March's free crochet pattern of the month is this versatile drawstring bag. You can make this as big or as small as you like, make it in multiple colors, use different ribbons, add appliques, et cetera. You can stuff it with candy (EASTER!), toys, treats, craft stuff, live reptiles ...
When I say versatile, I mean it!
I used a G hook, Red Heart Super Saver yarn in what I believe is Light Blue, and approximately 2.5 feet of ribbon.
Abbreviations are as follows:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Here's whatcha do:
ROUND 1: Start with a magic adjustable ring. Ch 3. 15 dc. Join.
ROUND 2: Ch 3, *2 dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to end. Join.
ROUND 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * to end. Join.
That's the bottom of the bag. Now,
ROUND 4: (In back loops only for this round), dc in each dc around. Join
ROUND 5: Ch 3. Dc in each dc around. Join.
ROUND 6: Same as round 5.
ROUND 7: Same as round 5.
ROUND 8: Ch 1. Sc in each dc around. Join.
ROUND 9: Ch 1. Sc in each sc around. Join
ROUND 10: Same as round 9.
Now for the ribbon row (you'll thread it in afterward):
ROUND 11: Ch 3. Dc in next two stitches. *Skip 1 stitch, ch 1. Dc in next three stitches*. Repeat from * to * to end. Join.
ROUND 12: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around. Join.
ROUND 13: Same as round 12.
ROUND 14: Same as round 12.
For the last row, I added scallops. I know, I know. But, hey! There's nary a pom pom in sight. That's gotta count for something, right?
ROUND 15 (optional scallops): Skip 1 stitch, 6 dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, sl st in next st. Repeat from * to * to end. Join.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Weave ribbon through round 11.
Now go fill it with something! :-)
See a mistake? Have a question? Let me know in the comments!