Camilla bucket bag

Which craft: Crochet

Ice yarn Camilla cotton ; 100% mercerised cotton ; 50g ; 125m ; 2 fine, sport, baby
6 skeins color salmon fnt2-23329
1 skein color fuchsia fnt2-32545

Suggestion Needles / Hooks: 6 mm. US 10


14 double crochet and 8 rows on 10 x 10cm (4” x 4’”)


Single crochet
Double crochet
Crab stitch
Romanian cord

Sizes :

One size

Finished measurements :

17cm diameter x 18cm height (6,7” diameter x 7,1” height)

Abbreviations :

Ch : chain
St : stitch
Slst : slip stitch
Sc : single crochet
Dc : double crochet
Inc : increase, 2 double crochet in the same stitch

Project Note:

I made this bucket bag working with 3 strands of yarn held together (cheaper, more length and often more color choice than bulky cotton yarn, and you can mix 3 color too if you want)
The bag is worked in round, starting the row with ch2 and 1dc in the first st, joining the end by slst into the 1st dc.

Crab stitch : ch1, insert hook into first st on the right, grab the yarn and pull up a loop, you now have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the 2 loops on the hook. You have your first crab stitch. Repeat these steps around to complete the row. (Check my story on my Instagram profile for a photo tuto)

Romanian cord : you can find a video tutorial on Make & Do Crew YouTube channel

Pattern :

With a 6mm hook (J(10)) and color 1 yarn (salmon for me), working with 3 strands of yarn

Round 1 : in a magic circle, work 12dc
Round 2 : 2dc in each st (24sts)
Round 3 : *inc - 1dc* repeat from * to * until end of round (36sts)
Round 4 : *inc - 1dc - 1dc* repeat from * to * until end of round (48sts)
Round 5 : *inc - 1dc - 1dc - 1dc* repeat from * to * until end of round (60sts)
Round 6 : *inc - 1dc - 1dc - 1dc - 1dc* repeat from * to * until end of round (72sts)

Round 7 : 72dc
Round 8 : 72dc
Round 9 : *1dc - ch1* repeat from * to * until end of round (72sts)
Round 10 to 18 ; repeat 3 times rounds 7 to 9

Continue with a 5,5mm hook (I(9))
Round 19 : 72dc
Round 20 : 72dc

Continue with a 5mm hook (J(8)) and color 2 yarn (fuschia for me) working with 2 strands of yarn using each end of the skein,
Round 21 : 72sc
Round 22 : 72 crab stitches (see explanation in project note below)
Fasten off, weave in ends

With a 3mm hook and color 2 yarn, make a 1m (39”) Romanian cord. With the front of the bag facing you, insert your cord into round 18 and weave the cord throughout the bag, skipping 2 ch1-space each time.

With a 5mm hook (J(8)) and color 1 yarn, working with 2 strands of yarn, make a Romanian cord of the desired length (here I made a 1m10 (43”) strap for a 5/6 year old girl). Attach the strap to the bag on round 19 making a bowline knot

LETTERING (optional)
You can customize your Camilla bag with an initial, you can find the alphabet pattern on

LINING (optional)
You can add a lining to your bucket bag : you’ll need a 17cm (6,7”) diameter circle and a 19cm x 55cm (7,5” x 21,7”) rectangle of fabric to make it.

a beginner friendly pattern and perfect gift idea for a little girl.

Hope you like this pattern and would be please to see your version of the Camilla bucket bag, tag me @crochethnique or use #camillabagbycrochethnique when you share your work.
You can also find all my works on my instagram and Facebook pages, and my other patterns on Ravelry.

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