Crocheted Rhianna Bucket Bag
Needles: 8mm (US: L) crochet hook
Yarn: super bulky
Yardage: 60-65 yards
Size: 8 inches
Directions: Remember to add turning chains (1 for dc and 2 for tr) and join all rounds with a slip stitch. All directions in UK English; see abbreviations glossary for US English equivalents.
Make a foundation chain of 5. (This does not include your first turning chain.)
Rows 1-10: dc5
Leave yarn live and move on to shaping the sides.
Shaping the Sides
Rnd 1: pick up 30 dc sts around the rectangle’s edges by working 2dc, dc6, 2dc along the long edges and dc5 along the short edges [30 dc]
Rnd 2: work 2dc, dc8, 2dc along the long edges and dc5 along the short edges [34 dc]
Rnd 3: dc34
Rnds 4-8: tr34
Rnd 9: dc34
Rnd 10: *dc2tog, dc6, dc3tog, dc6* twice [28 dc]
Assuming you began picking up stitches, in round 1, along a long side of the rectangle base, you will now need to slst4 to reach the corner of the bag. If you began picking up stitches along a short side of the rectangle, you should already be at a corner.
Adding the Handles
Rnd 11: *dc4, ch8, skip 6, dc4* twice [16 dc & 16 ch]
Rnd 12: dc32 into sts & chains [32 dc]
Rnd 13: reverse direction and slst32
Fasten off and weave in ends.
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet (US: single crochet)
dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog = double crochet 3 stitches together
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tch = turning chain
tr = treble (US: double crochet)