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.
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.