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Christmas Gift Bag

Posted on November 23, 2007

Need a quick little Christmas gift bag? Check out this cute crocheted gift bag made from recycled plastic grocery bags.

Gift Bag Candy

I added a bit of fun fur on the drawstring and a candy cane to complete this unique bag. You can be creative and add trim around the top edge or just tie a bow as shown below.

Gift Bag

This gift bag measures 6 inches wide by 8 inches long with a drawstring closure. Fill your gift bag with candy or maybe even a handcrafted item. Either way it’s a wonderful eco-friendly gift idea that can be reused after Christmas as a little ditty bag or even as a small handbag.

Free Crocheted Recycled Gift Bag Pattern

Materials needed:
One ball of plastic bag yarn aka plarn cut into 1 inch strips
Small amount of fun fur for drawstring (approx. 40 inches long)

Hook:
N (9 mm) size crochet hook for bag and smaller hook for drawstring

Description: Gift Bag
Bag measures 6 inches wide and 8 inches long

Directions:
Ch 3, join with a Sl St to form a ring.

Rnd 1
Ch 2, Hdc in same st, work 7 Hdc in ring. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2. (8 sts)

Rnd 2
Ch 2, Hdc in same st, work 2 Hdc in ea st. (16 sts)

Rnd 3
Ch 2, Hdc in same st, Hdc in next st, * 2 Hdc in next st, Hdc in next st. *
Repeat between * to complete rnd. (24 sts)

Rnd 4
Ch 2, Hdc in same st, Hdc in next 3 sts, then 2 Hdc in next st. * Hdc in next 3 sts, then 2 Hdc in next st. * Repeat between * to complete rnd.

Rnd 5 – 6
Ch 2, Hdc in ea st around bag. Join with a Sl St to top of Ch 2.

Rnd 7
Ch 1, Hdc in ea st around. Do not connect at end of rounds anymore, just continue working Hdc’s in ea st. Mark beginning of round so you do know your starting point for ea rnd.

Rnd 8 – 14
Continue working Hdc’s in ea st around bag.

Rnd 15
Ch 1, Hdc in ea of the next 2 sts. * Ch1, Sk next st, work 1 Hdc in ea of the next 2 sts. *
Repeat between * to complete rnd and join with a Sl St to top of Ch 1.

Rnd 16
Hdc in ea st and in Ch spaces around entire rnd. Join with a Sl St to top of 1st Hdc of rnd.

Rnd 17
Hdc in ea st around. Join with a Sl St to top of 1st Hdc of rnd.

Rnd 18
Work 4 Hdc in next st, * Sk next st, Sc in next st, then 4 Hdc in next st. *
Repeat between * to complete rnd. Sl St to top of 1st Hdc of rnd.

(Tip: If needed adjust final sts so rnd ends with scallops even and spaces. Skip or delete sts as needed so your edge comes out even.)

FO and weave under ends.

Drawstring:
Using a smaller hook ( H or J), Ch to create a 38 inch long drawstring using plarn and one strand of fun fur held together.

Thread your drawstring through eyelets on bag at rnd 15.
Tie ends together and weave under ends on drawstring.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Plarn – Plastic Bag Yarn
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sk – Skip
St – Stitch

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2007-2010

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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21 Responses to “Christmas Gift Bag”

  1. Sister Diane
    Nov 24, 2007

    Fabulous, fabulous use of red-and-white holiday season plastic bags! That eyelash yarn really adds a nice touch.


  2. Cindy
    Nov 24, 2007

    Sister Diane:
    Thanks for your kind comments and for stopping by.


  3. Andrea
    Nov 24, 2007

    These are really cute! Do you use ordinary carrier bags bacause the bags never seem to show the writing which is on so many different carriers now?


  4. Cindy
    Nov 24, 2007

    Andrea:
    Yes, these are just plastic retail bags. These had red writing but you could use another color or white ones. Just make sure yours aren’t the biodegradable ones that will fall apart in a few months.


  5. Gizmo
    Nov 24, 2007

    Great idea!


  6. meghnak
    Nov 24, 2007

    Hi Cindy,
    These are so sweet and wonderful looking! They sound like great gifts too!


  7. Gina Malone
    Nov 25, 2007

    Wow! I would have never have thought of this use for plastic bags. A very creative way to make a personalized gift bag.


  8. Nan Genereux
    Nov 26, 2007

    So clever – Love the gift bag idea!


  9. Jen / domestika
    Nov 26, 2007

    Love it! This scores big on cuteness, green-ness, frugality, creativity… and all those good things. I’m seeing all those saved-up scraps of ribbon I’ve got, for the drawstrings… Thanks for the how-to.


  10. AntiBarbie
    Nov 28, 2007

    Every time I stop by your bags keep on getting cuter! I totally adore this one!


  11. Nan Genereux
    Nov 30, 2007

    Hi Cindy, I just wanted to take this chance to let you know I appreciated the traffic I got from you for the contest, I received a few entries because of it!! The results are posted and ready to be voted on, Thanks again!


  12. fazendoarte
    Dec 01, 2007

    hi!

    this is very very cute
    i admire your work!

    and thanks to put your comment in my blog in Portuguese
    you’re very elegant and kind

    and thanks to vote in my purse in NANNY’s challenge
    i do it using milk box and plastic bags i put a how-to about it in my blog
    automatic translators are not good but if you want to see it here.

    Tchau
    Maria


  13. Stephanie
    Dec 03, 2007

    Another great project!


  14. HowToMe
    Dec 03, 2007

    That’s just plain cute! Nice job!


  15. pat
    Dec 07, 2007

    This is a wonderful idea, I made mine smaller for those small packages
    that are always hard to wrap.
    Thanks Pat


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  19. Elliot Russell
    Aug 12, 2010

    Christmas is nearing again gotta prepare some great Christmas Gifts,-“


  20. krysten
    Nov 06, 2010

    i love these little bags so much! i love getting patterns and ideas from your site! i’m making these out of green produce bags with the red fun fur for a red and green look and they are adorable! thanks again 🙂


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