Biohazard lunch bag

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My brother just got a job as an emergency room nurse. He’ll be needing a lunch bag. I thought putting a biohazard symbol on it would help him fit in and also discourage people from liberating his sandwiches πŸ™‚

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This bag requires yellow and black 8ply wool and a 2.5 mm hook. The finished bag is about 25 cm tall. The pattern is written in American crochet notation.

The bag is made in four pieces. First the flap, back, bottom and front as one piece. Then the two sides. Then the handle.

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I can’t upload big photos to this website so the biohazard symbol pattern is a bit hard to read. However I’ve uploaded a much bigger and clearer photo onto Ravelry.

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Flap, back, bottom, front

With yellow wool

Flap

Chain 51 (one of the chains is a turning chain, the rest form the base for the first row)

Rows 1 – 10: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Back

Rows 11 – 20: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Rows 21 – 53: follow the pattern for the biohazard symbol (50 stitches)

Rows 54 – 68: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Base

Row 69: sc in each stitch (backloops only) (50 stitches)

Rows 70 – 89: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Front

Row 90: sc in each stitch (backloops only) (50 stitches)

Rows 91 – 105: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Rows 106 – 138: follow the pattern for the biohazard symbol, but this time do it upside down (50 stitches)

Rows 139 – 148: sc in each stitch (50 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in end.

 

Sides (make two)

With yellow wool

Chain 21 (one of the chains is a turning chain, the rest form the base for the first row)

Rows 1 – 58: sc in each stitch (20 stitches)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Handle

With yellow wool

Chain 41 (one of the chains is a turning chain, the rest form the base for the first row)

Rows 1 – 4: sc in each stitch (40 stitches)

Row 5: sc in each stitch (backloops only) (40 stitches)

Rows 6 – 8: sc in each stitch (40 stitches)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold the handle in half along the line of row 5 (the backloop only row creates a crease) and sew together.

 

Assembly

Sew the sides and handle to the rest of the bag. Sew some velcro onto the flap and the front of the bag so that you can securely close it.

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