Sunday, 9 December 2012

Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern - Santa's Sack & Christmas Gift Decorations

After making my Christmas Santa Amigurumi Pattern, I decided there was one important thing missing...Santa's Christmas Sack! So I came up with this pattern to crochet Santa's sack and minuature giftboxes to fill your sack too.


This is a really easy pattern and you should be able to finish it in one night. I made these as decorations to sit around our shop, but you could also add loops and hang these little decorations from your Christmas tree.




Materials
Dk 8 ply yarn in your chosen Christmas colours
4mm hook
Polyfill
Cardboard - to help maintain shape of gift boxes.

This pattern is written with US terminology. Work in continuous rounds. The weight of yarn and hook size are a guide only. Pattern gauge is not important. If you change the weight and hook size, just keep in mind your sack and gift boxes may be larger or smaller than mine. Using the above yarn and hook size, my sack measures approx. 7 cm high and the gift boxes just under 3cm height.

Christmas Gift Box Decorations
Before stuffing I added a small square piece of cardboard at bottom of box. I then added another small piece after stuffing, just before finishing last round. This isn't essential but it helps maintain the cube shape of your gift box.

Rnd 1  Work 6 sc in Magic Circle
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next 2 stitches, 3sc in next stitch* around (20)
Rnd 4-11   sc around [7 rounds]
Rnd 12  * sc in next 2 stitches, 3sctog* Stuff (12)
Rnd 13   2sctog around (6)
Close up hole and Fasten Off   
 Wrap a ribbon or piece of yarn tie around the box and tie a pretty bow.  


Santa's Christmas  Sack
 
Rnd 1  Work 6 sc in Magic Circle
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around  (18)
Rnd 4   *sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* around  (24)
Rnd 5   *sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch * around  (30)
Rnd 6   sc around in back loop only (30)
Rnd 7   *sc in next 14 sts, 3sc in next st* repeat twice (34)
Rnd 8   sc in next 15 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in last st (38)
Rnd 9   sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts (42) 
Rnd 10   sc in next 17 sts, 3sc in next st, sc  in next 20 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts (46)
Rnd 11   sc in next  15 sts, put hook through the next st, skip 5 stitches and put hook through next st, (so you will have hook going through 2 stitches), sc the 2 sts tog,  sc in next 17 sts, put hook through next st, skip 5 sts and put hook through next st, sc the 2 sts tog, sc in last 2 sts (34)
Rnd 12   sc in next 6 sts, 2sctog, sc in next 7 sts, 2sctog, sc in next 6 sts, 2sctog, sc in next 7 sts, 2sctog [4 decreases] (30)
Rnd 13   sc around
Rnd 14   *sc in next 3 sts, 2sctog* around (24)
Rnd 15-21   sc around [7 rounds] (24)
Rnd 22   *sc in stitch, ch1, 2sc in next st, ch1* around (36) 
Fasten Off

Weave a piece of string or yarn in and out of the chains and tie. I used a ribbon meshed yarn to give it a bit of a rustic look, and I was pleased with how it turned out. I kind of cheated too and stuffed my sack with polyfill and added one giftbox on top, but no one can notice unless they decide to raid the sack. See...

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and please show your support by leaving comments and feedback. 
 

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