Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Crochet Dinosaur Series - Dinosaur Storage Bag

 This week is the final week in the Crochet Dinosaur Series, and to finish we will be making a dinosaur bag to put your playmat and dinosaurs into when they are not being played with.   Handy also for taking out with you.





The bag is made primarily of double crochet stripes, in four colours, yellow, sea green, red and white.   I also added two bands of dinosaurs, so you know what is in this particular bag.  The dinosaur bands are made in Tunisian crochet, something I have wanted to explore a bit more.   I definitively enjoyed working out how to make these bands.

If you don't know how to Tunisian crochet I have included instructions and a useful video to get you started.  If you don't have the hooks or are not sure about it however, you could always make the band using normal single crochet in a tapestry crochet style.

One thing I did learn was that Tunisian crochet is tighter than my double crochet and I probably could have gone up a hook size to make the bag more even.   Since it is at the top and bottom however, it doesn't really affect the bags use.

You can find the pattern below.

I hope you have enjoyed making everything in the Crochet Dinosaur Series, I know I definitely have and my children love playing with them.  Thank you for joining me every week and I look forward to seeing you all next week for something new and different.

Vicky x

Dinosaur Bag

The dinosaur bag is approximately 11” wide and 15” long.  It is made of double crochet stripes and a Tunisian crochet band with dinosaur images across the bottom and top.   You make one large rectangle and then sew it together.

 1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make the dinosaur bag

·        Double Knit Yarn – 100g balls in the following colours

o   Sea Green

o   Yellow

o   White

o   Red

·        Bag draw string clasp

·        4mm hook for bag and playmat

·        4mm Tunisian crochet hook – depending on your tension you may wish to go up a size hook here to make it match your gauge on the normal crochet parts

·        Tapestry needle

.  Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Dc – double crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Tunisian Crochet

·        Romanian Point Lace Cord

 

2.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        When you change colours on this bag, always do so on the last stitch, make the last yarn over and pull through in the new colour.

Gauge

The bag, also do not have any specific gauge, depending on how your tension is they may come out slightly smaller or larger than mine, but this does not really matter. 

Special Stitches

These patterns do occasionally use some stitches that are not commonly used in basic crochet, I will provide some helpful links for these if you are not familiar with them.

·        Romanian Point Lace Cord - http://bit.ly/2uwYtq3

·        Tunisian Crochet - http://bit.ly/2uVyOJS


Tunisian Crochet Dinosaur Band – in white (W) and sea green (G)

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 100

100

2

Tc across and return in W

100

3

(Tc W, tc G, 3 tc W, tc G, tc W, tc G, 2 tc W) x 10

Return – (2 W, G, W, G, 3 W, G W) X 10

100

4

(2 tc W, tc G, 2 tc W, tc G, tc W, tc G, 2 tc W) x 10

Return – ( 2W, G, W, G, 2 W, G, 2 W) x 10

100

5

(3 tc W, tc G, tc W, 3 tc G, 2 tc W) x 10

Return – (2 W, 3 G, W, G, 3 W) x 10

100

6

((4 tc W, 4 tc G, 2 tc W) x10

Return 0 (2 W, 4 G, 4 W) x 10

100

7

(7 tc W, tc G, 2 tc W) x 10

Return- (2 W, G, 7 W) x 10

100

8

(7 tc W, 2 tc G, tc W) x 10

Return – (W, 2 G, 7 W) x 10

100

9

(7 tc W, tc G, 2 tc W) x 10

Return – (2 W, G, 7 W) X 10

100

10

Tc across in W and return in W

100

 

To make it easier (and since you don’t see the inside) I carried the yarn across the back when swapping colours.  

Below is a graph of the dinosaur which may be easier to follow.  You need to repeat this dinosaur graph 10 times to make the strip.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bag – starting in red

 

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 100 + 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in every ch to end, ch 3 and turn

100

2

Dc across, ch 3 and turn, (change to yellow)

100

3-4

Dc across, ch 3 and turn, (change to white)

100

5-13

Work Tunisian dinosaur band as above and change to yellow, ch 3 and turn (change to yellow)

100

14

Work a dc through each of the Tunisian bars, ch 3 and turn

100

15

Dc across, ch 3 and turn, change to red

100

16-17

Dc across, ch 3 and turn (change to sea green)

100

18-21

Dc across, ch 1 and turn, (change to white)

100

22-23

Hdc across, ch 3 and turn, (change to sea green)

100

24-27

Dc across, ch 3 and turn, (change to red)

100

28-29

Dc across, ch 3 and turn (change to yellow)

100

30-31

Dc across, ch 3 and turn (change to white)

100

32-35

Work Tunisian dinosaur band as above and change to yellow, ch 3 and turn (change to yellow)

100

36-37

Dc across, ch 3 and turn, (change to red)

100

38-41

Dc across, ch 3 and turn, and cast off at end of last row

100

 

Fold last 4 red rows in half and sew shut to form a large hole for cord to go through

 

 

Fold the rectangle in half with dinosaurs facing each other and starting in the yellow rows, put 2 sc in each dc and 1 sc in each sc and sc shut the side and bottom of the bag.  Cast off and sew in any ends

 

 Bag Cord

Make a Romanian point lace cord long about 28-30” long and then thread through the bag opening.   Put the draw string clasp on both ends of the cord and finish off by knotting both cord ends.   Sew in any ends.

  

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