Hands up who else has been playing Animal Crossing New Horizons? I’ve been kind of obsessed with it and to celebrate the release I put together this super quick and easy mini bell bag pattern. It’s the perfect size for keychains and bag charms so why not make some for all your friends?
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- Worsted weight yarn in yellow, brown and red
(I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in Mustard Yellow, Coffee Bean and Rose Red)
- 3.5mm and 2.5mm hook
- Polyester fiberfill
- Yarn needle, stitch markers, scissors
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- FLO – front loop only
- invdec – invisible decrease
- st/s – stitch/es
- […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
- (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
Picot – Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook
The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 1.5″ (4cm) x 1.25″ (3.5cm).
Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.
Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.
BELL BAG (3.5mm hook, yellow)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: [Inc] x6 (12)
R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)
R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)
R5-8: [Sc] x24 (24)
R9: [Sc, invdec] x8 (16)
Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.
R10: [Invdec] x8 (8)
R11: [FLO inc] x8 (16)
R12: [Sc] x16 (16)
Invisible fasten off and weave in end. Finish stuffing.
Using a separate length of yarn in the same colour, sew closed the middle using the leftover back loops from R11. Weave in ends.
STAR (2.5mm hook, brown)
R1: In a magic ring [sc, picot] x5, sl st to 1st sc
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
- Sew the star to the front of the bell bag.
- Take a length of red yarn and tie a bow firmly around the top of the bag. Trim ends if needed.
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