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Oval Crocheted Bucket Bag - Rowan Handknit Cotton Version

Oval Crocheted Bucket Bag - Rowan Handknit Cotton Version

"A cute carryall!"

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!

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?

Pick up a copy of the pattern below, and then choose a color for your bucket bag--you'll need 5 skeins for a solid color smaller bucket bag or 9 skeins for the larger size. (For a full selection of colors, go to the Rowan Handknit Cotton page.) The smaller bucket bag is shown using only one color but it's oh so easy to color-block; just order 2 skeins of your contrast color and 3 skeins in the main color (for the larger size: 2 contrast + 7 main color).

FINISHED SIZES
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.

YARN
Smaller bucket bag: 5 skeins Rowan Handknit Cotton (93 yds/85m each); shown with drawstring straps in Color 335.
Or approx. 450 yds/410m of a strong worsted weight cotton or hemp yarn.
If color-blocking, order 2 skeins of the contrast color and 3 skeins of the main color.
Larger bucket bag (not shown): 9 skeins Rowan Handknit Cotton (93 yds/85m each).
Or approx. 755 yds/690m of a strong worsted weight cotton or hemp yarn.
If color-blocking the larger size, order 2 skeins of the contrast color and 7 skeins of the main color.

HOOKS & NOTIONS
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.

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

The fabric made with the Handknit Cotton 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: 205 Linen. A latte with a lot of milk.

COLOR: 215 Rosso. Ripe tomato red.

COLOR: 252 Black. Deepest black.

COLOR: 277 Turkish Plum. Dark navy blue.

COLOR: 344 Pesto. A grassy herbal green.

COLOR: 346 Atlantic. Tropical turquoise.

COLOR: 347 Slate. Medium grey.

COLOR: 350 Florence. Muted pumpkin.

COLOR: 353 Violet. The blue-purple of an African violet.

COLOR: 334 Delphinium. Medium lavender purple.

COLOR: 335 Thunder. Muted marine blue.

COLOR: 348 Aubergine. Faded grape.

COLOR: 370 Forest. Army green.

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