You always need a good bag for summer and this Ocean Breeze Bag is the perfect one. And the colors! The pretty aqua blue and light gray perfectly compliment each other and are nice colors for summer. This would be a great bag to throw your beach towel, swimsuit, and a couple other small items in and just head to the beach. It is made with cotton yarn, so if it gets wet, no problem, it can air dry with no effects to the yarn. I used the basket weave stitch to give it a different look than most summer bags. I think it would also look great in maybe a coral and bright white.
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Things you will need:
- 2 skeins each of I Love This Yarn in Dove and Aqua
- H — 5mm Hook
- Stitch Marker
- Yarn Needle
- ch = Chain
- sc = Single Crochet
- dc = Double Crochet
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- bldc = back loop double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- bpdc = back post double crochet
- st = stitches
With color dove
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: *sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next* repeat * to* Around (18)
Rnd 4: *sc in 2 st, 2sc in next st* repeat *to* Around (24)
Rnd 5: *sc in 3 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* Around (30)
Rnd 6: *sc in 4 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (36)
Rnd 7: *sc in 5 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (42)
Rnd 8: *sc in 6 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (48)
Rnd 9: *sc in 7 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (54)
Rnd 10: *sc in 8 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (60)
Rnd 11: *sc in 9 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (66)
Rnd 12: *sc in 10 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (72)
Rnd 13: *sc in 11 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (78)
Rnd 14: *sc in 12 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (84)
Rnd 15: *sc in 13 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (90)
Rnd 16: *sc in 14 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat *to* around (96)
Rnd 17: ch 2, bldc in each st around, sl st into top of ch 2
Rnd 18: ch 2, *fpdc in 4 st, bpdc in 4 st* repeat *to* around, sl st into top of ch 2.
Rnd 19: repeat rnd 18
Rnd 20: ch 2, *bpdc in 4 st, fpdc in 4 st* repeat *to* around Change to aqua
Rnd 21: repeat rnd 20
Rnd 22-24: repeat rnds 18-20 Change to dove
Rnd 25: repeat rnd 20
Rnd 26-28: repeat rnds 18-20
Rnd 29-44: repeat rnds 21-28 two more times
Rnd 45-49: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1 sc
Change to aqua
Rnd 50: *ch 5, sl st around front post of the 2nd dc of the last row of dc.
Ch 1, 5 sc back up the ch 5
sc in same st, sc in next 12 st* repeat *to* around. Cut yarn.
****If this step seems confusing to you, I also made a short video on how to do the loops****
Check the tutorial out here: Ocean Breeze Bag Belt Loop Tutorial
Strap: With Aqua
Rnd 1: ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn (10)
Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn Repeat rnd 2 until strap reaches desired length.
I made mine 32’’ long. It will stretch when attached to the bag and stuff is in the bag. I would make it a little shorter than you want it so when it stretches it isn’t too long. Of course, you may still have to make yours a little longer than mine because I’m only 5’ ½’’tall (and, yes, that half an inch counts) Attach dove color to strap, ch 1, sc across, do not turn, sc evenly down side of strap, sc across bottom, and evenly back up the other side of the strap.
Weave in all ends on the bag and attach your strap.
Cinch: The cinch is made up of 3 pieces of chains that I braided and tied together.
Make 3 chain pieces – 1 in dove, 2 in aqua
Ch 140, cut yarn. Tie the 3 pieces together at the ends, braid them, tie the other ends together and weave in ends.
Put on the bag through loops to cinch it closed. If you like the bag open, you could not make the cinch or the belt loops.