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Hove Beach Bag crochet pattern - digital or hard copy
I now operate a ‘pay what you can’ scale for my electronic/downloadable single patterns. I usually charge £4 for these patterns and to encourage access for all crafters, these are now available on a scale of £2 - £6 and you chose what you can afford within that scale.
Please note that this doesn’t apply to my hard copy patterns, which remain priced at £4 and come with an automatic digital download.
The Hove Beach Bag is a contemporary design that is easy to crochet and is a great introduction to intarsia crochet.
If you are new to intarsia crochet then you may want to start with the Hove Purse (free pattern at KNIT IT - HOOK IT - CRAFT IT). The Hove Purse matches the Hove Beach Bag and has been designed to create a tension square for the bag that can be made into a small purse afterwards. It uses three balls of yarn at one time, so is a great intarsia practice project before you move up to five balls for the bag.
The yarn amounts are given below (400g of cotton in total) and are enough to make both the bag and the purse.
Erika Knight Gossypium Cotton 50g/ 100m
200g - Mouse (170g used)
100g - Iced Gem (65g used)
100g - Pretty (65g used)
Other cotton-based yarns of similar weights can also be used, such as the Yarn and Colours Charming range which is a cotton/acrylic mix.
In the main, you will be working in rows to create the base and the sides of the bag.
At one point you work in the round to create the structure require around the base of the bag.
The pattern gives the choice of using the standard turning chain or my preferred method of the starting dc (instructions are given in both the written pattern and the supporting YouTube tutorial).
Handles and inner:
This pattern has been designed to accommodate the O bag handle system which allows you to crochet lots of bags and use the same set of handles for each bag (due to their unique screw system).
The dimensions of the bag are also specific to the size of the O bag Beach inner. This is a waterproof inner that acts as a neat compartment within your bag.
NOTE - you don’t need to use the O bag handles or inner with this bag. You can easily add leather straps, standard bag handles or upholstery rope instead. The bag also operates perfectly well without the O bag inner, but definitely looks best when full and bulked out.
Base of bag 38cm x 12cm
Body of bag 100cm circumference and 24.5cm height
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Hove Beach Bag is an eight-page document. If you are purchasing a printed copy, it is A4 sized with large, clear text.
Weights given are approximated to provide the best estimate for postage and packaging costs only.
Product materials, sourcing and PoM Rating
This product was originated by me at Fay Dashper-Hughes Designs. I work with a local printer and they help me to source recycled paper for my patterns. This pattern is printed on paper that is 50% recycled coffee cups and 50% virgin fibre.
Postage and Packaging
The P&P costs applied are very transparent. No additional costs are added on, you simply pay for the cost of packaging and the cost of postage. I don't offer free P&P because what that usually means is that the cost of P&P has been added to the cost of goods. I think it is better to assume that my customers aren't daft and would rather have transparent P&P costs than the pretence of 'Free P&P' with inflated prices on the items that they are buying.