Crochet Drawstring Bag workshop

A one-day workshop with Nicki Merrall

10:00–16:00, Saturday, 13 July 2024
Being Knitterly Studio, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Seven places – booking open

(1 customer review)



Crochet Drawstring Bag – one-day workshop

Knitwear designer and tutor Nicki Merrall will teach you to crochet circles and use them as the base for a pretty crochet drawstring bag. This workshop is suitable for anyone who can make a basic granny square.

In this workshop, you will crochet a drawstring bag starting with a circular base. You will work the side of the bag by combining stitches you already know in different ways to create an interesting pattern. When you work the border, you will learn one or two new stitches and use them to create a pretty shell pattern. You will have help following crochet patterns with both written and charted instructions. During the workshop, you will crochet one drawstring bag using up to three colours.

Workshop content:

  • Making half-treble and double-treble crochet stitches.
  • Crocheting circles.
  • Combining basic stitches to make crochet stitch patterns.
  • Making edgings.
  • Choosing colour combinations.
  • Changing colour.
  • Following written instructions and crochet charts.


You will crochet one drawstring bag.


You can do double and treble crochet stitches and make a basic granny square.

Further information

Price includes:

  • Tuition.
  • Yarn for the project.
  • Printed pattern for the project.
  • Refreshments all day, a light vegetarian lunch and home-baked cake in the afternoon.

Please bring:

  • Notebook and pen.
  • 3.5 mm & 4.0 mm crochet hooks.
  • Lockable stitch markers.
  • Yarn scissors.
  • A yarn needle.

Crochet hooks and more yarn will be available to purchase.


The Being Knitterly Studio is in a beautiful Edwardian house in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

After booking, Nicki will email you details and directions, as well as ask about your previous experience.

Additional information

workshop date

Saturday 13 July 2024 at the Being Knitterly Studio

1 review for Crochet Drawstring Bag workshop

  1. Diane (verified owner)

    As usual Nicki provided the perfect environment for me to expand my basic crochet skills and give me the confidence to create some useful accessories. A great workshop! Thank you.

    • Being Knitterly

      Thank you Diane, I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make in the future.

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