Starfish Beach Bag (as featured in issue 67 of Inside Crochet magazine)
This gorgeous summer bag is one of Nicki’s crochet club patterns – see below for how to sign up!
● Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, 100% wool, 50g/105m/115yds
Yarn A: Grass 58 x 1 ball
Yarn B: Banana 57 x 1 ball
Yarn C: Pink 42 x 1 ball
Yarn D: Ecru 02 x 1 ball
Yarn F: Coral 55 x 1 ball
● Rooster Almerino DK, 50% alpaca/50% Merino wool, 50g/113m/124yds
Yarn E: Beach 217 x 1 ball
● 3.5mm hook
● Yarn needle
● 50cm/20in cotton fabric (for lining)
● Beads (optional)
Exact tension is not essential for this design.
Finished bag is approximately 38 x 33cm/15 x 13in.
Make sure you work stitches as directed into the turning chains at the end of the row. If you’d like to make the bag bigger or smaller, the multiple of chains you need for Long Wave Stitch is 14 + 2. If you can sew, it’s a good idea t make the lining. It will make the bag and the handles much stronger. It’s best made on the sewing machine, but hand stitching is fine.
NICKI’S CROCHET CLUB
Available for a £3.50 monthly subscription.
➻ As a member you’ll receive an original pattern each month plus discounts on yarn. You’ll also be eligible for a £10 discount on workshops
NICKI’S CROCHET WORKSHOPS
➻ Nicki holds regular workshops for beginners and intermediate crocheters in London and East Sussex. For more details visit www.nickitrench.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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