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
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.