This year I have decided to try not only making gifts myself, but also gift bags for some. Teacher’s gifts were quite small in size, and I made these crochet mesh bags. They are very quick to malke (about 1.5-2 hours), done in one piece with no seaming. The finished size is about 15×15 cm. I used about 22g of yarn for the largest one which also has wider top egdes, and 18g for the smaller one with narrow edges.
You will need
Cotton yarn, about 180m/50g (197 yards/1.76 oz) – approximately 25g
Chain 15, and crochet 4 rows in sc.
Row 5. sc, (ch5, sc in the next stitch) until the end – 14 ch5 loops. Turn
Row 6. (ch 5, sc in the next ch5-loop) until the last loop. Finish with ch 2 and a dc into the last sc of the previous row. Turn
Row 7. ch 1, sc in the dc from the row below. (ch 5, sc in the next ch5-loop) until the end.
Repeat rows 6 and 7 until you have a total of 32 rows of mesh.
Row 37. ch 1, sc in the dc from the row below. Sc in each ch5-loop of the previous row = 16 sc.
Rows 39-40 – sc. Turn
Handles and sides
Round 1. Do not break yarn. Ch1 and sc in the first sc of the previous row. *Ch 40 for he first handle and join witht sc at the end of row 40 of the body. Turn your work 45°, and work 1 sc in each row of the edge working towards the mesh. Now work (ch1, sc) into each of the mesh cells across the side towards the first edge of the bag (rows 1-4). Work 1 sc in the side of each of the first 4 row of the bag,* and 1 sc in the last sc of the row 1. Repeat the part between * signs once more.
Round 2. *sc in every chain of the handle, one sc in each of the 4 scs across the side of the top edge, once sc in each of the ch1-sp across the side of the mesh (skip the scs of the previous round here)* twice.
Round 3. sc in each sc. Break yarn. Weave in the ends.