Drawstring Gift Bag

The Drawstring Gift Bag crochet pattern would be the perfect gift to make during the Holidays.  But it doesn’t have to be made only for the holidays, it can be made any time of year when you want to give a gift.  The drawstring gift bag can also be something the recipient can use time and time again.  

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I used Joann Big Twist (6 oz/380 yd)

 

Materials:

40 yds MC 4 ply Worsted Weight/Aran Weight Yarn
20 yds CC 4 ply Worsted Weight/Aran Weight Yarn
US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers
4 Beads (Optional)


Stitch/Abbreviations:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
ps = puff stitch
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
SM = Stitch Marker (optional)

 

Notes:
The bag is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Chain 1 of the ps counts as a stitch.
Chain 2 counts as a half double crochet.
Chain 3 counts as a double crochet.
You may want to use a stitch marker at the start of each new row.
If you do not like to fasten off when changing colors, you can carry the colors on the inside of the bag.

 

Special Stitches:
Puff Stitch – Yarn over, Insert hook into the next stitch, *Yarn over and pull up a loop, insert the hook into the same st* rep from *to* for a total of 3 times. You will have 7 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on your hook.

 

Video Tutorials:
Puff Stitch Right Handed

Puff Stitch Left Handed

 

Gauge:
US H Crochet Hook or 5 mm
14 dc x 8 rows = 4”

 

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Drawstring Gift Bag Crochet Pattern:

Starting with MC
You will be working on both sides of the starting chain.

R1:  ch 11, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in the next 2 st.  2 sc in the bottom of the starting ch.  2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 6 st, 2 sc in the last 2 st.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (28 sc)

R2-R4: ch 2, hdc in each remaining st around.  sl st in top of ch 2 to join.  (28 hdc)

Fasten off and weave in ends or carry your color up the inside of the bag.


Change to CC

R5:  ch 3, *ps in the next st, ch 1, sk 1.  rep from * until last st, ps in the last st.  sl st in top of ch-3 to join.  (28 st)

Fasten off and weave in ends or carry your color up the inside of the bag.


Change to MC


R6-R8:  ch 3, dc in ps and ch space around.  sl st in top of ch-3 to join.  (28 dc)

Fasten off and weave in ends or carry your color up the inside of the bag.


Change to CC

R9:  ch 3, *ps in the next st, ch 1, sk 1.  rep from * until last st, ps in the last st.  sl st in top of ch-3 to join.  (28 st)

Fasten off and weave in ends or carry your color up the inside of the bag.


Change to MC

R10-R12:  ch 3, dc in ps st and ch space around.  sl st in top of ch-3 to join.  (28 dc)

Fasten off and weave in ends or carry your color up the inside of the bag.


Change to CC

R13:  ch 1, sc in same st and each remaining st around.  sl st in 1st st to join.  (28 sc)

R14:  ch 3, ps in each remaining st around.  sl st in top of ch-3 to join.  (28 st)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Drawstring
Can be made with the color of your choice.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:
Leave a 2”-3” tail of yarn for beads, ch of 80.

Step 2:
Leave a 2”-3” tail of yarn for beads. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat Steps 1 & 2 for second drawstring.


Drawstring Assembly:

 

Lay your bag flat, staring at an edge of R13,  weave one drawstring through every other st to the end of one side.

Flip the bag over, starting of the opposite side of R13, weave the second ch through every other st to the end of one side.

 

Embellishment

Add 1 bead to the end of each chain.

Tie off, placing knots, at the end of the beads.

Trim your long tails to the same size. 

 

I want to thank my wonderful testers for their awesome versions of the Drawstring Gift Bag!  Thank you Kami Jones, Dana Leigh, Stay Secoy and Kristen Temple Taylor.

 

 

 

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Author: Jo Baird

I LOVE to Crochet! I have been Crocheting for over 20 years and this year I decided to turn the love into a business. I still Crochet gifts to show my love, now I sell what I make to spread the LOVE!

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