Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Tutorial - Crocheted Treasure Bag

These darling bags were a HIT as Abigail's birthday party take-home favors.  So I thought I'd share the pattern with you. =)


I used Rico Creative Cotton (Lucy Pack) and a size 4.5mm Susan Bates crochet hook.

Round 1:  
Chain 5 and join together to form a circle with a slipstitch.
Chain 3 (equals a DC), 11 DC into circle.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
12 DC total.

Round 2:
Chain 3 (equals a DC).
DC into same stitch.
2 DC into each stitch all the way around.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
24 DC total.

Round 3:  
Chain 3 (equals a DC).
DC into same stitch.
** 1 DC into next stitch.  2 DC into next stitch.
Repeat from ** all the way around.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
36 DC total.

Round 4:  
Chain 3 (equals a DC).
DC into same stitch.
** 1 DC into next 2 stitches.  2 DC into next stitch.
Repeat from ** all the way around.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
48 DC total.
Cut yarn and pull through slip stitch to secure.

The base of the bag is done.  You will no longer increase in each row but work around evenly to form the sides of the bag.

Round 5: 
Attach new color by slip stitching into any stitch.
Chain 3 (equals 1 DC).
DC into each stitch all the way around.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
48 DC total

Round 6:
Chain 3 (equals 1 DC).
DC into each stitch all the way around.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
48 DC total
Cut yarn and pull through slip stitch to secure.

Repeat Round 5 & 6 three more times, changing colors at the beginning of Round 5 so that stripes are formed.

A picture is worth a thousand words.  =)


Round 13:
Attach new color by slip stitching into any stitch.
Chain 3 (equals 1 DC).
DC into each stitch all the way around.
Join round by slip stitching last DC to top of first DC (chain 3).
48 DC total

Border:
I'm very partial, as you know, to a scalloped border, so that's what I did as the last row.  You may do the same or change it to whatever border you fancy.  A picot or v-stitch border would look very nice!

Drawstring:
Crochet a string 60 chains long.  I tried all sorts of numbers -- 50 is too short and 75 is too long.  =)  Thread it over and under through the last row of DCs.  Knot ends together.  Add some beads if you have them handy.


They don't take much time to make -- perhaps an hour each.  =)  Fill the bag with little goodies and you have sweet and thoughtful present ... Mother's Day, Teacher Gifts, Shower Favor, or Just Because.

Happy Hooking!

Erin

Edited 8/9/11 - Correction made in Round 4!

11 comments:

Hazel said...

They are so sweet Erin. Thanks for the pattern. You have made it really clear. x

kim said...

adorable! Now if only you could convert that to knitting . . . :)

Shanti said...

Pretty nice!!! I'm sure the girls were really happy!

BumbleBri said...

This is so precious! They make perfect little gifts for both little boys and girls :)

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness! I love thoes little bags. I recently found your blog and really enjoy your post. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I haven't crocheted in 20 years and thought I had forgot. I can't wait to try this pattern. I'm so excited!

elnorac said...

Ooooh, I so love these! Found them through Pinterest but in a roundabout way, so I'm gonna pin them straight up. Thanks for sharing the tute!

megthered said...

I am going to make these for my grand daughters and put little amigurami (?) animals inside. I might also make one or my 5 year old grandson, with something like a snake inside (he loves snakes!)

Anonymous said...

Love it except there are no instructions for the shell border????

AlaskaTigger21 said...

Super cute! Can't wait to make some of these for my kiddos as stocking stuffers for Christmas- Thanks for sharing! :)

Marjolijn said...

Thanks so much for this pattern! I'm starting crochet again after years of embroidery addiction :) and my 10 year old girl loves it too.
This is a nice little project for the both of us!

Hugs
Marjolijn

Anonymous said...

The project is lovely, thank you for sharing ^^. The pattern was easy to follow .. i did it using two shades of blue .. as for the border i did shells =]

Have a nice day,
Noor

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