Santa’s Bag Gift Bag

Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest1Share on Reddit0

Crochet This Cute Santa’s Bag For Holiday Giving.

Turn this into a gift bag and get creative with your holiday gift giving.   This is much better than wrapping paper for that special gift for that special someone.  Especially if that someone is a crafter that likes to crochet!

You could also weight the bottom and put pine branches or other greenery and use it as a decor piece.  Use your imagination to add a special touch this Christmas.  Follow the directions below to create your own Santa Bag.

Santa Bag 2

Santa Pants Drawstring Purse

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the colors red and black for the main part of the purse. For the drawstring, I used Red Heart Super Saver in white. For the top trim of the purse and pom pom balls on the drawstrings I used Red Heart Baby Clouds in the color white. For the belt buckle I used Sinfonia cotton yarn in yellow.

Starting at the bottom of the purse with the color red using a G hook, Form a magic ring or ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: 7 sc into ring. (Do not join. Continue onto next row. mark rows as you go to keep track.) (7 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc into each sc around. (14 st)
Rnd 3: Sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (21 st)
Rnd 4: Sc into next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (28 st)
Rnd 5: Sc into next 3 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (35 st)
Rnd 6: Sc into next 4 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (42 st)
Rnd 7: Sc into next 5 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (49 st)
Rnd 8: Sc into next 6 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (56 st)
Rnd 9-16: Sc into each sc around. (56 st) Sl st in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends. Using black join with a sl st and ch 1. This will start the Santa belt.
Rnd 17-21: Sc into each each sc around. (56 st) **Remember to not join rows unless it is stated to do so and to mark rows as you go so you do not lose track.** Sl st in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends. Switch back to red by joining with a sl st. Ch 1.
Rnd 22-31: Sc into each sc around. (56 st) Sl st into next st and fasten off. Weave in ends. Using White Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn, start with a sl st and ch 3. *sk next sc and hdc in next sc. Ch1 * Repeat from * all the way around. (28 hdc and ch 1 sp) Ch 1 **You have just completed the eyelet row for the weaving of the drawstrings**
Rnd 32: Sc into same st as sl st, *2 sc in ch sp, sc into next hdc.* Repeat from * around ending rnd with 2 sc into sp. (84 st) Ch 1.
Rnd 33: Sc into each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (84 st)

Drawstrings (Make 2)

Using a G hook, Ch 100, using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the color white. Fasten off. Weave one drawstring into the eyelet st all the way around. Tie both ends of the drawstring together into a knot. Do the same for the other drawstring on the opposite side of the eyelet row.

Santa Belt Buckle

Rnd 1: Using a F size hook, Ch 20. Sl st to beg ch. Ch 1 sc in first st and in next 4 st. 2 sc into next st. Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc into next st. Sc into the next 3 st, 2 sc in the last st. Sl st to beg sc. Ch 1. (24 st around. 2 sc in each corner)
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc and in next 4 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 3 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in the next 3 sc. 2 sc in the next 2 sc. Sl st to first sc. Ch 1. (32 st around. 4 sc in each corner)
Rnd 3: Sc in first sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 7 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next sc. Join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew onto the front of the belt. **I sewed it onto the center of the belt where I switched colors from red to black and then back to red again.**
Using White, Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn; begin wrapping around your four fingers 30 times. Cut the yarn, and using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in white, Tie a knot to the center and cut, leaving enough yarn to fasten to the end of the drawstrings. Trim the ends down to form a pom pom ball. You can leave them large or small depending on your preference. Fasten to the drawstring.

Our Thanks to Lindsay at Crochetdlane.blogspot.com for creating and sharing this piece.  Go here for the original webpage and check out Lindsay’s blog for lots more cute ideas!

Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest1Share on Reddit0