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:
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
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)
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!