The Beach Bum Bag

A new pattern from the show – a recycled cotton purse with bamboo handles that belongs at the beach.  Perfect for a summer vacation project, it knits up quickly and the cotton blend makes it strong and easy to care for. 

This bag is made with Red Heart’s eco cotton yarn.  The cotton is reclaimed from the t-shirt manufacturing process and recycled into this soft, tweedy yarn. Paired with bamboo handles, this purse is pure eco-chic.


Here’s the pattern link – The Beach Bum Bag.  Pick a color, pick up your sticks, and get knitting.  And be prepared to make multiples, your friends are bound to want one too.  Happy summer knitting!

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  1. Megan

     /  April 12, 2011

    I love this pattern and living in FL this bag would be a great accessory! I was wondering how difficult the pattern is? I would have to purchase it and I would hate to do so if I wouldn’t be able to knit it!

    Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Megan,
      This pattern is really simple. The only needed skills are picking up stitches around the base, a simple knit 2 together-yarn over lace pattern, and decreasing (k2 tog). Good luck with it!

  2. Megan

     /  April 14, 2011

    I have never picked up stitches but everything else I have done! I cannot wait to start! Thank you very much! 🙂

  3. Megan

     /  April 14, 2011

    Ok I am sorry but I am confused. I looked up videos for picking up stitches but I dont understand how you pick up 16 from one side and 30 on another, which equals 92? Can you explain this to me or refer me to a better video?
    Thank you SO much!


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