Gift Card Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern by DivineDebris.com
Gift Card Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern by DivineDebris.com

Ah! Those who celebrate or sell their crafts I’m sure you know just how I feel, because the holiday season is fully upon us and I hope you’re all prepared. I know that I started months ago, getting the gifts for my relatives together. See, I’m one of those people who gets so behind that people have been known to receive Groundhog Day gifts from me. Yep, I’ve been that far behind before. It also doesn’t help that I don’t live near family so I don’t feel the pressure to stick to a time table. I’m great with deadlines, as long as they exist.
Not this year, though. I’m on top of things. However, my mother just wanted a gift card, which is nice because that’s super easy. I can’t send just a gift card, though, can I? What kind of crocheter would I be? Only kidding. I wanted her to feel special though so I sad down last week and worked out a design for this candy cane inspired gift card drawstring bag. It’s pretty easy, once you get the color changing down. Or you could do it one color, or alternate rows of colors. I think when I get a chance I’m going to make this into a huge bag. Who doesn’t love a large drawstring bag for, I don’t know… yarn?

Material:

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted/ size #4/ medium weight yarn
  • Tapestry/ yarn needle

Gauge:Ravelry link

  • 4.5” x 4.5” = 19 dcs x 9 rows

Terms/ stitches used:

  • Magic circle
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round with a slip st into the first st of a row following the last st.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of some rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Color A is red and color B is white in the photos.
  • The bottom of the bag is in all red, white isn’t used in the pattern until row 6.
  • Don’t fasten off after the colors, just carry the yarn around, sc around the not active color. Here’s some About.com info on it.
  • If you’re following the pattern and including the color changes, please read carefully. Overall, you’re just doing colors A and B in sections of 5 scs- which rotates around. The first and the last sections change, as you go through the rows.
  • To make this bag bigger, just add more increase rows and make the sides taller, it’s very simple. 🙂
  • I know the pictures don’t show it, but the card actually fits down inside the bag and you can cinch it closed.

Finished measurements:

  • Height: 4.5″ – 5″
  • Width: 3.5″ – 4″
Gift Card Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern by DivineDebris.com
Gift Card Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern Instructions:
Color A: Row 1: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 times into the circle, slip st into the first sc to secure – 6 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, *sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 12 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc twice into the next st, * sc into the next st, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure- 18 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 24 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, sc twice into the next st, *sc once into the next 3 sts, sc twice into the next st,* repeat from * to * 4 more times, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs
Note: the next row is worked into the back loop only all the way around. 
Row 6: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 4 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 7: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 3 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next st, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 8: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 2 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next st 2 sts, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 9: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next st, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 3 sts, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 10: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 4 sts, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 11: Color B: Ch 1, sc into the same st a join and into the next 4 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color B, 15 Color A)
Row 12: Color B: Ch 1, sc into the same st a join and into the next 3 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next st, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color B, 15 Color A)
Row 13:  Color B: Ch 1, sc into the same st a join and into the next 2 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 2 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color B, 15 Color A)
Row 14: Color B: Ch 1, sc into the same st a join and into the next st, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 3 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color B, 15 Color A)
Row 15: Color B: Ch 1, sc into the same st a join, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 4 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color B, 15 Color A)
Row 16: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 4 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, slip st into the first st to secure – 30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 17: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 3 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next st, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 18: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 2 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next st 2 sts, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 19: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next st, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 3 sts, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Row 20: Color A: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 5 sts, Color B: sc into the next 5 sts, Color A: sc into the next 4 sts, slip st into the first st to secure –  30 scs (15 Color A, 15 Color B)
Color A: Row 21: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc into the next st, ch 1, skip the next st, *dc into the next 2 sts, ch 1, skip the next st,* repeat from * to * 8 more times, slip st into the first dc to secure – 20 dcs
Fasten off with both colors. Weave in all your ends.

Gift Card Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern by DivineDebris.com
Gift Card Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern by DivineDebris.com

For the draw string:
Ch 65 and fasten off. Pull tight on the final ch and create a knot.
Weave this through the ch 1 spaces on row 21. I created a bow, by just tying the ch but you can add pom poms or tassels if you’d like. It’s up to you!

Viola Sorta Slouch Hat Pattern by DivineDebris.com
Viola Sorta Slouch Hat Pattern by DivineDebris.com

Well, I hope you like this pattern and get a lot of use out of it. I made these two here and have already given them away, to my mother and grandmother respectively.
In other news, I released another Viola pattern- the Viola Sorta Slouchy Hat. Instructions come in 18″, 21″, and 22″ and in two band styles- so you can make the adorable button flap design or the very in-style bonnet design. This pattern will be on sale for $2.12 until December 21st!
Also, my Ariel Hooded Cowl has been released as an exclusive design for Happily Hooked Magazine!

 

Is pattern is linked to the Linky Ladies Community Link Party #30, Oombawka Design’s Link and Share Wednesday, Hookin’ on Hump Day #109, GSHeller’s Yarn Along, Fiber Tuesday #39,

For Those Who Do Cards

2 thoughts on “For Those Who Do Cards

  • December 16, 2015 at 11:48 am
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    This is fun! I’m not buying any new Christmas cards, decorations or wrappings for at least the next few years. I was thinking of making some reusable fabric gift bags next year but these are great too! And I have SO MUCH white and red yarn LOL. 🙂 I’ll have to add these to the list! 🙂

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