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Crochet Gift Ideas: Mini Crochet Drawstring Bag

Crochet scrap yarn projects that people will actually love!

When a pattern is great for crochet gift ideas, super easy, quick to make AND is great for crochet scrap yarn projects, ANND is so cute and useful for absolutely anyone, I get excited. So of course, this mini crochet drawstring bag pattern has me so excited!

First off, it’s obviously getting to be time for holidays and the gifting that comes with them. I know, you swore you’d start early after the last year on your handmade gift ideas, but the time flew by and now you’re getting short on time.

Don’t worry, this mini crochet drawstring bag pattern will work up so fast, you’ll have time to make everyone one without much stress. The best part to me is, you probably have a ton of crochet scrap yarn just siting there. Too little to use but too much to throw away.

finished mini crochet drawstring bag

As far as crochet scrap yarn projects go, this mini crochet drawstring bag is so perfect. You don’t have to make a sweater in someone’s favorite color scheme and size, you just have to make them a super cute little bag in colors they’ll enjoy.

Leaves you with a lot more options.

As far as crochet gift ideas when you’re pressed for time, you can’t beat this little bag. Doesn’t everyone need to carry stuff? DEFINITELY! It’s such a basic human need, and everyone will appreciate an extra cute little bag, even if they already have one!

Best of all, it was handmade by you with love! That’s the real gift. A handy little crochet drawstring pouch just carries it for you 💖

If you’re looking for more crochet gift ideas, check out some of these below. They’re really simple, cute, fun as well as FREE crochet gift patterns for all kinds of occasions.

1 Crochet Coaster / 2 Crochet Slippers / 3 Crochet Basket

more options for crochet gift ideas

If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along, be sure to scroll down to the bottom

Materials

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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • REP = repeat
  • ” = inches

Skill: Easy

Crochet Bag Measurements: 10″ Circumference X 5″ Tall

Crochet Mini Drawstring Bag Pattern

Note: Place the stitch marker into the first stitch in each round

Round 1 (Color A): Make a magic ring then, ch 1 (do not count as a st), 12 dc into the same ring sp, sl st into the first dc. Total of 12 dc

Round 2 (Color A): ch 2 (do not count as a st), 2 dc into each st around, sl st into the first dc. Total of 24 dc

Round 3 (Color A): ch 2 (do not count as a st), 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into next st, *2 dc into next st, 1 dc into next st* REP from *TO* around, sl st into the first dc. Total of 36 dc

Round 4 (Color A): ch 2 (do not count as a st), 2 dc into first st, 1 dc into each of next 2 st, *2 dc into next st, 1 dc into each of next 2 st* REP from *TO* around, sl st into the first dc then cut the yarn. Total of 48 dc

Round 5 (Color A): ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into same st *ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into next st* REP from *TO* until you have 1 st left, ch 1, sk the last st. Total of 24 sc and 24 ch sp

Round 6 (Color A): sk the first sc, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, *sk next sc, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around. Total of 24 sc and 24 ch sp

Round 7 – Round 27: REP Round 6

The end of round 27 cut the yarn and weave all the ends

Drawstring

For the drawstring we’re going to make two pieces exactly the same, I used color B. You can make it as long as you like, just make more chains. Make sure your drawstring is long enough to wrap around your pouch and tie into a knot.

I made a ch about 14″ long and then cut the yarn.

Thread the drawstring into the bag at the side in round 22. Weave the drawstring through each stitch all the way around the pouch. We will repeat the same with the second drawstring starting from the opposite side so there are drawstrings placed evenly on both sides of the bag. Make sure that the drawstrings are at the sides of the bag, then tie a knot in the ends and weave all the ends.

HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS MINI DRAWSTRING POUCH

If you’ve made it this far, congrats! You made a cute crochet mini drawstring bag, and you’re one step closer to making your crochet gift ideas a reality. You should celebrate! 🎉 😊