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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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Skinny Gnome Ornament Crochet Pattern

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Gnomes have been depicted in literature as far back as 1566 in A Book on Nymphs, Sylphs, Pygmies, and Salamanders, and on the Other Spirits by Paracelsus. They are said to guard the precious stones and minerals of the earth and can move through the soil as easily as humans move through air. Sometimes they are depicted as small, intelligent, and helpful to humans. Other stories show them as hot-tempered and combatant. J.R.R. Tolkein’s gnomes are tall and beautiful, but all authors seemed to agree that gnomes are immortal.  In L. Frank Baum’s book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, gnomes created the sleigh bells for Santa Claus‘ reindeer. Maybe that explains why Christmas Gnomes have become so popular over the last few years.

Crochet some skinny gnome decorations for your Christmas tree. Make a few to liven up your gift wrapping. Finished size is approximately 5″ tall x 1.5″ wide, and instructions are included to lengthen the ornament if you would prefer. Each ornament takes just a few yards of worsted and eyelash yarn, so they’re a great stash buster or bazaar item.

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn

6 yards MC

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Crochet hook size G (4.0 mm)

Yarn needle

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10” silver or gold ribbon

Small amount of stuffing

Directions:

Rnd 1: With MC, ch 2 (or magic circle), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout unless otherwise specified.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnds 3-10: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 10. Fasten off MC. Stuff. (If a taller ornament is desired, add extra rnds here.)

Rnd 11: Attach eyelash yarn, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnds 12-15: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 15. Fasten off eyelash. Stuff.

Rnd 16: Attach CC yarn, sc in each st. Do not join.

Rnd 17: Sc in each st.

Rnd 18: *Sc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts,* repeat twice (9 sc).

Rnds 19-20: Sc in each st. Stuff.

Rnd 21: *Sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts,* repeat twice (6 sc).

Rnds 22-23: Sc in each st.

Rnd 24: *Sc in next st, dec over next 2 sts,* repeat once (4 sc). Fasten off CC leaving 6” length. Close with ultimate finish.

Sew or glue pompom in middle of eyelash rnds. Fold ribbon in half and insert through st at top of hat. Pull through and tie ends in a knot.

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