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Life's a Beach Bag - Knitting Pattern


Whip yourself up this spacious beach bag just in time for your Summer hols…

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Life’s a Beach Bag

The perfect beach accessory! Our cotton beach bag is big enough to store all of your beach essentials and comfy enough to carry around all day.

This pattern is just right for intermediate knitters, it is knit in the round using Bamboo Stitch. This consists on knit stitch and yarn over to create a really lovely textured finish. It is a great repetitive pattern and has such an effective look.

We’ve knit the bag in a single colour, added a colour block bottom and also used two strands of contrasting colours at the same time to give a completely different look. If you’re using two colours, you’ll need 4 x balls of main colour & 2 of the accent colour.

It has a bottom gusset which creates shape and space, and it hangs really nicely on the shoulder or across the body. You can make the handle as long or as short as you like, depending on how you’d like to wear it.

Knit up in a matter of hours, you can throw in your towel and suncream and hit the beach in no time!

Designed by Helen Rose for Lauren Aston Designs.


(laying flat, excluding strap) 36cm height x 58cm wide

Strap 70-80cm


Single Colour; Canary / Colour Block; Putty & Poppy / Two coloured strands; Flamingo & Blush

Further info

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Make Time

Needle Size

12mm circular (60cm long), 8mm Circular

Skill Level


Bamboo Stitch, Make one – YO (Yarn Over), Knit, Purl


To complete this pattern you will need the following;

  • 600g Big Cotton Recycled Yarn by Lauren Aston Designs (in one or two colours)
  • 12mm circular knitting needles (60cm)
  • 8mm circular knitting needles (60cm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

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