12 Weeks of Christmas CAL #10

12 Weeks of Christmas CAL #10

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YAY! It’s time for week #10 to begin of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop Crochet Along (CAL) sponsored by Red Heart and hosted by The Hooked Haberdasher, Charmed By Ewe and Pattern Paradise. Did you finish weeks 1-9? If you missed the free patterns for the first nine weeks of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop Crochet-Along, you can find the links HERE.

Do you need all the details of how to get involved in our CAL? Just hop on over to this post for all of the information on the CAL, blog hop, giveaways, and patterns; along with how to join our facebook group! 

A photo of your finished Santa Bag/Elf Bag posted at the Crochet Playground Facebook Group and linked to the the Rafflecopter by 11/19/15 11:59p PST will be entered to win the Red Heart Yarn Prize package ($50 Value).

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I used Red Heart’s Soft and Boutique Fur my models – I absolutely love the feel of the Soft line of yarns Red Heart offers and the Boutique Fur is amazingly yummy. The yarns work up easily with beautiful results!  I would recommend both of the Red Heart yarns I used in these projects to all of my crochet friends and family!

This week’s free pattern for week #10 of the 12 Weeks Of Christmas Blog Hop CAL is brought to you by The Hooked Haberdasher – that’s me! The Santa Bag and Elf Bag are so fun to make, beginner friendly and are not only great as gift bags, but also as a holiday purse, home decor, office decor, candy bag, oh and how about a yarn bowl/project bag – well, you understand… it can be used for all sorts of holiday fun!


Santa & Elf Bag Crochet Pattern

Designed by The Hooked Haberdasher

To ensure success with this pattern, please read through entire pattern prior to beginning your project.

Skill Level: beginner


  • Category 4 (aran/worsted weight) yarn – approx. 200-250 yds. Model made with Red Heart Soft and Red Heart Boutique Fur
  • Super Bulky Red Heart Boutique Fur
  • Hook size – US H8/5.0mm; US J10/6.0mm
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry needle

ch=chain; CC=coordinating color; dc=double crochet; Esc=extended single crochet; lp=loop; MC=main color; R=round; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sl st(s)=slip stitch(es); st(s)=stitch(es); yo=yarn over

6-7” base diameter; 7-8” height

H hook- sc 17-18 sts x 18-19 rounds=4”

How to read this pattern:

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to be worked into the st. Example: sc 4, 2sc = single crochet next four sts, two single crochet into same st.
  • Asterisks indicate to repeat stitches within the ** as instructed.
  • Instructions within brackets [ ] are worked into the same st.
  • Parentheses ( ) at the end of a round = total sts for that round.


  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • The bag is worked in the round (spiral fashion) without joining.
  • Place your stitch marker in the first stitch of each round and move up with each consecutive round.
  • Base increase rounds (R1-12) will always end with an increase in the last st.
  • At the end of R12, your circle should measure approximately 5 to 5-1/2” in diameter.
  • Mark the first stitch of round 13 with a different color of scrap yarn.

Special Stitches:

Extended Single Crochet (Esc): Insert hook into next st; yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.


BAG BODY (*Tip: place stitch marker in the first stitch of each new round. Place a scrap piece of yarn to mark R13 as the end of your increase rounds for the base.)

 1bag marker

R1: With main color (MC) start with a Magic Circle. Sc 6 into the ring. Pull ring tight. (6)

R2: Work 2sc into each stitch around. (12)

R3: Work *1 sc in the next st, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (18)

R4: Work *1 sc in next two sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (24)

R5: Work *1 sc in next three sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (30)

R6: Work *1 sc in next four sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (36)

R7: Work *1 sc in the next five sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (42)

R8: Work *1 sc in the next six sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (48)

R9: Work *1 sc in the next seven sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (54)

R10: Work *1 sc in the next eight sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (60)

R11: Work *1 sc in the next nine sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (66)

R12: Work *1 sc in the next ten sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (72)

R13: Work 1 sc in each st around. (72)

R14-35: Repeat R13. (72)

R36: Work *1 Esc in the next five sts, ch1, sk1*, repeat ** around. (72)

1bag holes

R37: Work *1 sc in the next five sts, 2sc in ch1 sp*, repeat ** around. (84)

1bag R37-38

R38: Work 1 sc in each st around. (84)

R39: Work 1 sc in first 4 stitches, *2sc in next, sc in next 4* 16 times. (100) *stop here for elf bag and see Elf Bag Trim instructions

R40-41: Work 1 sc in each st around to last st; sl st; finish off, weave tails. (100)

SANTA BAG TRIM: *Use your J hook

Attach your Fur with a sl st. *Sc, ch1, sk1*, repeat ** around. Finish off, weave ends

SANTA BAG TIE: *Use your H hook

Ch 81. Sc 2nd ch from hook and in each chain to end. Finish off, weave ends. Weave one end of your tie through holes made in rounds 36/37 all the way around. Even tie ends, cinch to desired tightness and tie in a bow. *optional: add pom-poms or bells to adorn your ties.

ELF BAG TRIM: *Use your H hook

1elf trim 1

R40: Change color to white with a sl st, turn. Work 1 sc in each st around; join with sc to 1st sc. (100)

R41: Sk 1, 5dc in next st, sk 1; *1 sc, sk 1, 5dc, sk 1*, repeat ** around; join with sl st to 1st sc.

R42: *Work 1 sc in the next two dc; [sc, ch 2, sc] in the third dc, 1 sc in the next two dc; sl st in sc*, repeat ** around to last st. Join with sl st. Finish off, weave ends

ELF BAG TIE: *Use your H hook

Follow Maria’s tutorial on Crochet Cord with Two Colors. I used red and white for my two colors. I started and ended with 8″ tails, and made 80 chains for each cord. Weave your first cord through the holes made with R36/37. Now take your second cord and begin where your first cord tail is on the right and weave through three holes. Take the other end of your second cord and weave through where your first cord tail is on the left, and weave through three holes, coming out to the other side with your second tail. You will have a space of 5 single crochet stitches between your ends of both cords. I added jingle bells to my tie ends and then used a square knot to knot the ends together. Now you have a double drawstring, which also doubles as a purse handle – YAY!

©2015, Designed by Wendy Bickford aka The Hooked Haberdasher. All Rights Reserved. The design, pattern, and images are property of The Hooked Haberdasher. You may use this pattern for personal use/charity. Sale of finished item is also permitted with pattern credit given to www.thehookedhaberdasher.com. No part of this document may be reproduced, altered, or distributed in any form, or by any means, without express written permission from Wendy Bickford.


Here’s your sneak peek and supply list for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop CAL, week #11. Next week’s project designed by Janaya at Charmed By Ewe, the Snowflake Coasters will be posted on Janaya’s website on 11/20/15 with all of the pattern details. Finished projects posted in the  Crochet Playground Facebook Group and linked to the Rafflecopter by 11:59p PST 11/26/15 will be entered to win the Red Heart Yarn Prize package ($50 Value).

Here is the material list for the Jolly Holiday Stocking so you’ll be ready to get started right away:

  • Red Heart Creme de la Creme cotton yarn in 1-3 colors (1 ball of each – the project can be completed with one ball of one color, but I’ve decided to use red, green and white for the project.)
  • 5.0 mm crochet hook

Wishing you a wonderful 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop CAL, Week #10!!!

WENDY sig The Hooked Haberdasher

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