Crochet Sheep Drawstring Bag

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My Snowman Sack was such a hit I wanted to revisit the design and create other characters! And wouldn’t you know it, just by altering my Lamb Hat Pattern, I was able to make an adorable Sheep Drawstring Bag! Fill it with gifts, goodies, accessories, even a ball of yarn and hook for on-the-go crocheting!

Materials:
– Bernat Super Value Yarn (worsted weight) in Winter White and a bit of beige or gray and pink for the face/accent pieces. You can find the entire line of Bernat Super Value at Yarnspirations.com.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Safety eyes or Comic safety eyes (you can purchase those here). Alternatively you could use yarn for face embellishments.
– Tapestry needle
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Finished Size = Approximately 8 inches tall and 7 inches wide when laid flat.
Bobble Bag:
with winter white yarn
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 SC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 7, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 SC)
Round 6: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (18 HDC + 18 Bobble = 36)
Round 7: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (36 SC)
Round 8-16: Repeat round 6 and 7.
Round 17: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (36 DC) – This will be the row your drawstring is woven through.
Round 18-20: Repeat around 6 and 7 (ending on a bobble round).
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Drawstring:
with any color desired- I used pink and tied it into a bow when bag closes :)
Chain 85, slip stitch in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Weave in and out of DC crochet stitches from row 17.

Sheep Ears:Refer to my Lamb Hat Pattern for a more detailed tutorial if needed.

Outer Ear: (Make 2) – use winter white yarn
Chain 8, HDC in second chain from hook and in the next 6, make 2 HDC in last chain
now work your way up the other side of the chain with HDC’s (7 HDC), join to first HDC, Chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in the first 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in the next 8, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in last 3, join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew ear onto hat.
Inner Ear: (Make 2) – use accent color (beige or gray)
Chain 6, SC in second chain from hook and in the next 4, make 2 SC in last chain
now work your way up the other side of the chain with SC’s (5 SC), join to first SC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in the first 2 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in next 6, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in last two stitches, join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew inner ear inside the outer ear.
Sew ears onto bobble bag right under round of double crochets.
Sheep Face:
with your accent color
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (15 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 1 (25 SC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, repeat around, join, fasten off leaving long tail (30 SC)
Attach safety eyes and stitch on a mouth if desired.
Sew onto front of bobble bag right under the round of double crochets.
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Isn’t it Ba-Ba-Beautiful?!

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Comments

  1. says

    This is adorable! I can also see this as a goodie bag for a (small, if I want my hand to survive) party, like a baby shower or Easter hunt. Thank you!

  2. Crystal F. says

    I love this drawstring bag as much as your snowman one! I made 2 snowmen bags and filled them with all kinds of small goodies,sent them off to my nephews this past Xmas and they loved them, will do the same with the sheep for next Easter. Thank You

  3. Chang says

    I would love to make it into a real bag for my toddler girl to carry little things with…but I am gonna need help with the strings! and how about some ideas for boys too☺️

  4. Susie Houchin says

    Thank you for your clear and easily understood instructions! I have been trying to make a lamb like this for a friend and just could not justify giving it to her with all of the gaping holes that the other patterns left! This is perfect! Not only can it be used as a purse for a little girl, but if you stuff it and tie the top tight, it can be a cuddly toy for a baby! Thank you!

  5. Tania says

    Love this pattern, I was looking for a sheep tea cosy pattern to make for my sister, this will adapt perfectly thanks.
    I have also made the sheep hats for family baby gifts and they loved them.
    Thank you for the inspiration and patterns

  6. Lara says

    So cute! I was looking for something to make into a doorstop and the drawstring top is perfect so the weights can be removed and the bag washed; although I’ll make mine as a black sheep! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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