My Year of Projects goal is to make 25 different crochet bags, using a variety of patterns. This week I completed one gift bag, but I didn’t use a pattern on the list. Instead I made my own pattern inspired by the pattern of the two crochet bags that I made last week. I will probably crochet a chain to use as a drawstring on this, either in a blue or green yarn, although I have some extra ribbon remnants around, too, and I just haven’t decided what’s right for it. I may wait until I actually put a little gift in it to decide what ribbon is right.

This is what the bag looks like if it’s stuffed with a glass, which I did to give me a good idea of what it will look like when it has a gift in it. :) The top is the right side here.


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  1. I really like the texture on this bag, it looks both really eye-pleasing-interesting and pleasantly squishy, too.

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks @Kathleen – I’m playing with a stitch combination that places sc next to tc so that the tc kind of folds in and pops out to create a textured piece. And yes, it’s squishy! :)

  2. Your latest bag is lovely – what is the stitch/pattern called?

    • Kathryn Reply

      @Dorothy – I have no idea if there’s a name for the stitch. It’s basically a repeat of a sc, dc, tc throughout the row. The sc next to the tc creates the texture.

  3. Hand2Heart Reply

    Good job – I’m also working on little bags, but recycling crochet onto cloth.

    • Kathryn Reply

      @Hand2Heart – Cool, I’m going to go check out your blog for the first time now!

  4. MindingMyOwnStiches Reply

    Cute! Tumblers and whatever else is close at hand often serve as propping to model knitted goods around here too!

    • Kathryn Reply

      @MindingMyOwnStitches – I’m eventually going to have an organized little area with various props that make doing quick photography easier and still looking good. But this works. :)

  5. Sandycrochet Reply

    Love the idea of gift bags which re reusable…very green.

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks @Sandycrochet – People seem to enjoy them when they get them, too. And since I’m terrible at gift wrapping it’s a winner all around. :)

  6. You are really doing well on getting your YoP done. Lovely bag.

  7. Annie Chen Reply

    Wow you are getting tricky! Two bags into one? I think that counts double!

  8. Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch Reply

    Oooh that looks very tactile and squishy indeed!

    • Kathryn Reply

      @Sarah – The one I’m working on now is even squishier!! :)

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