Hi everyone! Brenna from BrennaAnnHandmade here, and July’s 1st FREE crochet pattern made in collaboration with HobiumYarns features the perfect project for summer – the JUMBO Cinch Tie Beach Bag! It’ll hold absolutely everything you’ll want to bring on your next trip to the beach, with plenty of room to spare! ;-D

It uses the super fun, Spagetti Ribbon yarn from HobiumYarns to create this DIY – I chose this pretty pastel pink color to make my bag in, but HobiumYarns also has a bunch of other beautiful colors to choose from as well. Let me know which color you’d pick in the comments below! 😉

Are you ready to get started? Great! Let’s go! ;-D

Materials Used:

4 skeins of Spagettiyarn Ribbon yarn from HobiumYarns

A 10mm La Mia Handmade Rose Wood crochet hook from HobiumYarns

A pair of scissors

A tape measure (or ruler)

 

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

st = stitch

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

 

Beach Bag Directions:

Round 1: Ch 3, and put 7 dc in the 1st ch created. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 (always counts as 1st dc throughout the entire pattern) to join round. (8 dc total)

Round 2: Ch 2, and put 1 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 3: Repeat Round 2.

Round 4: Ch 2, and put 1 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 1 dc in the next st, then 2 dc in the next st after that. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 5: Ch 2, and put 1 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 1 dc in the next 2 st, then 2 dc in the next st after those. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 6: Ch 2, and put 1 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 1 dc in the next 3 st, then 2 dc in the next st after those. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 7: Ch 2, and put 1 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 1 dc in the next 4 st, then 2 dc in the next st after those. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 8: Ch 2, and put 1 dc in the same st you just ch 2 from. *Put 1 dc in the next 5 st, then 2 dc in the next st after those. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 9: Ch 2, and put 1 sc in the back loop of the next st and each st around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 10: Ch 3 and put 1 dc in the same st. *skip 1 st, and put 2 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join round.

Round 11: Ch 2, and put 1 sc in each st around as shown. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Rounds 12-28: Repeat rounds 10-11, alternating.

Round 30: Ch 2, and put 1 sc in the next 14 st.

Ch 60, skip 28 st. Then put 1 sc in the next 28 st.

Ch 60, skip 28 st. Finally, put 1 sc in the next 14 st. Sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2 to join round.

Round 31-32: Attach yarn, and put 2 rounds of sc inside and outside of the straps you just created, as pictured.

Cinch Tie Directions:

Step 1: Ch 150, and pull through to create a long tie to weave through Round 27 as pictured.

Step 2: (To add Fringe the Tie) Cut (2) 8″ strands of yarn, fold 1 of the strands in half, and attach to one end of the tie as follows: (using the crochet hook to help you) insert crochet hook from back to front, wrap the middle (half point) of your yarn bundle around, & pull the loop through (not all the way). Then, take the “tails” of the yarn & pull them through the loop you just created, tightening to create tassel. Repeat on the other end of the cinch tie.
Then, just trim all the fringe to make them even.

Weave in all ends. You’re all finished! Enjoy you brand new, handmade JUMBO beach bag! 😉

Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares daily behind-the-scenes photos at her handmade life on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.