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 Santa 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
  • stitch marker
  • 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.

Useful information before starting


🕰️ Working time: about 1 hour | Skill Level: 🌸🌸 easy



The Santa Sack is to crochet in continues 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.

📗 Abbreviations & meanings (US terms)

  • MR = Magic Ring
  • CH = chain
  • SC = single crochet
  • SLST = slip stitch
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • INC = Increase, 2 SC in the same stitch
  • DEC = Decrease, 2 SC together
  • REP * = repeat from * to * until the end of the row

Tutorial crochet Santa sack

Follow the table down here to start with a circle.

ROUNDINSTRUCTIONTOT
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 around36
182 SC, DEC; *4 SC, DEC*; REP * 5 times, 2 SC
insert the styrofoam ball.
30
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

Cut the yarn and hide it.

How to crochet the cord

Now take a contrasting color, 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

The Christmas crochet project is finished!

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This pattern is an original pattern by Giulia Mollica of giuliapinkytime.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern, but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

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By Giulia

My name is Giulia, I love dreaming and creating games for children. When I learned to crochet I rediscovered the "little girl" within me and now amigurumi have become my passion!

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