How to Make a Doggy Bag

comments (3) February 25th, 2009     

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Stuff the plastic bags inside the doggy bag, close the handle as mentioned in the previous step, and take Fido for a walk!
Build the first circle according to rounds 1–4 of the pattern. This will be the back of the bag.
Remember to work in the back loop only when you get to round 5. This will help shape the side of the bag.
Stuff the plastic bags inside the doggy bag, close the handle as mentioned in the previous step, and take Fido for a walk!

Stuff the plastic bags inside the doggy bag, close the handle as mentioned in the previous step, and take Fido for a walk!

Photo: Linda Permann

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.

You'll need:

  • 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)

Abbreviations:
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)
Ch 13.
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.


Build the first circle according to rounds 1–4 of the pattern. This will be the back of the bag.


Remember to work in the back loop only (as shown) when you get to round 5. This will help shape the side of the bag.


At the end of round 6, chain 10 and skip the last stitches of the previous round. Slip stitch in the beginning chain of the round to join. This will form the slot where you can insert your bags into the doggy bag.


Sew the front circle to the bag back as shown. With right sides facing, line up the stitches and insert the needle through the back loop only of the front circle, and both loops of the back piece. Weave in the ends and turn the bag right side out.


Work as directed in the worsted-weight yarn to make each ear. When you get to the 8 trebles of the last stitch, turn the work to work on the opposite side of the foundation row.


Sew one ear to each side of the opening on top of the bag. Sew the eyes and nose to the front circle. Using a tapestry needle and thread, embroider a split stitch smile (see this how-to for split stitches) on the face following the curve of round 2.


To form a handle, attach the heavier yarn in the 5th stitch of the back side of the slot on top of the bag. Ch 36, then sl st through the 6th chain of the back side of the slot. Fasten off and weave in the ends. To close the bag, slip the handle through one of the stitches on the front side of the slot.


Stuff the plastic bags inside the doggy bag, close the handle as mentioned in the previous step, and take Fido for a walk!

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Comments (3)

LindaPermann writes: Valady- make as many as you like! I'd love to see a picture if you end up making one (or several). Have fun training your pup!
Posted: 3:40 am on May 25th
Valady49 writes: If you are in a training process with your dog this would be a great little bag to keep those little tibbits in. Maybe put a velcrou closeure on it. Have the white puppy for treats and the brown for the pickups. Thank you for such a cute pattern. It is one my to do list now. If you don't mind I may make up several for gifts to give our training class as gifts at the end of the classes.
I have mixed breed papillion and a pure breed papillion. All 5 pounds of him. He is the one taking classes. I would love for him to become a good citizen dog.
Posted: 1:58 pm on May 24th
craftyintally writes: This is so cool. Much cuter than what they sell at school.
Posted: 9:25 pm on February 26th
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