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Karen L Bennett on craftsy.com
Fort Collins, Colorado

A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western ...

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Chevron Mesh Beach and Grocery Bag

from Hand Knit Artisans
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chevron Mesh Beach and Grocery Bag
Chevron Mesh Beach and Grocery Bag
Chevron Mesh Beach and Grocery Bag
Chevron Mesh Beach and Grocery Bag
Chevron Mesh Beach and Grocery Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit 2 stitches together
  • yarn forward

Pattern Description:

This is a real stash buster! Knit this essential colorful chevron mesh beach bag in time for spring break or your anytime break to somewhere warm and tropical. This will fit everything but the kitchen sink in it. Or, brighten up a cold, dreary day and be eco-friendly by doing the grocery shopping with it.

I was actually inspired by the beautiful mountains of Colorado where I am fortunate to live and see daily. I wanted to do chevrons to represent the mountain peaks and started off with those essential Colorado colors - orange and blue sunsets, purple and indigo blue mountain hues, the bright sunshine and of course the snowy white peaks. But then I just put a bit of hot green in there to make it pop - just because.

It has a round bottom - so you'll start off at the bottom middle and increase the rounds to form the base.

I also recommend, if you want to - line it with a clear vinyl fabric - you can buy one for $7.00 from my blog at Hand Knit Artisans or make one. Instructions will be there at my blog soon.

The pattern calls for cotton yarn - I like the less stretchy and utilitarian properties - but you can use acrylic worsted yarns too, but do expect more stretch and give.


Gauge is not really important.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 30" circumference x 15" high.


  • Paper notes to count rows or row counter.
  • US 9 / 5.5mm Circular knitting needles (medium length.)
  • 1 place marker
  • Scissors
  • Blunt end, large eye yarn darning needle
  • Large stitch holder or you can use spare yarn to hold stitches

You Will Also Need:

  • You'll need approx 40 yds of each color total as seen here.
  • Approx 200 yds of main "indigo blue"
  • It takes approx 380-400 yds total.

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lily Sugar'n Cream 100% cotton or similar



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