Mossy Stone Bag/Gift Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s time for the 2020 Holiday Stashdown CAL! I am so excited to be participating again this year. This CAL is definitely one of my favorites because there are so many great patterns for using up stashed yarn! If this is your first time hearing of the Holiday Stashdown CAL, you can find more information in the Introduction Post by Marie from Underground Crafter. This year we have 26 amazing patterns that are perfect for gift giving this holiday season. Best of all, you don’t need to buy yarn! These patterns are great for using up yarn that is in your stash. There is also a fabulous end of CAL Giveaway! My pattern contribution is a a cute little bag that you can use as a little purse or a gift bag for a small handmade present. It is made with less that one cake of Lion Brand Cobblestone yarn so it is a great small project. Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for the Mossy Stone Bag/Gift Bag. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Mossy Stone Bag/Gift Bag

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
RS – right side
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

12.8 stitches & 11.6 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)

Finished Size:

Approximately 7.5″ wide and 14.5″ long before folded and seamed.

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This project is worked flat and then seamed at the sides to create a bag.

Special Stitches:

Baby Bean Stitch:

  • Insert hook into indicated stitch.
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop.
  • Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch.
  • Yarn over and pull up a loop.
  • Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Instructions:

Ch 25
Row 1(WS): 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each remaining st across, turn. (24 sts)
Row 2-3: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (24 sts)
Row 4(RS): Ch 1, 1 hdc into each of the next 8 sts, ch 8, sk the next 8 sts, 1 hdc into the last 8 sts, turn. (24 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st and ch-st across, turn. (24 sts)
Rows 6-8: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (24 sts)
Row 9:
Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, work 1 bean st into each of the next 22 sts, 1 hdc into the last st, turn. (24 sts)
Row 10: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (24 sts)
Rows 11-20: Repeat Rows 9-10
Rows 21-22: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn (24 sts)
Row 23: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, work 1 bean st into each of the next 22 sts, 1 hdc into the last st, turn. (24 sts)
Row 24: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (24 sts)
Rows 25-34: Repeat Rows 23-24
Rows 35-37: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn (24 sts)
Row 38: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each of the next 8 sts, ch 8, sk the next 8 sts, 1 hdc into the last 8 sts, turn. (24 sts)
Row 39: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st and ch-st across, turn. (24 sts)
Rows 40-41: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (24 sts)
Row 42: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (24 sts)

Finish:

  • Lay the bag down flat with the right side facing up.
  • Fold the bag in half so that the handles meet up and are evenly matched (the wrong side should now be showing.)
  • Using yarn and a yarn needle, whip stitch the sides of the bag closed. Fasten off and weave ends.
  • Turn the bag right side out.

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