February 22, 2012

Crochet Mini Drawstring Bag


      I was originally trying to make a cute drawstring purse. What I ended up with was a great little bag that can be used for almost anything.

     4.25 mm crochet hook
     worsted weight yarn in your desired color choice
     ribbon that coordinates with the yarn
     stitch marker

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     trc --- triple crochet
     dc --- double crochet
     sk --- skip
     slp st --- slip stitch

     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.
     --- Any color of yarn can be used, but I find that multi-colors give the finished bag an interesting look.
     --- Yarn, rope, or cording can be used in place of the ribbon.


     Rnd 1: ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnd 7: going through the front loops only, 1trc in each front loop around - 36sts
     Rnds 8-15: going through both loops, 1trc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 16 & 17: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 18: 1dc in first st, ch 2, sk next st, 1dc in next st; repeat [ch 2, sk next st, 1dc in next st] to end, ending with ch 2; slip st in first st to join
     Rnd 19: 1sc in first st, 1sc in ch-2 space, 1sc in next st; repeat [1sc in ch-2 space, 1sc in next st] to end - 36sts
     Rnd 20: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 21: 3trc in first st, sk next st, slp st in next st; complete a total of 12 times - 12 shells
     Fasten off; tie off and trim all loose threads.

     Cut two lengths of ribbon 24" long.
     Run one length of ribbon entirely around the bag, weaving it through the gaps created in Rnd 18; tie the ends of ribbon together.
     Run the second length of ribbon the same way, except start in the space directly opposite the first length of ribbon; tie the ends together.
     Trim the ribbon ends if necessary so that they are even.

     Place an object into the bag; cinch closed.
     Tie the drawstrings together and tie into a bow.

     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.


  1. I love this pouch! Great for reusable gift-giving bags!

    1. how did you do the crochet under the entire stitch?

  2. What does "going underneath entire stitch" mean?

    1. Too many people didn't seem to understand "working under entire st". So I re-wrote that section of the pattern. The bag will look the same, but hopefully the pattern is easier for everyone to follow now.

  3. AnonymousMay 14, 2012

    How big is the size of this pouch?

  4. AnonymousJuly 06, 2012

    Mine was about a foot long :/

  5. How big is the bag?

    1. My finished Bags are about 6 inches tall. But if you use a differnt size hook, your make may come out slightly bigger or smaller.

  6. Mine also came out a foot long
    Triple crochets are really large and tall
    what yarn did you use?

    1. I stitch VERY TIGHTLY, so my bag was only about 6-7 inches tall. The yarn I used was Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn. If you keep finding that your bag is still really big, I recommend using a smaller hook and Patons Cotton Yarn.

  7. AnonymousJuly 14, 2016

    I love this. I wanted something to contain coins in for fun. Instead of using trc or dc around, I just used sc all the way for about ~20 rounds so the coins wouldn't slip through. The bag ended up being about 10cm tall, which was the perfect size.

    Thank you for this pattern! <3

  8. What can you use them for ?

  9. What can you use them for ?

  10. I use this pattern to keep all of my dice together. My bags (3) came out about 6 inches tall and look amazing. The holes in the bags are a bit big but I haven't lost any dice yet because of them.