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Festive Peppermint Gift Bag

Add a handmade touch to your Christmas gifts this year with this Festive Peppermint Gift Bag. Your crochet skills will shine through this holiday season when you work up this crochet gift bag. It's a gift in itself in addition to whatever you put inside it for your friends and family. The peppermint feel is festive and fun, which will definitely make your gifts the best one in the bunch this Christmas.


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Lily Sugar'n Cream, 1 ball each:
    • A: 00015 Winte
    • B: 01530 Coutnry Red
    • C: 00095 Red
    • DL 00001 White
  • Crochet Hook (G/6 or 4 mm)

Approx 10" (25.5 cm) wide x 15" (38 cm) high

15 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)

To join new color, work to last 2 loops on hook. Draw new color through last 2 loops then proceed in new color.

Stripe Pat
With A, work 2 rnds.
With B, work 2 rnds.
With C, work 2 rnds.
With D, work 2 rnds.
These 8 rnds form Stripe Pat.

Beg at base, with A, ch 39.
1st rnd: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 36 ch. 2 sc in last ch. Working into rem loops of foundation ch, work 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Join with sl st to first sc. 78 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 
First 2 rnds of Stripe Pat complete. Cont in Stripe Pat, rep 2nd rnd until work from beg measures 13" [33 cm]. Do not fasten off.
Shape handles: Cont in Stripe Pat as follows:
Next rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 18 sc. Ch 21. Skip next 21 sc) twice. Join with sl st to first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 18 sc. 1 sc in each of next 21 ch) twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 78 sc.
Next 6 rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 
Fasten off.

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I love to give gifts for all occasions and instead of placing the gift in store bought bags or boxes I like to gift in an article that can be reused. I love this bag because it has a handle so the recipient can find other uses for this. And with it not being too big, you don't have to spend a lot of money to fill it up either, lol.

I did not know were rem loops were until I read over the directions for this festive peppermint gift bag. I googled and found some helpful videos. So if you are struggling with the start of this pattern like I was, there is hope out there. It is not hard to do.

As happens way too often on the initial posting, the usual photo at the top of the post has failed to appear and the tiny thumbnail at the bottom isnt enough to see any details. I generally have to try hunting down the original pattern (from Yarnspirations this time) in order to see what the project actually looks like. If this happens to you, its called Lily Sugar n Cream Striped Gift Bag.

This might be the kind of fun and (fairly) quick to complete Christmas themed project that I have been looking for! It appears pretty sizeable, too. It was a little tricky to find the picture. But it is just what I expected it to be. Roomy enough to put a few gifts inside! Equally as nice is to use this in the home and fill with those scented pinecones.


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