Little Crocheted Jug project from the 70's!

Remember These? I remember my big sis making a milk jug bag in Camp Fire Girls…I think it was a lot like this! So much fun!! Here’s how you make it (these are my only instructions, for now…this one doesn’t exist as a pattern by me – yet) :

Materials you will need: 

  • plastic milk jug or 2 liter bottle (to cut in half)
  • single hole hole punch
  • size For G (3.75 or 4.00 mm) crochet hook
  • scraps of yarn in medium weights
  • heavy scissors for trimming jug and yarn

1) Cut a small milk jug or a 2-liter soda bottle in half; wash out and trim carefully so your edge is smooth. You’ll be using the bottom for the base of your drawstring bag.

2) Using a single-hole hole punch, punch regular holes approximately 1/4″ from the edge, 1/4″ apart, all around the edge.

Now the fun part:

3) Single crochet around the jug, using the holes to work in instead of chains. When you get back to the beginning, just continue on in a spiral, so your work has no seam. Change colors a few times for an exciting design!

4) When you’ve reached a cylindrical shape approximately 5-6″ high, work a round which will serve as a drawstring casing: work (dc, skip 1 sc, ch 1) around and join.

5) Finish off by chaining or braiding a 20 to 22″ long drawstring and weaving it through your casing. Knot its two ends together and you’re done!

You have to fill your little drawstring jug with marbles, or shells, or treasures!! Delightful! I’m so happy!!!!!

Susan’s Hippie Crochet


Susan is a creator of original crochet designs and patterns.

She has an Etsy store and facebook page where you can find free tips, small patterns and inspiration, as well as patterns on the Kindle ebook store.

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