I love giving little Valentine’s Day treats to friends and family, and the Cross My Heart Treat Bag is fun and fast enough I can make a whole bunch! I hope they help you spread the love too!
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The Cross My Heart Treat Bag is made with simple crochet stitches, easy enough for anyone who’s ready to work in the round. And the heart is added cross-stitch style, easy peasy! So you can add any image to your bag you like – like a pumpkin or ghost for Halloween! There are lots of easy small cross-stitch patterns online for inspiration!
Cross My Heart Treat Bag
- US – E, 3.5mm Furls Fiberarts hook
- 32 yds Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% cotton; Worsted/UK: 10 ply/”4″; 186 yds/170 m; 100 grams/3.53 oz)
Color A: Pink – 31 yds per bag
Color B: White – 1 yard per bag
- Clover Stitch Markers
- Yarn needle
- Ribbon (optional) – 9″ length, 3/8″ wide
- Gauge: 1.75″ diameter after Round 5
- Finished Size: 1.75″ diameter x 3″ tall
- Helpful Video Tutorials: Magic Circle; sc (single crochet); hdc (half double crochet); BLO (back loop only); skip (how to skip a stitch); seamless join
- Crochet Abbreviations
NOTE: This pattern is worked in a spiral, with no join at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round to help you keep your place.
Round 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, ch 1, sc 6 in the ring. (6 sts)
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Round 3: *Sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 4: *Sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 5: *Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 6: Hdc in the BLO of each st around. (30 sts)
Round 7 – 14: Hdc in each st around. (30 sts)
Break for Cross-Stitch Section:
Remove hook from active loop and place stitch marker in loop to save place. Working opposite of the active loop, use yarn needle to cross-stitch the heart with Color B onto the fabric of the bag, starting with the bottom stitch in Round 7, and ending with the last row in Round 11. If needed, find more info on cross-stitching HERE. (Moogly tutorial coming soon!)
Resume Crocheting (remove stitch marker from active loop and replace hook in loop):
Round 15: *Ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next st; repeat from * around. (15 ch, 15 hdc)
Round 16: Work 2 hdc in each ch-2 sp around. (30 sts)
Round 17: Hdc in each st around. (30 sts)
Round 18: Sc in the 1st st, sl st in next st, break yarn and seamless join to next st (remaining sts unworked). (2 sts)
Assembly: Thread ribbon through ch-1 sps of Round 15. Alternately, use Color B to make a 9″ long chain to use in place of the ribbon.
And that’s the free crochet pattern for the Cross My Heart Treat Bag! I hope you enjoy making it – for lots of holidays to come! And for your planning purposes – each one holds up to 6 of the pictured candies!
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