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Polar Bear Gift Bag Crochet Pattern

Are you ready for another Christmas gift bag pattern? Each year I make these small gift bags for my husband’s coworkers and fill them with candy for him to give out at the office. This year I just couldn’t resist creating a new design – polar bear gift bag. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.

Materials:
Small amounts of worsted yarn – white and red
A few yards of white Pipsqueak yarn
Crochet hook size H
12-mm safety nose
18-mm wiggly eyes
1” white pompom

Finished bag measures approximately 4” tall by 3” wide (not including ears).

Directions:
Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2. Sc 6 in second ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc).
Rnd 3: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 7: *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (42 sc).
Rnds 8-16: Sc in each st.
Rnd 17: *Dec, sc in next 5 sc,* repeat around (36 sc).
Rnd 18: *Dec, sc in next 4 sc,* repeat around (30 sc).
Rnd 19:*Dec, sc in next 3 sc,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 20: *Sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc,* repeat around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.
Drawstring: Using white yarn, make a chain 12″ long and knot both ends. Pull through loops made in Rnd 20.
SNOUT:
Rnd 1: With white yarn, ch 2. Sc 6 in second ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (9 sc).
Rnd 3: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (12 sc).
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (15 sc).
Rnd 5: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 6: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off white leaving 9” length for sewing.
Insert safety nose in tip of snout. Stuff snout and sew to face at Rnds 6-11.
EARS: (Make 2)
With white yarn, ch 5. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch. Working on opposite side of chain, sc in each of next 3 ch.
Fasten off and make another piece the same.
Holding both pieces together, sc through both pieces. Sc in each of 1st 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc. Fasten off leaving length for sewing. Sew an ear to each side of head at Rnds 12-15. Weave in all ends.
Santa Hat:
Rnd 1: With red yarn, ch 2. Sc 3 in second ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (6 sc).
Rnd 3: Sc in each st.
Rnd 4: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (9 sc).
Rnd 5: Sc in each st.
Rnd 6: *1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (12 sc).
Rnd 7: Sc in each st.
Rnd 8: *1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (18 sc).
Rnd 9: Sc in each st.
Rnd 10: *1 sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc,* repeat around (24 sc).
Rnd 11: Sc in each st. Join. Fasten off red.
Rnd 12: Turn to wrong side. Attach white eyelash or Pipsqueak yarn and work 1 sc in each st.
Rnd 13: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off white. Weave in all ends. Sew white pompom to top of hat.
If you don’t have either of these yarns, you can use white worsted yarn and loop st around.
Cut a piece of red yarn about 6” long. Fold and thread through Rnd 11 of hat. Attach to Rnd 18 of head and tie to secure hat to polar bear.
Glue on(or sew on) eyes above snout.

PDF Download: Polar Bear Gift Bag Crochet Pattern

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