Free Nick of Time Gift Bag Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com


From RedHeart.com

Nick of Time Gift Bag

Special gifts require special wrappings, and this easy-to-crochet gift bag gives you that look. The glint of metallic thread adds to the presentation.

Pattern #: LW3199

Designed by: Michele Wilcox

Project Type: Seasonal, Christmas, Bag

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:
  • RED HEART® Holiday®: 1 ball 6040 Green/Silver
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Yarn needle
Gauge: Widest part across 2 shells = 2½” (6 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Bag measures 8” x 10” (20 x 25 cm)
Front and Back (Alike)

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 30; dc in 6th ch from hook, * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn.

Rows 2-16: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), skip first dc and next ch-1, dc in next dc, * skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 **, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end at **; skip next ch, dc in next ch; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 16.
Side Panel

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 7; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 6 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next 5 sc; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 5 dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Rows 4-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off at end of Row 58.

With wrong sides of panel and front together, join yarn in upper corner of front; ch 1, sc evenly through both layers down side edge, 3 sc in corner, sc across bottom edge, 3 sc in corner, and sc evenly up next edge. Fasten off.

Repeat for back. Weave in ends.
Handle (Make 2)

Ch 30; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Sew in place as shown.

Weave in ends.
ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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