Today, I'm posting 2 patterns for bags. Swirl Beach Bag is crocheted and the Hobo Bag is knit. The patterns are posted as free downloads on Ravelry. Click the bolded pattern names below to download a free copy of each pattern from Ravelry. Have fun with these!
Swirl Beach Bag is a small drawstring bag that will hold a small project or tote a wet bathing suit home from the beach. It’s made in one piece from the bottom up in an easy swirl pattern. The top has a shell stitch border. Crochet a drawstring and thread it through the top edge. The drawstring closes the bag and forms the handle. It’s easy to make the bag larger if you like. I used 2 skeins Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn and a size I (5 mm) crochet hook. My bag measured 10" tall by 20" around. Click the bolded pattern name above to download a free copy of this pattern from Ravelry.
Hobo Bag is a slouchy bag. It is knit using short rows to give it a curved edge. (A tutorial for preventing holes in short rows is included in the pattern.) The bag is knit sideways in one piece starting with the strap. An optional tab and button closure and lining instructions are included. The sample wasn’t felted but if you knit it in wool you can felt it to make a smaller bag. I made my bag with 1 skein of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Ombre in Hot Stripe (350 yards) with size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles. Laid flat it measures 17" wide x 10" high at the center. Click the bolded pattern name above to download a free copy of this pattern from Ravelry.