how to crochet a straw bag

Hi girls,

I hope you are as excited as me with this tutorial and pattern, as I have mentioned in the video , this bag was inspired from a bag I saw in mango shop and also about this summer trend called the straw bag.

To achieve the final look, I used 2 strands of cotton yarn to make it thick and solid, also I used  the double crochet stitch .

The yarn used in this project is sugar and cream, I used total of 10 Yarn balls of different colors which you will find the link below.

I think it's ideal to use it as a beach bag or grocery, be aware not use it for heavy stuff.
Enjoy the pattern and don't forget to watch the video to understand better.

How to crochet straw bag:
Circle: make 2
Ch 4. Join with a slip stitch to the beginning chain

Round 1: chain 3, 11 double crochet in the circle, join (12 DC).

Round 2: chain 3, 1dc in the first ch , *2dc in the next ch, **1dc in the next ch repeat from * to **, 1 dc in the beginning of round 2 ( same as ch 3) which makes the beginning 2dc. Join.

Round 3: ch3, 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, *2 dc in the next stitch, **1 dc in the next 2 stitches, repeat from * to **, one dc in the beginning round, same stitches the ch 3. Join.

Round 4: ch3, 1dc in the next 3 stitches, *2 dc in the next stitch, **1 dc in the next 3 stitches, repeat from *to **, 1dc in the beginning of the round in the same stitch as chain 3. Join.

Repeat the same increasing your work by 1 stitch in every round till round 13. Faten off.

The strap :
With 2 strands, Ch 208.
Join with a slip St in the first ch to form a round.

Round 1: Ch 1, 1sc in the 1st ch, sc in every ch till end of round 1. Join.

Round 2: Ch1, turn opposite side ( see video), 1 sc in the 1st ch, 1sc in every ch till end if the round 2. Join.

Round 3--8: repeat round 2, fasten off .

Joining the circles to the strap: 

With 2 strands, make a slip knot, in any stitch , join the strap and circle with a slip stitch, slip stitch in every stitch till the end making sure you leave 30 stitches for the bag opening.

Repeat the same for the next circle,.

Weave between ends.