The Twin Lakes Beach Tote has plenty of room for everything you need to bring with you on your next beach adventure. Some special features include all-around pockets and wide, comfortable straps reinforced with a slip stitch detail that simultaneously creates pockets and provides extra durability. Most of the bag is worked in the round but the straps and base are worked in rows, providing an interesting textural pop when combined with the slip stitches.
My family cabin overlooks Twin Lakes Beach, Manitoba. I completed this project on this very beach and you can see a few photos of it in the background of these product shots. It seemed like the perfect name for this beach tote!
If substituting Rewind, choose any similar, category #4 worsted weight or category #5 bulky weight tape yarn that matches gauge. Non-tape yarns will work too. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.
Main Gauge Hook - Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Smaller Hook - Size U.S. F/5 (3.75 mm) or size 0.5-1 mm smaller than Main Gauge hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, several locking stitch markers to help with placing the straps
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row.
Right Side: The “right side” of your fabric is the side that faces you while crocheting the body of the bag; however, there is no “right side” or “wrong side” to the straps.
Construction: You will begin with the inner layer of the bag. The base is crocheted first, then the sides are worked around the perimeter of the base, in a spiral. The outer layer of the bag is worked next in the same way. Two identical straps are crocheted and then slip stitched to the bag, securing all three layers of fabric while simultaneously reinforcing the straps, providing a decorative detail, and creating the pockets.
Written in U.S. Crochet terms
sc: single crochet
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: Immediately after purchase, you will instantly receive a digital download of the PDF crochet pattern. Please include your email when prompted (be sure it's spelled correctly). Please send me an email if you don’t receive the download link!