As a Mom, I got tired of finding pebbles, sticks, barbie shoes and such in my children's pockets on laundry day. I thought there must be a solution to this! So I grabbed my crochet hook and went to work!
Now my children have Treasure Bags! They're great for boys and for girls --- it's a place to store those little treasures like little cars, rock collections, jacks, crayons, chalk, money, cards ... whatever they desire to tote around. All that you need to do is create one in their favorite color!
They also make great party favors -- just fill them up with little gems for birthday parties, class gifts & such! ... and for adults? They make great holders for cell phones, ipods and gift cards!
Copyright © 2004 by Dee Stanziano
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Notes from the designer:
The average time to crochet one bag is 45 minutes from start to finish, and is a great project to use up leftover yarn. The pattern is written in fairly plain English with few abbreviations to make it easier for beginner crocheters to follow.
Worsted weight or 4 ply acrylic yarn (cotton or wool may also be used, but for easier washing care acrylic is recommended)
Size "H" Crochet Hook
Stitch Markers, or Two different colored pieces of 5" yarn for marking rounds
Instructions for Treasure Bag
Rnd 1: In top loops of chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook & across (this will give you 12 sts, mark 12th st), then turn work upside down and create sc sts in the bottom loop of original chs (this will give you a total of 24 sts, place 2nd marker on 24th st.)
Note: From this point ensure stitches are created going through both loops of previous rnd sts, and since this pattern is worked in rounds do not make any turning chains unless instructed to do so.
Rnd 2: Sc st for st until you come to 12th st, remove marker and make 2 sc sts in 12th st (this is known as an increase), then resume making sc st for st until you reach your 2nd marker, in this last stitch make an extra sc. Replace 2nd marker. (This will give you 26 sts total.)
Rnd 3-20: Sc st for st around; be sure to move up your 2nd round marker as you make each round. Each round should have a st count of 26.
Rnd 21: Sl st to next st, ch 2, hdc in next st and around; join with sl st to top of ch 2.
Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in SPACE under top loops (meaning go around the entire top of the stitch instead of just the top two loops) all the way around. Join with a slip stitch, ch 1 and finish off. (St count should still be 26.)
With Tapestry needle, hide ends.
Instructions for The Pull String
Chain 51 Going only into the back hump of the chain, sl st in 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across; finish off. Weave Pull String inbetween every other hdc from round 21. Sew ends of Pull String together with tapestry needle to create a large loop.
Bag is done! Enjoy!