Monday, July 3, 2017

Seashell Bag for Kids....

Seashell Bag

Here's an accidental little project that came to  I was playing around with white cotton yarn and mesh stitches and I kept thinking about the beach.  And, the idea of a Seashell Bag for the little beachcombers struck me since my grandchildren all love bags, totes, and the like.

I made 2 rectangle pieces, whipstitched them together and then made 2 handles.  The medium blue yarn is made by "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby.  The blue portion was done, double-stranded and in single crochet stitches. The bag's finished measurement is 6 1/2" x 9".

If you want a bigger, more adult-sized bag, then start with more chains - make sure your number of chains is divisible by 6 plus 2 chains.

This bag could also be used as a gift bag in your favorite colors or in seasonal, holiday colors.  As you can see in the pic, I placed a candle.

It's the perfect size for big and little hands, alike, to use.
Seashell Bag/Gift Bag
Difficulty Level:  Easy

Measurement:  6 1/2" x 9"

--4.0mm hook
--5.0mm hook
--1 skein Crafter's Secret Cotton Yarn (used less than 1 skein) 
--#4 worsted weight yarn (I used Medium Blue in "I Love This Yarn") 
--tapestry needle for weaving 

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
St: stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
TC: triple crochet
Sk: skip
Sp: space 
Rep: repeat 
FO: fasten off 

(Make 2)
1.  With smaller hook and cotton yarn, Ch26.  SC in 2nd ch from hook.  *Ch6, sk 3 ch, and 1 SC in next ch.* rep across.
2.  Ch8.  1 SC in the Ch6 space.  *Ch6, 1 SC in the next Ch6 space.* rep across.  After, the last SC, Ch3 and TC into the last st of previous row.
3.  Ch1 and 1 SC in the first st.  *Ch6 and 1 SC into the next Ch6 space* rep across.  1 SC into the 5th Ch of the previous row's Ch8.

Rep steps 2-3 two (2) more times.  FO and weave ends.

1.  With 5.0mm hook and double-stranded blue yarn, join with sl st in the bottom, right corner and Ch1.  1 SC in same space.  Now, across the bottom and the top, I placed 4 SC stitches in the spaces.  For the sides, I placed 2 SC stitches in the first space, then 1 SC in the next space.  Complete the round and sl st to join then Ch1.
2.  1 SC in each st around, with 2 SC st in each corner.  Sl st to join and Ch1.
3.  Rep #2.  FO, leaving a long tail.

With right sides facing, whipstitch the 2 together, around sides and bottom, and then turn right side out.

(Make 2)
1.  With 5.0mm hook and double-stranded blue yarn, leave a long tail for attaching to bag, then Ch3.  SC in 2nd Ch from hook and next Ch.
2-25. 1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Row 25, FO and leave a long tail to attach. (See pic)
                                     Happy Crocheting....

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  1. hi rilla...such an adorable, most practical the design, especially the substantial border to give it substance and strength...and thank you for including the stitch count to make it larger...thank you for sharing, rilla...take care...sally

    1. Aw, you're welcome, Sally. I may make another one so I can write down a more specific stitch count.