Crocheted Bucket Bag & Pouches

Crocheted Bucket Bag & Pouches

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About this item


"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 strapsyou decide! Wouldn't it be fun to make the smaller size into a backpack for your favorite little stitcher?


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: 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.

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.

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