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Free Knitting Pattern: Bucket Shoulder Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 70510AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 8 x 13 1/3 in. (20.5 x 34.5), not including strap


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•  640-146 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fig
$ 18.98  
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Additional Materials
1 large snap closure

Bucket Shoulder Bag

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


10 sts + 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Cast on 19 sts.
Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1, p3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, k1, p1.
Row 2: K into front and then back of first st (inc made), *p1, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k into front and then back of last st (inc made) – 21 sts at end of row.
Row 3: P into back and then front of first st (inc made), p1, *k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p1, p into back and then front of last st (inc made) – 23 sts.
Row 4: P into back and k into front of first st (inc made), *p1, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k into front and p into back of last st (inc made) – 25 sts.
Row 5: P into back and k into front of first st, p3, *k1, p3; rep from * to last st, k into front and p into back of last st – 27 sts.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Rows 7–9: Rep Rows 3–5 – 35 sts at the end of Row 9.
Row 10: Rep Row 2 – 37 sts at end of this row.
Row 11: P2, *k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
Row 12: K2, *p1, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 8 in. (20.5 cm) from beginning, ending with a Row 12.
Next Row: P2, (k2tog, p2) 4 times, k1, (p2, k2tog) 4 times, p2 – 29 sts.
Beginning with a purl row, work 4 rows in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). Bind off.
Make same as Front.
Cast on 7 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 (RS): K1, k into front and then back of next st, k to last 2 sts, k into front and then back of next st, k1 – 9 sts.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep last 2 rows – 11 sts.
Rows 5–29: Knit.
Row 30: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 9 sts.
Row 31: Knit.
Rows 32 and 33: Rep last 2 rows – 7 sts at end of Row 33.
Bind off.

Side Gusset
From RS, working along curved short end of Base, pick up and k13 sts evenly spaced across.
Row 1 (WS): K2, p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2.
Row 2: P2, *k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, p2.
Row 3: K2, *p1, k1, p1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.
Rows 4–21: Rep last 2 rows 9 times.
Row 22: P2, k1, p2, k3tog, p2, k1, p2 – 11 sts.
Row 23: K2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Row 24: P2, k1, p1, k3tog, p1, k1, p2 – 9 sts.
Row 25: K2, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2.
Row 26: P2, k1, (p1, k1) 2 times, p2.
Rows 27–32: Rep last 2 rows 3 times.
Shape Strap
Row 33: K2tog, p1, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2tog – 7 sts.
Work in Garter st (k every row) for 3 in. (7.5 cm).
Next Row: K2, k3tog, k2 – 5 sts.
Work even in Garter st until Strap measures 9 in. (23 cm). Bind off. Working along other curved short end of Base, work gusset and strap in same manner.

Sew ends of straps together. Fold facing to WS on Front and Back and sew in place. From WS, center the Base along the Front piece. From RS, with crochet hook, join yarn and working through both layers, sl st evenly around to join pieces. Rep for Back. Sew snap inside Bag, centered along top edge. Weave in ends.

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inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Bucket Shoulder Bag Reviewed by Erin Perrino on 2011-10-03 ****
Great pattern, nice looking purse!

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