Up cycled Quick Crochet Beach Bag
By AnnooCrochet Designs
I Found these Totes at my local Craft store for just a few Dollars, and decided to turn them into my own, by adding a few personal crochet touches, this will be my new Beach Bag for my upcoming family trip to our Beautiful East Coast Ocean adventure .
The quick version is to adorn your tote with a simple crochet edging, the effect is quick and very chic if you ask me...here it goes:
You will Need
A Canvas Tote 15 by 15 inches
sharp Crochet or a whole puncher
Crochet hook 3.25mm
Cotton Yarn of your choice I used Martha Stewart Hemp in red
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
at the top of your tote measure a cm all along and mark with a pen
begin by sl st with your sharp crochet in the first dot on your right side,
sc all along trying not to crochet too tightly, or it will create an uneven border, sc all along both sides of your tote.
You will have 78 stitches.
I find that the chart plus the step by step is the best way for me.
Round 1: ch ( [sc, ch3, sk1,sc],
[dc, ch] 5 times, dc,
sk 3), repeat all along
Round 2: (ch2,
in ch3 from round 1, [sc, ch3, sc],
sc in second ch from round 1,
dc cluster in next ch space from round 1
sc in next ch space from round 1,)
Round 3: ch2, (in ch3 from round 2, [dc, ch] 5 times, dc,
sc in ch3 before dc cluster from round 2, ch3, sc in ch3 after cluster from round 2,) repeat all around
Round 4: ch2,( sc in second ch from round 1, ch3, dc cluster in next ch space from round 3, ch3, sc in next ch space from round 3), repeat all around.
You just Create an adorably chic, edging for your Tote!!!
I think that for my next Beach Tote I might crochet all around the entire Tote to Create an even more stylish Beach Bag.
If you are up for it...Tutorial for this beauty to come vey soon....