Red Summer Bag

red summer bag, free crochet pattern, thread, easy, foldable bag, beach bag

I created oval shape bottom for this Red Summer Bag, which is crocheted in round from the bottom up.


As beginners, you may familiarize yourselves with picot, bpdc and fpdc to finish this project. After crocheting the base (oval shape) the 3 rounds will be repeated up to the top.

This is a chic and fashionable bag which can be useful while walking on the beach or storage of additional eco bags to grocery store.

I added two strings on each end at the bottom to secure the bag when folded.

Size of the bag is 11” x 11”


Needed:

Hook: Stainless Hook US F5  /  3.75MM

Thread: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3 – Scarlet, 3 balls, 450 yards

Tapestry Needle for joining the handle and weaving ends.


Terms Used:

All terms used are in American terminology

Ch: Chain,   Dc: Double Crochet,   Hdc: Half Double Crochet,   Sl st: Slip Stitch,   Bpdc: Back Post Double Crochet,   Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet,   Sk: Skip,   Sp: Space,   Beg: Beginning


Stitch Guide:

Back Post Double Crochet (Bpdc) : Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of specified st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook. [1 BPDC made] 

Front Post Double Crochet (Fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of specified st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops on hook. [1 FPDC made] 

Dc2tog: *Yarn over the hook, draw up a loop in next bpdc or dc, yarn over the hook, draw through first 2 loops on hook*, sk next 3 bpdc or dc, rep *to* once more, yarn over the hook, draw through all 3 loops on hook: [Dc2-tog made].

Picot: Ch3, sl st in specified st.


Stitch Guide:

4"  -  21 sts / 8 rows of dc's


Red Summer Bag Instructions

Round 1: Ch 53, dc in 4th ch from hook (consider   3ch as 1st dc, ch1 as foundation ch), (dc in next st) 48 times, work 6dc in last st, (dc in next st) 48 times, in last st, work 4dc to complete the 6dc set, sl st in 1st dc to join. [108 dc]


Round 2: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), dc in the same st, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st) 48 times, (2dc in next st) 6 times, (dc in next st) 48 times, (2dc in next st) 4 times, sl st in 1st dc to join. [120 dc]


Round 3: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), 2dc in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st) 49 times, (2dc in next st, dc in next st) 5 times, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st) 49 times, (2dc in next st, dc in next st) 3 times, 2dc in next st, sl st in 1st dc to join. [132 dc]


Round 4: Sl st in next st, ch3 (consider as 1st dc), dc in the same st, (dc in next st) twice, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st) 50 times, [2dc in next st, (dc in next st) twice] 3 times, ch25, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sl st across the chains up to the top of last completed dc, [2dc in next st, (dc in next st) twice] twice, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st) 50 times, [2dc in next st, (dc in next st) twice] 3 times, ch25, sl st in 2nd st from hook, sl st across the chains up to the top of last completed dc, 2dc in next st, (dc in next st) twice, sl st in 1st dc to join. [144 dc]


Round 5: Ch3, bpdc in each sts around, sl st in 1st bpdc to join.


Round 6: Sl st in next st, ch5 (consider as 1st dc and ch2 sp), dc2tog, 3picot in top of dc2tog, ch2, *dc in next bpdc, fpdc in next bpdc, dc in next bpdc, ch2, dc2tog, 3picot in top of dc2tog, ch2, rep* around, dc in next bpdc, fpdc in last bpdc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch5 to join.


Round 7: Ch5 (consider as 1st dc and ch2 sp), sk next 2ch sp and next picot, sc in next picot, ch2, sk next picot and next 2ch sp, *dc in next dc, fpdc in next fpdc, dc in next dc, ch2, sk next 2ch sp and next picot, sc in next picot, ch2, sk next picot and next 2ch sp, rep* around, dc in next dc, fpdc in next fpdc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch5 to join.


Round 8: Ch3, 2dc in next 2ch sp, dc in next sc, 2dc in next 2ch sp, *dc in next dc, fpdc in next fpdc, dc in next dc, 2dc in next 2ch sp, dc in next sc, 2dc in next 2ch sp, rep* around, dc in next dc, fpdc in next fpdc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch5 to join.


Round 9: Ch5 (consider as 1st dc and ch2 sp), dc2tog, 3picot in top of dc2tog, ch2, *dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch2, dc2tog in top of dc2tog, 3picot, ch2, rep* around, dc in next dc, fpdc in next dc, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch5 to join.

Round 10: Repeat round 7

Round 11: Repeat round 8


Round 12-31 : Repeat round 9-11.


Round 32: Ch1, hdc in the same and in each sts around, sl st in 1st hdc to join.

Round 33: Sl st in each sts around, sl st in 1st sl st to join. Cut off and weave in end.

Red Summer Bag Handle

Lay the bag flat evenly. Each handle will crochet into half then join together.

1st Handle

First Half Row 1: In 31th round, sk 8dc’s (including ch3), in 9th dc, attach thread in dc post as show on photo below, ch3, fpdc in each of next 6dc’s. [7 fpdc]


First Half Row 2: Ch1 (not consider as st), turn, hdc in the same st, hdc in each of next 6 sts. [7 hdc]

First Half Row 3-27: Repeat row 2, cut off and weave in end.

Second Half  Row 1: From the last completed fpdc of first half handle, sk 33dc’s, in 34th dc, attach thread in dc post as show on photo below, ch3, fpdc in each of next 6dc’s. [7 fpdc]


Second Half Row 2-27: Repeat first half row 2, leave at least 5” for joining, use tapestry needle to join the two half handle to make it into one handle as show on photo below.


2nd Handle

First Half Row 1: From the last completed fpdc of second half handle, sk 25dc’s, in 26th dc, attach thread in dc post, ch3, fpdc in each of next 6dc’s. [7 fpdc]

First Half Row 2: Ch1 (not consider as st), turn, hdc in the same st, hdc in each of next 6 sts. [7 hdc]

First Half Row 3-27: Repeat row 2, cut off and weave in end.


Second Half Row 1: From the last completed fpdc of first half of 2nd handle, sk 33dc’s, in 34th dc, attach thread in dc post, ch3, fpdc in each of next 6dc’s. [7 fpdc]

Second Half Row 2-27: Repeat first half row 2, leave at least 5” for joining, use tapestry needle to join the two half handle to make it into one handle.


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