Free Santa’s Gift Sack Ornament Crochet Pattern

Fun, quick, beginner easy Santa’s Gift Sack Ornament – perfect gift card or cash ornament. Make it in traditional red and white or add a little frozen in turquoise and white with a light dusting of surface embroidered snowflakes! Would be super cute in black and white with a Bah Humbug tag added and a Kohl’s GC! Great for ornament exchanges, secret Santa’s, and perfect to adorn the tree! You’ll be able to hook these ornaments up in way less than an hour of your time and about 50-75 or so yards of yarn. The single crochet stitch pattern is also perfect to cross-stitch a monogram onto – oh, the possibilities to personalize this ornament pattern are nearly endless!

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Santa’s Gift Sack Ornament

Designed by The Hooked Haberdasher

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

Skill Level:  beginner/easy.


  • Two colors worsted weight yarn, category 4 – approx. 75 yds. Model made with Red Heart Soft
  • Hook size – US H-8/5.0mm
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • 3” styro ball
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors


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

3” diameter

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 as a set.
  • Parentheses ( ) at the end of a round = total sts for that round..



  • The sack 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.


  • Sack increase rounds will always end with an increase in the last st.
  • At the end of increase R5, your circle should measure approximately 3” in diameter.



SACK: (*Tip: place stitch marker in the first stitch of each new round.)

R1: With main color (MC) start with a Magic Circle. Sc 8 into the ring. Pull ring tight. (8)

R2: Work 2sc into each stitch around. (16)

R3: Work *1 sc in the next st, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (24)

R4: Work *1 sc in next two sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (32)

R5: Work *1 sc in next three sts, 2sc*, repeat ** around. (40)

R6-15: Work 1 sc in each st around; on R16 end with a sl st in last st. (40)

R16: ch2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a lp; insert hook into same st as base of ch, yo and pull up a lp (three lps on hook), yo and pull through all lps on hook (standing hdc just made). *1 hdc into next three sts; ch1, sk1; 1 hdc in next four sts, ch1, sk 1, repeat ** around; join with sl st to first st (standing hdc). (40 st/8 ch1 sps)


R17: Change to CC with a sl st; ch1, sc same st and each st around, including the ch1 sp; sl st to 1st sc. (40sts/8 holes)

R18: ch1, *work [1 sc and 1 dc into in same st]*, repeat ** around; join with sl st to 1st sc. Finish off and weave ends. (80)

Santa Sack Tie:

Follow Maria’s tutorial on Crochet Cord with Two Colors. I used red and white for my two colors. Start and end with long tails (4”). Crochet approximately 16” of cord (not including tails). Thread your Yarn/Tapestry needle with an 8” strand of each color. Run the strands through the ends of the cord. With all strands at one end of your cord, tie a tight end knot and trim to desired length. Repeat for other cord end.


  • Weave your cord through the holes made with R17/18.
  • Cut a slit in your styro ball with your knife to the desired depth/width to insert your GC or cash into. Insert your styro ball into your Santa Sack.

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Tighten your cord and tie into a bow.

*Optional: Using your tapestry needle and white yarn, embroider snowflakes on your sack

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©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 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.

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