The Cottage Bucket Bag is a minimalist style crossbody with maximalist texture! Featuring a simple leather drawstring and Bernat Sheepy yarn, pair it with an adjustable strap for a perfect fit every time. You’ll want to grab this beautiful bag every day – and you can snag the free one skein crochet pattern here on Moogly!
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Soft But Structured
I wasn’t sure how Bernat Sheepy would “stand up” as a bag – and I was pleasantly surprised. You can see how well this bucket sits flat, and how it stands up nice and straight! Bernat Sheepy is soft, but it creates a strong solid fabric.
I haven’t lined this bag (yet) as I wanted to be able to show the construction in the videos and photos. But I do intend to line it, and I suggest you do too! The crocheted fabric is firm and solid, but lining the bag will keep it from stretching out and keep the smallest items from escaping.
Add Your Own Touches
I’ve linked to the drawstring and handle I used in the pattern below, but of course, you can use whatever style you like! Crochet a drawstring and handles, switch up the style and colors – use a different color of Sheepy or even add some stripes! I can’t wait to see how your Cottage Bucket Bag turns out!
Cottage Bucket Bag
US-L, 8.0 mm hook, Susan Bates
120 yds Bernat Sheepy (6 – Super Bulky; 100% nylon; 250 g/8.8 oz; 136 m/149 yds)
Color A: Cotton Tail (1 balls)
Gauge: 6.5″ across after Rnd 4.
Size: approx 6.5″ across at base, 8″ tall excluding handles
HELPFUL LINKS AND TUTORIALS
NOTES AND TIPS:
Move a stitch marker along the first st and last st of each rnd as you work.
Be sure to count your stitches each round – use your fingers to find the post of each stitch.
COTTAGE BUCKET BAG INSTRUCTIONS:
Crochet the Bag:
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1, 10 hdc in the ring; join. (10 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around; join. (20 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st; rep from * around; join. (30 hdc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next 2 sts; rep from * around; join. (40 hdc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, bphdc in each st around; join.
Rnd 6 – 13: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join.
Rnd 14: Ch1, hdc in each st around; join. (Do not cut yarn!)
Add Drawstring and Prep for Finishing:
Thread drawstring through Rnd 14, weaving between the posts of the stitches. Center the toggle or drawstring slide opposite the join, and trim to length if needed (tie knots at ends if desired). Add stitch markers at approximately sts #10 and 30 – the sides of the bag when flattened.
Back to Crocheting:
Rnd 15: Ch 1, hdc in first 10 sts, ch 2, hdc in next 20 sts, ch 2, hdc in last 10 sts; join. (40 hdc and 2 ch-2 loops)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, pushing the ch-2 loops to the inside of the bag; join. (40 hdc)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; break yarn and use seamless join to finish off.
Attach handle to ch-2 loops inside the bag. If desired, add a fabric lining to the bag, sewing to Rnd 13, below the drawstring.
Looking for more bag and tote patterns? Check out the Moogly Free Patterns Page or Ravelry to see all my designs, or check out some of my most recent: Granny Hex Tote, Ring Rose Bag, Cinch Stripes Backpack, Rainbow Bobble Bag, and Sherbet Stripes Tote!
If the Cottage Bucket Bag pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
THE FINE PRINT
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