Free Crochet Pattern: Orange and Blossoms Favor Bag

By Amy Yarbrough – 4 Comments

I’ve been so pleased with the response from all of you over my Favor Bag designs. I had no idea when I designed the Carrot Favor Bag that they would be so readily received. So here I am once again introducing another produce-inspired design: the Orange and Blossoms Favor Bag!

The bag is made with simple increases typical of crocheting in the round, while the greenery is designed to look like separate leaves within the material and is worked like filet crochet. If you haven’t done filet crochet, don’t worry, the instructions are not complicated. Then the bag is topped off with a blossom and a bud, crocheted with basic crochet stitches.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 6 1/2” (16.5 cm) wide, 8” (20.5 cm) long when flat

Materials:
Medium weight yarn (approximately 45 yards of orange, 25 yards of green, and a small amount of white and yellow)
Crochet hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn needle
Tape measure
Stitch markers
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
4 sc = 1’’
4 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 5.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 4 sc
Row 2 – 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 4 sc
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Note: pattern is worked in a spiral, do not chain to start a new round and do not sl st to join to end the row. Use stitch markers to keep track of the start of a new round.

Crochet Pattern: Orange and Blossoms Favor Bag
Round 1: with orange, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, place marker: 6 sc
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around: 12 sc
Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 4: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around: 24 sc
Round 5: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around: 30 sc
Round 6: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around: 36 sc
Round 7: sc in each sc around: 36 sc
Round 8: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 42 sc
Round 9: sc in each sc around: 42 sc
Round 10: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around: 48 sc
Round 11: sc in each sc around: 48 sc
Round 12: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around: 54 sc
Round 13 – 17: sc in each sc around
Round 18: * sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around: 48 sc
Round 19: sc in each sc around: 48 sc
Round 20: * sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around: 42 sc
Round 21: sc in each sc around: 42 sc
Round 22: * sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 36 sc
Round 23: sc in each sc around: 36 sc
Round 24: change to green, sc in each sc around: 36 sc
Round 25: * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 18 sc
Round 26: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around: 42 sc
Round 27: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around: 48 sc
Round 28: * ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Round 29: * ch 2, 3 sc in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Round 30: * ch 1, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Round 31: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Round 32: * ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next 5 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Round 33: * ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Round 34: * ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around: 48 sts
Finish off.

Straps
Cut 2 strands of green yarn 28″ long. Lay bag flat with seam directly in back and place two stitch markers one either side of Round 25. This will be where your straps lay. Thread yarn needle with one of the green strands and weave in and out of the stitches, starting at one stitch marker and ending at the same stitch marker. Do the same with the other strand.

Note: When weaving the strands through the stitches be careful not to stitch into the other strand or the stitches themselves, or this will keep the bag from cinching properly and ruin your strands.

Flower
Round 1: with yellow, make an adjustable ring, 6 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: change to white, * (sc, 2 dc, sl st) in next sc, repeat from * around: 24 sts
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bud
Round 1: with yellow, make an adjustable ring, 3 sc in ring, sl st in first sc: 3 sc
Round 2: change to white, (sc, 2 dc, sl st) in each sc around: 12 sts
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew flowers to the front and just to the side of the bag, being sure not to sew into Round 25 where your straps are. I recommend sewing them at about Rounds 22 and 23, but feel free to put them wherever you want.

Tip: only sew through center (round 1) so that the petals can pop out a little.

Need some help? Leave me a comment and I’ll be glad to do what I can!

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4 Comments

  1. Barbara Klees says:

    Really liked the Orange & Blossoms Favor Bag I made a copy but it was not the whole pattern How can I get that – on the computer the rest follow put it didn’t print I clicked on read more which
    after that it was the entire pattern but no way for me to get it. Sure HOPE someone can help this old lady who grandkids would really like this. [email protected] I think I tried getting something before but it never came so I am trying again. THANKS Barbara

  2. Twinkie Lover says:

    This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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