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La Via Bag a Free Crochet Pattern

La Via Bag a Free Crochet Pattern

If you liked the June Market Tote then you’re sure to love La Via Bag! This tote uses the same gorgeous stitch, but includes a solid bottom, taller mesh bag and single wide strap. Be ready for a day at the market, the park or the beach. La Via Bag is the June Market Tote’s big sister!

I was able to fill this bag with 2 towels, a bathing suit and all the sunscreen goodies we would need, and it will still stretch to accommodate more. A versatile reusable bag that will be your go to this summer.

beach bag

The bag itself lengthens quite a bit as you can see here. I’m only 5′ 2″ and stuffed as it is, it’s still comfortable. I think I could fit towels for all 4 of my kids in this one!

If you’d like a shorter bag, or one that doesn’t stretch quite as much, it’s a simple matter of leaving off a few rounds of the mesh. Or you might look at making the June Market Tote instead-La Via’s little sister.

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Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, like one of these.
  2. The bottom of the bag is worked in rounds and joined with a sl st.
  3. The center of the bag is worked in continuous rounds-do not join, just continue to work around. Mark the first st of each round.
  4. The top edge is then again joined with a sl st, as indicated in the pattern.

Stitches/Abbreviations

Mc-magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st, work into the circle.

V-arch: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in the same st. You can see a photo tutorial of this stitch in the June Market Tote post here.

dc2tog-double crochet two together

Sk-skip the indicated stitch

rep-repeat

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 14 dcs x 6.5 rows

Finished dimensions=16” tall, 26” with straps. Opening 13” wide. Bag laid flat 14” wide.

Pattern

Begin with a mc.

  1. Ch 3, dc 11 into mc, sl st to first st to join. (12 sts)
  2. Ch 3, dc in same st, *{2 dc in next st} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (36 sts)
  4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (48 sts) 
  5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (60 sts)
  6. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (72 sts)
  7. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (84 sts)
  8. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 6 sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (96 sts) 8.5” circle

*Work in continuous rounds now.

This lovely hook is from PinkPlumeriaMaui on Etsy!

9. Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), dc in same st, *{sk next 2 sts, v-arch in next st} rep from * around, don’t join, begin next round in first ch 3 sp. (32 v-arches)

10.-28. V-arch in each v-arch around. (32 v-arches) **If you wish to make a shorter bag you can leave rows off here and continue when it’s the desired height.

29. 3 dcs in each v-arch ch 3 sp around, sl st to first dc to join. (96 sts)

30. Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, *{dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (80 sts)

31. Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog, *{dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog} rep from * around, sl st to first st to join. (70 sts)

Strap

Worked in rows.

  1. Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, turn. (9 sts)
  2. -35. Rep last row, or until desired length is reached. 23” as written

Sl st strap end to opposite edge of bag.

Cut yarn. Weave in ends. 

I’d love to see your #laviabag tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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