12 Sheepish Days – Day 7 Gift Bag Granny Square Pocket

Today I have another idea for dressing up a plain gift bag. I used paper embroidery to attach a poor granny square that will never become a blanket (we all have a pile of those, don’t we?) to a paper bag and turned it into a card pocket! It is really simple and a great way to give a purpose to one of those granny squares. The recipient can easily remove it and use it to set a steaming pot of tea on top of this winter. Or it can simply turn a plain gift bag into one that can be used over and over again! 


– A paper gift bag
– A granny square that is wide enough for a card
– Yarn
– Pencil
– Sewing needle
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors


First, center your granny square on the front of the bag. Use a pencil to mark a dot on the inside and outside of the edge of the granny square. Repeat this all the way around. Using the sewing needle poke a hole through each dot. Make the hole larger for yarn with the tapestry needle. Next, take a long length of yarn, tie a knot at the end, and thread through the tapestry needle. Bring the yarn up through the first hole in the corner and down through the next. Repeat this step all the way around, sewing the granny square to the front of the bag. Tie off with a knot and cut the excess yarn. Tuck a card inside the pocket  and give to a friend!

You can find the other projects for 12 Sheepish Days here.

I hope you have a great weekend! I am thankful for a little break over the next few days to do a little Christmas shopping and spend time with friends. I hope you are able to take some time and do the same! What are you up to for the next few days?

  1. Super cute idea!!! Love your creativity

  2. Shirley says:

    That is an awesome idea! I have quite a few granny squares just sitting around… time to put them to use! Thank you!

  3. Anne Hill says:

    Such a great idea!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Oh gosh! It holds the card – that is such a good idea! I don’t crochet, but this could be a really cool concept to recreate. Love it :)

    xx Ashleigh

  5. Beth says:

    This is so cute! It really makes me want to make some granny squares this Christmas.

  6. Michelle says:

    Love this idea!

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  7. Alessandra says:

    great idea!!! brava!!!!
    happy weekend,
    xxxx Alessandra

  8. Barbora says:

    Hii I´m Barbora!!
    I just love your blog header and your creations 😉
    Gonna follow on Bloglovin!

    xx Barbora♥ ☺

  9. Becca says:

    You’re amazing! This is my favorite idea yet in this series. :-)

  10. yoojin says:

    Great idea, Meredith!! :) :) So cute!!!

  11. Anouck Plume says:

    That’s such a cute idea! I really like the gif :)

  12. Laura says:

    I love it, so original!

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