Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bubble Yoga Mat Bag

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!

I hope you all have great plans for your weekend.  For me it is going to be filled with errands, crocheting and playing with my puppy.  If you don't have a project yet, it is a good thing you stopped by.  I have a wonderful yoga mat bag pattern that I made yesterday and it is easy and works up super fast.

I know your saying to yourself, 'Another yoga mat bag?'....well, YES!  After I made the first one for Shawna her husband threatened to steal it from her, and I just couldn't let that happen.

This time though, I designed the bag myself instead of going off of someone else's pattern.

Here it is...

Bubble Yoga Mat Bag

What you will need:
     - 1 skein of Loops and Thread Impeccable (3.5oz/192yards)
     - size H/5.00mm crochet hook
     - size K/6.5mm crochet hook
     ch = chain
     sp = space
     ss = slip stitch
     dc = double crochet
     sc = single croceht

Body of Bag:

ch 43

Row 1 = dc in 4th chain from hook, *ch5, skip 5ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch* repeat from *to*, end with 1 dc in last two ch, turn

Row 2 = ch 3, 9dc in each ch 5 loop, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Row 3 = ch 5, skip first 4 dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc (dc # 4,5 and 6 in 9 dc set), *ch 5, skip 6 dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc* repeat from *to* until 4 dc left,  ch 2, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in last dc and 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 4 = ch 3, 4 dc in ch 2 sp, 9 dc in each 5ch sp, 4 dc in ch 5 turning chain, 1dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

Row 5 = ch 3, 1 dc in 2nd dc of row *ch 5, skip 6 dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc (dc # 4,5 and 6 in 9 dc set)* repeat from *to* ending with ch 5, skip 6 dc, 1 dc in last dc, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch

For pattern repeat rows 2-5 until desired height, about 4-5 inches taller than yoga mat.  Remember that once your yoga mat is in the bag it will stretch slightly.
This is what the tube looks like after joining the two edges.

Bottom of Bag:

ch 4, ss in first ch to form ring

Row 1 = ch 3, 2dc in ring, ch 1 *3dc in ring, ch 1* repeat from *to* 4 times, ss into 3rd ch (5 clusters of 3 dc) turn
Row 2 = ch 3, 4 dc in ch 1 sp, ch1, *5dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat from *to* 4 times, ss into 3rd ch (5 clusters of 5 dc) turn

Row 3 = ch 3, 4 dc in ch 1 sp, ch 2, *5dc in ch 1 sp, ch 2* repeat from *to* 4 times, ss into 3rd ch (5 clusters of 5 dc)

Finish Off
It turns out like a pentagon, but once attached to the tube will become circular :)

Now is the time to assemble the bag. Fold the body of the bag in half and sc down open edge to form long tube.  Don't finish off, Place the circle at opening of tube and sc around circle and bottom of tube to attach bottom. Turn tube inside out so that the joining sc are on the inside of bag.
Here is what the bag looks like after the bottom is attached.

The bag is almost done, we just need a strap and drawstring!


Row 1 = ss around bottom of bag in a ch sp opening, ch 1, 6 sc, turn

Row 2 = ch 2, 1 dc in each sc

This is the attachment at the bottom of the bag.

Here is the attachment at the top of the bag

Repeat row 2 until strap is long enough to attach to top of bag, about 4-5 inches from top.  Sc through 6 dc from body of bag.  I attached my strap to cover the side of the bag that was joined with sc, and attached at top of bag with 3 sc on either side of the seam.
Finish off and weave in ends.

With K hook, ch 71
Row 1 = sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch sp across (70 sc)

 Finish off and weave in end.  Weave the drawstring through openings at top of bag and tie in a bow.

That is all there is to it my friend!  You now have your very own stylish yoga mat bag!

I hope you enjoy it Garrett!

~Best Wishes~

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