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Sunflower Beach Bag

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Whether you're heading to the beach or just walking down to the farmer's market, this Sunflower Beach Bag is a great way to tote all your necessities.  These large crocheted sunflowers are also great for adorning hats, too!  This hobo style crochet bag is great for girls of all ages and is a great way to practice and fine-tune your crochet skills.

sunflower bag

Materials:

  • 4 balls Lily Sugar ’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Jute (Main Color)
  • 2 balls Lily Sugar ’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Warm Brown (A)
  • 1 ball Lily Sugar ’n Cream® (70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) in Country Yellow (B)
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 yd [90 cm] of yellow satin ribbon ¼” [0.5 cm] wide

 

Gauge:  15 hdc and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm].

 

Instructions:
Approx 17” [ 43 cm] wide x 16” [ 40.5 cm] tall excluding handles.

Bag

  1. Base: With MC, ch 33.
     
  2. 1st rnd: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 30 ch. 3 sc in last ch. Working into rem loop along opposite side of ch, 1 sc in each of next 30 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 66 sc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 31 sc. 3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 32 sc. 3 sc in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 70 sc.
     
  4. 3rd to 7th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each sc to center sc of next 3 sc group. 3 sc in center sc) twice. 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first sc. 90 sc at end of 7th rnd.
     
  5. Body of Tote: 8th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. Working in back loops only, [1 sc in each sc to next group of 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next (center) sc. 2 sc in next sc] twice. 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first sc. 94 sc.
     
  6. 9th and 10th rnds: Ch 1. Working into both loops, 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each sc to next group of 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each sc to next group of 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first sc. 102 sc at end of 10th rnd.
     
  7. 11th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  8. 12th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (1 sc in each sc to next group of 2 sc 2 rows below. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each sc to next group of 2 sc 2 rows below. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  9. Rep last 2 rnds 10 times more. 146 sc.
     
  10. Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  11. Rep last rnd 20 times more.
     
  12. Next rnd (eyelet rnd): Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Miss first 2 sc. *1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 4.
     
  13. Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each st (dc and ch-1 sp) around. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  14. Next rnd: Ch 1. Working from left to right instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
     
  15. Thread satin ribbon through eyelet rnd. Sew ends of ribbon tog at WS of Bag.

 

Straps (Make 2)

  1. With 2 strands of A, ch 84.
     
  2. 1st rnd: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Working into rem loops along opposite side of ch, work 1 dc in each ch to end of ch. Ch 1. Do not fasten off.
     
  3. Fold Strap in half lengthwise with RS facing each other (WS of last rnd will show). Join Strap by working 1 sl st through tops of corresponding dc and foundation ch to end of row.
     
  4. Fasten off.

 

Sunflowers (Make 3)
WS of work is facing throughout.
Push tr to RS of work to form ‘bobble’. Work sc beside tr tightly to form ‘bobble’.

  1. Center: With A, ch 2.
     
  2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
     
  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 tr) in same sp as sl st. *(1 sc. 1 tr) in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sts.
     
  4. 3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sc.
     
  5. 4th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 tr) in same sp as sl st. *1 sc in next sc. 1 tr in next sc. (1 sc. 1 tr) in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 1 tr in last sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sts.
     
  6. 5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. 2 sc in next st. *1 sc in each of next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in in each of last 2 sts. Join with sl st to first sc. 30 sc.
     
  7. 6th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 tr) in same sp as sl st. *(1 sc in next sc. 1 tr in next sc) twice. (1 sc. 1 tr) in next sc. Rep from * to last 4 sc. (1 sc in next sc. 1 tr in next sc) twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 36 sts.
     
  8. 7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. Rep from * to last 4 sts. 1 sc in each of last 4 sts. Join with sl st to first sc. 42 sts.
     
  9. 8th rnd: Ch 1. (1 tr. 1 sc) in same sp as sl st. *(1 tr in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. (1 tr. 1 sc) in next sc. Rep from * to last 6 sc. (1 tr in next sc. 1 sc in next sc) 3 times. Join with sl st to first tr. 48 sts.
     
  10. 9th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in each of next 7 sts. Rep from * to last 6 sts. 1 sc in each of last 6 sts. Join with sl st to first sc. 54 sts.
     
  11. 10th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 tr) in same sp as sl st. *(1 sc in next sc. 1 tr in next sc) 4 times. (1 sc. 1 tr) in next sc. Rep from * to last 8 sc. (1 sc in next sc. 1 tr in next sc) 4 times. Join with sl st to first sc. 60 sts. Fasten off.
     

1st Group of Petals:

  1. 1st rnd: With RS of Center facing, join B with sl st in any st. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Ch 8. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch. 1 dc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next st of center. 1 sc in next st. Ch 3. Miss next 3 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * around, ending with sl st in first sc.

 

2nd Group of Petals:

  1. 1st rnd: With RS of Center facing and working in front of ch-3 sp, join C with sl st in any first missed sc of 3-st group. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. *Ch 8. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch. 1 dc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next st of center. 1 sc in next st. Working behind petal of 1st group, ch 3. Miss next petal of 1st group. Working in front of ch-3 sp, 1 sc in next missed st. Rep from * around, ending with: Working behind petal of 1st group, ch 3. Miss next petal of 1st group. Join with sl st in first sc of 2nd group.
     
  2. Sew Sunflowers to front of Bag as illustrated.
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