Let’s crochet this cute little drawstring bag; this crochet gift bag pattern is a fun, simple and economic way to use your left-over yarn.
*this pattern was previously published on loopinglymade.com, then craft-her.com as Stashdown Crochet Drawstring pouch.
This pattern is part of the Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along hosted by Marie of The Underground Crafter. The crochet-along features many awesome designers who will be/ have been sharing their designs that require little amount of yarn to complete.
These crochet pouches are a fantastic way to reduce those long kept mini skeins, left-over yarns and balls of yarn you have no plans for. Make a lot and gift them, someone will be happy to receive them.
This Crochet Drawstring pouch was super fun to make, especially when I began changing colours and seeing the lovely pattern play out. I promise, these are quick pouches to make, with 25 yards or less you will have completed this pouch.
To make it more interesting, you can use a different colour at each row after each front post stitch row. So, the front post stitches will be one colour and the other rows in between will be different colours; of course this is just a suggestion and if you have lots of leftover yarns in different colours and in the same size
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Finished Size: 5” wide by 5.2” tall (laid flat)
- 25 yards or less, worsted weight, medium 4 yarn in 2 colours (this pattern uses Caron Simply Soft– colour red/white and Red Heart Super Saver Economy -colour Fall)
- 4.5mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Brown wooden beads (optional)
- SC- single crochet
- HDC- half double crochet
- FPDC- front post double crochet
- CH- chain
- SL ST- slip stitch
- MC- main colour
- CC- contrast colour
- Pattern uses U.S terms
- Ch 1 at the beginning of round does not count as a stitch
Form magic ring. Or chain 4, join to 1st chain
Round 1: Ch 1, SC 6 in ring, Join to 1st st.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2SC in 1st stitch, 2SC into each st around. Join to 1st st -12
From the next round, your first stitch begins in the next stitch, and your last stitch ends in the slip stitch. So, place your stitch marker into the slip stitch after every join.
Round 3: Ch 1, *SC in st., 2SC in next. Repeat from * around making last st into sl st. Join to 1st st. -18
Round 4: Ch 1, *2SC in st., SC in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st st. -24
Round 5: Ch 1, *SC in 3 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around making. Join to 1st st. -30
Round 6: Ch 1, *2SC in st, SC in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around making. Join to 1st st. -36
Round 7: Ch 1, *SC in 5 sts, 2SC in next. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st st -42
Round 8: Ch 1, *2SC in st, SC in next 6 sts. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st st -48
Body- From here on, we will be making staggered joining.
Round 9: Ch 1, skp 1st st, HDC in next st., HDC in each st around, last st remains in last st of previous round. Join to 1st st.- 47
Round 10: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, SC into each st around. Join to 1st st- 47
Rounds 11&12: repeat rounds 9&10. Change to CC
Tip- when transitioning colours, use the MC or CC to finish off the last stitch on the round
Round 13: skip 1 st, *HDC in next, FPDC around next st. repeat from * around, making HDC into 1st skipped st at beginning of round. Change to MC, join to 1st st.
Round 14: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, SC into each st around. Join to 1st st
Rounds 15&16: repeat rounds 9&10. Change to MC
Rounds 17-24: repeat rounds 13-16 twice
In the next round, you have two string options- front or sides
Round 25: (front string)- Ch 1, [HDC in next st, FPDC around next st] 3 times in 6 sts. *Ch 1, skip 1 st, FPDC, HDC, FPDC in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 7 more times till you have 8 sts (minus 1st skipped st at the beginning of the round) left. Ch 1, skip next st, [FPDC around next, HDC in next] 3 times in 6 sts, FPDC around next, HDC in 1st skipped st from beginning of round.
Round 25: (side string)- Ch 1, HDC in next st, FPDC around next *[Ch 1, skp next st, FPDC, HDC, FPDC in next 3 sts] 2 times. Ch 1, skp next, FPDC around next. Repeat *[ ] 2 times. Ch 1, skp nxt [FPDC around next, HDC in next] 2 times, FPDC around next. Repeat *[ ] 2 times. Ch 1, skp next, FPDC around next (last) st, HDC in 1st skipped st.
Rounds 26-28: repeat rounds 10-12. Snip yarn, weave in all tails.
Chain 62, snip yarn and pull tight to close the loop. Pass string through the chain spaces on Round 25 to settle on the side you want.
And there you have it.
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