Free Pattern and Video Demonstration for Cross Stitch
I have one final Valentine’s day project prepared for you and I’ve saved the best for last. The Crochet Valentine Goody bag uses a rather unique technique, cross stitching on crochet. Cross stitching on crochet is one of my favorite techniques. It gives your projects a creative edge that you normally just don’t see. If you’ve never cross stitched a day in your life, don’t worry! I have prepared a video demonstration to show you just how easy it is to cross stitch on crochet.
The Valentine goody bag has become a little tradition in my house. I have crocheted two of these little bags; one for me and one for my husband. We each fill it with something special for the other and exchange them over dinner on Valentine’s Day. It’s a really fun way to do something special for your Valentine.
I had a really great time crocheting this bag, cross stitching on it and giving it to my husband over previous years. Now I’m passing on this fun little project to you!
Crochet Valentine Goody Bag
Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2015.
Please do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern without first obtaining my permission. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photo above.
This pattern is written in US crochet terms
Gather your supplies
- 80 yards I Love This Cotton (Red); 5 yards (Ivory)
- 5 mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Cross Stitch Diagram
This is the diagram you will be using to make your cross stitch pattern. To print a copy, click on the diagram image and follow the printing instructions from you browser.
Gauge and Sizing
Your finished bag should measure approximately 5.5″ wide and 6.5″ tall. The gauge for working in single crochet is: 8 stitches x 10 rows = 2″ square.
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
The Crochet Valentine Goody Bag is first crocheted by making a flat rectangular piece. The cross stitch design is then added to the front and back of the bag. Then you will fold the bag in half and whip stitch the sides closed. A draw string closure is added as the final touch. You can find detailed instructions and pictures for each step of the bag construction and a video tutorial demonstrating how to cross stitch on crochet below.
Row 1: Ch 21. Sc in the second chain from the hook and in each chain. Turn your work.
Rows 2-60: Ch 1 and sc in every stitch.
Bind off and weave in your ends
Once you have finished crocheting the bag, you will need to cross stitch the pattern to the front and the back of the bag. Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to cross stitch on crochet
Fold your bag in half, right sides facing each other and whip stitch along each side to close them up.
To create the drawstring closure, cut two pieces of yarn that are approximately 26″ long. Thread one of the pieces on your darning needle and start at one end of the bag. We’ll be weaving our piece of yarn in and out through the stitches of the 7th and 8th row from the top (as shown above).
Weave it completely across the front half of the bag and then flip it over and repeat, weaving the yarn back in the other direction. Pull the piece through so that the ends are even.
Tie a knot at the ends and trim them up. The first part of our drawstring is now complete!
We will need to repeat the previous steps for the other side of the drawstring, only this time we will be working in the opposite direction. Once you have completed the drawstring (if you have done so correctly) you should be able to pull on the sides and your bag should draw up. Note that it may be a little hard to draw up at first. I had to pull pretty firmly to get it to close the first few times until the yarn softened up a bit.