Sweet Stripes Gift Bags
New Crochet Pattern!
Hands up if you would rather spend time crocheting than wrapping presents? 🎁 Me TOO! I have an awesome solution for you! Introducing the Sweet Stripes Gift Bags Pattern! Yes now you can crochet an amazing, reusable and pretty gift bag instead of fighting with wrapping paper or spending way too much money on a gift bag from the store! YASSS!! I’m pretty sure crochet can solve any problem! 😉❤️ I hope y’all will love this pattern as much as I do! 🙂
DIY Gift Bag Features
I’m not a big fan of wrapping paper. I think it is wasteful, though I do appreciate how much enjoyment ripping into it brings to young children! As a mother of 5, it feels overwhelming not only to wrap all the gifts but to think of all the waste produced by the gift wrapping and the packaging everything comes in! I’ve gotten creative over the years, even digging into my fabric stash to wrap gifts in fabric and ribbons for a couple of years. Great fun but the clean up from that was a headache of folding and ironing so back to the drawing board I went! Of course I’ve tried paper bags from the store, but they inevitably rip after a few uses, even with careful taping.
And so I though why not crochet some gift bags? I’ve been having fun building my collection of Sweet Stripes designs this year and the stitch seemed perfect for the task! I added a few extra rows of sc to help keep the contents less visible to prying eyes! Any one else have kids that will try to find out what is in every single package under the tree before they’re allowed to open them? 😆 I have to send design ideas through the mom approval system before the reach the designing process!! Can’t remember why exactly I needed to for this pattern… 😉
So the design got approved (yay!) and created, and tested, and tech edit and now I am so excited to share the Sweet Stripes Gift Bags crochet pattern with YOU! What I think is great about this awesome gift bags pattern is that you can crochet a large gift bag in just a few hours that you can use year after year! Or you can whip up a small gift bag in about 2 hours for a last minute, hard to wrap gift! Or if you really like living on the edge, you can make a mini gift bag as a gift card holder on your way to the event! 😉
So what can each of the bag sizes hold? Let me give you a few examples! And I hope you will come back and share with me what you wrapped up in your Sweet Stripes Gift Bags too! The Mini Gift Bag is perfect for gift cards, earrings or other jewelry, and small toys. The Small Gift Bag is great for smaller plushies, books, card games, <– (this is a family favorite!) and small toys! Medium Gift Bags will hold larger stuffies, a couple of tshirts, or a baby blanket! The Large Gift Bag can hold a large stuffie, coloring book set, game ball, board game or my favorite – several large skeins of yarn!
Easy, Handmade Gift Bags!
The Sweet Stripes Gift Bags are easy to make with simple repetitions! This is the perfect project to sit down with your crochet and binge watch your favorite show on Starz or Prime Video! Who else loves an awesome crochet project that you can easily create while relaxing to your fave movie or show? ME! 😊 This pattern will show you how to make these pretty gift bags in 4 different sizes, so you can make just the right size for whatever you’re gifting! Talk about taking handmade gifting to the next level!! Now you an give your homemade or store bought present in a reusable gift bag made by you!
You can reuse these pretty gift bags (made by you!) year after year! They will hold up much better than store bought bags, and you can make one for each member of your family if you like! Make a mini gift bag for the gift cards you always buy for your teen, make one for your mom in her favorite color, or for your sister that is the champion of mother earth – you know she will appreciate it! Don’t forget to make one for yourself too!
The Sweet Stripes Gift Bags are sure to be a hit at your Holiday markets and craft shows! These gift bags are gorgeous and functional, and the mini works up really quickly! You can make a small gift bag in a couple hours, while large sizes take a few hours longer, so the small and mini are sure to sell well! These would make a fantastic gift set of all 4 bags, especially in Chrismas or Hanukkah colors, so they are perfect to sell in your Etsy shop!! You can make them in a variety of fun colors too for birthdays and year round giving!!
Make your Sweet Stripes Gift Bags!
This homemade Christmas gift bags pattern is an Easy level Crochet Pattern, perfect for the confident beginner and everyone comfortable with basic crochet stitches! I have included photo tutorials for the magic circle, so you can tackle this project with confindence! 💪 You can make a handmade crochet gift bag that is perfect for gifts cards, jewelry, books, games, stuffies and more! All you need to get started is 1-2 skeins of your favorite worsted weight yarn (50 – 500 yards) and an I/9 5.5 mm Crochet Hook! <– I highly recommend this gorgeous beauty! She crochets like a dream if you can stop staring at her that is… 😉 These are the yarns that I used to create my samples – and they work perfectly for this pattern!! Love the festive patches I’ve used on my bags? You can get your own from my friend Kathy’s shop right here: Kathy’s Kozies on Etsy
Need some help with the stitches? I provide photo tutorials within the pattern to help you with the included techniques and more! I am always happy to help you with any questions you may have! Don’t crochet yet? I’d love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials! Here are links to my tutorials for the stitches used in this pattern:
Sweet Stripes Gift Bags made by my Testers!
It was so much fun to see all the gorgeous colors and ribbons my amazing pattern testers used to create their Crochet Gift Bags! My testers did such an incredible job, and these Fabric gift bags are no exception! I truly adore getting to see your amazing creations using my designs! Thank you all very much pattern testers for your time, invaluable feedback, and for sharing their beautiful creations! I could not bring you such high quality, easy to follow patterns without their help! Check out these beautiful Sweet Stripes Gift Bags that my fabulous pattern testers made below!!
Thank you so much for testing the Mini Gfit Bag: Kristi Powell, Janet Cash, Gail Halling, Anjonette Pezan, and Morgan Chaplinski!
Thank you so much for testing the Small Sleeve: LaKeisha Scott, Linda Fownes, Sherry Sheggrud, and Jessica Martello!
Thank you so much for testing the Medium Sleeve: Shelly Chappell and Kristina Kirk!
Thank you so much for testing the Large Sleeve: Brenda Meineke, Michelle McCloud, Catherine McClarey, and Sonya Stille!
Sweet Stripes Gift Bags:
Pattern Release Details:
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Pick up a copy of this festive and useful Crochet Pattern and make some Sweet Stripes Gift Bags for those you love! I highly recommend Red Heart Super Saver Yarn for this pattern! Don’t crochet? I would love to make a Crochet Fabric Gift Bag Set just for you! Send me a message to order or check out all that is available in my Etsy shop. Better yet, I would love to help you Learn to Crochet with my fun Crochet Tutorials!
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Please Share your Sweet Stripes Gift Bags!
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