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Crochet Gift Bags | 6 Free Patterns

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In this post, you will see Crochet gift bags – 6 free patterns for you to make!

The small goodie bags are made from scrap yarns that are an Aran/worsted/10-ply yarn weight.

You can grab all of the gift bag pattern printable PDFs for a few dollars in my shop here.

Crochet gift bags

Crochet Gift Bags

Take a look at the six free patterns below and choose to make one or all.

Great for an afternoon of crafting, these gift bags work up in a flash, so you can make all 6 in one day!

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You can use any yarn and improvise with whatever you have in your yarn stash.

Crochet gift bags

Great for gift giving!

Perfect for giving small gifts, the festive drawstring bags can fit small presents inside.

You can find the small crochet Christmas goodie bags with crochet letters pattern here.

See what you need to get started for each bag below…

Please note that the patterns are written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here.

1. Crochet Drawstring Bag – Santa Sack Large

Skill Level – Easy

Size – The drawstring bag measures:

  • Base diameter = 4 inches
  • Height – 5.5 inches

Yarn

  • Yarn A – Red yarn – around 30g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn
  • Yarn B – White fluffy yarn – Sirdar snuggly or something similar – scraps around 20g.

Hook

Crochet Hook – Size 5mm (US H/8)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Thread, cord, or yarn for the drawstring
  • Small Clover pom pom maker (3/4 and 1-inch set) for the pom pom decorations

Gauge – 12 stitches, 14 rounds to 10cm/4″

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • RS – Right side

Pattern

For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

The base of the bag – Work in Yarn A

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc
  • Round 7 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the bag – In Yarn A

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in every round (in both loops) – until the bag measures = 4 inches.

You can make the bag as tall as you want.

  • Change to Yarn B – the white fluffy yarn or something similar and work until bag measures 5.5 inches.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The Drawstring Cord

  • With the cord/yarn (around 25 or 30 inches) weave through the bag leaving 2 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 1 inch or 1.5 inches below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.
  • You can add small pom poms to decorate.

2. Crochet Drawstring Bag – Snow Day

Skill Level – Easy

Size – The drawstring bag measures:

  • Base diameter = 4 inches
  • Height – 5.5 inches

Yarn

  • Yarn A – (MC) Grey yarn – around 30g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn.
  • Yarn B – (CC) White yarn – around 15g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn.

Hook

Crochet Hook – Size 5mm (US H/8)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Thread, cord, or yarn for the drawstring.
  • Small buttons or beads for decoration.

Gauge – 12 stitches, 14 rounds to 10cm/4″

Abbreviations

  • CC – Coordinating color
  • CH – Chain
  • MC – Main color
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • Rnd – Round
  • RS – Right side
  • YO – Yarn over

Pattern

For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

The base of the bag – Work in Yarn A (MC)

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM. (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc.
    Round 7 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the bag

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

*To add in the contrast color (CC): insert hook into st, pull up a loop of CC on your hook, YO with MC, and pull through.

  • Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in the round (in both loops) – for 3 inches in Yarn A (MC).
  • Next Rnd – *sc 1 Yarn B (CC), sc 1 Yarn A (MC) – Rep to the end of the round.
  • Next Rnd – Yarn A (MC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • Next Rnd – *sc 1 Yarn A (MC), sc 1 Yarn B (CC) – Rep to the end of the round.
  • Next Rnd – Yarn B (CC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • Next Rnd – *sc 1 Yarn B (CC), sc 1 Yarn A (MC) – Rep to the end of the round.
  • Next Rnd – Yarn B (CC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • Next Rnd – *sc 1 Yarn A (MC), sc 1 Yarn B (CC) – Rep to the end of the round.
  • Next Rnd – Yarn B (CC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • Next Rnd – Yarn B (CC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The Drawstring Cord

  • With the cord/yarn (around 25 or 30 inches) weave through the bag leaving 2 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 1 inch or 1.5 inches below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.
  • You can add small pom poms or buttons/beads and other decorations.

3. Crochet Drawstring Bag – Candy Cane

Skill Level – Easy

Size – The drawstring bag measures:

  • Base diameter = 3.5 inches
  • Height – 5.5 inches

Yarn

  • Yarn A – Red yarn – around 20g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn
  • Yarn B – White yarn – around 20g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn

Hook

Crochet Hook – Size 5mm (US H/8)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Thread/cord or yarn for the drawstring.
  • Small Clover pom pom maker (3/4 and 1-inch set) for the pom pom decoration.

Gauge – 12 stitches, 14 rounds to 10cm/4″

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • RS – Right side

Pattern

For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

The base of the bag – Work in Yarn A

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM (see notes).
    Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
    Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc.
    Round 7 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the bag – In Yarn A

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

  • Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in every round (in both loops) – until the bag measures = 1 inch (3 rounds in red).
  • Change to Yarn B – work 4 rounds of sc.
  • Change to Yarn A – work 4 rounds of sc.
  • Change to Yarn B – work 4 rounds of sc.
  • Change to Yarn A – work 4 rounds of sc.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The Drawstring Cord

  • With the cord/yarn (around 30 or 35 inches) weave through the bag leaving 2 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 1 inch or 1.5 inches below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.
  • You can add small pom poms stitched to the ends of the drawstring cord to decorate.

4. Crochet Drawstring Bag – The Grinch

Skill Level – Easy

Size – The drawstring bag measures:

  • Base diameter = 3 inches
  • Height – 5 inches

Yarn

Green yarn – around 30g /Aran/worsted/10 ply yarn.

Hook

Crochet Hook – Size 5mm (US H/8)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Thread, cord or yarn for the drawstring.
  • Small Clover pom pom maker (3/4 and 1-inch set) for the pom pom decoration.

Gauge – 12 stitches, 14 rounds to 10cm/4″

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • RS – Right side

Pattern

For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

The base of the bag

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM. (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5: sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the bag

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

  • Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in every round (in both loops) – until the bag measures = 5 inches.
  • You can make the bag as tall as you want.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The Drawstring Cord

  • With the cord/yarn (around 25 or 30 inches) weave through the bag leaving 2 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 1 inch or 1.5 inches below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.
  • You can add small pom poms to decorate.

5. Crochet Drawstring Bag – Santa Sack Small

Skill Level – Easy

Size – The drawstring bag measures:

  • Base diameter = 2.2 inches
  • Height – 3.7 inches

Yarn

  • Yarn A – Red yarn – around 20g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn
    Yarn B – White fluffy yarn – Sirdar snuggly or something similar – scraps around 10g.

Hook

Crochet Hook – Size 5mm (US H/8)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

Thread, cord, or yarn for the drawstring.

Gauge – 12 stitches, 14 rounds to 10cm/4″

Abbreviations

  • CH – Chain
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • RS – Right side

Pattern

For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round. There are no turning chains in this pattern.

The base of the bag – Work in Yarn A

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM. (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the bag – In Yarn A

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

  • Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in every round (in both loops) – until the bag measures = 3 inches.
  • You can make the bag as tall as you want.
  • Change to Yarn B – the white fluffy yarn or something similar and work until bag measures 3.7 inches.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The Drawstring Cord

  • With the cord/yarn (around 20 or 26 inches) weave through the bag leaving 2 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 1 inch below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.

6. Crochet Drawstring Bag – Enchanted Forest

Skill Level – Easy

Size – The drawstring bag measures:

  • Base diameter = 4 inches
  • Height – 5 inches

Yarn

  • Yarn A – (MC) Green yarn – around 30g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn.
  • Yarn B – (CC) White yarn – around 15g/aran/worsted/10 ply yarn.

Hook

Crochet Hook – Size 5mm (US H/8)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle

Other Materials

  • Thread, cord, or yarn for the drawstring.
  • Small buttons or beads for decoration.

Gauge – 12 stitches, 14 rounds to 10cm/4″

Abbreviations

  • CC – Coordinating color
  • CH – Chain
  • MC – Main color
  • PM – Place marker
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SS – Slip stitch
  • Rnd – Round
  • RS – Right side
  • YO – Yarn over

Pattern

For the base – Do not turn at the end of the round, but continue working in a spiral, with the right side (RS) always facing.

Keep count of the sts by placing a marker (PM) on the last st of each round.

There are no turning chains in this pattern.

The base of the bag – Work in Yarn A (MC)

  • Make a 4 ch and join with an ss in the first ch to form a ring.
  • Round 1: (RS) – 1 ch; 8 sc in ring (8 sts) PM. (see notes)
  • Round 2: 2 sc in each sc. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: 1 sc in each sc.
  • Round 5: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to end. (36 sts)
  • Round 6: 1 sc in each sc.
    Round 7 – sc all the sts into the back loop only.

The body of the bag

*Please note – keep the marker to denote which is the beginning/end of the round.

*To add in the contrast color (CC): insert hook into st, pull up a loop of CC on your hook, YO with MC, and pull through.

  • 1st Rnd – Continue to work in a spiral – sc all of the sts in the round (in both loops) – for 1 round in Yarn A (MC).
  • 2nd Rnd – *sc 1 Yarn B (CC), sc 1 Yarn A (MC) – Rep to the end of the round.
  • 3rd Rnd – Yarn A (MC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • 4th Rnd – *sc 1 Yarn A (MC), sc 1 Yarn B (CC) – Rep to the end of the round.
  • 5th Rnd – Yarn A (MC) only – work 1 round of sc.
  • Rep rounds 2-5 until piece measures 5 inches, ending with round 5.
  • Finish the last st with an ss and cut the yarn.
  • Secure and weave in the ends.
  • Weave in all other loose ends.

The Drawstring Cord

  • With the cord/yarn (around 25 or 30 inches) weave through the bag leaving 2 sts (or holes) between stitches.
  • About 1 inch or 1.5 inches below the top of the bag.
  • Pull together and tie in a bow to close the bag.
  • You can add small pom poms or buttons/beads and other decorations.
Christmas Crochet gift bag in grey and white yarn

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