Vivid Bucket Bag and Coin Purse
A casual, cotton bag, for children or adults, in eye-catching V stitch. The adjustable straps and handle mean it can be worn in different ways: backpack, cross-body, shoulder bag, handbag… and a combination of drawstring and front flap keeps your belongings safe inside. For smaller items that might fall through the gaps between stitches, a lined, zipped coin purse pattern is included.
The flexibility of the V stitch reduces bulk when the bag isn’t full but allows you to fit more in than you might expect and there are several finishing options to choose from in order to get a shape and style that suits each user.
The V-stitch is relaxing, fast and easy to work with a memorable increase pattern and the smaller details and edgings add interest to maintain your motivation. A technique is given to work the stripes in a neat manner without cutting the yarn for each round.
Don’t forget to check out the matching Vivid Bucket Hat pattern.
Bag base Diameter: 20 cm/8”; Width: 31 cm/12 ½”; Height: 30 cm/12”
Coin purse diameter: 10cm/4”
Tension: 6 reps and 11 rs htr V-stitch to 10cm/4”.
Aran/Worsted cotton yarn in each of 2 shades:
C1 200m/220 yds (3 blues used as 1 colour in sample);
C2 150m/165 yds (orange in sample)
Samples in photos worked in: Drops Paris, Lily’s Sugar n Cream Ombre, Lion Brand Pima Cotton
5 D rings
2 swivel clips/lobster clips or snap fasteners
1 bag fastener of any kind
10cm/4” zip fastener for coin purse
2 saucer sized scraps of fabric to line coin purse
4.5mm hook (US 7) or suitable hook to achieve desired texture and tension
8 removable stitch markers/safety pins/yarn scraps
Yarn needle and scissors
n.b. see the pattern’s “Make it your own” section for hardware free version ideas and for colour scheme variations
This pattern uses UK terminology and a US terminology version is also available. Please be sure you have downloaded a copy in your preferred terminology. I recommend that you read through the pattern before starting.
I sometimes add extra resources for my patterns, e.g. new yarn or adaptation suggestions or helpful video clips as updates on my original blog post for the release: https://www.madewithloveandfibres.com/post/vivid-bucket-bag-crochet-pattern-release