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Free Crochet Drawstring Bag Pattern

Crochet drawstring bag pattern made of granny squares in white, dark green, and grey laying flat on a background of Christmas sayings and images along with an ornament and an evergreen branch. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Crochet drawstring bag pattern

This pretty granny square crochet drawstring bag pattern is a fun way to wrap your gifts this holiday season! It’s the perfect size to fit a gift card, deck of playing cards, jewelry, a package of stitch markers, or other similarly sized gifts.

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Where can I get this crochet drawstring bag pattern?

This crochet drawstring bag pattern is free right here in this post! Just scroll down for the free version.

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In addition to the usual options, this cute little drawstring bag crochet pattern is featured on December 9th in the Marly Bird and Friends 24 Days of Quickies event! On that day only you can get this new crochet pattern as a free download!

To get all of this month’s free patterns featured in the Marly Bird and Friends event, visit the event roundup page on Marly’s site each day through December 24th!

Image of a cartoon woman inside a Christmas wreath. Text on the image reads: 24 Days of Quickies with Marly Bird and Friends.

You also have the option to purchase an ad-free PDF of this crochet drawstring pouch pattern. You can buy the download through Ravelry or Etsy.

What materials will I need to crochet this drawstring bag?

First up, you will need yarn. I used Universal Yarn Uptown DK in colors #101 White, #130 Donahue, and #113 Root. The weight category for this yarn is 3/light/DK. You could potentially use a different weight of yarn if you want, but you’ll want to adjust your hook size accordingly so the fabric isn’t too stiff or too floppy.

You will also need a crochet hook. I used a size H (5 mm). My favorite hooks are Furl’s Fiberarts Streamline resin hooks.

7 Colorful crochet hooks fanned out over a white surface. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

You will also need a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

What techniques will be needed for this crochet bag pattern?

For starters, you will crochet two small granny squares, each beginning with a magic ring. I have a magic ring tutorial here and a granny square tutorial here.

Once both squares are made, you have the option to line the wrong side of each with fabric if you don’t want your drawstring pouch to have holes in it.

Next, you whipstitch the squares together around three edges to form the bottom of the pouch. Then you will use single crochet and chains to add the top of the bag. The chain spaces will give you a place to insert the drawstring.

Last, you will create the drawstring by working in foundation single crochet (fsc) until your piece is about 12 inches long. I have a foundation crochet stitch tutorial here.

Granny square crochet drawstring bag on a Christmas background. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Dixon Drawstring Bag, a Crochet Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: About 4 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches tall.

Yarn: Universal Yarn Uptown DK (100% Acrylic; 273 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 3/light/DK): 1 skein each of 3 colors, color A #101 White, color B #130 Donahue, color C #113 Root.

Crochet Hook: H (5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 4 rnds of Granny Square = About 4 inches.

Notes

This pattern uses standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free, printable crochet abbreviations list here.

See this tutorial post for help with basic crochet stitches.

See this tutorial post for help crocheting granny squares.

See this post for help crocheting the foundation single crochet drawstring.

Granny Square (make 2)

Make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Using color A, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, 3 dc in ring, hdc in first st to join (hdc counts as corner ch sp) – 12 dc. Fasten off color A.

Rnd 2: Using color B, join with sl st in corner ch sp just left of fasten off, ch 2, 3 dc in corner ch sp, *skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch sp, repeat from * 2 times, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 24 dc. Fasten off color B.

Rnd 3: Using color C, join with sl st in corner ch sp just left of fasten off, ch 2, 3 dc in corner ch sp, *3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups to next corner ch sp, skipping sts between the sps, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch sp, repeat from * 2 times, 3 dc in each sp between 3-dc groups to next corner ch sp, skipping sts between the sps, 3 dc in next corner ch sp, hdc in first st to join – 36 dc. Fasten off color C.

Rnd 4: Using color A, repeat Rnd 3 – 48 dc. Fasten off.

Joining Granny Squares

Place 2 granny squares with WS facing each other, working through both layers of last round of sts, whipstitch together around 3 edges.

Adding Top of Bag

Rnd 1: Join with sc in one corner ch sp, sc again in same corner ch sp, sc in each st across to next corner ch sp, 2 sc in corner ch sp*, 2 sc in next corner ch sp, repeat from * to **, join to first st with sl st – 32 sts.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st with sl st.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 2 sts] 5 times, sc in next st, [ch 1, skip next st, sc in next 2 sts] 4 times, ch 1, skip next st, sc in last st, join to first st with sl st – 10 ch sps, 22 sts.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch sp around, join to first st with sl st – 32 sts.

Rnds 5-8: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st with sl st. Fasten off.

Drawstring

Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *insert hook under two loops of chain at the base of last st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop (base ch made), yo, pull through 2 loops (foundation sc made), repeat from * until piece measures 12 inches in length. Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends on both pieces.

Use a crochet hook to pull drawstring back and forth through ch sps of Rnd 3 of bag, leaving excess at each end of tie on RS of two center holes on one side of bag.

And that finishes this crochet drawstring bag pattern! Who will you make yours for? What will you put in it? I’d be thrilled to see your in-process or finished pouch. You can share it on Instagram and tag me, or you can join my Facebook group and share it with me there.

Happy crocheting!

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