Crochet Dice Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

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A crochet dice bag was a project that I had been wanting to make for a while. I finally sat down recently to write one up using a fun stitch with options for colour changes. We play a lot of games at our house and have accumulated quite a collection of dice, so this was definitely a useful project.

Of course, this design isn’t just for keeping your dice safe. You can also use this pouch to store other small accessories or notions. Interested in making your own? Find the free pattern below…


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Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Gauge is not important for this pattern
– Finished bag measures approx. 7 inches tall and 6 inches wide when lying flat
– Beginning CH does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern except for round 18
– The pattern can be made with one colour or with colour changes. Please see the photo at the end of the pattern for instructions on where I changed colours using three shades
– In order for the lemon peel stitch to work in the round, we need to alternate the stitch used to begin each round. It’s important to always start the round in the opposite stitch (SC will be placed into a DC, DC will be placed into a SC). This is especially important to remember if you are changing colours
– Special stitch tutorial is included within the pattern

Materials Needed:
– Approximately 82 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used Dishie Cotton in three colours but you might choose to use only one shade (Buy the yarn for this pattern here)
– 4mm hook (this hook is one of my favourites!)
– Yarn needle
– Scissors

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SS – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorial:
Lemon Peel Stitch – The lemon peel stitch traditionally begins with an odd number of chains and is made by alternating SC and DC stitches. When working in rounds, we need to alternate the starting stitch. Please refer to the notes within the pattern on which stitch to start with.
Detailed Tutorial: Click here


Pattern:
Begin with a magic circle. Alternately, you may CH 3 and SS into the first CH to form a loop. CH 2.

Round 1: (Creating the base)
Into your loop, place 10 DC. SS into the top of your beginning DC and CH 2.

(10 DC stitches)

Round 2:
Into each stitch around, place 2 DC. SS into the top of your beginning DC and CH 2.

(20 DC stitches)

Round 3:
Into the first stitch, place 1 DC. Into the next stitch place 2 DC. Repeat this 1 DC, 2 DC sequence all the way around. SS into the top of your beginning DC and CH 2.

(30 DC stitches)

Round 4:
Into each of the first two stitches, place 1 DC. Into the next stitch, place 2 DC. Continue this sequence of 1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC all the way around. SS into the top of your beginning DC and CH 1.

(40 DC stitches)

Round 5: (lemon peel section)
Into the first stitch, place 1 SC followed by 1 DC in the next stitch. Into the next stitch, 1 SC with 1 DC in the stitch after. Repeat this sequence of 1 SC, 1 DC all the way around, ending with a DC. SS into the top of your beginning SC and CH 2.

(20 SC stitches, 20 DC stitches = 40 stitches)

Round 6:
Into the first stitch, place 1 DC followed by 1 SC in the next stitch. Into the next stitch, 1 DC with 1 SC in the stitch after. Repeat this sequence of 1 DC, 1 SC all the way around, ending with a SC. SS into the top of your beginning DC and CH 1.

(20 SC stitches, 20 DC stitches = 40 stitches)

Round 7:
Into the first stitch, place 1 SC followed by 1 DC in the next stitch. Into the next stitch, 1 SC with 1 DC in the stitch after. Repeat this sequence of 1 SC, 1 DC all the way around, ending with a 1 DC. SS into the top of your beginning SC and CH 2.

(20 SC stitches, 20 DC stitches = 40 stitches)

Round 8:
Repeat round 6

Round 9:
Repeat round 7

Round 10:
Repeat round 6

Round 11:
Repeat round 7

Round 12:
Repeat round 6

Round 13:
Repeat round 7

Round 14:
Repeat round 6

Round 15:
Repeat round 7

Round 16:
Repeat round 6

Round 17:
Into the first stitch, place 1 SC followed by 1 DC in the next stitch. Into the next stitch, 1 SC with 1 DC in the stitch after. Repeat this sequence of 1 SC, 1 DC all the way around, ending with a 1 DC. SS into the top of your beginning SC.

(20 SC stitches, 20 DC stitches = 40 stitches)

Round 18: (Drawstring spaces)
CH 2 (represents 1 HDC, CH 1), SK 1 stitch. Place 1 HDC in the following stitch, CH 1 and SK the next stitch. Repeat this sequence of 1 HDC, CH 1 and SK 1 all the way around. SS into the top of the first CH of the beginning CH 2.

(20 CH 1, 20 HDC = 40 stitches)

Round 19:
CH 1 (does not count as a stitch) and into the first stitch place 1 HDC. Into each CH 1 space and HDC stitch from the previous round, place 1 HDC. SS into the top of the beginning HDC. Fasten off and weave in ends.

(40 HDC stitches)

Drawstring:
Crochet a chain approximately 26 inches long (length can be adjusted based on your preference). Into the 2nd CH from your hook and each CH across, place 1 SS. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Weave your drawstring in and out of the CH 1 spaces from round 18. Even out the ends at the front. Tighten your bag by holding the top and gently pulling both ends of the drawstring. Tie to fasten.

Great job! Your crochet Dice Bag is complete. My wonderful pattern testers were so creative with their versions and I’m very thankful to have had their help with this design. You can see their lovely dice bags below:

For more fun and creative designs, be sure to check out the Free Pattern section of my blog. Happy crocheting!

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