Marigold Bucket Bag by Susan E. Kennedy

Marigold Bucket Bag

June 2019
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in sc
3.5 mm (E)
840 - 1200 yards (768 - 1097 m)
9" [23 cm] diameter, 13" [33 cm] tall
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Marigolds are symbols of the beauty of the sun and October’s birth flower. Work this pretty pattern as a gift for someone with an October birthday or for yourself! With a classic shape inspired by the crocheted Mochila bag tradition of Colombia, this embroidered bag brings handmade boho chic to your wardrobe.

The bag is made in two pieces: a 9” 23 cm diameter double-layered Round Bottom and a 13” 33 cm by 32” 81 cm Rectangle that forms the sides of the bag. The Round Bottom pieces are worked in a continuous spiral without joining between rounds. Optional plastic canvas sandwiched between the two layers of the Round Bottom gives the bag strength.

The Rectangle is worked in rows with a buttonhole row near the top to allow for a Drawstring Cord. The Rectangle is embroidered with the marigold motif, seamed into a cylinder, and slip-stitched to the assembled Round Bottom. A border round is added around the top opening of the bag after the Rectangle is embroidered and seamed into a cylinder.

A Strap and the tasseled Drawstring Cord add the finishing touches.

Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream (100% Cotton; 120 yards 109 meters/70.9 grams): Black (MC, 7 balls), Wine (CC1, 1 ball), Country Red (CC2, 1 ball), Dark Pine (CC3, 1 ball). Peaches & Crème (100% Cotton; 120 yards 109 meters/70.9 grams): Gold (CC 4, 1 ball).

Requires single crochet, reverse single crochet, and slip stitches. Also requires braiding a three strand length of yarn to create a drawstring.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited. Includes a detailed 10-page photo tutorial for embroidering the flower, assembling the bag, making the tassels, and making the drawstring cord.

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Please feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you give design credit as “Marigold Bucket Bag crochet pattern by Pretty Peaceful”. Not for commercial use. Please do not share photos of this pattern, only share the link to the pattern PDF on Ravelry or Etsy. Thank you for your support.