Super Simple Crocheted Gift Bags

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When I was making myself a little crochet pouch to hold my headphones (need one too? here’s the free pattern link: Little Crochet Pouch) I accidentally created this gift bag pattern.

Once I was finished I created the larger size too – these are perfect as little gift bags, party favour bags or to keep your treasures (Drew’s marbles and small Lego toys) inside!

Free Pattern Super Simple Crocheted Gift Bags

They crochet up quickly and use inexpensive kitchen cotton – and a little goes a long way!

 Abbreviations:

US Terminology used

ch – chain
fl – front loop
bl – back loop
hdc  -half double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Free Crochet Patterns

Small: 2.75” wide, 3.75” tall

Medium: 3.5” wide, 5” tall

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Small Gift Bag

Hook: 5.00 mm (H)

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (or Worsted Weight Cotton Kitchen Yarn)

Abbreviations: ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, fl – front loop, bl – back loop, hdc – half double crochet, sl st – slip stitch

Need help finding the front loop and back loop? See this tutorial: Stitch Anatomy

Note: for R1 you will be working around the chain row

R1: ch 10, working in the back bump (Need Help? See this tutorial: Alternate Ways to Work into the Starting Chain) 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the next 8 sts

(turn 90 degrees) 1 sc in the end of the chain row

(turn 90 degrees), 1 sc  in the fl of each of the next 9 sts

(turn 90 degrees), 1 sc in the end of the chain row [20]

Note: You will now be working in spirals – you do not need to slip stitch to join. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round!

R2: [(1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st)(1 hdc in the fl of the next st)] repeat around [20]

R3-R7: repeat R2 [20]

Finishing:

R1: [(1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, ch 3, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook), (1 hdc in the fl of the next st, ch 3, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook)] repeat around and sl st to the 1st hdc of the round

Finish off and weave in your loose ends.

Tie:

Ch 54 – finish off and weave in ends

Weave the tie in and out of the finishing rounds and tie in a bow to close the bag.

 

Medium Gift Bag

Hook: 5.00 mm (H)

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (or Worsted Weight Cotton Kitchen Yarn)

Abbreviations: ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, fl – front loop, bl – back loop, hdc – half double crochet, sl st – slip stitch

Note: for R1 you will be working around the chain row

R1: ch 12, working in the back bump (Need Help? See this tutorial: Alternate Ways to Work into the Starting Chain) 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each of the next 10 sts

(turn 90 degrees) 1 sc in the end of the chain row

(turn 90 degrees), 1 sc  in the fl of each of the next 11 sts

(turn 90 degrees), 1 sc in the end of the chain row [24]

Note: You will now be working in spirals – you do not need to slip stitch to join. You may wish to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round!

R2: [(1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st)(1 hdc in the fl of the next st)] repeat around [24]

R3-R10: repeat R2 [24]

Finishing:

R1: [(1 hdc in the bl of the 1st st, ch 3, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook), (1 hdc in the fl of the next st, ch 3, 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook)] repeat around and sl st to the 1st hdc of the round

Finish off and weave in your loose ends.

Tie:

Ch 64 – finish off and weave in ends

Weave the tie in and out of the finishing rounds and tie in a bow to close the bag.

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Linda! Actually I do 🙂 My soap saver re release of the medium size gift bag (they are the same pattern) is also available as a YouTube Video Crochet Pattern here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifeFKv9Wcls&feature=youtu.be One of my readers had asked about making it into a soap saver bag and I wanted to be sure it was the correct size (since I had given my originals away) so I reworked the pattern and recorded it on video 🙂 Hope the video clears it up for you! Al the best, Rhondda

  2. Rhondda —

    I’d love to make some of these for my niece and nephews, but I’m confused when you say to ‘turn 90 degrees’; 90 degrees side to side, or 90 degrees top to bottom? If you had a video showing the 90 degree turn, it would be extremely helpful.

    Linda

  3. I have made these a few years back for my kids to replace plastic Easter Eggs. Dark colors for my son and light for my daughter. They loved it!

  4. Thank you Rhondda, these are adorable! Anxious to make!

    Hugs,
    Sharon