 15 sc + 16 rows = 4"

DIRECTIONS: Yarn will create stripes as it is worked.

FRONT:**With 1st skein, starting at beg of contrast 1 section, ch 22. With 2nd skein, starting at beg of contrast 2 section, ch 23. With 3rd skein, starting at beg of contrast 3 section, ch 26. 71 ch.
Row 1: (RS). With 3rd skein, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each of next 22 ch. With 2nd skein, 1 hdc in each of next 23 ch. With 1st skein, 1 hdc in each of next 23 ch. Turn. 69 hdc.
Row 2: With 1st skein, ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 22 hdc. With 2nd skein, 1 dc in each of next 23 hdc. With 3rd skein, 1 dc in each of next 23 hdc. Turn.
Row 3: With 3rd skein, ch 2 (do not count as st). 1 hdc in each of first 23 dc. With 2nd skein, 1 hdc in each of next 23 dc. With 3rd skein, 1 hdc in each of next 23 dc. Turn.
Last 2 rows form pat.**Cont working in pat, until work from beg measures 14", ending with a Row 2. Fasten off.

BACK: Work from ** to ** as given for front. Cont working in pat, until work from beg measures 64", ending with a Row 2. Fasten off.

SIDE/BOTTOM PANEL: Ch 18.
Row 1: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 16 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each hdc to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (do not count as st). 1 hdc in each dc to end of row. Turn. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 45", ending with a Row 2. Fasten off.

STRAPS: Make 2. Ch 113.
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Fold handle in half length-wise and work through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each st to end of row. Fasten off.
Pin pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
With WS of front & side tog, join yarn with sl st to top left corner. Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, work 1 row of sc down left side, across bottom & up RS of bag. Fasten off. Rep for back, leaving rem fabric free for mat.

FRONT EDGING: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to top of front. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. Work 1 row of sc across top of front. Do not turn.
Row 2: Working from left to right instead of right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row.
Fasten off.
Sew handle to front. Roll mat inside of bag. Sew handle to back at same position as for front.
Finished size 17"x60" unfolded.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin(ning), ch = chain, dc= double crochet), hdc = half double crochet, rep = repeat, RS = Right side(s), rnd = round, rm = remaining, sc = single crochet, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space, tog = together, tr = trerble crochet, WS = Wrong side(s), pat = pattern

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