The Knotted Drawstring Bag/Purse
I made the bag in two colors so I could have options!
The written pattern for these bags can be found here
To begin making the bag ch 16 and begin sc around the chain, once you reach the end 4 sc in the last stitch and begin crocheting down the other side.
Once the single crochets are completed around the chain here is what the bottom should look like:
Now begin the knot pattern for the body of the bag, after completing 19 rounds here is what the bag should look like:
The drawstring round is done with hdc, ch 2, to make the loops to thread the drawstring through
The finishing round was done with single crochet and treble stitches like the purse body, but this round had more single crochet stitches
After completing the bag and making the drawstrings, thread them through the ch 2 spaces of the drawstring round.
After adding the drawstring to the bag, I decided to experiment with different ways to finish the ends of the drawstrings. The Beige bag the drawstring was sewn together and a small tassel was added to each end of the drawstrings for the silver bag. The ends could also be finished off with beads or a small crocheted flower.
This bag would make a great gift for the bride or the bridesmaids.
Have a great week,