How cute is this crochet watermelon bag? Children, as well as adults, will love carrying this adorable bag. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a video tutorial. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE AN AD-FREE PRINTABLE PDF COPY OF THIS PATTERN.
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the colors red, green, and white. You can also use pink in place of the red.
-black pony beads
Abbreviations Used (US terms)
sc= single crochet
MC= magic circle
BLO= back loop only
How to add beads
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Before you begin working with the red/pink, thread 60 beads onto your yarn. Begin crocheting. When you want to add a bead, bring the bead all the way down to your crochet hook. Make your sc as you normally would, working around the bead. The bead will be on the backside of your work. Simply use your fingers, and press it through the stitch, to the front.
If you do not want to use a MC, simply ch2, and start working in the 2nd chain from the hook.
1: 6sc in a MC (6)
2: inc around (12)
3: sc, inc. repeat around (18)
4: scx2, inc. repeat around (24)
5: scx3, inc. repeat around (30)
6: scx4, inc. repeat around (36)
7: scx5, inc. repeat around (42)
8: scx6, inc. repeat around (48)
9: scx7, inc. repeat around (54)
10: scx8, inc. repeat around (60)
Make another base, but do not finish off.
After completing the second base, hold the two pieces together, wrong sides together, and single crochet in each stitch around.
11: BLO sc around (60)
12-16: sc around (60)
Change to white
17-19: sc around (60)
Change to red.
Thread 60 black pony beads onto your yarn.
I add beads every other row, using 6 beads around the row.
20: Do not use beads this round. sc around (60)
21-34: Use beads. sc around (60)
35&36: Do not use beads. Sc around (60)
37: (ch2, skip 2, scx2.) repeat around
38: sc around, placing 2 sc in the ch2 spaces. (60)
39&40: sc around (60)
Ch 120. Sc in the 2nd from the hook, and across. Finish off, leaving a long tail. Weave the strap in and out of the ch2 spaces from round 37. (Both ends will be coming out of the same chain 2 space).
Ch 140 (chain less if you want the strap shorter, more if you want it longer)
1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, and across (139)
2-4: ch1 and turn. Sc in each stitch across. (139)
Stitch the ends of the handle onto the bag, making sure to not stitch over the chain two spaces where the drawstring goes.
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