Crocheted gift bag

Slip your favourite wine into this easy-to-make holder – the perfect gift at a dinner party!

Abbreviations

dc – double crochet; dcd – double crochet decrease; ss – slip st; st/s – st/sts

You’ll need

  • 200g Papatya Ribbon (Kismet Yarns)
  • 7.5mm crochet hook

To make

Magic ring, chain 1 10dc into ring, join to first dc with ss, chain 1 [10dc].
Round 2: 2dc in each st, join to first dc with ss, chain 1 [20dc].
Round 3: 2dc in first st, then 1dc in next, repeat around, join to first dc with ss, chain 1 [30dc].
Round 4: Working in back loop only, 1dc in each st *don’t join to first dc, work in a continuous loop, use a st marker to keep track of your starting point [30dc].
Round 5: Working in both loops, 1dc in first 10 sts, dcd (tip: when doing a decrease on first st work in front loop
only, then on the second go through both loops for a neater decrease) 1dc in next 10 sts, dcd, 1dc in remaining 8 sts [28dc].
Round 6: Working in back loop only, 1dc in each st right round [28dc].
Rounds 7-23: 1dc in both loops, working in continuous loop [28dc].
Round 24: 1dc in first 9 sts, dcd, 1dc in next 9, dcd, 1dc in remaining 2 sts [26dc].
Rounds 25-26: 1dc in each st around [26dc]. Don’t fasten off.

STRAP
Round 1: 
Working from start point, 1dc in 6 sts, chain 1 [6dc].
Round 2: 
Working back to start point 1dc in 6 sts, chain 1 [6dc].
Round 3:
Dcd, 1dc in next two sts, dcd, chain 1 [4dc].
Round 4:
1dc in next four sts, chain 1 [4dc].
Round 5:
1dc in next four sts, chain 1 [4dc].
Round 6:
Dcd, 1dc in next two sts, chain 1 [3dc].
Round 7:
1dc in next three sts, chain 1 [3dc].
Round 8:
1dc in next three sts, chain 1 [3dc].
Round 9:
Dcd, 1dc in next st, chain 1 [2dc].
Rounds 10-12:
1dc in next two sts, chain 1 [2dc].
Round 13:
2dc in first st, 1dc in next st, chain 1 [3dc].
Rounds 14-16:
1dc in next three sts, chain 1 [3dc].
Round 17:
2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 sts, chain 1 [4dc].
Rounds 18-19:
1dc in next four sts, chain 1 [4dc].
Round 20:
2dc in first st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in last st, chain 1 [6dc].

Joining strap to carrier, count 7sts from where you started the strap and join the other end using an ss, continue the ss around, going through the front loops of the other side of the strap on the other side. Weave in loose sts.

PATTERN: ROXANNE MARTIN STYLING: MARGIE ELS-BURGER PHOTO: DYLAN SWART

Magazine issue date: July, 2018

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