Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Free Drawstring Bag Crochet Pattern

Approximately 4 1/2" x 9" and 9" deep

MATERIALS: Enterprise Yarn: 2 balls Green, 1 ball each of Lt. Brown, Dk. Orange and Yellow. Buckram for lining, if desired. Six 3\4" bone rings. Steel Crochet Hook No. 1.


Row 1: In Green, ch 10, 9 sc on ch.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc and 2 sc in last sc, sc across with 2 sc and 1 hdc in end st.

Rows 3 - 5: Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc and 1 sc in last st, sc across with 1 sc and 1 hdc in end st.

Row 6: Work even.

Row 7 - 10: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 11 - 46: Work even..

Row 47: Ch 1, turn, skip last sc, sc across to second from end, sl st in end sc.

Row 48: Ch 1, turn, skip sl st, sc across.

Rows 49 - 50: Repeat Rows 47 and 48.

Row 51: Repeat Row 47.

Rows 52 - 53: Ch 2, turn, skip sl st and 1 sc, sc across to second from end, sl st in end sc.

Row 54: Ch 3, turn, skip sl st and 2 sc, 9 sc, sl st. Fasten off.

Work sc around (140 sc). Steam and press on back.


In Lt. Brown, ch 140 loosely, sl st in first st, sc in next, (3 dc in next second st, sc in next 2) around (35 shells) sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Turn, in Orange in back loops, sc in center dc of 1 shell, (hdc in next, a long dc over next sc, inserting hook at base of sc, hdc in next dc, sc in next) around. Sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in sl st, (sc in next long dc, 3 dc in next second st) around. End with 1 dc, sl st in 3-ch.

Repeat Rnds 2 and 3 in Yellow, twice in Green, and once in Lt. Brown, Orange and Yellow.

Repeat Rnd 2 in Green. Fasten off.

Repeat entire piece and sew last rows together through 1 loop of each st, exactly matching pattern.


In Brown, sc above 1 long dc, * (sc, ch 2, sc) above next shell, sc above next long dc. Repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Press on inside of band. Cut cardboard slightly smaller than Base. Cut lining 1/2" larger, turn edge over on back and fasten with glue. Sew on back of Base.

Cut lining to fit inside of bag, sew ends together, and sew one edge to edge of Base lining. Cut Buckram 3" wide and 2" longer than around inside of Top. Lap ends and tack inside Top 1/4" from bottom edge. Sew Top to Base. Hem lining down 1 1/2" from top. Mark top of lining at Center of each end and at 2 equally spaced points on each side and sew 6 rings inside bag.

(If buckram is not available for lining, a satisfactory substitute can be made at home—a piece of fairly heavy cloth, duck, muslin or flour sacking will do. Make slightly larger than needed and dip in thick hot starch. When dry apply one or two coats shellac on both sides. Allow to dry. Trim to size and fasten to top.)


For one tie, cut 1 strand each Yellow and Brown 4 yards long, (fold the strand double and holding the folded end, twist tightly. Make another tie the same.

Run a tie through rings from one side and sew ends together. Repeat with second tie from opposite side.