Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tasha's Tarot Bag ~ Crochet Pattern

As some of you may know I recently bought myself a deck of tarot cards as it's always been something that has interested me, but I'd never gotten around to exploring it. I'm absolutely loving my beautiful deck and have been reading into it more and more, delving further into the origins, meanings and interpretations, and generally just enjoying them.I wanted a nice bag to store them in so I've made up a pattern and figured I'd post it here for anyone who'd like to make one for themselves. I've used just one colour, but the alternating patterns really do lend themselves to different colours. As I have another two decks in the post on their way to me I will get to experiment with colour a little more when I eventually make bags for those, too. Of course feel free to use this drawstring bag for anything! I imagine it could have any number of uses. If you spot an error, let me know! The design is pretty cruisey though, a mistake or two will go unnoticed :-) 


12 ply '4 Seasons Marvel' 100% acrylic in cream
5.5mm hook
Finished bag is about 25ish cm high
Written in us terms
Abbreviations
st - stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
puff stitch - yarn over, insert hook into indicated stitch, pull up a loop x 3. Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
sk - skip
sl st - slip stitch

Worked in one continous round, we are not slip stitching to join each row. As the design alternates, stitch count is not essential. Gauge is not important either, just make sure you use the appropriate hook size for the yarn you choose. Lighter weight yarn will give you a smaller bag. This pattern is all about going with the flow! Use a stitch marker and move it up each round.

Tasha's Tarot Bag 
Starting with a magic ring...
Row 1: 8 sc into ring, place marker. Remember to move it up at the beginning of each row.
Row 2: 2 dc in each st around to marker
Row 3: *1 sc in next sts, 2 sc in next* repeat around to marker
Row 4: *1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*
Row 5: *1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st*
Row 6: *1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st*
Row 7: *1 sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st*
Row 8: *1 dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st*
Row 9: 1 sc in each st around
Row 10: 1 dc in each st around, ch 1
Row 11: skip next dc, dc in next *ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next* repeat from * around to marker. Ch 1
Row 12: skip next dc, 1 dc into ch 1 space. *ch 1, skip next dc, dc into ch space* repeat from * around. Ch 1, skip next dc, sc into next ch 1 space.
Row 13: *skip next dc, 3 dc into ch 1 space, skip next dc, sc into ch 1 space* repeat from *around to marker
Row 14: sc in each stitch around
Row 15 -16: dc in each stitch around
Row 17: Skip next st, *sc in next, sk 1, 3 dc in next, sk next* repeat around. End with 3 dc in last st before marker.
Row 18: sc in each dc, skipping each sc around.
Row 19: *fpdc around each of next 4 sc, bpdc around each of next 4 sc* Repeat around
Row 20: fpdc around each fpdc of previous row, bpdc around each bpdc of previous row.
Row 21: *puff stitch in next st, ch 2, sk 1 st* Repeat around.
Row 22: sc in top of next puff st, 2 sc into each chain space around ending with a sc in last puff st.
Row 23: *dc in next st, sc in next, dc in next* around.
Row 24: *sk next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2, sc in next, sk 2, 5 dc in next* around. Sl st in last st, finish off. Weave in ends.

For drawstring, chain 100. Thread drawstring between every second puff stitch on row 21. And enjoy :-)


2 comments:

  1. I just love this! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to give it a go. You are so super clever for coming up with this.

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    1. Let me know how you go :) I'm making another one right now with 8ply and a 5mm hook and it's smaller of course but is still turning out right! Hoorah!

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