Free Pattern alert!!
Who doesn’t love these adorable yellow guys who love bananas and fart noises?? I know my little one just adores them. I came up with this wonderful little pattern. I DID find that the handles may be off center and uneven when working in the round with HDC. There are some video’s on YouTube that may help you out. Please view either THIS video or THIS video to help you out.
This pattern calls for 5 colors of yarn, using less than 1/2 – 3/4 skein of yarn of each color. The finished size of this bag is approximately 9 inches high (before handles) x 10 inches wide. The pattern is worked in the round, except for the eyelid portion of the pattern.
It includes instruction for lining the finished bag using fabric & #10 crochet thread.
Without further ado, Here is the written pattern:
Minion Inspired Bag
By At WIPS End Crochet – A Work in Progress
Originally Published: July 2015
- 5 colors of worsted weight (4) yarn, 1 skein each. I used Red Heart.
- I/5.5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
- If lining bag, you will also need a piece of fabric large enough to fill the inside of the bag from about the top of the black line down. You will also need yellow #10 crochet thread and Blue/Black #10 crochet thread (embroidery floss will work as well)
Crochet Terms used are US/American
- Rnd – Round
- Ch – Chain
- BLO – Back Loop Only
- SC – Single Crochet
- HDC – Half Double Crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
- F/O – finish off
- sts – stitches
- chsp – chain space
- sp – space
- slst – slip stitch
For the bag (worked in rounds):
With blue, ch 31
Rnd 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc to end (30 sts). 3 hdc in same sp. Hdc in opposite side of row to next to last st. 4 hdc in last st. join with slst. (64 sts) (DO NOT TURN)
Rnd 2: ch 1, hdc in same st as slst. Hdc in next 28 sts (29), 2hdc in next st, hdc in next, 2hdc in next st. hdc in next 29 sts, 2hdc in next, hdc in next, 2 hdc in next Join (68 sts)
Rnd 3: this round is worked BLO Ch 1. sc same st. sc in next 29 sts (30), 2 sc in next, sc in next, sc in next, 2 sc in next. Sc in next 30 sts. 2sc in next, sc in next, 1 sc in next, 2sc in next. Join with slst. (72 sts)
Rnd 4 – 9: ch 2. Dc in same st & around. Join with slst. (72 sts)
Rnd 10: Switch to yellow. Ch 1. Hdc around, join with slst (72 sts)
Rnd 11-18. Ch 1, hdc around, join. (72 sts)
Rnd 19: switch to black, Ch 1, hdc around. Join with slst (72 sts)
Rnd 20: ch 1, hdc around, join with slst (72 sts)
Rnd 21-23: switch back to yellow. Ch 1. Hdc in same as join and all the way around. Join w/ slst (72 sts)
Rnd 24: ch 1, sc in same as join. Sc around. Join (72 sts)
Rnd 25: (Handles) Ch 1. Sc in same and next 9 sts. Ch 12. Skip 11 sts, sc in next. Sc in next 23, ch 12, skip 11 sts, sc in next, sc in next 15. Join (74 sts… 52sc, 22 ch)
Rnd 26: ch 1, sc in same and next 5, hdc in next 4 sts, 15 dc in chsp. Hdc in next 4, sc in next 16, hdc in next 4, 15 dc in chsp, hdc in next 4, sc in next 12. Join with slst. (80 sts)
Rnd 27: ch 1. Sc in same st & around. Join (80 sts)
Rnd 28: slst around. Join. f/o, weave in ends (80 slst)
Eyes (you can make one or 2. For smaller eyes or to make 2, drop hook size to h/5.0mm or g/4.5mm)
Rnd 1: With black, create a magic ring. 9 sc in ring. Join w/ slst
Rnd 2: ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around join with slst(18)
Rnd 3: with white. Ch 2, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in next. *1 dc, 2 dc * repeat around. Join w/ slst. (27)
Rnd 4: Ch 1. Sc in same st. sc in next, 2 sc in next. *sc, sc, 2sc* repeat around. Join, f/o (36)
With Yellow, Make a magic circle. 6 sc. Do NOT Join, ch 2, TURN
Dc in same st as join, 2dc in next, *dc in next, 2 dc in next*, repeat 2x (9 sts) TURN
Ch 2 Dc in same st, dc in next, dc in next, *2 dc, dc, dc*, repeat 2x. turn
Slst across flat part of lid. f/o & weave in ends(12 sts)
Putting the eye together
Rnd 1: With eyelid placed over the eye, attach gray through both the eyelid and the eye. Sc around. Join w/ slst.
Rnd 2: In BLO, sc around, join w/ slst. f/o
Attach eye to bag slightly off the black band. Add mouth with black yarn.
To add lining to bag:
I have no actual tutorial for sewing in the liner. I will tell you what I did though. I took a piece of scrap fabric lying around. I believe it was purchased from Walmart (the red heart packs). I turned the bag inside out and attached the fabric with pins to the bottom. I lined up the top of the fabric to just above the black band and pinned in place. Using black #10 crochet thread and an embroidery needle, I tacked the bottom into place (you can sew all around the bottom if you wanted, I chose to just tack it). After attaching the bottom, I sewed up the sides using a whip stitch (I did not attach the sides to the bag) and then attached the top to the bag using a yellow #10 crochet thread.
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern!!
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