Animal Crossing Dice Bag Free Crochet Pattern
I dunno about you, but I’ve been playing the heck out of the new Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game on my phone whenever I can. (Usually when the Happy Raptor, aka my one-year-old daughter, naps.)
I loved the original game on the GameCube and was happily surprised when I heard that an app version would be coming to mobile phones late last year. Most of my friends are avid board and dice game players, so it seemed only natural to recreate the classic Bells Bag from Animal Crossing as a Dice Bag.
The best part is that it’s a straightforward and quick project that will occupy only a cozy evening. Or, for me, an afternoon running errands while the Husbeast drives and our Happy Raptor naps. Enjoy!
You can get an inexpensive and printer-friendly version of this pattern here.
5 inches tall by 6 inches wide
Weight 4 yarn
Caron Simply Soft in Bone and Harvest Red
Red heart Soft in Toast
4.5mm hook (or H/5mm hook with tighter tension)
Sl st: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
Dc: double crochet
Dec: decrease or sc2tog (it will make your project look cleaner if you do an “invisible” decrease)
Notes before beginning:
*Some directions are several steps that should be repeated in the round until you come to the end. These will be in parentheses and the instructions will follow.
*Your total stitch count will be in parentheses at the end of every round. This will help you to keep count of your stitches and make sure the finished product looks right.
Using Bone yarn w/4.5mm hook
Round 1: Magic circle 8 hdc (8)
Round 2: Inc in each HDC around (16)
Round 3: (HDC, inc) repeat around (24)
Round 4: (HDC 2, inc) repeat around (32)
Round 5: (HDC 3, inc) repeat around (40)
Round 6: (HDC 4, inc) repeat around (48)
Rounds 7-12: HDC in each HDC around (48) (6 rounds)
Round 13: (HDC 4, dec) repeat around (40)
Round 14: (HDC 3, dec) repeat around (32)
Round 15: DC in each around (32)
Rounds 16-18: HDC in each around (32) (3 rounds)
Sl st in next st, Finish Off, weaving in all ends. Turn the bag inside out and weave in the end of the Magic circle to prevent it from loosening.
Using Harvest Red yarn w/4.5mm hook
Chain 51, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in remaining chains. Leave a long tail for sewing the ends together.
Insert the “clean” end (the one with no yarn tails) of the DrawString from the outside to the inside of the pouch in the beginning row of Double Crochet.
Skip 3 Dc and weave the DrawString back to the outside of the pouch. Continue in this fashion, skipping 3 Dc and weaving the DrawString back and forth until you are 3 Dc from your starting point.
Only skip 2 dc and leave 1 dc between your starting and ending points to prevent the DrawString from falling inside the pouch. Now sew the ends of the DrawString together using the long tail from earlier. Weave in all ends.
Using Toast yarn with size E/3.5mm hook
Round 1: Magic Circle (ch 2) 15 DC, join w/ Sl st. This sounds a bit tricky, but hang in there. Make a Magic Circle like you normally would, but instead of making a ch 1 and Single Crochet around the circle, you have to increase the height of the chain because you’re making taller Double Crochets. So in this case you make your Magic Circle, chain 2, and make 15 Double Crochets around the Circle.
Round 2: (Ch 5, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, Sc, HDC, DC, skip next 2 DC from Round 1, sl st) repeat around to create the 5 points of the star.
Finish off and leave about 18 inches of yarn for sewing the star to the bag. Place the top of the star just below the DrawString and begin to sew it in place, being careful not to sew the bag flat as you go.
Ta-da! A quick and straightforward Dice Bag. You can also customize the colors and the design on the front to be anything you want.
Have fun and have an awesome day!
Jessica from 3rd House
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