In this tutorial, I show you how to crochet a small simple Santa sack ornament to decorate your Christmas tree or to combine with an amigurumi.
This project you can finish in about 1 hour and I suggest you to work with a glitter yarn to give an elegance touch.
Used yarn and accessories to crochet a sack
- 50 gr mercerized cotton yarn ICE YARNS brown color
- 20 gr metallic polyester acrylic ORO MONDIAL red color
- Crochet hook size 3 mm
- Polystyrene ball 17 cm circumference
Other recommended yarns: try doing it with the golden cord, the result will be a much bigger and more robust sack than the one proposed in the tutorial.
Cotton, wool and acrylic are ideal for this bag if you want a softer finish.
Depending on the yarn you choose, you will need to adjust the crochet hook size.
Crochet pattern Santa sack ornament
🕰️ Working time: about 1 hour | Skill Level: 🌸🌸 easy
📗 Abbreviations & meanings (us terms)
- MR = Magic ring
- CH = chain
- SC = single crochet
- SLST = slip stitch
- HDC = half double crochet
- INC = Increase, 2 SC in the same stitch
- DEC = Decrease, 2 SC together
- REP * = repeat from * to * until the end of the round
📜 Tutorial crochet sack
The Santa Sack is to crochet in continuos round, without closing with a slip stitch at the end of each round.
Use a stitch marker to mark the first or the last stitch of the round and move it.
To give the shape, I used a polystyrene ball about 17 cm in circumference.
Follow the table down here to start with a circle.
|1||MR, 6 SC||6|
|3||* 1 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times||18|
|4||1 SC, INC ; * 2 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC||24|
|5||* 3 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times||30|
|6||2 SC, INC; *4 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 2 SC||36|
|7||* 5 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times||42|
|8||3 SC, INC; * 6 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 3 SC||48|
|9-13||1 SC in each stitches around||48×5|
|14||3 SC, DEC; * 6 SC, DEC*; REP * 5 times, 3 SC||42|
|15||1 SC in each stitches around||42|
|16||* 5 SC, DEC*; REP * 6 times||36|
|17||1 SC in each stitches around||36|
|18||2 SC, DEC; *4 SC, DEC*; REP * 5 times, 2 SC|
insert the styrofoam ball.
|19||1 SC in each stitches around||30|
|20||* 3 SC, DEC *; REP * 6 times||24|
|21||1 SC in each stitches around||24|
|22||1 SC, DEC; *2 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC||18|
|23||1 SC in each stitches around||18|
|24||* 1 SC, DEC *; REP * 6 times||12|
|25||1 SC in each stitches around||12|
|26||2 CHs (= 1st HDC), 1 HDC in the base of the CH and 2 HDC in each stitches around. Close with 1 SL ST in the 2nd beginning CH.||24|
Cut the yarn and hide it. Now take a contrasting colour, better if “glittered”, like the red one I chose to make the string. Make 90 CHs, fasten them and then cut the thread leaving a long end of about 20 cm.
Knot the string made between the 25th and 26th round and form a bow. Stitch the ends of the string together and then, with the same thread, run over the top back of the bag to form a loop, so you can hang it on the branch of the Christmas tree. Watch the video to see how.
🎬 Video tutorial how to crochet a Santa sack ornament
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