5 Little Monsters: Unicorn Pencil Bag

Unicorn Pencil Bag

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I have made several crocheted pencil bags over the years that I have had this blog and I have been wanting to make a unicorn version for a couple of years now. I decided that this year was the year it was going to happen and I finally got it done. 

Most of the pencil bags I have made, with the exception of the mermaid tail pouch that I shared earlier this week, are based on the same basic pattern. A simple rectangular pouch that has a button flap closure on one of the long sides. 


For the Unicorn Pencil Bag I started with a plain white bag using my basic pencil bag pattern. I added a little horn, ears, flowers and leaves, with eyes embroidered on the front. 


A perfect little bag for holding pens and pencils, or crochet hooks, makeup, or anything else you want to put in it. 


How to Crochet a Unicorn Pencil Bag


Finished size approx. 9" x  5"

You will need:


  • medium weight yarn in white, pale yellow, light pink, green, and colors desired for flowers
  • H crochet hook
  • 2 buttons (3/4"-1")
  • Sewing thread for attaching buttons
  • sewing needle
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • scissors

Instructions:


Bag


Make with white yarn

ch 31


Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to the end (30 sc)


Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch to end (30 sc)


Row 3-38: repeat row 2


Row 39: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 26, sc dec (28 sc)


Row 40: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 24, sc dec (26 sc)


Row 41: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 22, sc dec (24 sc)


Row 42: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 20, sc dec (22 sc)


Row 43: ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next 18, sc dec (20 sc)


Finish off


You should now have a rectangle that is slightly angled in on one end


Rows 1-18 will be the back of your bag, rows 19-36 will be the front of your bag and rows 37-43 (the last two straight rows and the angled portion) make the flap.


Fold the bag wrong sides together (the sides look pretty much the same so whichever way you think looks better) so that the first 18 rows are on one side and match up with rows 19-36.


Starting in one corner, I always start so that I am working on the front of the bag, sc up the side of the bag through both layers, once you reach the end of the double layers sc in the next two rows and continue up the angled portion, sc in corner stitch, ch 4, skip 1, sc in next 16, ch 4, skip 1, sc in corner, sc down the side of the flap and bag making sure to go through both layers once you reach the bag portion, finish off and weave in ends


Fold flap down to determine button placement, sew on buttons

Horn


make 2 with yellow yarn

ch 10

sl st in first ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2, dc in next 2, tr in next 3

Finish off and cut yarn on the first one, on the second leave the yarn attached at the end and continue with the next step

Place the 2 yellow horns one on top of the other, continue working by ch 1, sc across the bottom of the horns working through both layers, turn and sc evenly up one side, work 3 sc in the tip of the horn, sc back down the other side, sl st to first sc, finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Ears


make 4: 2 white, 2 pink

ch 6

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in each st to the end (4 hdc)

Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog twice (2 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog (1 hdc)

finish off, cut yarn

place 1 white and 1 pink ear together, sc around the sides of the ear working through both layers, finish off, cut yarn, leaving long tail for sewing, repeat with the other set

Flowers


make 3 in desired colors

begin with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc, sl st to first sc to join (6 sc)

Round 2: [ch 4, sl st in next st] 6 times (6 ch loops)

Finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Leaves


make 4 with green yarn

ch 5

sl st in first ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last ch, ch 1, turn to work down the other side of the ch, sl st in first ch, sc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last ch

finish off with long tail for sewing


Assembly


Stitch the horn to the center of the front of the bag, about 4 rows down from the top

Stitch the ears at a slight angle on either side of the horn with a little space in between

Stitch the flowers around the horn and add the leaves in between

Embroider eyes with black yarn 







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