Who doesn’t love Pokemon? Well, here’s my Oddish inspired drawstring bag. Use it for dice, use it as a gift bag, use it to keep your crochet bits in – it’s entirely up to you!
- Sports weight yarn (blue and green)
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- 10 mm safety eyes x2
- Stitch markers and pins
- Yarn needle
- Felt (optional)
Ch = Chain
Sc = Single crochet
dc = Double crochet
hdc = Half double crochet crochet
Slip st = Slip stitch
invdec = Invisible decrease
sc2tog = Single crochet decrease
** = a repeating stitch pattern
The bag measures approx. 13 cm tall (not including leaf height) and is designed to fit over 20 dice.
Stitches are written in standard US terms. The main bag is written as rows worked in the round with a slip stitch to join – this is to create the level join when moving into the drawstring rounds.
Let’s Get Started!
Using light blue yarn, working in rows in the round.
NB. Slip stitch to join and chain 1 at the end of each round.
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring. (6)
Rnd 2 : 2sc in each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4 : *sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5 : *sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6 : *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7 : *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8 : *sc in next 6 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9 : *sc in next 7 stitches, 2sc* Repeat 6 times. (54)
Rnd 10 – 14 : sc in each stitch around. (54)
Rnd 15: *sc in next 7 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times. (48)
Rnd 16 : *sc in next 6 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 17 : *sc in next 5 stitches, invdec* Repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 18 – 23 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rounds 1 to 23
Switch to green yarn
Rnd 24 : sc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 25 : dc in each stitch around (36)
Rnd 26 : sc in each stitch around. Fasten off. (36)
The gaps between the dc stitches will be used later to thread the drawstring through to allow the bag to open and close.
Rounds 24 to 26
LEAVES (Make 6)
Using green yarn, working in rows:
Rnd 1 : Ch 14. Working into the second chain from the hook, work an sc in each
stitch along. (13)
Rnd 2 : Ch1 to start the new row. Slip st
into the first stitch, sc in the next 2
stitches, hdc, dc in the next 6 stitches, hdc, sc in the remaining 2 stitches. (13)
Rnd 3 : Ch2 to start. This will form the
point of the leaf.
Turn the work to now work along the starting chain stitches and the pattern will now mirror the stitches from Rnd 2 to create the leaf symmetry.
sc in the first 2 stitches, hdc, dc in the next 6 stitches, hdc, sc in the next 2 stitches,
slip st into the last. Fasten off. (13)
Once all 6 leaves have been crocheted, pin them place around the top of the bag. Align the lower edge of the leaf with Rnds 23/24 and place them evenly around the bag. Once happy with the positioning, stitch in place using the tail end yarn. When attaching, try not to obstruct Rnd 25 (the round of dc stitches), as this will be required for the drawstring.
Using green yarn, tightly ch stitch 45 stitches. Fasten off.
With a yarn needle weave the length of chain stitches in and out of the dc stitches in Rnd 25.
Once weaved around the bag, tie the two ends together to join into a circle. Weave the yarn ends through the chain stitches to secure them and tidy them away.
Decide whether you want the drawstring to sit to the front, back or side. Once decided, attach the safety eyes to the front of the bag – around Rnd 16, approx. 6 stitches apart.
FEET (Make 2)
Using blue yarn, worked in the round with a slip st to join and ch1 at end of each Rnd.
Rnd 1 : Stitch 6sc into a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2 : sc in each stitch around (6)
Rnd 3 : *sc, 2sc* Repeat 3 times (9)
Rnd 4 – 5 : sc in each stitch around (9)
Rnd 6 : *sc, sc2tog* Repeat 3 times (6)
Rnd 7 : sc2tog around. Fasten off. (3)
Flatten each foot and stitch across the remaining gap to close. Use the tail end yarn to attach to the base of the bag.
All that’s left is to give him a smile and fill him up!
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. You can find more nerd inspired patterns across the blog, so take a look. Let me know what you think in the comments. 🙂
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