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Looking for a stylish convertible bucket bag pattern? This crochet houndstooth bucket bag pattern is just what you need. On trend, yet classical, this pattern works up quickly and features multiple sizes and strap options. Read on to find out more about the pattern and how you can get your copy.
Crochet houndstooth bucket bag pattern inspiration
Immediately after I finished making the Houndstooth Clutch Bag I had to make this. I wanted a unique bucket style bag that I could take to work and I wanted to see if the effect would be just as nice in the round! This crochet houndstooth bucket bag pattern, like many of my designs started life as a random idea on Sunday afternoon while working out what to do with my life!
Yarn and Materials
To make my Houndstooth Bucket Bag I used Paintbox Simply Aran Cotton. For this design, I have worked double stranded. It’s a little tougher on the hands, but I wanted a fairly firm bag that I wouldn’t necessarily have to line and could probably be made from stash. The result is a fairly large and sturdy bag – in all sizes. Paintbox Simply Aran is 100% Cotton and comes in 50g balls. Available in single balls, as well as packs of 5 or 10 in 30+ colours and has a DK weight alternative. You can use acrylic to make your bag, it won’t be as sturdy but it will be beautiful.
For my examples I used Sailor Blue and Paper White, and Pure Black and Paper White. For this design to work you need two highly contrasting colours to get the full visual effect. I prefer to put bold colours with White so that each stands out, but I think this would could possibly work equally well with a pastel and a bold colour together.
Houndstooth Bucket Bag pattern info & tips
This is an intermediate crochet pattern, but it is beginner friendly and achievable. The pattern is worked entirely holding two strands of yarn together. This is a little fiddly at first to get used to, but once you get the hang of it, its not that challenging at all. To recreate this design you will use standard crochet stitches and work in the round. The bag is made from the bottom up and in one piece – except the straps. The pattern includes multiple sizes and instructions to convert you bucket bag into a back pack!
Terms: US crochet terms.
Type: written pattern
Skill level: Intermediate – beginner friendly
Yarn: 800g of Paintbox Simply Aran Cotton, or a similar amount of any Aran/Worsted or 4 weight yarn, divided as follows:
Main colour (a) – you will need up to 9 x 50g balls or 800m/900yds of this colour, I used Sailor Blue or Pure Black
Contrasting colour (b) – you will need up to 7 x 50g balls or 600m/700yds of this colour, I used Paper White
- Double Crochet
- Single Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Slip Stitch
Houndstooth Bucket Bag Pattern Collab
I was lucky enough to be chosen to feature in the Autumn Exclusives Event organised by Cosy Rosie UK. Every day from 1st – 20th of October 2 new designs will be released and available at an exclusive discount for 24hrs. Today, 8th October, is my day to be featured with the Houndstooth Bucket Bag. Until Midday 9th October, you will be able to grab your copy of the Houndstooth Bucket Bag pattern for 50% off. To find out more about the event, today’s other featured design and to grab your discount code – hit the button below to head over to the main event blog post.
Then, head over to your favourite pattern store to get the pattern before Midday 9th October.
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I hope you enjoyed the post and look forward to seeing your Houndstooth Bucket Bags and the colour combos you create!
Pop into the Facebook Group and let me know what colour you plan to make your wrap in and share your progress.
Bye for now,