Twin Lakes Beach Tote by Janine Myska

Twin Lakes Beach Tote

July 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet, worked in the round
4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1770 yards (1618 m)
One Size; Measuring approximatey 11.5" (29 cm) in depth and 46" (117 cm) in circumference along the top opening
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The Twin Lakes Beach Tote has plenty of room for everything you need to bring with you on your next beach adventure. Some special features include all-around pockets and wide, comfortable straps reinforced with a slip stitch detail that simultaneously creates pockets and provides extra durability. Most of the bag is worked in the round but the straps and base are worked in rows, providing an interesting textural pop when combined with the slip stitches.

My family cabin overlooks Twin Lakes Beach, Manitoba. I completed this project on this very beach and you can see a few photos of it in the background of these product shots. It seemed like the perfect name for this beach tote!

Yarn: Bulky—Lion Brand Rewind in 2 shades: Moto Jacket and Elm - Note that this yarn is labeled a bulky weight yarn but feels more like a worsted weight yarn

  • 70% Polyester, 30% Viscose
  • 219 yds (200 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
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Color A: Moto Jacket – 4 skeins/770 yds (705 m)
Color B: Elm – 5 skeins/1000 yds (915 m)

If substituting Rewind, choose any similar, category #4 worsted weight or category #5 bulky weight tape yarn that matches gauge. Non-tape yarns will work too. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Main Gauge Hook - Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Smaller Hook - Size U.S. F/5 (3.75 mm) or size 0.5-1 mm smaller than Main Gauge hook

Notions: Tapestry needle, several locking stitch markers to help with placing the straps