Summer Blush Chevron Bucket Bag

Have some fun with new neutrals with this drawstring summer bucket bag. Adding the color blush to the chevrons is love at first sight when paired with these summer neutrals. The bag is big enough to carry all your essentials, but still comfortable and light with a dainty metal chain strap.

Time: Weekend project

Level: Easy

Size: 11.75” / [30 cm] x 9.5” [24 cm] x 6’’ / [15 cm]

Gauge: 13 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm]

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: YarnArt Eco-Cotton XL (85% Cotton, 15% Polyester; 241 yards [220 meters]/100 grams): 768 Jute (A, 2 balls), 760 White (B, 1 ball), 766 Pink (C, 1 ball).

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 32’’ metal or fabric bag strap with clips.

Abbreviations

BLsc: single crochet back loop only

BLhdc: half double crochet back loop only

BLdc: double crochet back loop only

BLtr: treble crochet back loop only

dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together

dc5tog: double crochet 5 stitches together

BLdc5tog: double crochet 5 stitches together back loop only

BLdc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together back loop only

Picot: Ch 3, sl st into the top of the previous st you made (last st before ch 3).

Make a loop: Ch 3, turn work to WS, sl st to top of previous BLdc2tog, sl st to top of BLdc, ch 1, turn work to RS, sl st in next 3 ch of ch-3.

Pattern Notes

Ch 1 in beginning of each round count as first sc.

Ch 3 in beginning of each round count as first dc.

Changing colors: One row before the color change, at the last sl st, pick up the new color while you slip stitch into the stitch.

Pattern

With A, make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 11 dc into magic ring, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in the same first st, 2 dc in each st across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (24 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (60 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, dc3tog in next 3 sts, *dc in next st, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, dc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (80 sts)

Rnd 7: Sl st to next st, ch 3, dc in next st, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, dc3tog in next 3 sts, *dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 2 sts, dc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (100 sts)

Rnd 8: Sl st to next st, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc3tog in next 3 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (120 sts)

Rnd 9: Sl st to next st, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog in next 3 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (140 sts)

Rnds 10: Sl st in next 2 sts (moving 2 sts to the left), ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (140 sts)

Rnds 11: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 4 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3, sl st to next st. (140 sts)

Rnd 12: With B, ch 1 (counts as BLsc), BLsc in next 4 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 5 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts, *BLsc in next 5 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 5 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, BLsl st to the top of beg ch-1, sl st to next st. (140)

Rnd 13: With A, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 14: With C, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 15: With A, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 16: With B, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 17: With A, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 18: With C, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 19: With A, rep Rnd 12.

Rnd 20: With B, ch 1, BLsc in next 4 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 5 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts, *BLsc in next 5 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 5 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, BLsl st to the top of beg ch-1, sl st in next 2 sts. (140 sts)

Rnd 21: With A, ch 2, BLdc in next 3 sts, (2 BLdc, BLtr, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next 2 sts, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts, *BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc in next 2 sts, (2 BLdc, BLtr, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next 2 sts, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of first BLdc (not beg ch-2). (120 sts)

Rnds 22-24: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3. (120 sts)

Rnd 25: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, (2 dc, tr, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next 3 sts, dc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * across, sl st to the top of beg ch-3, sl st to next st. (120 sts)

Rnd 26: With B, ch 1 (counts as BLsc), BLsc in next 3 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 4 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts, *BLsc in next 4 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 4 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, BLsl st to the top of beg ch-1, sl st to next st. (120 sts)

Rnd 27: With A, rep Rnd 26.

Rnd 28: With C, rep Rnd 26.

Rnd 29 (eyelet rnd): With A, ch 1, BLsc in next 3 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk next 3 sts (eyelet made), *BLsc in next 4 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk next 3 sts; rep from * across, BLsl st to the top of beg ch-1, sl st to next st. (120 sts)

Rnd 30: With B, ch 1 (counts as BLsc), BLsc in next 3 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 4 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts, *BLsc in next 4 sts, (BLsc, BLhdc, BLsc) in next st, BLsc in next 4 sts, BLsc3tog in next 3 sts; rep from * across, BLsl st to the top of beg ch-1, sl st to next st, sl st in next 2 sts. (120 sts)

With color A

Rnd 21(edging and making loops for the clips): With A, ch 2, BLdc in next 2 sts, (2 BLdc, BLtr, picot, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next st, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts. * BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc in next st, (2 BLdc, BLtr, picot, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next st, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * twice more, BLdc2tog in next 2 st, to make a loop, BLdc in next st, (2 BLdc, BLtr, picot, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next st, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts, *BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc in next st, (2 BLdc, BLtr, picot, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next st, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts; rep from * three more times, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, make a loop, BLdc in next st, (2 BLdc, BLtr, picot, 2 BLdc) in next st, BLdc in next st, BLdc2tog in next 2 sts, BLdc5tog in next 5 sts, sl st to the top of first BLdc (not beg ch-2). (100 sts)

Fasten off.

Drawstring (Make 2)

With A, cut 3 pieces measuring 43’’.

Hold the 3 pieces of yarn together, make a knot at the top and make a braid, make another knot at the end of the braid.

Finishing

Assembly

Attach strap clips to lps at the top of the bag.

Lay the bag flat with the strap clips on both sides, weave in the drawstring in the front center starting from the outside, weave in and out through all 10 eyelets, last one should exit the bag so that both ends of the draw string are outside the bag and can meet in the center.

Weave in all ends.

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