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.