FREE MINI SANTA SACK GIFT POUCH
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This is a free crochet Santa sack pattern to make cute little gift pouches. They are perfect for filling with little treats as quick stocking fillers. They are also scaled to suit the new Santa Gonk outfit pattern, featured in A Gonk’s Journey – Part 2.
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All crochet patterns from Hooked On Patterns are written using US crochet terms.
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WHAT WILL I NEED?
You can use any yarn size for these little Santa sack pouches. Just use a suitable hook size for your yarn. Exact gauge is not important for this project. If you are making them as part of your Santa Gonk outfit, keep to the same yarn weight and hook size you have used for the Gonk.
I have used Aran/Worsted weight acrylic yarn with a 5mm hook. My pouch measures approximately 3” in diameter to the widest point by 2.5” high. A nice handful size, a little smaller than a tennis ball. I have filled mine with traditional Christmas chocolate coins.
I have used Stylecraft Special Aran in colours Lipstick (1246) and White (1001).
You only need a small amount of yarn for these pouches. They would make great scrap yarn projects, as you can make them in any colours just as little pouches for any occasion.
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FREE CROCHET SANTA SACK PATTERN MINI POUCH
This free crochet Santa sack pattern for mini pouches uses the following US terms and stitches:
(mr) Magic Ring,
(sl st) Slip Stitch,
(sc) Single Crochet,
(inc) Increase – 2 sc in the same stitch,
(dec) Decrease (invisible) – insert the hook into the front loop only of the next 2 stitches and work a single crochet (yarn over and pull up a loop through both front loop stitches (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops).
Numbers shown in ( ) indicates the number of stitches you should have at the end of the round.
Mini Santa Sack:
We will be working the main pouch in continuous rounds until otherwise stated. Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch of the round.
Using Red yarn start with a magic ring,
6sc into mr, pull closed (6)
inc in each st (12)
*sc, inc,* repeat between * to end of round (18)
*inc, sc x2,* repeat between * to end of round (24)
*sc x3, inc,* repeat between * to end of round (30)
*inc, sc x4,* repeat between * to end of round (36)
sc in each st (36 for 5 rounds)
*sc x4, dec,* repeat between * to end of round (30)
sc in each st (30)
sc in each st, sl st into the first sc to join (30)
ch1, sc in the first st below, ch1 and skip the next st, *sc, ch1 and sk1,* repeat between * to the end of round, sl st into the first sc to join (15 sc st with 15 ch1 in between each)
ch1, sc in each sc st and around each ch1, sl st into the first st to join, fasten off and weave in your Red yarn here (30)
Join white yarn to any stitch, sc in each st, sl st into the first sc to join (30)
ch1, sc in each st, sl st to join (30 for 2 rounds) Fasten off and weave in ends.
~ A couple of other festive patterns ~
Add the tie string:
Take a length of White yarn (approx. 20” long) and use your yarn needle to weave this in and out of the ch1 spaces made in R11. finishing by coming out at the same place you started. With the pouch fully open, tie the 2 ends of the yarn together in a knot, approximately 2 inches away from the pouch. Cut the ends approximately 1.5” along from the knot. Tie a knot at the end of each of these cut ends to prevent unravelling.
Fill and fasten your pouch:
Fill your pouch with your chosen treats and pull on the knot to close your pouch. Fasten off by tying the inner strands in a bow. Fold one side in half to form a loop, bring the other side over this loop and through in between (above the first loop and in front of the pouch), forming the second bow loop. Pull tight on both bow loops until the knot rests against the pouch. To undo, simply pull down on the knot.
You have ﬁnished your mini Santa sack pouch. Pop them into Christmas stockings or hand them out as little gifts filled with goodies!
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