Mini Crochet Gift Bag Free Pattern

Hiho folks πŸ™‚

You know how sometimes an idea strikes you from out of the blue & it won’t leave you alone until you’ve tried it?  Well that happened to me this week.  This is the result. UPDATE APRIL 2014 – now available in a smaller size as well – just right for an egg : Mini-mini gift bag crochet free pattern.

You can put anything in them of course - apples work well too
You can put anything in them of course – apples work well.  How about xmas baubles or easter eggs?

I have become so used to doing things in UK & US terms, I have provided both here for you. If  you want a nice formatted PDF file version of the pattern as well as the mini mini egg sized version, it is available in your choice of terms in my shop for just $2 – here.

I am happy for you to use this pattern freely, but please don’t reproduce or resell it.   If on the ‘net, please link back here so folks can see it was me who was clever πŸ˜‰  You may sell items made from this pattern as long as you link back to the pattern source – just a note to say “Pattern by Spincushions” is fine πŸ™‚

If you’d like to add it to your Ravelry projects click here.

Materials

I used a 4mm hook (G) and 5 ply (sport weight) acrylic/cotton mix yarn to make the pictured bags.  You bag size will vary depending on the yarn and hook you choose to use.  Mine are about 20 cm (9 inches) from bottom to top when flattened out and about 9cm (3.5 inches) across the widest point when flat.

UK Terms

Stitches :

ss = slip stitch

st ch= starting chain

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

htr = half treble crochet

tr = treble crochet

Each round begins with a starting chain.  This starting chain is counted in the end of round stitch count.

Round 1

8dc into magic circle.  ss into first dc (8dc) (or chain 4, make into loop and work into that)

Round 2

ch 1 (2dc into same stitch, dc in next stitch) x 4.  ss into 1st dc (12 dc)

Round 3

ch1, 2dc into same stitch, (2 dc into next stitch) x 11.  ss into 1st dc (24 dc)

Round 4

ch 2 (st ch), htr into next 23 stitches.  ss into 2nd ch of st ch. (24 htr)

Round 5

ch 3 (st ch), tr in next 23 stitches.  ss into 3rd ch of st ch (24 tr)

Round 6

ch 1 dc in same space (ch 3, skip 1 stitch, dc into next stitch) x 11 3 ch ss into 1st dc (12 x 3 ch loops and 12 dc)

Round 7

ss to 3 ch loop.  1 ch 1 dc in loop, (ch 3 dc in next loop) x 11.  ch 3 ss into 1st dc  (12 x 3 ch loops and 12 dc)

Round 8 – 12

Repeat round 7

Round 13

ss to 3 ch loop, 3 ch (st ch) 2 tr, (3 tr into next loop) x 11.  ss into 3rd ch of st ch. (36 tr)

Round 14

ch 3 (st ch), tr into each stitch x 35 ss to 3rd ch of st ch. (36 tr)

Round 15

ch1 dc in same stitch, dc into each stitch around.  ss into 1st dc (36 dc)

Round 16

ch 1, dc in same stitch, dc in next 3 stitches. 15 ch, skip the next 9 stitches,(this forms the first handle) dc in the next 9 stitches, ch 15 skip the next 9 stitches (this forms the second handle), dc in next 5 stitches.  ss into 1st dc.

Round 17

ch1 dc in same stitch, dc in each dc up to the 15 ch.  20 dc around 15 ch, dc into next stiches up to next 15 ch.  20 dc around 15 ch, dc into all stitches to end.  ss into 1st dc.

Round 18

ch1 dc into same stitch.  dc into each dc from previous round.  ss to 1st dc.  Fasten off, weave in ends and enjoy. πŸ™‚

Flat bags

 

US terms

Stitches :

ss = slip stitch

st ch= starting chain

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

Each round begins with a starting chain.  This starting chain is counted in the end of round stitch count.

Round 1

8sc into magic circle.  ss into first sc (8sc) (or chain 4, make into loop and work into that)

Round 2

ch 1 (2sc into same stitch, sc in next stitch) x 4.  ss into 1st sc (12 sc)

Round 3

ch1, 2sc into same stitch, (2 sc into next stitch) x 11.  ss into 1st sc (24 sc)

Round 4

ch 2 (st ch), hdc into next 23 stitches.  ss into 2nd ch of st ch. (24 hdc)

Round 5

ch 3 (st ch), dc in next 23 stitches.  ss into 3rd ch of st ch (24 dc)

Round 6

ch 1 sc in same space (ch 3, skip 1 stitch, sc into next stitch) x 11 3 ch ss into 1st sc (12 x 3 ch loops and 12 sc)

Round 7

ss to 3 ch loop.  1 ch 1 sc in loop, (ch 3 sc in next loop) x 11.  ch 3 ss into 1st sc  (12 x 3 ch loops and 12 sc)

Round 8 – 12

Repeat round 7

Round 13

ss to 3 ch loop, 3 ch (st ch) 2 dc, (3 dc into next loop) x 11.  ss into 3rd ch of st ch. (36 dc)

Round 14

ch 3 (st ch), dc into each stitch x 35 ss to 3rd ch of st ch. (36 dc)

Round 15

ch1 sc in same stitch, sc into each stitch around.  ss into 1st sc (36 sc)

Round 16

ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 3 stitches. 15 ch, skip the next 9 stitches,(this forms the first handle) sc in the next 9 stitches, ch 15 skip the next 9 stitches (this forms the second handle), sc in next 5 stitches.  ss into 1st sc.

Round 17

ch1 sc in same stitch, sc in each sc up to the 15 ch.  20 sc around 15 ch, sc into next stiches up to next 15 ch.  20 sc around 15 ch, sc into all stitches to end.  ss into 1st sc.

Round 18

ch1 sc into same stitch.  sc into each sc from previous round.  ss to 1st sc.  Fasten off, weave in ends and enjoy. πŸ™‚

apples in bag side view

Get the pattern as a PDF


xx Shelley

21 Comments

  1. Jennifer Baldwin

    Shelley, Have made a little gift bag from your pattern, posted Photo on Krista, very happy easy to follow pattern, finished product looks lovely. unsure how or if i can add a photo here.
    Shelley thanks for creating and sharing pattern.

    Reply
    • Shelley Husband

      Thanks for letting me know it all worked well Jennifer. Unfortunately there is no way to add photos to comments here. I’ll check out your post on face book πŸ™‚

      Glad you are happy with it πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • Sandy

      Love the gift bag idea, what did you use inside the bag to keep things from falling through the openings?

      Reply
      • Shelley Husband

        Nothing in these ones. I put apples in them or chocolate easter eggs,. I am sure you could line them with a scrap of frabic if you wanted to

        Reply
  2. ADRIANA CHRISTIANSON

    Well my LOVELY Spinny Spincushions.. I LOVE my little bag, you are the BESTEST !!! I may even have an awkward go at making one myself ? DO you translate into Adriana speak?

    Reply
    • Shelley Husband

      Oh go on! Have a go! Not sure I am fluent in Adriana speak just yet πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  3. Alexis

    These are wonderful. I was wondering if you knew of a way to make the pattern a little larger. I wanted to do little gift bags for my holiday treats, but an apple’s worth is not big enough

    Reply
    • Shelley Husband

      Hi Alexis πŸ™‚

      The best way to make them bigger is to use a thicker yarn and larger hook. So you could use say worsted weight or chunky yarn and a 6 or 7 mm hook.

      Hope that helps πŸ™‚

      Reply
  4. NDAGO

    Nice to see this just in time for my fifteen grand babies this season they will have a gift they will use cd holder bigger hook with a linning can be a catch it n hold it

    Reply
    • Shelley Husband

      Sounds like a great idea πŸ™‚ I’d love to see a picture πŸ™‚

      Reply
  5. Shelley Husband

    I have updated the pattern to give an alternative to the magic circle start. Brenda I tried to email you, but it bounced back to me. Hopefully you’ll see this πŸ™‚

    Reply
    • DELINAH STEWART

      I’ve been crocheting for a few months now and am finally going to try your pattern. However, I cannot figure out the magic circle technique. Is there anyway you can post the alternative to the magic circle start pretty please? Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • DELINAH STEWART

      And I’m a ding-dong πŸ˜€ You already posted the alternate way to start the bag – THANK YOU πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • Shelley Husband

        As long as you’re good to go now, it’s all ok πŸ™‚

        Reply
  6. Judy Williams

    Using a larger hook I have made some great little Rum-Ball gift bags. Thanks for the pattern and inspiration

    Reply
    • Shelley Husband

      Sounds like a great idea Judy πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  7. Stephanie B.

    So cute thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  8. Anne

    This little bag is the perfect sized market bag for an 18″ “girl” doll! I made it the same to the handle row and put in 25 sc rather than the 15 called for on each handle. On the next row I did 30 sc into the handle space. That’s just because the dolls’ arms don’t bend, so the bag has to be worn over the shoulder. So, so cute!!

    Reply
      • Sandy

        Love the gift bag idea, what did you use inside the bag to keep things from falling through the openings?

        Reply

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