Santa’s Sack Ornament

santa's sack ornament

The holidays are fast approaching…are you working on your gifts?

It’s Week 3 of this six week series of ornaments that hold a gift card!

This week I’ve designed a tiny thread version of Santa’s sack, except instead of presents in his bag, he brings you the gift of money! Who doesn’t like that?

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These little gift card holders are so perfect for giving to neighbors, church members, friends and family. I’ve seen paper holiday cards that hold gift cards and even little tins with a holiday print on them, but what do they do with that after they use their card? Probably nothing.

That is what makes this ornament so special! Not only is it thoughtful and more personal, but they get to reuse it on their Christmas tree year after year!

Santas sack ornament

Next year, I’m thinking about doing a new series of ornaments that use yarn instead of thread. While I don’t mind working with thread, I know that not everyone enjoys it.

What are your thoughts concerning using thread vs. yarn for Christmas ornaments? Yay or Nay? πŸ™‚ Comment down below!

Here is a pin for your Pinterest board…

santa's sack ornament

In case you missed it, here are the links to the previous week’s ornaments.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 4

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry queue…

Santa’s Sack Ornament/Gift Card Holder

Materials Used:

  • Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 Victory Red – 300 yds /274 m
  • Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 Black – 300 yds /274 m
  • Artiste Crochet Thread Size 10 – Porcelain – 400 yds
  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Size 10 Golden Yellow – 350 yds/350 m
  • B (2.25 mm) hook
  • 6/1.80 mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Decorative ornament hook

Finished Size Approximately:

2.75”W x 3.5”H

Gauge:

17 sc stitches and 20 rows in a 2” square.

Special Stitches:

Single Crochet 4 Together (sc4tog)

Insert hook into indicated st, YO and draw back through st. *Insert hook into next indicated st, YO and draw back through st* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. YO and draw through all 5 loops on hook. A decrease was made.

Double Crochet 4 Together (dc4tog)

Not a decrease. Work all sts into same st. *YO and insert hook into indicated st, YO and draw back through, YO and draw through 2 loops* 4 times. YO and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Double Crochet 5 Together (dc5tog)

Not a decrease. Work all sts into same st. *YO and insert hook into indicated st, YO and draw back through, YO and draw through 2 loops* 5 times. YO and draw through all 6 loops on hook.

Back Loops Only (BLO)

santa's sack ornament

Bottom Loops

Flip your chain over and the bottom loop is the loop underneath.

santa's sack ornament

Abbreviations:

YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain (beginning chain)
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
BLO – back loops only
sc4tog – single crochet 4 together
dc4tog – double crochet 4 together
dc5tog – double crochet 5 together

Notes:

  • The bag is crocheted with the pleats built in. The front of the bag is the side with more pleats.
  • The black band and buckle are crocheted separately and sewn into place using the tapestry needle.
  • You have the option to work in the round if you prefer, just keep track of your rows.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Sack

With Red and B hook

FC: Ch 23

Round 1: Work in BLO, In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 20 chs. In last ch, 4 sc. Working along the opposite edge of FC, sc in next 20 chs. In last ch, 3 sc. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (48 sc)

Round 2 – Round 21: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in every st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (48 sc)

Round 22: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 10 sts, sc4tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc4tog, sc in next 15 sts, sc4tog, sc in next 6 sts. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (39 sc)

Round 23: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in
next 5 sts, sc4tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc4tog, sc in next 18 sts, sl st in 1st sc of round. (33 sc)

Round 24 – Round 26: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in every st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (33 sc)

Round 27: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (40 sc)

Round 28: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (48 sc)

Round 29: Ch 1, sc in every st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (48 sc)

Finish off. Weave in end.

Cuff

With Porcelain and B hook

Note: You will be working from the inside of the bag toward the outside in order to get your puffs to face the right way.

Attach Porcelain in any st.

Ch 2, dc4tog in same st ch 2 comes out of, ch 1, sc in next st *dc5tog in next st, ch 1, sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in the side of the 1st puff of the round. Finish off. Weave in end. (24 puffs)

Belt

With Black and B hook

FC: Ch 34

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in every st across. Turn. (33 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in every st across. Turn. (33 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in every st across. (33 sc)

Finish off. Leave a long tail (about 10” – 12”) for sewing.

With a tapestry needle and the black tail, stitch the two ends of the belt together to make a circle shape. Slip the band over the sack to cover Rows 24 – Rows 26 with the seam in the back (the side with less pleats is the back) and stitch the belt into place with a few tack stitches.

Note: If you don’t want your stitches showing through on the inside, stitch shallow through the front red loops of the sack.

Buckle

With Golden Yellow and #6 hook

FC: Ch 11

Round 1: Work in the bottom loops of the FC. In the 2nd ch from the hook, sc. 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, sc in last st. Arrange into a rectangle shape and sl st in 1st sc made of round. Finish off. Leave a long tail (about 6” – 7”) for sewing.

With a tapestry needle and the Golden Yellow tail, finish stitching the two ends together completing your rectangular buckle. Then lay the buckle horizontally in the center of the black belt on the front of the sack. Tack stitch into place and weave in all ends.

Insert your ornament hook into Row 29 of the sack anywhere along the side. If you don’t want to use an ornament hook, you have the option to crochet your own hook. With Red or Porcelain, sl st into any end stitch on Row 29 of the sack, ch 20 and sl st back into same st. Finish off. Weave in end.

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2 thoughts on “Santa’s Sack Ornament

  1. This is a very cute ornament/gift bag. I am not a fan of using the thread (vs. yarn) as I don’t crochet tight enough. Thanks for asking. Merry Christmas!

    1. You’re welcome, Terri! I’m sorry to hear you’re not a fan of thread, but it’s totally understandable. Next year I will design with yarn. Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

      Erica

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