Friday, 10 October 2014

Crochet Christmas Sacks

I know it's only October, but when inspiration strikes, you've got to go with it!

I've become addicted to making these cute little crochet Christmas sacks.



It all started with Sandra's egg cosies.  (Yes, more inspiration from her lovely blog!)  As soon as I saw them, I thought they would make great little Christmas sacks, so I tweaked the pattern to give them a base.



Very simple...

I've used DK yarn and a size 4 hook.  (To convert to UK terms each dc is a treble.)

ROUND 1:  ch 2 then 8 dc into the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st to join [8 st]
ROUND 2:  ch 3, then 1 dc into same st, 2 dc into next 7 stitches, sl st to join [16 st]
ROUND 3:  ch 3, then 1 dc into same st, 2 dc into next 15 stitches, sl st to join [32 st]

You then have 32 stitches to work into, so can revert back to Sandra's pattern, which starts with a 32 stitch chain.

They are so quick and easy to make.  They must be as I've made more than one of them - nearly unheard of!



The colours I've used are:

Stylecraft Special DK: Lipstick
Stylecraft Special DK: Spring Green
A random white DK I had

I like the fresher look the light green gives, rather than using a traditional dark green.  My favourite is the one with stripes in all three colours - but of course that was the slowest one to make... the more colours, the more ends to sew in!

So... you may ask (as the Lumberjack did), what are they for??  Well, I think they'll make great little Christmas favours, filled with a few sweets.  They could go on the Christmas table, or make a loop and hang them on the tree.  I've got another idea, but I need to see if it works - if so, I'll be sure to show you!

Go on, give them a go - quick, easy and fun!


Check out my completed crochet projects here and for more tutorials/patterns see here.



7 comments:

  1. How cute are these?! Perfect for hanging in the tree I think. I might give them a go! Also good for other small little items you don't want to loose. A year round use! Perfect little craft! Anna x

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  2. Gorgeous , really really cute. Christmas favours is a great idea.....Karen x

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  3. Great for little sweetie favours for the Christmas dinner table, very cute. Sam xx

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  4. These are briliant Maria! I really want to make some especially as I have a lot of this yarn left from my bunting. Thank you so much for the directions-I will save until after my daughter's wedding when I plan to be making things for Christmas at last!
    Alison xx

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  5. They are so cute and will make beautiful little favours for your dinner guests!! xx

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  6. What a brilliant idea, I love it! They are so cute this way and just perfect for Christmas in these colours too. They'd be great for a little jewellery pressie too wouldn't they? Very inspiring - I may have to give it a go... I wonder if I have any teeny tiny gifts?? ;)

    S x

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  7. Oh these are so precious! I can so see those hanging on a Christmas tree full of little sweets! Or an adult version - with a tiny bottle of gin poking out of the top. Just perfection xx

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