Crocheted Drawstring Bag

Seems like I’m a day late and a dollar short for getting this project out before Christmas, but such is life!

This crocheted drawstring bag is a unique and fun way to give gifts for any reason or holiday.  Perfect for beginners, this bag works up quickly and easily, and is a great way to use up that leftover yarn that you have lying around in your craft box.

You could also use this bag to help organize items around your house.  I keep extra makeup in it, but you can also use it for holding jewelry, money, or even use it as a purse.

This bag is worked in one piece and it folds inward to create a nice secure close.  You can use a ribbon or cord to secure your bag, or simply create your own by making a large braid, as I did in the photo.

Drawstring Bag

Materials:

  • 1 ball of yarn, your choice of color
  • 5 mm [US H-8] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Cord (optional)

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Instructions:

  1. Ch 2.  Join with sl st to form a ring.
  2. Ch 1, 8 sc in ring.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  3. Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st to first sc. (16 sc)
  4. Ch 1, sc in first sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (24 sc)
  5. Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (32 sc)
  6. Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (40 sc)
  7. Ch 1, sc in each of first 4 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (48 sc)
  8. Ch 1, sc in each of first 5 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (56 sc)
  9. Ch 1, sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  10. Ch 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (64 sc)
  11. Ch 1, sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  12. Ch 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.  (72 sc)
  13. Ch 1, sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  14. Ch 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 8 sc, rep from * to last sc, 2 sc in last sc.  Join with sl st to first sc. PLACE MARKER HERE (80 sc)
  15. Ch 1, sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Rep until work from marked round measures 5 inches.
  16. Eyelet round:  Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, *ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in each of next 8 sc, rep from * to last 5 sc, ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in each of last 3 sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  17. Ch 1, sc in each of first 5 sc, *2 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in each of next 8 sc, rep from *, ending with 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in each of last 3 sc.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  18. Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around.  Join with sl st to first sc.
  19. Rep last round twice more.  Fasten off.
  20. Fold your bag like you see in the picture (corners go inward).  Tie it with a cord or ribbon…or make your own by braiding some yarn.

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