I just love little bags... they are so much fun to make, have so many uses... can be worn around your keck on your belt, hang in your car or any place for that matter... I charge many with reiki energies, by doing so you can send reiki to some one by writing down their name on a slip of paper and placing it in the bag... charge crystals or other small items...
I'm planning on selling a few these reiki charged bags at a up coming fair. I've been making them out of many types of yarn. So far this is my favorite pattern for crocheting them... they can be made in any size by adding more increases at the start of the pattern as well as adding rows...
here is the basic idea...
single crochet 8 times in a magic circle, slip stitch join
chain one, single crochet into base of last stitch, single crochet twice into each stitch
( if a larger bag is wanted
*single crochet twice into next stitch, single crochet one stitch* repeat to end
*single crochet twice into next stitch, single crochet two stitches* repeat to end
*single crochet twice into next stitch, single crochet three stitches* repeat to end )
single crochet all stitches until you reach the size you like
to make the area where the drawstring is threaded through do a round of twisted double crochet join with a slip stitch
chain two, *single crochet, chain one* repeat to end slip stitch to join and fasten off.
I made a simple chain stitch cord for the drawstring, weave it through the space created by the twisted stitches
I added beads to some charms to others :)
these are very similar to my other drawstring bag crochet pattern.. the difference being the way the area for the drawstring is constructed...
you can find that pattern here