Christmas Gift Bags

Christmas Gift Bags
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Step 1: Getting Started

Do you want to share your holiday treats and treasures in something sweet and special? These fun and festive Christmas Gift bags are the perfect wrapping! Use our free knitting pattern, by designer Melanie Smith, to knit these holiday bags. Use them to hold gifts, adorn larger packages or around the home as holiday decor. Hang them on the tree with gift cards inside or fill them with mints to set out on your holiday dining table. Create one of each or several to share, filled with goodies and Christmas cheer!

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate


Materials:
Size 9  16 inch circular needle

Worsted weight yarn each bag takes about 100 yards of yarn.

For candy cane- red, white and small amount of green

Green button bag – green and assorted buttons or other embellishments

Santa bag – Red and small amount of white

Yarn needle

Marker

Finished size: each bag is approx 8 inches by 10 inches

Gauge: 4 ½ sts to the inch in the round.

Stitches used:
K – Knit
P – Purl
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
Psso – slip passed stitches over

Special Notes:
* Note: You can also turn your bag inside out and bind off using a three-needle bind off to sew it up.
* To make a I cord: CO 4 sts knit across then without turning slide the stitches down to the opposite end of the needle and knit the 4 sts again. Repeat this step until your cord is 24 inches long.

Step 2: Candy Cane Bag

Candy Cane Bag
With white Loosely CO 60
Rd 1: being careful not to twist join and place marker and purl around.
Rd 2- 8: Knit slipping the marker as you come to it.
Rd 9 K2tog, YO, around. Change to red at the end of round slip marker.
Rd 10-17:   Using red knit around slipping the marker as you come to it, change to white at the end of round 17.
Rd 18- 25:  Using white knit around slipping the marker as you come to it, changing to red at the end of round 25.
Rd 26-33: Using red knit around, slipping marker as you come to it, change to white at the end of round 33.
Rd 34-41: Using white knit around, slipping marker as you come to it, change to red at the end of round 41.
Rd 42-49: Using red knit around, slipping marker as you come to it.
•    If you would like to make your bag longer continue in pattern to desired length, keeping in mind that you will need more yarn to complete the bag.
Bind off and sew bottom and weave in ends.
Make a 3 sts I cord approx 24 inches long using green yarn. Weave in ends and then weave I cord through eyelet holes on round 9.

 

bag

Step 3: Christmas Tree Button Bag

Christmas Tree Button Bag
Loosely CO 60  
Rd 1: being careful not to twist join and place marker and knit around.
Rd 2: K2, P2 around slipping the marker as you come to it.
Rd 3: Knit each stitch around, slip marker.
Rds 4-10: repeat Rd 2 and 3 three times and round 3 once more, slipping marker as you come to it.
Rd 11: K2tog, YO, around
Rd 11 - 48: Knit each stitch around, slipping the marker as you come to it.
The bag should be approx 8 inches long. Bind off. If you would like the bag longer continue until desired length.
Finishing:
To finish this bag add buttons or other embellishments of your choice.
Make a 3 stitch I cord approx 24 inch long and weave through eyelets on round 11 and tie in a bow.

 

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Step 4: Santa's Bag

Santa’s Bag
Loosely CO 60 with white yarn
Rd 1: Being careful not to twist cast on, knit around.
Rd 2: (YO twice, slip 2sts, K1 passo) repeat around slip marker.
Rd 3: K1, (P1, K2) around to last 2 stitches, P 1, K 1 slip marker.
Rnds 4- Repeat rounds 2 and 3   3 times.
Rd: 10: K around
Rd 11: K2tog, YO, around change to red at the end of the round.
Rd 12-48: Using red knit around, slipping marker as you come to it.
Bind off and sew bottom and weave in ends.
Make a 3 sts I cord approx 24 inches long. Weave in ends and then weave I cord through eyelets holes on round 11.

 

bag

 

About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.