Gone Wild Washcloth & Mini Messenger Bag

Jan 3, 2006
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by Tiffany Roots

Introduction

Gone Wild Washcloth and Mini Messenger BagEven tough big boys need some special attention when they become big brothers. Put some bath crayons in a bag just for him, toss in a washcloth, and bath time will be a celebration of big brotherhood!

Materials List

Gone Wild Washcloth

  • Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn (2½ oz/70g per 120yd/109m), one ball each of (A) Red, (B) Bright Navy, (C) Yellow, and (D) Dark Pine, or colors of your choice
  • Size H (5.00 mm) hook
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends

Mini Messenger Bag

  • Lily Sugar’n Cream (2 ½ oz/70 g per 120 yd/109 m), one ball of Dark Pine
  • Size H (5.00 mm)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Optional Velcro or button for closure

Finished Size

One size.

Gauge

Gauge is unimportant in this pattern.

Notes

US Pattern Notations UsedUS Pattern Notations Used
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together (decrease)
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)  

The bag body is made in a spiral. If you would like, mark the first stitch of the row with a stitch marker to keep track of your row counts.

The Pattern

Begin Washcloth

With A, ch 30

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each st across (29 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color B on last st

Row 3: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color C on last st

Row 4: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color D on last st

Row 5: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across

Row 6: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color B on last st

Row 7: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color A on last st

Row 8: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color C on last st

Row 9: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color B on last st

Row 10: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across

Row 11: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color D on last st

Row 12: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color A on last st

Row 13: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across

Row 14: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color C on last st

Row 15: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color B on last st

Row 16: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color D on last st

Row 17: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color A on last st

Row 18: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color B on last st

Row 19: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color C on last st

Row 20: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color D on last st

Row 21: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color B on last st

Row 22: ch 3, turn. dc in each st across, change to color A on last st

Row 23: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, change to color D on last st

Row 24: ch 1, turn. sc in each st across, finish off.

Fringe

Using the ends from the color changes, attach fringe as follows:

Red end – use one strand each of blue, green, and yellow

Blue end – use one strand each of red, green, and yellow

Yellow end – use one strand each of red, blue, and green

Green end – use one strand each of red, blue, and yellow

Place fringe evenly across the sides of the dishcloth. The length that you cut initially for the fringe doesn't really matter. Trim to approximately 3” after all fringe has been attached.

Begin Messenger Bag

Ch 16

Round 1: 3 sc into 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 13 ch, 3 sc in last chain; working in back ridges of sts, sc across. (32 sc)

Round 2: sc around

Rounds 3-12: Repeat Row 2

Row 13: ch 1, turn. sc in next 16 sc.

Row 14: ch 1, turn, sc across.

Row 15-23: Repeat Row 14

Row 24: ch 1, turn. sc2tog, sc in next 12 sc, sc2tog. Fasten off.

Strap

Row 1: Join yarn in same space as first sc of flap, sc in same space, sc in next 2 sc

Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc in next 3 sc, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until strap measures about 16” (or length of your choice); join to the appropriate stitches on the opposite side of bag (strap stitch + 2 sc). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional: Sew small button to front or attach Velcro to secure flap. Load with crayons or other goodie of your choice.

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Comments

heidihill wrote
on Jan 2, 2012 7:08 PM

just love the bohemian look of these;will create some as gifts for my "wild" friends...thank you for posting the patterns!