Mini Crochet Gift Bag Free Pattern

Hiho folks 🙂

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 😉  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 🙂

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. 🙂

 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. 🙂

apples in bag side view

19 thoughts on “Mini Crochet Gift Bag Free Pattern

  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
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      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 🙂

      Glad you are happy with it 🙂

      Reply
  2. 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
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Hi Alexis 🙂

      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 🙂

      Reply
  3. 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
    1. 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 🙂

      Reply
    2. DELINAH STEWART

      And I’m a ding-dong 😀 You already posted the alternate way to start the bag – THANK YOU 🙂

      Reply
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  5. 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

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