DIY Projects & Crafts Knitting Crocheted Blue Summer Bag Crochet this open, airy bag that's perfect for a trip to the beach, park, or farmer's market. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 23, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: EMILY KATE ROEMER These bags, designed by Silke Stoddard, are crocheted using a unique South American pineapple fiber. Their open stitches and natural fiber make them perfect for a trip to the beach, park, or farmer's market. If you're a beginner, use our basic crochet how-to as a guide. Stitched in loose treble crochet, this project works up quickly. Finished Size: 10" wide x 14" long Gauge: 4 stitches and 1 row = 1 inch Abbreviations: St(s) = stitch(es) Ch(s) = chain stitch(es) Sc = single crochet Tr = treble crochet What You'll Need Materials Three 1-ounce skeins of Fique yarn in Steel Blue, from habutextiles.com One crochet hook U.S. size F (3.75mm) Yarn needle Instructions Ch 45. Row 1: Tr into the fifth ch from hook, then tr across the row. Ch 4, turn. Continue in treble crochet until you've worked 34 rows. Work should measure 28". Fold the rectangle in half, top edges together, and stitch along both sides of the bag. To strengthen the edge of the bag, sc one row around the top. Count 10 sts in from the outside top edge of the bag. Insert crochet hook into that st and ch 44. Count 10 sts in from the other end of that same side. Insert the needle into that st, sc to connect the handle to the bag, and continue in sc for 2 rows to form the handle. Finish off and weave in ends. Repeat for second handle on the opposite side of bag. Gently steam and pull into shape.