The Little Bow Gift Bag is a handy little container to fill with whatever goodies you like to give – and the bow is how it stays cleverly closed! A handy dandy lil’ stash buster that you can use year after year to bring holiday cheer – and a free crochet pattern on Moogly!
Disclaimer: Materials for this pattern were provided by Yarnspirations.
Part of the 2021 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along
I’m so excited to share the pattern for the Little Bow Gift Bag as part of the 2021 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along on Crochet Along Central!
How the 2021 Holiday Stashdown CAL Works
Every Monday and Thursday from October 4 through December 16, 2021, This CAL features a free crochet pattern by a different designer. Each pattern is a one-skein project, or a stash buster/scrappy project, so you can work from your own existing yarn stash to make a great winter holiday gift, decoration, or wrap. If you’d like to go ahead and buy some yarn just for the project, we won’t stop you! We love yarn as much as you do.
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How To Join the 2021 Holiday Stashdown CAL
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A Quick Stash Buster for a Special Gift
The Little Bow Gift Bag uses less than 100 yards of yarn, and you can easily change the yarn and hook size to make all different sizes of bags!
This little container is just the right size to fill with gift cards, treats, or small gifts for someone special. Or you can make a bunch to create your own holiday countdown calendar!
And while I made it in red and white, it’s green! Because you can use this baggie year after year after year. Made with Red Heart Super Saver (or whatever hardy yarn is in your stash), it will stand up to decades of gift-giving, and will wash up with ease if needed.
Little Bow Gift Bag
US-K. 6.5 mm hook – Susan Bates
75 yds Red Heart Super Saver
(4-Worsted; 100% acrylic; 198 g/7 oz, 333 m/364 yds)
Color A: Cherry Red
Color B: White
Gauge: 3 sc x 3 rows = 1″ with yarn held doubled
Finished Size: approx 2.5″ square at base, 4″ tall excluding handle
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This pattern begins with Rows, and switches to Rounds.
YARN IS HELD DOUBLED THROUGHOUT THE PATTERN
Little Bow Gift Bag Instructions:
Row 1: With Color A, held doubled, ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch to end; turn. (7 sc)
Rows 2 – 6: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, sc 6 across sides of rows, sc in bottom of each foundation ch, sc 6 across sides of rows; join. (26 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with Color B, held doubled.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st aroun; join with Color A, held doubled.
Rnds 12 and 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with Color B, held doubled. Break Color A.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, hdc in each st around; join.
Rnd 16: Ch 1, hdc in first 6 sts, ch 20 (or to desired handle length), sl st in last hdc made, hdc in next 11 sts, ch 4, skip 4 sts, hdc in last 5 sts; join and finish off. Weave in ends.
Row 1: With Color A, held doubled, ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch to end; turn. (7 sts)
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, sc in next st, hdc in last 3 sts; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, sc in next st, hdc in last 3 sts. Break yarn leaving a long tail. Weave in ends, leaving long tails at center of bow uncut.
Fold center of bow into Z shape, and use long tails to wrap around center and secure. Sew to Rnd 16 on inside of bag, opposite the ch-4 opening (see image below).
To use, fill bag and then slip bow through ch-4 opening to close.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Are you looking for more holiday crochet patterns? You can browse all my patterns on Moogly or Ravelry – and check out some of my most recent designs: Santa Cloth Dishcloth; Gnome Candy Ornaments; Nordic Star Pouch; and Velvet and Fur Christmas Stocking!
If the Little Bow Gift Bag pattern inspires you and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! And send in your finished photos to [email protected] to have them featured in the Moogly email newsletter!
THE FINE PRINT
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