Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Crochet Hook

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • B/1 or 2.25 mm hook
  • C/2 or 2.75 mm hook
  • D/3 or 3.25 mm hook
  • E/4 or 3.5 mm hook
  • F/5 or 3.75 mm hook
  • G/6 or 4 mm hook
  • H/8 or 5 mm hook
  • I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
  • J/10 or 6 mm hook
  • K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook
  • L/11 or 8 mm hook
  • M/13 or 9 mm hook
  • N/15 or 10 mm hook
  • P/16 or 11.5 mm hook
  • 4.5 mm hook
  • 00 or 3.5 mm hook (steel)
  • 0 or 3.25 mm hook (steel)
  • 1 or 2.75 mm hook (steel)
  • 2 or 2.25 mm hook (steel)
  • 3 or 2.1 mm hook (steel)
  • 4 or 2 mm hook (steel)
  • 5 or 1.9 mm hook (steel)
  • 6 or 1.8 mm hook (steel)
  • 7 or 1.65 mm hook (steel)
  • 8 or 1.5 mm hook (steel)
  • 9 or 1.4 mm hook (steel)
  • 10 or 1.3 mm hook (steel)
  • 11 or 1.1 mm hook (steel)
  • 12 or 1 mm hook (steel)
  • 13 or .85 mm hook (steel)
  • 14 or .75 mm hook (steel)
  • Q or 16mm hook


Latest Comments

Just in Time DIY Gift Bag

Just in Time DIY Gift Bag

Instead of buying a boring paper gift bag, you can crochet the Just in Time DIY Gift Bag. The recipient will be able to reuse the bag for a gift of their own or as a Christmas decoration. Stuffing stockings with goodies is a tradition for many people, but this crochet bag is quick to work up and a beautiful pattern when you use Red Heart Holiday yarn because it has a slight shimmer. You want your gift to look and feel special, and this gift bag will help you do that.


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

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

Crochet GaugeWidest part across 2 shells = 2½” (6 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeBag measures 8 in x 10 in (20 x 25 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Holiday®: 1 ball 6040 Green/Silver
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Yarn needle


Front and Back (Alike)

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 30; dc in 6th ch from hook, * skip 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across; turn.
Rows 2-16: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), skip first dc and next ch-1, dc in next dc, * skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 **, dc in next dc; repeat from * to last 2 sts, end at **; skip next ch, dc in next ch; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 16.

Side Panel

Row 1 (Right Side): Ch 7; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn – 6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next 5 sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 5 dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Rows 4-58: Repeat Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off at end of Row 58.

  1. Assembly
    With wrong sides of panel and front together, join yarn in upper corner of front; ch 1, sc evenly through both layers down side edge, 3 sc in corner, sc across bottom edge, 3 sc in corner, and sc evenly up next edge. Fasten off. Repeat for back. Weave in ends.

Handle (Make 2)

Ch 30; sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Sew in place as shown. Leave in ends.


ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch (es); * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Wow! This personalized bag is perfect gift bag for friends and relatives. I'm sure the recipients will like this. Aside from green you can use other Christmas colors like red, yellow, blue, silver, and gold. I'm so excited to do this one Christmas

WOW! Talk about adding value to a gift giving occasion! This would do it! I noticed that the specified yarn is discontinued but Bernat Happy Holidays yarn has three Christmasy choices and with Easter right around the corner mixed berry caron cake would create a wonderful Easter bag that could be filled like an Easter basket with green grass and all.

I am always on the lookout for my next great project. This is a very cute idea for the upcoming holiday season instead of using the mass produced paper gift bags or wrapping paper. These could also be easily customized so that they would work year round. I am so glad I found this pattern. It has given me so many ideas.

Let's see, it's easy, cute, doesn't take much yarn or time to make. Sounds like a winner to me.i made two last yeAr like this. One went to my grand daughters teacher and one went to my doctors office loaded with fruit and candy. They said they would draw names to see eh on it the bag.

This is a very presentable and classy gift bag. We are used to seeing gift bags made of paper or plastic but if you receive one like this containing a present for you then it must come from someone really special. This Just In Time DIY Gift Bag is a special gift bag for special people. It is easy to make, it is beautiful and presentable and very practical. Thanks for the free pattern.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Pattern of the Day

Go Green Mesh Crochet Totevideocam

You can run to the store or pack a trip to the pool with this Go Green Mesh Crochet Tote. With more and more people and organizations… See more

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Unsubscribe Terms of Service

---- 1 ----


Images from other crochet readers

There are currently no images from other crochet readers.