The holidays are almost here and if you’re like me, you always go the extra mile when it comes to crochet gifts for those you love. The Snowflake Present Sack is a creative and fun crochet project for the holidays.
This crochet bag pattern is perfect for taking gifts to your relative’s house this season. Just pile in all your thoughtful gifts and go. It’s a great way to have everything in one place so you don’t leave any presents behind.
Or make one as a personalized gift bag. It’s like a second present for the one you love and it’s reusable.
Each Christmas sack is crocheted using the half double crochet stitch with the decorative tapestry stitch to achieve the snowflake design. It has a chain stitch cord with mini pom poms to tie the sacks closed too. This pattern will give you the opportunity to learn some new crochet skills.
The best part is how soft these bags are. They’re made out of Plymouth Encore Worsted yarn. It’s a 3 ply acrylic wool blend. So it’s strong enough to hold your presents and soft to the touch.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Yarn: Encore worsted weight yarn.
Teal Topaz- 600 yds
White- 200 yds
Tools: Scissors, tapestry needle
st = stitch
ch = chain
Sl st = slip stitch
ws= waistcoat stitch
hdc=half double crochet
Waistcoat stitch (ws): Work a sc, but insert hook through the V formed by the legs of the st below instead of through the top two loops.
SPECIAL INFORMATION: The snowflake motif portion of the pattern is worked in a waistcoat stitch, but can also be worked in a regular single crochet. This motif is worked in 20 st repeats, for 5 repeats of the snowflake motif. The chart is read from right to left for each round.
Finish each waistcoat st in the color for the next st. To change from white to teal: with white on hook, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, drop white, yarn over with teal, pull teal through both loops on hook.
FINISHED SIZE: 26” long, 15” wide
Gauge: 10 sts = 3 inches
Foundation Rnd: Ch 46 with teal topaz, make 3 hdc in the first ch. Hdc into each ch, across to last ch, 3 hdc in the last ch. Working down the opposite side of the ch, hdc into each ch, sl st to join in first st. 96 hdc
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st. 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each of next 45 sts. 2 hdc in the next, 1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st. Hdc in each remaining st around, sl st to join in first st. 100 hdc
Rnds 2-24: Ch 1, hdc in each st around.
Rnd 25: With white, ch 1, sc in each st around.
Rnds 26-32: Ch 1, ws in each st around.
For Rnds 33-48, ch 1 and work in waistcoat st around following either written directions or chart for color changes.
Rnd 33 (First rnd of chart): With white, ch 1, waistcoat st in the 1st st and each of the next 4 sts. *with teal make 1 ws, with white make 8 ws, with teal make 1 ws**, with white make 10 ws ; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, with white make 5 ws.
Rnd 34: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 6 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.
Rnd 35: Ch 1, *make 5 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, make 3 ws in teal, make 5 ws in white, repeat from * around.
Rnd 36: Ch 1, *make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 7 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, repeat from * around.
Rnd 37: Ch 1, *make 3 ws in white, make 6 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 6 ws in teal, make 3 ws in white, repeat from * around.
Rnds 38 & 39: Ch 1, *make 4 ws in white, make 5 ws in teal, make 2 ws in white, make 5 ws in teal, make 4 ws in white, repeat from * around
Rnds 40 & 41: Ch 1, *make 9 ws in white, make 2 ws in teal, make 9 ws in white, repeat from * around.
Rnd 42: Repeat rnd 38.
Rnds 43 & 44: Repeat rnd 37.
Rnd 45: Repeat rnd 36.
Rnd 46: Repeat rnd 35.
Rnd 47: Repeat rnd 34.
Rnd 48: Repeat rnd 33.
Fasten off teal and weave in teal ends.
Rnds 49-55: With white, ch 1, ws in each st around.
Rows 56-75: With teal, ch 1, hdc in the 1st st and each st around. Fasten off after the last row and weave in all ends.
Ch 175, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each st across. Fasten off. Thread both tails (on the same side of work) through a tapestry needle, and thread through the top of the bag, about 5 rows from the top. Weave in ends.
Pom Poms (make 2)
Wrap the white yarn around 2 fingers about 150 times, then take another length of yarn and tie it around the center of yarn, between the fingers. Slide the yarn off of fingers and tighten the knot around the center of the pom pom. Tie very tightly, double knotting the yarn. Cut the wrapped ends free, and trim and fluff as needed to get the desired shape. Use the long tails to attach one pom to each end of the tie chain, then thread the tails back into the pom pom and trim to blend.
These Santa Sacks are the perfect touch to any holiday. They’re soft and durable and can hold all of your thoughtful gifts for others. Or stitch one up and fill it with stocking stuffers. Whatever you do, this little sack will be a blast to make and bring joy to those you love.
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