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

Used yarn and accessories to crochet a Santa sack
Used yarn and accessories

I used:

  • 50 gr mercerized cotton yarn ICE YARNS brown color
  • 20 gr metallic polyester acrylic ORO MONDIAL red color
  • Crochet hook size 3 mm
  • scissor
  • stitchmarker
  • needle
  • 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)

📜 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.

1MR, 6 SC6
26 INC12
3* 1 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times18
41 SC, INC ; * 2 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC24
5* 3 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times30
62 SC, INC; *4 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 2 SC36
7* 5 SC, INC *; REP * 6 times42
83 SC, INC; * 6 SC, INC *; REP * 5 times, 3 SC48
9-131 SC in each stitches around48×5
143 SC, DEC; * 6 SC, DEC*; REP * 5 times, 3 SC42
151 SC in each stitches around42
16* 5 SC, DEC*; REP * 6 times36
171 SC in each stitches around 36
182 SC, DEC; *4 SC, DEC*; REP * 5 times, 2 SC
insert the styrofoam ball.
191 SC in each stitches around30
20* 3 SC, DEC *; REP * 6 times24
211 SC in each stitches around24
221 SC, DEC; *2 SC, DEC *; REP * 5 times, 1 SC18
231 SC in each stitches around18
24* 1 SC, DEC *; REP * 6 times12
251 SC in each stitches around12
262 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
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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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The Christmas crochet project is finished!

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