I had a ball of cotton twine my girls had left over from an AWANA project and I thought it would be fun to use it for a boy's bag. I liked how it looked as I was making it, but wanted just a splash of color so added a red pony bead to the end of the drawstring. I then made one out of thin, worsted weight yarn to test my pattern instructions.
Tho I planned this drawstring bag for marbles, it will work great for other small toys (like Legos) or for candy.
Crocheted Stand-up, Drawstring Bag Instructions
Finished Size: Bottom diameter (rounds 1 - 5) – 3 3/4"
Height of Side (rounds 6 - 15) – 4"
Circumference of top opening – 11 3/4"
Supplies: Hook – G
Optional – one pony bead
Gauge: 4 rows half double crochet = 1 1/2”
7 half double crochets = 1 1/2”
Ch 4, join with slip stitch (sl st) to make a circle, ch 1
Note: work in rounds, do not turn work. Hand press the bottom round as you go--it wants to ruffle slightly.
Round 1: Work 2 single crochets (sc) in back loop only (blo) of each stitch around (8 sc); join with sl st, ch 1
Round 2: 2 sc in blo of each stitch around (16 sc); join with sl st, ch 1
Round 3: 2 sc in blo of each stitch around (32 sc); join with sl st, ch 1
(Editing to add: NOTE: Elizabeth, my daughter, used "Sugar & Cream" yarn on this and in this row it began to ruffle a lot. She changed it to 2 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc around. There were less stitches obviously, but it was plenty big enough for marbles. She said she crochets tightly but not sure if that made a difference).
Round 4: 1 sc in blo of first sc, [2 sc in blo of next sc, 1 sc in blo of next sc] around ending with 2 sc in last stitch (48 sc); join with sl st
|By working in back loop only|
a nice ridge design is achieved.
Rounds 6 – 13: Repeat round 5 (may add more rows if you want it longer)
Round 14: ch 3 (counts as first hdc & first ch), skip first hdc in row below, [hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next st] around, join with sl st.
Round 15: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), [hdc in next ch space, hdc in blo of next hdc] around, join with sl st.
Optional: Slide the bead/button onto the chain about half way up.
Weave the drawstring thru round 14 using the finished end. Join ends w/sl st and sl st in next st or two for a more secure attachment.
Fill with goodies for a special child.