Yay For Snowflakes!

Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Happy Monday everyone! I told you when I posted a couple weeks ago that I was going to be posting again on a Monday this month, and here it is! This one is for the Holiday Stashdown CAL and it’s so freaking awesome! It started in September runs through December 10th with a whole bunch of designs by some of my favorite designers. I’m so jazzed to be included. And a huge thank you to LoveCrochet/ LoveKnitting for sponsoring this CAL, I loved getting to use the Simply Aran, it’s a gorgeous yarn. 😀
I talked a bit about this on my blog round up post – it’s wild for me to be included. I’ve been writing these weekly patterns and maintaining my blog for a long time and it wasn’t until recently that I’ve been feeling better about all of it. Before I felt like I was treading water – comfortably making patterns but not getting very far – but lately I’ve had amazing designers reach out to work with me (ME!) and even heard from yarn companies. I still feel so surprised and delighted to be included with these amazing designers. I feel like the new kid, just trying to figure out what I’m doing, and just getting to hang out with all these absolutely talented people just makes me feel inspired and out-classed at the same time. Hopefully I’ll get over that feeling one of these days, but who knows.
Anyway… enough about me and my crazy feelings.
This week’s design is in keeping with the holiday theme – for the Stashdown. I wanted to make something that would be useful to people, a little bag that you could use to give giftcards, coffee mug cozies, candy, or anything you could think of. You could even skip the Top section and add a long strap and used it as a tiny purse. It’s totally up to you. I personally used mine to carry lipsticks (I took like 6 different colors for a week long trip because yarn isn’t the only thing I collect 😉 ) when I went out a trip last week, it’s nice to cinch up the end and throw it in my suitcase. I think small bags like this are like baskets, you can never have too many. I can’t wait to see your photos for this project! And this design is my snowflake that I’m so very fond of. I’ve used it a few times already and you’ll definitely see more of it before Winter is over. It’s just so pretty, ya know?
I really do hope you love this pattern and give it a try! I can’t wait to see your photos. 😀


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Materials

  • US G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Pompom maker (optional)

Gauge

  • 15 rows x 19 scs = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/stitches used

  • RS: right side (side that faces out)
  • Rnd: round
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Dc: Double crochet

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st of the row.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked from the bottom up in 4 sections – the Bag, the Top, the Closing, and the Cord.
  • You’re going to need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses will tell you how many single crochets to make.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out this helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • You need to know how to work into the back loop only (BLO) for this pattern. At the end of the row, slip st into both loops, this will help keep your seam straight.
  • In the photos: color A is dark blue (Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Sailor Blue), color B is white (Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran  in Paper White), and color C is light blue (Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Dolphin Blue).

Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Finished product dimensions (approx)
Diameter: 6.75″ – 7″ Height: 8” – 8.5” 

Pattern instructions

Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

– Bag –
Rnd 1: A: Ch 64, slip st to form a ring. *do not twist this ring* Ch 1, sc into the next 64 chs, slip st into the first st – 64 sc

Note:

  • Every stitch in the Bag section is a single crochet, because of this the directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • Rnds 2 – 27 are worked into the back loop only.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Rnd 2: A: Ch 1, (64), slip st into the first st – 64 scs
Rnd 3: B: Ch 1, (1), A: (3), *B: (1), A: (3),* repeat from * to * 14 more times, slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 4: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (1), *A: (1), B: (1),* repeat from * to * 30 more times, slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 5: A: Ch 1, (2), B: (1), *A: (3), B: (1),* repeat from * to * 14 more times, A: (1), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rnds 6 – 7: A: Ch 1, (64), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 8: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (1), A: (5), B: (1), *A: (9), B: (1), A: (5), B: (1),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 9: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), *A: (9), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 10: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (3), A: (1), B: (3), *A: (9), B: (3), A: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Fasten off color A.

Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Rnd 11: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (3), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (3), *C: (3), B: (3), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 12: C: Ch 1, (3), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3), *C: (5), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 13: C: Ch 1, (4), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3), *C: (7), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (3), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 14: C: Ch 1, (7), B: (3), *C: (13), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (6), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 15: C: Ch 1, (4), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3), *C: (7), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (3), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 16: C: Ch 1, (3), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3), *C: (5), B: (3), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (1), C: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (2), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 17: C: Ch 1, (2), B: (3), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (3), *C: (3), B: (3), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (2), C: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, C: (1), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Fasten off color C.
Rnd 18: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (3), A: (1), B: (3), *A: (9), B: (3), A: (1), B: (3),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 19: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), *A: (9), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 20: A: Ch 1, (5), B: (1), A: (5), B: (1), *A: (9), B: (1), A: (5), B: (1),* repeat from * to * twice more, A: (4), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rnds 21 – 22: A: Ch 1, (64), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 23: B: Ch 1, (1), A: (3), *B: (1), A: (3),* repeat from * to * 14 more times, slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 24: A: Ch 1, (1), B: (1), *A: (1), B: (1),* repeat from * to * 30 more times, slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Rnd 25: A: Ch 1, (2), B: (1), *A: (3), B: (1),* repeat from * to *14 more times, A: (1), slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rnds 26 – 27: A: Ch 1, (64), slip st into the first st – 64 sc

-Top-
Note: the next 2 rows are worked into both loops.
Rnd 28: A: Ch 3 (counts as a dc here), dc into the next st, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts, *dc into the next 2 sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 14 more times, slip st into the top of the ch 3 – 32 dc, 16 ch-2 spaces
Fasten off color B.
Rnd 29: C: Ch 1, sc into the same st as join and into the next 63 sts, slip st into the first st – 64 sc
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

-Closing-
With the right side facing you, fold your whole bag in half so that your seam is going down the back. Create a slipknot on your hook and sc into both sides at the same time of the next 32 sts – 32 sc
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Snowflakes Drawstring Gift Bag free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

-Cord-
With color C: Ch 80, fasten off. Create a slipknot on your hook, slip st into each ch of your previous 80 chs, fasten off. This will create a nice sturdy cord. Use the ends to secure your pompoms to your bag. Or you can disguise the ends by making tassels. Another option is to create a braided cord like the one I made on my Big Kiss Bag. Make sure you weave your cord back and forth through the ch-2 sections before you add your tassels or pompoms.

Tada! There it is. I hope you really love this pattern. I had a fun time designing the bag, even though I frogged it like 4 times before I came to a design I really liked. This is such a quick project you could have it done with a couple days work and be ready to give it to a neighbor or teacher by the end of the week, full of some goodies.
See ya next week! <3

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