DIY: CROCHET DRAWSTRING BUCKET BAG

Hey there! I hope 2022 is treating you well so far! Here's the first tutorial of the year. Keep scrolling below for the free pattern.

What I love about the construction of this bag is how easy it is to customize. You can change the size, texture, etc by making small adjustments. Have fun and don't be afraid to experiment so you can create a bag that is perfectly aligned with your style!

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Okay, let's go.


Materials:

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  • 6mm crochet hook

  • 3mm braided cotton cord (200m)

  • 3/4 in "d" rings (quantity:2) https://amzn.to/3HjL5cV

  • lobster swivel clasp (quantity:2) https://amzn.to/3pD8VdW

  • scissors https://amzn.to/3JDIixx

  • stitch marker

  • tapestry needle https://amzn.to/3JDInBl

  • Tape measure https://amzn.to/3qsdczO

  • optional: chain purse strap https://amzn.to/3Jsc73S


Notes:

* Pattern is written in standard US terms*

Skill level: advanced beginner

Concepts to know: single crochet, working in the round, crochet I-cord

Finished size: 7 Inch diameter base / 10 inch height not including the strap


Abbreviations:

sc = single crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)


Pattern:


Body


Round 1: Make a magic circle. Chain 1. Sc 7 into the ring.Pull tail to tighten. place marker. (7 sts)

Round 2: 2 Sc into each stitch around. (14 sts)

Round 3: [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st] repeat around. (21 sts).

Round 4: [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts] repeat around. (28 sts).

Round 5: [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts] repeat around. (35 sts).

Round 6: [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 4 sts] repeat around. (42 sts).

Round 7: [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 5 sts] repeat around. (49 sts).

Round 8: [2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 6 sts] repeat around. (56 sts).

Round 9: Blo Sc in each stitch around. (56 sts).

Rounds 10- 32: Sc in each stitch around. (56 sts).

Round 33: Sc in the first 13 stitches. Place a D ring over stitches 14 and 15. Crochet through the ring in order to attach it to the bag. single crochet in the next 26 stitches. Place a D ring over stitches 42 and 43.Continue crocheting to the end of the round.Cut cord and finish off weaving ends. (56 sts).


Next you will make the purse strap and the draw string closure.


Drawstring Closure

Watch the YouTube video above for a detailed explanation of how to create and install the drawstring closure.

  1. Cut three 28 inch strands of the cord.Hold the ends together and tie in a knot at one end.Braid the strands.Do not tie the other end yet. Set aside.

  2. Starting with a new piece of cord, make a slip knot and chain 6. Join in the round.

  3. Crochet in each stitch around for two rounds. Finish off making sure to leave a 5 inch tail. Set aside.

  4. Review the video above to see how to put together the closure and attach it to the body of the bag.


I-cord Strap

Make a 9.5 inch I-cord strap using the I-cord technique from the tutorial here.

  1. Join cord to swivel lobster clasp.

  2. Crochet an cord that is 9.5 inches long.

  3. Attach the second lobster clasp to the other side of the strap by drawing the end of your cord through each loop and wrapping around the lobster clasp one by one. (Watch the tutorial for a detailed explanation of how to attach the second lobster clasp). Trim the extra cord leaving a 1.5" tail.Weave ends. Set aside.

Once you've completed all of the pieces, put them together as demonstrated in the video and voila, you are done!

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If you have any questions (or see any mistakes) post them in the comments below.


Happy Crafting!

- Krysten


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