Sausage dog wheel bag

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Roller derby players tend to have a lot of wheels. You have to keep them in order somehow. You can buy special bags, but I thought my way is a bit more fun.

This pattern is written in American crochet notation and uses a 4mm hook and 8 ply wool.

Bag

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 5: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 6: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 7: working in the backloops only, sc in every stitch (36 stitches)

Rounds 8 – 75: sc in every stitch (36 stitches)

We will now start working in rows

Row 76: turn, sc in every stitch (36 stitches)

Row 77: turn, sc in every stitch (36 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Draw string

With two strands of wool held together, chain 60. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Head

With black wool for the nose

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Continue with your doggy colour

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Round 4: sc in the first two stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (24 stitches)

Rounds 5 – 9: sc in every stitch (24 stitches)

Round 10: sc in the first three stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (30 stitches)

Rounds 11-12: sc in every stitch (30 stitches)

Round 13: sc in the first four stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 14: sc in the first five stitches, increase in the next stitch – repeat (42 stitches)

Rounds 15 – 17: sc in every stitch (42 stitches)

Round 18: sc in the first five stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (36 stitches)

Round 19: sc in the first four stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (30 stitches)

Round 20: sc in the first three stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (24 stitches)

Round 21: sc in the first two stitches, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (18 stitches)

Stuff

Round 22: sc in the first stitch, decrease the next two stitches together – repeat (12 stitches)

Round 23: decrease until the hole closes. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Eyes (make two)

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ears (make two)

Chain 6

Rows 1 – 8: sc in every stitch (5 stitches)

Row 9: decrease in the first two stitches, sc in the next stitch, decrease in the last two stitches (3 stitches)

Row 10: decrease three stitches together (1 stitch)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Legs (make four)

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Round 2: increase in every stitch (12 stitches)

Round 3: sc in the first stitch, increase in the next stitch – repeat (18 stitches)

Rounds 4 – 5: sc in every stitch (18 stitches).

Round 6: decrease in the first eight stitches (so four decrease stitches), sc in the next ten stitches (14)

Round 7: decrease in the first six stitches (three decrease stitches), sc in the next 8 stitches (11)

Round 8: decrease in the first four stitches (two decrease stitches), sc in the next seven stitches (9 stitches)

Rounds 9 – 12: sc in every stitch (9 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Tail

Round 1: 6sc in a magic ring (6 stitches)

Rounds 2 – 10: sc in every stitch (6 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Fold over the lip formed by the last two rows to the inside and sew it down with the draw string inside. Sew the eyes and ears onto the head. Embroider the mouth. Sew the head to the bag so it dangles over the opening. You should be able to easily lift the head to access your wheels. Once you’ve tied the draw string in a bow, it should look like the dog has a bow around his neck. Sew on the legs and tail. Congratulations, you can now store your wheels in style 🙂

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