Making your own reusable gift bag is thrifty and eco-friendly. It can also be super cute! If you have basic crochet skills, you can make this crochet candy gift bag in about an hour or so. It’s perfect for filling with candy and other small treats.
Crochet candy gift bag tutorial
I originally made this craft to go along with my DiY gift card holder. I thought since they were so different though, it made sense to give them each their own post.
I intended for this to fit over a toilet paper tube, but it holds its shape pretty well alone. A paper tube is handy for keeping it uniform while you crochet and it can be left in or taken out before tying off the ends. The size and shape allow it to hold anything small – gift card, cash, candy or other stocking stuffers.
- yarn in two colors (I used red and white to look like peppermint.)
- crochet hook, size H or whatever you prefer
Note: I use American crochet terms.
Using color 1 (red), chain 20 and slip stitch into the first stitch to create a ring.
Half-double crochet into every stitch around the ring, leaving the last one open. Remove your hook from the yarn, but pull the loop so it stays open. I’ve also seen some people put safety pins through the loop to hold it.
Change colors to color 2 (white) and slip stitch into that last open stitch. From here you are crocheting in the round. Half-double crochet into each stitch around the ring with color 2 until you get close to where you left off with color 1. Remove your hook and preserve the loop the same way you did the first.
Insert your hook where you left off with color 1 and half-double crochet into each stitch around until you get back to the other color again.
Repeat this pattern, changing colors every time one “catches up” to the other. When you have the desired length, cut both yarns and weave in the tails.
To close either end of the candy, I just cut a small length of yarn and tied a bow. the little bows on either end are easy to remove to fill the candy gift bag.
If you make this crochet candy gift bag, I’d love to see how it turns out. You are welcome to share a photo on my Facebook fan page.