Hip Squares Beach Tote – Free Pattern

Hip Squares Beach Tote by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

THIS PATTERN WAS DESIGNED BY Joanna of Goddess Crochet, EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STITCHIN’ MOMMY

Summer is here, are you ready to hit the beach!? If so, then you’ll need something to tote all your “beachy” items. The “Hip Squares Beach Tote” is just the thing.

This bag has a flat bottom, and is big enough to hold your towel, sunscreen, wallet, cell phone, keys, a book, and a few snacks – everything you need for a day out on the sand. If you have children, well, you may just need to make TWO of these bags to carry everything.

Not a beach person? This tote also makes a great market bag so you don’t end up taking home a handful of plastic bags. It fits a LOT. My favorite feature of this bag is the wide strap. Too often bags are sliding off my shoulders or digging into my skin because of a skinny strap. Not this one! It measures a generous 3-1/2” across to keep that bag on your shoulder no matter how much you put in it. Fill it up to the brim – I dare ya!

Hip Squares Beach Tote by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Hip Squares Beach Tote

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Materials:

  • 600 yards Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (Lily’s Sugar N’ Cream shown)
    • 2 balls color “A” – accent color, 3 balls color “B” – body color
  • Size H 5.00mm Hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch Markers (safety pins, bobby pins, or small bits of yarn will work just fine)

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
BL – back loop
w/ – with
rep – repeat

Gauge:

14 dc stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches

Finished Size:

14” tall (not including strap) by 18” wide

Notes:

  • Bag is worked bottom up, first in rows to form a flat bottom, then in rounds.

Instructions:

With Color “A”

Ch 41
Row 1: Sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), Turn. Sc in same st and each st across (40 sc)
Row 3-22: Rep row 2
Row/Round 23: (Working in the round now) Ch 1, Turn. 3 sc in same st, Sc in next 38 st, 3 sc in last st, sc evenly across side edge (20 sc), 3 sc in corner st/first sc of row, sc in next 38 st, 3 sc in last st, sc evenly across side edge (20 sc). Join to first sc w/ sl st
Round 24: Ch 1, sc in BL only of same st and each st around. Join to first sc w/ sl st (128 sc)
Round 25: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. Join to first sc w/ sl st (128 sc)
Round 26-28: Rep round 25

With Color “B”, working in BL only

Round 29: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 5 st, ch 2, sk 2 st, *dc in next 6 st, ch 2, sk 2 st * Rep from * to * around. Join to ch-2 w/ sl st.

Working through both loops now

Round 30: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp * Rep from * to * around. Join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 31: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, *dc in next 6 st, ch 2, sk 2 st * Rep from * to * around until 4 st remain, dc in last 4 st. Join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 32: Ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in next st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, *dc in next 6 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp * Rep from * to * until 4 st remain, dc in last 4 st. Join to ch-2 w/ sl st.
Round 33: Rep round 29 (Working through both loops)
Round 34: Rep round 30
Round 35: Rep round 31
Round 36: Rep round 32
Round 37: Rep round 29 (Working through both loops)
Round 38: Rep round 30
Round 39: Rep round 31
Round 40: Rep round 32
Round 41: Rep round 29 (Working through both loops)
Round 42: Rep round 30
Round 43: Rep round 31
Round 44: Rep round 32
Round 45: Rep round 29 (Working through both loops)
Round 46: Rep round 30
Round 47: Rep round 31
Round 48: With color “A”, Ch 1, sc in BL only of same st and each st around
Round 49: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, Join to first sc w/ sl st
Round 50: Rep round 49
Round 51: Rep round 49

NOT counting current st, count 53 st over (going left). Mark st.

Count 11 over. Mark st.

Round 52: Ch 2 (does not count as st), Turn. Dc in same st and next 11 st
Round 53-98: Rep round 52

Make strap longer if desired (end on even # round). Turn.

Match up strap to marked st’s on other side. Working through same st of strap, sl st through marked st at far right AND strap. Sl st in next 11 st (working through both thicknesses)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

**Alternately you may fasten off (leaving 9” tail) and whipstitch strap to bag

Drawstring:

Holding 2 strands together, ch 160.

Fasten off.

Weave through open squares at top of bag.

Hip Squares Beach Tote by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Hip Squares Beach Tote by Goddess Crochet for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

200px Button Joanna started crocheting in 2012 when she became pregnant and wanted to make booties for her daughter. The crochet bug bit hard, and since that time Joanna founded “Goddess Crochet” and now blogs about crochet and designs patterns on a regular basis. Find Joanna on her blog, Etsy shop, and Twitter page!

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