The free crochet pattern for the Boardwalk Bag is the Autumn 2015 Moogly Mini Crochet-Along! And it’s all below, ready to make!
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- US-I, 5.5 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts)
- 550 yds (4 skeins) Lion Brand Landscapes (100% acrylic; Aran/10 ply; 147 yards/134 meters; 3.53 ounces; Colorway: Boardwalk)
- Handles (optional – extra yarn required for crocheted handles)
- Buttons (1 or 4, size doesn’t matter)
- Fabric for lining (optional, not shown)
- Gauge: 15 sts x 11 rows = 4″ in hdc
- Finished Size: 17.5″ wide x 12″ tall laid flat, not including handles
SPECIAL STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES
- Switching from Rows to Rounds for Bag Bottoms – CLICK HERE for video tutorial
- Braided Crochet Loops – CLICK HERE for video and photo tutorial
- Hdc in the 3rd Loop – CLICK HERE for video tutorial
- Hdc2tog – CLICK HERE for video tutorial
- Quad tr – CLICK HERE for tutorial
NOTE: This pattern is worked in rows to begin, and then switches to work in the round. However, for most rounds, you will still turn and work back in the opposite direction after joining. Be sure to read the instructions carefully to see when you do and do not turn. It may help to use a stitch marker in the first stitch of each round.
Row 1: Ch 36, skip the ch closest to the hook, hdc in each remaining ch; turn. (35 sts)
Row 2 – 12: Ch 1, hdc in each st across; turn. (35 sts)
Round 13: Ch 1, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn piece clockwise to work along sides of rows and work hdc 12 along side, turn clockwise again to work along foundation chain and work 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each st across to last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn clockwise again to work along last sides of rows and hdc 12 along side, hdc again in same st as 1st st of round; join with a sl st in the 1st st of the round, turn. (98 sts)
Round 14: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each of the next 14 sts, hdc in the next 35 sts, 2 hdc in each of the next 14 sts, hdc in the last 35 sts; join and turn. (126 sts)
Round 15 – 32: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join and turn. (126 sts)
Round 33: Ch 1, hdc in next 35, hdc2tog 14 times (over next 28 sts), hdc in next 35 sts, hdc2tog 14 times (over last 28 sts); join (no more turning throughout pattern). (98 sts)
Round 34: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join. (98 sts)
Round 35 – 36: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop in each st around; join. (98 sts)
Round 37: Ch 6 (counts as 1st st), quad tr in next st and each st around; join. (98 sts)
Round 38: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join. (98 sts)
Round 39 – 40: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop in each st around; join. (98 sts)
Round 41: Ch 1, sc in 3rd loop in each st around; join. (98 sts)
Round 42 – 49: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join. (98 sts) After Round 49, break yarn and finish off.
TABS – Make 4
NOTE: These are used to attach purchased handles with metal rings as shown above. You may need to customize from here if you are using different handles.
Row 1: Ch 21, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in remaining sts; turn. (20 sts)
Row 2 – 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (2o sts) After Row 5, break yarn and finish off.
The bag top will be folded over to the inside at Round 41, and sewn down at Round 49, but assemble in this order:
1. Use stitch markers to determine handle placement on Round 40, as shown in this tutorial.
2. Braid the loops in Round 37, as shown in video tutorial linked above. Line up the first/last loop with one of the handle’s stitch markers. Use a stitch marker similar to hold the last loop down in place.
3. Sew one short end of each tab to Round 49 at markers, so that they are lined up and on the inside of the bag. Add fabric lining if desired (not shown).
4. Fold Rounds 42-49 to inside of bag, and sew down. When you come to a tab, insert the tab in the handle’s ring, and then sew the other end of the tab down as you go.
5. On the outside of the bag, opposite the tabs, in Round 37 (already braided), sew buttons. If you are using just 1 button, sew it down where the first/last loops of the braid are, to secure those loops.
And that’s that! I hope you enjoy the Boardwalk Bag! We have one more Mini CAL to come in 2015, so stay tuned! In the meantime I hope you share your Boardwalk Bag photos – I can’t wait to see how you make this bag your own!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!