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Oval Crocheted Bucket Bag - allhemp6 Version

Oval Crocheted Bucket Bag - allhemp6 Version

"A cute carryall in durable hemp!"

It all started with a straw backpack Kit found years ago at a New York street market. The bag is no more but Kit's sketch survived. We liked the capacious 'bucket' size, but preferred an oval base for less bulky proportions. We created a handy smaller version and kept scaling down 'til we arrived at zippered pouches, perfect for notions, cosmetics, projects . . . . A bag for all reasons!

When we started our larger bag we had fun deciding - all one color or color-blocked? For our sample we decided on two colors, but how big of a bottom stripe? Fortunately, one skein of allhemp6 gave us just the right amount for the generous oval base - plus a pleasing proportion of color right up the sides. Easy!

Pick up a copy of the pattern below, and then choose a color for your bucket bag--you'll need 3 skeins for a solid color smaller bucket bag or 5 skeins for the larger size.  (If you're color-blocking the large size, order 1 skein of the contrast color and 4 skeins of the main color.)

Smaller bucket bag: 8½ x 4½" base x 11" tall/21.5 x 11cm base x 28cm tall.
Larger bucket bag: 9½ x 5½" base x 14½" tall/24 x 14cm base x 37cm tall.

Smaller bucket bag (not shown): 3 skeins Hemp for Knitting allhemp6 (165 yds/150m each).
Or approx. 450 yds/410m of a strong worsted weight cotton or hemp yarn.
Larger bucket bag: 5 skeins Hemp for Knitting allhemp6 (165 yds/150m each).
Or approx. 755 yds/690m of a strong worsted weight cotton or hemp yarn.
Larger bag shown with backpack straps and color-blocked using Color 12 (4 skeins) and Color 29 (1 skein).

US E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.
US F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or one size larger than gauge hook for straps.
4 locking markers, one in a different color.
Blunt darning needle to finish.

Approx. 20 sc/24 rounds = 4"/10 cm on gauge hook.

Both size bucket bags can be made with either the backpack or drawstring straps--you decide! Wouldn't it be fun to make the smaller size into a backpack for your favorite little stitcher?

The fabric made with allhemp6 is very firm, so choose a crochet hook with a comfortable grip.

New to crochet, or want some additional support? Pick up our Learn-to-Crochet Companion for all the skills you'll need to complete this project, and many more!

Digital Oval Crocheted Bucket Bags & Pouches pattern. (Download)

Printed Oval Crocheted Bucket Bags & Pouches pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 025 Dusty Rose.

COLOR: 023 Brick.

COLOR: 022 Pumpkin.

COLOR: 021 Dijon.

COLOR: 019 Sprout.

COLOR: 015 Marble.

COLOR: 018 Sapphire.

COLOR: 039 Midnight Blue.

COLOR: 017 Periwinkle.

COLOR: 013 Foggy.

COLOR: 010 Pearl.

COLOR: 012 Classic.

COLOR: 029 Licorice.

COLOR: 028 Chocolate.

COLOR: 020 Avocado.

COLOR: 038 Angel Blue.