How to Crochet a Beach Bag. Free pattern

Crochet beach bag pattern

At the very beginning of April I had an email from Hobbycraft asking if I’d be interested in designing a crochet project for them. It was really exciting to be asked and really exciting to learn that I could pick any materials from stuff they sold in their stores! Caron Cakes took my fancy, it’s self striping so all colour changes are done for me! The brief was “Summer” and what’s more summery than a beach bag?! The crochet pattern pretty much uses two entire “cakes,” including plenty for pompoms. Honestly, it’s a super easy crochet beach bag and pretty fast to work up too.

Hobbycraft have an Instagram account and blog page especially for knitters and crocheters. The bag pattern is up and ready to grab over on Hobbycraft (see below). The best thing of all is that it’s totally free!! They’re asking lots of IGers to come up with crochet patterns at the moment. I think it’s a lovely idea to include crafters who are already connecting in a virtual community. There are some fabulous patterns available and they’ve all been designed by us!

Crochet Beach Bag PDF : Crochet Beach Bag_zeens and roger

Or pop to Hobbycraft, here.

If you are new to crochet it might be helpful to know that I put together a video tutorial for a small, kid’s crochet granny bag that starts in the same way. I chat more about the differences between this large crochet beach bag and the small granny stripe bag HERE.

pompoms and crochet
A crochet granny stripe beach bag

Whilst I think the Caron Cakes looks fab in this crochet granny stripe bag, I would love to try making a bag in cotton yarn too. I am a huge fan of cotton for bags. It’s strong, sturdy and doesn’t warp or stretch too much. Let me know if you try it!

Seeing as this project came about because of the Instagram community, don’t forget to get in touch with me there: @zeensandroger #zeensandroger. Cheers! x

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40 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Beach Bag. Free pattern

  1. Looks great, i have seen those ‘cakes’yet to try, don’t you just love hobbycraft. I used to love it there when I lived in the Uk. I braved the motorway to get there !

      1. Really !! I lived in Shrewsbury and used to drive to Telford to the one there. I hate the motorway but was willing to do it to get there and spend the morning there on my own ….bliss #happydays

      2. I used to say. I’ll spend max 20 haha big fat lie ….. do it do it and I can live through you 😉 although I recently found out they deliver now to Ireland …. oh so dangerous

  2. Love those pompoms!! Mine always turn out terrible! This is a perfect project for Caron Cakes. I’ve made sweaters from it and the spot where the color changes is a little abrupt but I love how soft this yarn is! 😀

    1. It’s my first Caron cakes project. It’d make a very snuggle jumper. But yeah, the colour changes didn’t bother me too much on the bag but I bet they would on the front of a jumper!

  3. I saw this on an email I got from hobbycraft. Well done and the beach bag looks super summery. Well done.

  4. Inside out? Nope, I’d never notice! Lovely project and the self striping yarn makes it look far more intricate than it is.

  5. This is extraordinary! So so pretty. The colours are so lovely!! 😍I am adding this to the list of the things I have to crochet. 💜

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