How to Make a Doggy Bagcomments (3) February 25th, 2009
How do I put it politely? Long walks with the dog usually lead to some stinky business. Here's a little doggy bag that makes attending to your dog's duty (pun intended) a little more fun. This carrier will hold three empty grocery bags (finding a trash can is up to you!), and hopefully makes it simple to remember to pick up after your dog. Your neighbors will thank you! You could also line this pouch and make it as a purse for a little kid in your life.
- Small amount of heavy worsted yarn (CYCA 4)—I used Cascade Sierra
- Small amount of worsted yarn (CYCA 3)—I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
- Size H 5mm (for head) and F 3.75mm (for ears) crochet hooks
- Tapestry needle
- Sew-on eyes and nose (buttons will work, too)
sl st: slip stitch
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
Here's the pattern for the bag, and I'll take you through some of the steps and all of the assembly instructions in the photos below the pattern:
Bag Back (Size H hook and heavy worsted yarn—gauge is not critical)
Make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 9 dc in ring, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—10 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in each dc around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—20 dc.
Round 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around, 2 dc in last dc, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—30 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—40 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in back loop only of each dc of round, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—40 dc.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 29 dc, ch 10, skip next 10 dc, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—30 dc, ch 10 sp.
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with a sl st in top of beginning ch—40 dc.
Bag Front (Face—make 1 with size H hook and heavy worsted yarn)
Work rounds 1–4 above, fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing the 2 circles together.
Ears (Make 2 with F hook and worsted yarn)
Round 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and next 7 ch, tr in each of next 2 ch, 8 tr in last ch, turning to work on opposite side of foundation row, tr in each of next 2 stitches, dc in remaining stitches. Fasten off.
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