Crocheted Beach Bag lining instructions
The bottom of the bag. I started with Chain 6 and it is all single crochet on the bottom and 3 rows up the side. Make the bottom however big you want. On the last row for the bottom make sure you have the correct stitch count to allow for the decorative stitch you are going to use on the body of the bag. The stitch I used needed multiples of 8.
First measure the bottom.
Trace around to get a rough shape then fold the paper into fourths to make it even.
Then I traced it onto my Walmart clearance place mat and cut it out. Since the mat was big enough for 2, I cut 2 then stuck them together to make it sturdier.
I had to trim this one too to get it to fit.
detail of the hand stitching sewing the lining to the bag
The finished bag from the top. I had to cut down the bottom several times again... which means that the top of the bag is smaller than the bottom. I should have done a better job of measuring. = /
This is the stitch I used for the body of the bag. It also came from the Crochet! magazine
Summer 2012 issue.