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Crochet Bucket Bag Pattern

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We’re turning a solid granny square into a pretty chevron crochet bucket bag with a square base and peaks and valleys on the top of the bag. It’s a small bag for a coffee date, and you can easily adapt the free crochet pattern to make it bigger

Start with this easy crochet bucket bag pattern and have fun making your own. With our detailed crochet pattern and instructions, you can make this pretty square bucket bag with yarn and a crochet hook.

crochet bucket bag

After the crochet market bags and the smiley granny square crochet bag, this time I am making smaller bucket bags in 2 strap variations, short and sling straps

  • Short strap – To carry the bag on the wrist or in the hand
  • Sling Strap – it has a drawstring closure, and you can wear the bag on your shoulder or turn it into a cross body bucket bag.

In addition to the different strap options, we also added some colors to create a colorful bag and demonstrate the features of the chevron pattern.

crossbody bucket bag

What is a bucket bag?

Due to their functionality and spacious and stylish look, bucket bags are making a big comeback in recent years. Why are they called bucket bags? The answer is simple: the bag looks like a bucket because it is cylindrical, has a deep interior, and has high, sturdy sides

Usually, most bucket bags on the market have a round or oval bottom, but this crochet bucket bag has a square bottom, and that’s the beauty of it because it’s so special and distinctive. Just like buckets, they do not necessarily have to have a round bottom, there are square buckets too

If you are looking for a bucket bag with a round bottom, we have another free bucket bag crochet pattern with a checkerboard pattern inspired by LV Damier and also a chevron pattern.

small bucket bag

Crochet Supplies

In this crochet bag pattern, we used raffia yarn, but you can use any yarn you like. The total amount of yarn required is approximately one roll of raffia yarn, which is about 250 meters long. Raffia yarn makes the bag lighter and gives it more structure. Because it is stain-resistant, you only need to wipe it clean if you spill liquids on it.

We crochet this raffia yarn with a 3 mm crochet hook. This combination results in a crochet bag size of a 4.5″ square base and a height of 7″. The crochet tension gauge of 4″ x 4″ is approximately 16 sts x 8 rows of double crochet stitches. If you are using other yarn weights and crochet hooks, please take note that you might end up with different sizes of crochet bags.

Prepare 4 pieces of O or D rings if you want to crochet the yellow drawstring crochet bucket bag.

You will also need a tapestry needle, scissors, an iron to block the bag, and pliers to assemble the rings if you choose the rings option.

crochet bucket bag

How To Crochet Bucket Bag

This bucket bag is simple and quick to crochet because it is mostly made up of tall crochet stitches, also known as double crochet stitches. The basic stitches used in this crochet pattern are:

  • slip knot (sl knot)
  • chain stitch (ch)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc) and its decrease and increase stitches.

The following instructions should help beginners with basic crochet knowledge understand the crochet pattern. In any case, if you’re having trouble understanding this, we have a crochet tutorial for beginners you can refer to.

crochet bucket bag

The Base

This bucket bag is worked from bottom to top, so we must first crochet a square base for it before working our way up to the top of the bag and finishing with the strap. If you’ve ever crocheted solid granny squares, you’ll be familiar with the square base.

To begin, make a slip knot, then a chain stitch, and then slip stitch it to the first ch to form a foundation ring. This is a simple way to start a pattern that requires crocheting in rounds.

After you’ve made the foundation ring, start crocheting the first round pattern with 3 chain stitches to raise the stitch high enough for the following double crochet stitches. This 3-chain stitch counts as a double crochet stitch. Next, crochet two double crochet stitches into the foundation ring. This, along with the first 3-chain stitch, totals 3 dc stitches. Then 2 chain stitches to make the square’s corner chain space.

Repeat the “3-dc 2-ch” pattern three times more, then end the round with another three dc stitches and finish with a half double crochet (hdc) stitch into the first stitch of the round. This “horizontal” hdc represents two chain stitches, resulting in four chain-space corners for the round.

crochet square bucket bag

To make the solid granny square base, follow the crochet pattern in the pattern section. Always keep in mind:

  • Each round starts with a 3-chain stitch, which counts as 1 dc stitch.
  • Every round begins and ends at the square’s corner.
  • The square has four corner chain spaces.
  • Every corner chain space is filled with 2dc stitches, 2ch stitches, and 2dc stitches.
  • You crochet a dc stitch on every dc stitch from the previous round.
granny square bucket bag

The Body

Once the base is finished, continue to crochet the bucket bag’s height. The chevron pattern is being built on the body, and the corners of the square base are now becoming the chevron’s peaks. Meanwhile, the valleys of the chevron are the midpoints between the corners.

On the first round of the body pattern, we begin to make decrement stitches to create the valleys of the chevron, which also serve as the bucket bag’s corners. During the first round, there are no obvious peaks and valleys of the chevron patterns yet to be seen.

how to crochet bucket bag

The chevron becomes visible after the second round of the body pattern. If you crochet with a different color yarn, you will notice it right away.

You can crochet the bucket bag in a single color, as we did with the yellow bag, or you can add a chic vibe to it by using colorful yarn colors.

how to crochet bucket bag

It is normal for the crochet bag to look wonky at this stage before blocking. Once blocked, the crochet fabric will be straightened out and will look just like our finished bag.

Finish the bag body by crocheting a round of single crochet stitches around the top edge of the crochet bag.

how to crochet bucket bag

The Straps

As stated at the start of this pattern, there are two strap options that you can crochet. Short straps for carrying the bag on your wrist or in your hand. You can also make a long drawstring strap to wear over your shoulder or sling it cross-body.

raffia bucket bag

Short Straps

After you complete the final round of the top edge, keep crocheting the short straps. Do not fasten off. Crochet a single crochet stitch from the first peak of the chevron to the second peak, then make the short strap. Skip the valley and proceed directly to the third peak to continue with the single crochet until the fourth peak. Make the strap again and finish the round by joining it to the first peak.

Crochet a round of slip stitches to finish the short strap bucket bag. Get the written pattern with all the details in the pattern section.

drawstring bucket bag

Sling Strap

The long sling strap is crocheted separately using a foundation chain and slip stitches. Attach two tassels to the bag’s strap to give it a stylish touch.

Add four rings to the bag’s peaks and thread the strap through them. To create a drawstring bucket bag, fasten the strap near the tassel to close the loop.

crochet drawstring bag

Final Touch

Once the crochet bag is finished, set your iron to a warm temperature and steam setting. Iron the bag lightly to block it into shape.

You may make a small fabric drawstring bag insert for the crochet bucket bag if you know how to sew. Alternatively, you can purchase one that fits the size.

straw bucket bag

WHAT’S NEXT:

crochet bucket bag

Chevron Crochet Bucket Bag Pattern

Yield: Crochet Bucket Bag
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $10 - $12

This is a free crochet bucket bag pattern to make a square bottom bucket bag with a chevron design, it’s so special, pretty, and distinctive. The pattern comes in 2 strap variations:

Short strap – To carry the bag on the wrist or in the hand

Sling Strap – it has a drawstring closure, and you can wear the bag on your shoulder or turn it into a cross body bucket bag.

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

  • Raffia Yarn, Total 1 roll
  • ½" O Ring or D Ring, 4 pcs. (For Drawstring Option)

Tools

  • 3 mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Iron with steam function (for blocking the bag)
  • Pliers (For Drawstring Option)

Instructions

  1. Choose the option you want to crochet: plain or colorful, short straps or long sling strap Get ready with the crochet supplies and tools needed for this market bag crochet pattern.
  2. Follow the crochet pattern to complete this square bucket bag.
  3. Block and shape the crochet bucket bag.


Dimension:

Finished Dimension: 4½" W x 4½" D x 7" H,

Short Strap Length: approximately 3" from the palm.

Sling Strap Length: approximately 18" from the shoulder.

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
ch2sp = chain 2 space
dc = double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog = double crochet 3 stitches together
hdc = half double crochet
hdcsp = half double crochet space
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
sl knot = slip knot
{ } = number shown in the bracket is the total stitch of the round

Important Note:

☞ ch3 at the beginning of the round is counted as 1 dc st.
☞ The last hdc st to join the round is counted as 2 sts.
☞ (2dc, ch2, 2dc) is known as the corner cluster in the pattern.
☞ The (ch3, dc) at the beginning of the round and the (last 2dc, hdc to join the round) form a corner cluster.

Crochet Gauge:

double crochet stitches: 16 sts x 8 rows

Short Strap Bucket Bag Crochet Pattern

how to crochet square bucket bag

Base

With Kraft Raffia Yarn

Foundation Ring: ch3, Join with sl st in the first st to form a ring.

Round 1: ch3, crochet the following in the ring, 2dc, [ch2, 3dc] repeat 3 times. Join with hdc in the first st beginning of the round. {20}
Round 2: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 3 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {36}
Round 3: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 7 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {52}
Round 4: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 11 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {68}
Round 5: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 15 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 15 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {84}
Round 6: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 19 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 19 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {100}
Block the base with medium heat iron with a steam setting.
Continue to crochet the Body pattern.

Body

Continue with kraft Yarn until Round 7, fasten off. Continue with the new yarn color of Yellow to crochet the next 2 rounds. Followed by Aqua and Orange for every 2 rounds (from Round 8 to Round 13), then back to Kraft at Round 14 to finish the crochet pattern.

Round 7: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 10 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 10 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 10 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {108}
Round 8 to 15: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog (in the 2 dc stitches before and after the dc3tog stitch), dc in next 10 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog (in the 2 dc stitches before and after the dc3tog stitch), dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {108}
Continue to crochet the finishing border and straps pattern.

Finishing Border & Straps

Round 16: ch, sc in the hdcsp, [sc in each st for the next 25 sts, 2sc in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, sc in next 25 dc sts, sc in hdcsp. Join with sl st into the first st. {108}
Round 17: ch, sc in next 13 sts, sk, sc in next 14 sts (or until you have worked on the 2 sc sts of the ch2sp). Make 1st Strap: ch 40 (or until it is about 8.5" long). sk next 25 sts, begin sc in the first sc st on the ch2sp, sc in next 14 sts, sk, sc in next 14 sts (or until you have worked on the next 2 sc sts of the ch2sp). Make 2nd Strap: ch 40 (or until it is about 8.5" long). sk next 25 sts, sc in the last st, Join with sl st into the first st. {136}
Round 18: ch, [sl st in next 26 sts, sk, sl st in next 40 sts on the strap, sk] repeat 2 times. Join with sl st into the first st. {132}
Fasten and hide all yarn ends.
Block the bag with medium heat iron with a steam setting.

Drawstring Cross Body Bucket Bag Crochet Pattern

crochet drawstring bucket bag

Base

With Yellow Raffia Yarn

Foundation Ring: ch3, Join with sl st in the first st to form a ring.

Round 1: ch3, crochet the following in the ring, 2dc, [ch2, 3dc] repeat 3 times. Join with hdc in the first st. {20}
Round 2: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 3 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {36}
Round 3: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 7 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {52}
Round 4: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 11 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {68}
Round 5: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 15 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 15 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {84}
Round 6: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 19 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 19 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {100}Block the base with medium heat iron with a steam setting.
Continue to crochet the Body pattern.

Body

Round 7: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 10 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 10 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 10 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {108}
Round 8 to 15: ch3, dc in the hdcsp, [dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog (in the 2 dc stitches before and after the dc3tog stitch), dc in next 10 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog (in the 2 dc stitches before and after the dc3tog stitch), dc in next 10 sts, 2dc in hdcsp. Join with hdc in the first st. {108}
Continue to crochet the finishing border and straps pattern.

Finishing Border

Round 16: ch, sc in the hdcsp, [sc in each st for the next 12 sts, sk, dc in next 12 sts, 2sc in ch2sp] repeat 3 times, sc in each st for the next 12 sts, sk, dc in next 12 sts, sc in hdcsp. Join with sl st into the first st. {108}
Fasten and hide all yarn ends. Block the bag with medium heat iron with a steam setting.

Sling Strap

Foundation chain: ch 250 or until your foundation chain measure 56"
Row 1: sl st in 3rd loop (or the back ridge loop) of the chain stitches.

Make 2 nos of 2" tassels and attach them to the sling strap. Watch the video on how to make a tassel if needed.

Notes

Get the full article at https://www.craftpassion.com/crochet-bucket-bag-pattern/

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