Summer Day Bag Free Crochet Pattern

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Do you want a bag that is durable, adorable and quick to work up. My Summer Day Bag free crochet pattern is perfect for you. In just 22 rows you will have a cute new bag to take with your wherever you go this summer. So grab your hook and I will show you how to make my Summer Day Bag! The texture and design of this bag looks complex, but it is actually just different variations of the single crochet stitch. Do not worry I will walk you through it all.

It took two trips to convince myself to buy the Bernat Maker Big from Joann, but I am so glad I did. This yarn has the soft feel and nice stretch of the Bernat Maker line but is super chunky to make your project work up really fast.  When using the waistcoat stitch you end up with a really soft, durable bag that does not stretch when you fill it to the brim. I have been using this bag for the last week and I could not be happier with the yarn choice.

Love to crochet? Check out my other free pattern.

The Spring Stripe Cowl is a quick and easy free crochet pattern. The mesh stitch keeps this cowl light and perfect for spring and summer. This is a great pattern for beginners. One skein of yarn and you can have this adorable plush sloth! He is easy to create using only the basic stitches. He is quick and great for beginners. This is a wonderful free crochet pattern. #crochet #pattern #free #amigurumi The Sunshine Patio Pillow is an excellent way to brighten up your outdoor living area. THe free crochet pattern only uses one skein of Bernat Maker Outdoor yarn per pillow and has a very unique stitch. This pattern uses very few stitches and is quick and easy. It is great for beginners. #quick #easy #crochet #freepattern #pillow Spring Fringed Cowl/ Spike the Sloth/ Sun Shine Patio Pillow

Now the bad news. Bernat Maker Big is only available at select Joanns stores. It is not available online either. I will be looking for an alternative yarn for this pattern, but for now, if you can find this yarn definitely use it!

Summer Day Bag

Materials

1 Skein (66 yards, 8.8oz) of Bernat Maker Big (or another Jumbo yarn) Base Color

1 Skein (66 yards, 8.8oz) of Bernat Maker Big (or another Jumbo yarn) Main Color

Size Q 15mm Crochet Hook

7 ft of 1/2 inch Diameter White Rope (I used Fab Lab rope from Joanns)

Scissors

Elmers Glue

Masking Tape

Stitches and Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slip Stitch

Sc- Single Crochet

Wc – Waistcoat Stitch

BLO – Back Loop Only

Skst – Skip Stitch

Special Stitch Instructions

Backloop Only- When looking at the top of a Crochet stitch you will see a ‘V’. A normal stitch would pull up a loop by going under both sides of the ‘V’. To do a single crochet in the back loop only, you will insert your hook to pull up a loop by going in between the two sides of the ‘V’ and under the side that is farthest from you.

Waistcoat Stitch – The waistcoat stitch is just a modified Single crochet stitch. Instead of inserting your hook  under the top ‘v’ of the stitch to pull up a loop, you will insert your hook between the two post of the single crochet. I created a quick photo tutorial to help explain this. The Sunshine Patio Pillow is an excellent way to brighten up your outdoor living area. THe free crochet pattern only uses one skein of Bernat Maker Outdoor yarn per pillow and has a very unique stitch. This pattern uses very few stitches and is quick and easy. It is great for beginners. #quick #easy #crochet #freepattern #pillow Note: Teal dot in image 1. is where you would normally insert your hook. For the Waistcoat stitch you will insert you hook where the hot pink dot is.

The texture on the lower section of this bag is made by alternating a single crochet in the back loop only and the waist coat stitch. This pattern is worked in one direction without turning. You will slip stitch at the end of beach row and chain up. Let’s start our pattern. 

Crochet up this quick Summer Day Bag to compliment any of your summer outfits. This project uses Bernat Maker Big yarn and works up in only 22 rows. The free crochet pattern walks you through how to modify a single crochet stitch to create lots of texture. #crochet #freecrochet #freepattern #quick #texture #bag #crochetbag

Summer Day Bag Pattern

Using Base Color.

Ch 22

R1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, Sc in every ch. (21 sc)

R2-3: Ch1, turn. 21 Sc.

Row 4 you will be single crocheting around the whole rectangle.

R4: Ch1, turn, 21 Sc, 3 Sc down the side of the rectangle, 21 Sc in starting Ch, 3 Sc down the side of the rectangle, Slst to the first Sc.

R5: Ch1, *Wc, Sc in BLO* repeat from *to* until the end of row. Slst to first Wc stitch.

R6: Ch1, *Sc in BLO, Wc* repeat from *to* until the end of row. Slst to first Sc.

R7: Ch1, *Wc, Sc in BLO* repeat from *to* until the end of row. Slst to first Wc stitch.

R8: Ch1, *Sc in BLO, Wc* repeat from *to* until the end of row. Slst to first Sc.

R9: Ch1, *Wc, Sc in BLO* repeat from *to* until the end of row. Slst to first Wc stitch.

R10: Ch1, *Sc in BLO, Wc* repeat from *to* until the end of row. Slst to first Sc.

Change to Main Color

R11: Ch1, Sc in the BLO until the end of row. Slst to first Sc.

R12-14: Ch1, Wc until the end of row. Slst to first Wc.

Change to Base Color

R15: Ch1, Wc until the end of row. Slst to first Wc.

Change to Main Color

R16-20: Ch1, Wc until the end of row. Slst to first Wc.

R21: Ch1, 3 Wc, Ch1, Skst, 12 Wc, Ch1, Skst, 10 Wc, Ch1, Skst, 12 Wc, Ch1, Skst, 7 Wc. Slst to first Wc.

Change to  Base Color

R22:  Ch1, 3 Wc, Sc in Ch space, 12 Wc, Sc in Ch space, 10 Wc, Sc in Ch space, 12 Wc, Sc in Ch space, 7 Wc. Slst to first Wc. Fasten off. Weave in your ends. 

Adding Handles

The best part of these handles are how easy they are to attach. First find the middle of your rope and place a piece of masking tape covering the very middle. Cut the rope and masking tape in half.  Normally the two other ends will already have tape on them. Dip all the ends in Elmer’s glue and let it dry. After the glue is dry, remove the tape.

Now weave one end of the rope through the space created in row 21 and knot the end of the rope. Weave the other end of the rope through the second space on the same side and knot. One handle is done. Repeat for the second handle. Your Summer Day Bag is all complete and ready for use. I did not put a liner in mine and love how it holds up.

Let me know how you like this free crochet pattern. If you have any questions leave a comment below and I will try and help the best I can. I hope you decide to make a Summer Day Bag of your own. If you do, I would LOVE to see a photo! If you share it on social media be sure to tag me @windingroadcrochet or #windingroadcrochet

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Desert Sunset shawl is a free crochet pattern that is the intermediate crocheter. It uses very few stitches and all special stitches are explained. This is a fun project that creates a unique design. This project only take one skein of Lion Brand Mandala yarn. Want a quick and easy friday night project? Work up this free crochet pattern for an infinity scarf with lots of unique texture and appeal. This is a one skein project that you can have ready for the weekend. My example uses Caron Cakes yarn and is a bright and colorful addition to my wardrobe.  Wrapped in Love crochet wrap is a wonderful free crochet project. It uses lionbrand pound of love yarn. This free crochet pattern uses a 4 row repeat with to create a unique texture. Desert Sunset Shawl/ Three Stitch Infinity Scarf/ Wrapped in Love Wrap

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5 Comments

  1. Ginny

    June 13, 2018 at 11:13 am

    What a pretty and useful bag. Thank you for the pattern.

  2. Alexandra

    June 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    I am in love with this! And it is so on trend with the knit look done in crochet. I have been knitting more these days, and really have been trying to think of crochet versions to make for those who don’t knit. This is a great bag! Adding to my make list. I think I might try with some Wool Ease Thick n Quick… Pinned. And thank you for sharing at the Super Crafty Sunday Link Up!

    1. Lindsey

      June 16, 2018 at 2:04 am

      You are very welcome. I am going to try and remake this bag with the Bernat Mega Bulky. The gauge may be different with the thick and quick, but just add extra chains at the beginning and extra rows where necessary. I am sure you will be able to make it all work. Good luck!

  3. Karla Dooley

    June 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Your directions are the best I’ve ever seen! Thank you for this pattern. I can’t wait to make one!

    1. Lindsey

      June 17, 2018 at 4:41 am

      Thank you so much. That really means a lot to me. I really try to make my patterns easy to follow so everyone enjoys them. Glad I meet your expectations.

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