Monday, September 10, 2012

Bug Toy Bag Pattern

Bug Toy Bag

by Elizabeth Mareno



The Bug Toy Bag was created in 2012. It features a leaf bag with a lady bug over the opening. When you unbutton the ladybug, you can house all of the cute, chunky bugs inside the leaf! And there's a handle to make toting the leaf bag around easy for your little person.

You can purchase an ad-free version of this pattern on ETSY for $2.00.

The characters are a bee, a butterfly, a dragonfly, and a ladybug! Make as many friends as you like!!


Materials List 

Yarn: (Red Heart Super Saver used) 1 skein- Tea Leaf Green
Approx 4 oz- Black
1oz (each)-Red, Yellow, Body color for d-fly 2oz (each)-Variegated (b-fly wings), White Small Bits- Nose color for butterfly,
vein color for leaf
G hook & F hook
Stitch marker
Large eye needle for assembly Polyester fiberfill
7/8” button
Coordinating sewing thread and needle for button

Abbreviations:
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet 
dc- double crochet
inv dec- invisible decrease 
trc- treble crochet 
sl st- slip stitch
sc dec- single crochet decrease 
sc3tog- single crochet 3 together
st- stitch
FLO- front loop only
BLO- back loop only
dnt- do not turn

Pattern:


Leaf Bag:
with Tea Leaf Green and G hook
*Always mark the first stitch of row*
1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6) 
2– 2sc in each sc (12)
3– BLO– sc in each sc (12)
4-6– Both Loops– sc in each sc (12)
7- (3sc in 1sc, sc in next 5sc) twice (16)
8- (2sc in 1sc, 3sc in 1sc, 2sc in 1sc, sc in next 5sc) twice (24)
9– sc in each sc (24)
10– sc in 2sc, (2sc in 1sc, sc in 1sc, 3sc in 1sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 1sc), sc in 7sc, repeat () once, sc in 5sc (32)
11– sc in 6sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 14sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 8sc (36)
12– sc in 7sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 16sc, 2sc in 2s, sc in 9sc (40)
13– sc in 8sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 18sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 10sc (44)
14– sc in 7sc, (2sc in 1sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 1sc), sc in 16sc, repeat () once, sc in 9sc (52)
15– sc in 11sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 24sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 13sc (56)
16– sc in 10sc, (2sc in 1sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 1sc), sc in 22sc, repeat () once, sc in 12sc (64)
17– sc in 14sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 30sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 16sc (68)
18– sc in 13sc, (2sc in 1sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 2sc, sc in 1sc, 2sc in 1sc), sc in 28sc, repeat () once, sc in 15sc (76)
*be very sure to mark the first stitch of rows from here out*
19-25– sc in each sc
26– sc in 16sc, (inv dec, sc in 1sc, inv dec), sc in 33sc, repeat () once, sc in 17sc (72)
27– sc in 15sc, (inv dec, sc in 1sc, inv dec), sc in 31sc, repeat () once, sc in 16sc (68) 
28– sc in each sc
29– sc in 15sc, (inv dec, sc in 1sc, inv dec), sc in 29sc, repeat () once, sc in 14sc (64)
30– sc in 14sc, (inv dec, sc in 1sc, inv dec), sc in 27sc, repeat () once, sc in 13sc (60)
31– sc in 3sc, sl st in 6sc, sc in 4sc, (inv dec, sc in 1sc, inv dec), sc in 25sc, repeat () once, sc in 12sc (50sc, 6sl st)
32– sc in 1sc, sc dec– turn, leave remaining stitches unworked
33– ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in 10sc, (sc dec, sc in 1sc, sc dec), sc in 24sc, repeat () once, sc in 1sc, sc dec (43)
34– ch1, turn, sc in 1sc, (inv dec, sc in 1sc, inv dec), sc in 22sc, repeat () once, sc in 8sc, inv dec (38)
35– ch1, turn, sc dec, sc in 6sc, (sc dec, sc in 1sc, sc dec), sc in 20sc, repeat () once (33)
36– ch1, turn, sc in 2sc, inv dec, sc in 18sc, inv dec twice, sc in 7sc (30)
37– ch1, turn, sc in 6sc, sc dec twice, sc in 16sc, sc dec twice (26)
38– ch1, turn, sc in 1sc, inv dec, sc in 14sc, inv dec twice, sc in 5sc (23)
39– ch1, turn, 2sc in 1sc (called inc from now on), sc in 3sc, sc dec twice, sc in 12sc, sc dec, inc (22) 40– ch1, turn, inc, inv dec, sc in 11sc, inv dec twice, sc in 3sc, inc (21)
41– ch1, turn, inc, sc in 3sc, sc dec twice, sc in 9sc, sc dec, sc in 1sc, inc, ch5, join. (19sc, 5ch)
42– ch1, turn, sc in ch’s, inv dec twice, sc in 8sc, inv dec twice, sc in 4sc, join. (21)
43– ch1, (do not turn) sc in join space and next 3sc, inv dec twice, sc in 6sc, inv dec twice, sc in 3sc, join. (17)
44– ch1, (dnt) sc in 3sc, inv dec twice, sc in 4sc, inv dec twice, sc in 2sc, join. (13)
45– ch1, (dnt) sc in 2sc, sc dec twice, sc in 2sc, inv dec, sc3tog, join. (8)
46– ch1, sc dec around. (4)
Cut off, sew top closed


Ladybug Door:
with black and G hook Body:
1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch (6)
2– 2sc in each (12)
3- (sc in 1, 2sc in next) around (18)
4- (sc in 2, 2sc in next) around (24)
5- (sc in 3, 2sc in next) around (30)
6- (sc in 4, 2sc in next) around (36)
7- (sc in 5, 2sc in next) around (42) Cut off. Leave a long end for sewing to leaf.

Wings: Make 2
with red & G hook *note: ch2’s do not count as a stitch* 1– ch3, dc 7 in 3rd ch from hook (7dc)
2– ch2, turn, 2dc in each dc (14dc)
3– ch2, turn, (dc in 1dc, 2dc in next) across (21) Cut off. Leave a long end for sewing to body after dots.

Dots: Make 6
with black and G hook ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch.
Cut off and sew 3 to each wing before attaching wings to body.

Head:
with black and G hook
1– ch6, join to make a circle, ch1, 12sc in circle, join 2- (sc in 1, 2sc in next) 5 times, sl st in 2, join.
Sew flat edge to body.

Antennae (and legs) for all bugs unless otherwise noted:
with black, tie a knot to the end of yarn, string onto head or body around a post, tie a knot to secure the antennae or leg, repeat one more time for second antennae, or several times for legs.

Designers note: (I never tie off each one individually. I always do them in pairs. I will do the first leg or antennae, then I will slip the yarn needle inside the body and come up at the next spot and tie the yarn around the next post I want it to go around, then I will tie the knot that will be the foot or the top of the antennae and cut off.)

Handle:
with Tea Leaf Green and G hook 1– ch 6, sc in 2nd ch and each (5)
2-40– ch1, turn, sc in each.
41- sc in the row ends on both sides of the handle.


Bumble Bee:
Body:
with black and G hook
1– (RS) ch2, 4sc in 2nd ch (4)
2– sc in each (4) *make sure you pull your right side through before continuing.
3– 2sc in each (8)
4- (sc in 1, 2sc in next) around (12)
5- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (18)
6– sc in each sc. Finish off black
7– Join yellow, ch1, sc in join space and each sc around, join. (18)
8-9– ch1, sc in each sc, join. Finish off yellow.
10– Repeat row 7 with black
11– repeat row 8. Finish off black.
12-14– Repeat rows 7-9 with yellow. Finish off yellow after row 14.
15– Join with black, ch1, sc in each sc, join.
16- (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (12) STUFF
17- (sc dec) around (6) Finish off, make sure stuffing is “plump” and close up end.

Head:
with yellow and G hook 1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch (6)
2– 2sc in each (12)
3- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (18)
4-5– sc in each
6– (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (12) Finish off, leave a long end for sewing to body. STUFF and sew to the center of rows 15-17 of Body.

Wings: Make 2
with white and G hook 1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch (6)
2– 2sc in each, join. (12)
3– ch1, turn, (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) twice, 2hdc in 3sc, repeat () twice, join with last sc
4– ch1, turn, skip sl st, sl st in 3 st, sc in 3 st, hdc in 2 st, 2dc in 2 st, hdc in 2 st, sc in 3 st, sl st in 3 st. Cut, leaving a long end for sewing. Sew wings to back.

Embroider face. Black eyes with a white accent and a black smile. Use Antennae/Leg instructions from bag instructions.



Butterfly:
with black and G hook– STUFF as you go!
Body: 15-17– sc in each sc
1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch (6) 18– repeat row 6 (8)
2– 2sc in each (12) 19– sc in each sc
3- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (18) 20– (sc dec) around. (4)
4-5– sc in each Finish off and Close up body.
6- (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (12)
7– repeat row 6 (8)
8- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (12)
9– repeat row 8 (18)
10-11– sc in each sc
12-14– repeat rows 6-8

Eyes: Make 2
with white and G hook
1– ch3, sc in 2nd ch, 3sc in next, 2sc in open loops of first ch. (6)
cut off, embroider black to bottom half of eye. Sew bottom half of eye to head, leaving the top to stick out

Nose:
w/nose color and G hook
attach with a slip stitch and ch1 to sc post between the bottom edge of eyes.
Sc once around post, sl st around the same post. Cut off and tuck in ends. Embroider smile with nose color.

Wings: Make 2
with variegated and G hook
1– ch10, sl st in 2 ch, sc in remaining (7sc, 2sl st)
2– ch1, turn, sc in each to last 2, sl st in last 2.
3– ch1, turn, sl st in 2, sc to end. 4– repeat row 2
5-6– repeat rows 3-4 once
7– ch1, turn, sl st in 2, sc in 3sc, do not work in rem sc, ch 5
8– turn, sc in 2nd ch and next 3 chs, sc in sc to last 2, sl st in last 2
9– repeat row 3
10– repeat row 2
11– repeat row 3
12– repeat row 2
13– repeat row 3
14– workin on row ends-one stitch per row– sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st to end
15– ch1, turn, sk sl st, sc in sc, hdc in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st, ch1
16- * turn, sk sl st, sc in sc, hdc in next, 3 dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st, ch1* working along side of wing split, evenly space 10sc, ch1
Repeat rows 14 &15 and *to* of row 16.
work 9sc down top edge of wing. Cut. Leave a long end for attaching. Sew wing to back.

Legs: 2 bottom and 2 top Bottom:
ch10– 3sc in 2nd ch, sl st in rem ch Top:
ch7– 3sc in 2nd ch, sl st in rem ch Sew to body
Use Antennae/Leg instructions from bag instructions to finish.

Dragonfly:
with body color and G hook Body:
1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch (6)
2– 2sc in each (12)
3- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (18)
4-5– sc in each
6- (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (12)
7– sc in each
8- (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (8)
9– FLO, 2sc in 4sc, Both Loops, sc in 4sc (12)
10-12– sc in each. STUFF and keep stuffing as you go.
13– sc dec 4 times, sc in 4sc (8)
14-20– sc in each 21– sc dec 4 times (4)

Eyes:
with black and F hook
Attach w/sl st around post to one side of the head. Sc 6 evenly spaced in a tight circle around sc posts. Cut, weave ends to close eye. Repeat for the other side. Accent with white yarn.

Wings:
with white and G hook
Left wings: Make 2
1– ch15, making one stitch per chain (starting at the 2nd ch from the hook) follow this progression: sl st, sc, hdc, dc 2 times, hdc, sc, hdc, dc 2 times, trc, dc, hdc, sc. Finish off.
Slip stitch “color” across the top of the wing. This helps add color and stability to the wing.
Right wings: Make 2
1– ch15, (following protocol for left wing): sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc 2times, hdc, sc, hdc, dc 2 times, hdc, sc, sl st. Finish off. Repeat slip stitch color.
Sew wings to back according to picture.
Use Antennae/Leg instructions from bag instructions to finish


Ladybug:
with red and G hook Body:
1– ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch (6)
2– 2sc in each (12)
3- (sc in 1sc, 2sc in next) around (18)
4- (sc in 2sc, 2sc in next) around (24) 
5-6– sc in each sc. Cut red.
7– BLO, switch to black, (sc in 2sc, sc dec) around (18)
8– Both Loops, (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (12) STUFF 
9– sc dec around (6) Finish off.
With red, sl st in open loops of row 7. Finish off

Head:
repeat body rows 1-2 3-4- sc in each sc
5- (sc in 1sc, sc dec) around (8) Finish off, STUFF, sew on to body
Embroider eyes and smile in white. Accent eyes with black.

Dots: Make 5
with black and G hook

Repeat dots for Ladybug Door.
Legs: Make 6
with black and F hook
ch4, sl st in 2nd ch and next 2 ch’s. Attach to body evenly spaced.  Finish with Antenna/Leg instructions from bag instructions.


© Bizzy Crochet and Design 2012

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