Okay, I hereby promise that I will not be on the Magic kick forever!  It just so happened that I need a dice bag that’s big enough for all of the crap I stuff in there, including my deck box, my pencil, and if I’m doing badly, my dignity.

To make one for yourself, first choose two mana symbols, one for the front and one for the back:

Plains: Magic – Plains Dice Bag Piece

Island: Magic – Island Piece of Dicebag

Swamp: Magic – Swamp Piece of Dice Bag

Mountain: Magic – Mountain Half of a Dice Bag

Forest: Magic – Forest Dice Bag Piece

 

Once you have finished the first side of the bag, follow these steps:

1.  Sc down the side in the same yarn (e.g. pale red, pale green, gray, pale blue, or yellow) and F/O.  Join yarn on the other side and sc down that side, too.  F/O.

Red Side Only - C

 

2.  Join black yarn to upper or lower corner and sc the length of the side, ch 1, and sc back to starting corner.  Repeat for opposite side.

 

Red Side Only with Black - C

 

3.  Repeat 1-2 for other side of bag.

 

4.  Turn sides so that the right sides are facing in and the wrong sides are facing out.  Using black yarn, sc along the edge to join the two sides, then F/O.  Repeat for opposite side.

 

Sides with Black - C

5.  To make the bottom of the bag, crochet a circle with 73-75 stitches in it.  For the flattest circle, join the rows.  If you’re more comfortable working in a continuous circle, however, you can do that, too.  I worked mine as follows:

1) MR5 or sc2, 5sc in 2nd ch from hook

2) 2sc each (10)

3) 2sc each (20)

4) Sc next 3, 2sc next (25)

5) Sc next 4, 2sc next (30)

6) Sc next 5, 2sc next (35)

7) Sc next 6, 2sc next (40)

8) Sc next 7, 2sc next (45)

9) Sc next 8, 2sc next (50)

10) Sc next 9, 2sc next (55)

11) Sc next 10, 2sc next (60)

12) Sc next 11, 2sc next (65)

13) Sc next 12, 2sc next (70)

14) Sc next 13, 2sc next (75)

15) BLO: Sc around

 

6.  Place the joined sides in your lap, inverted (i.e. so that the tops of the mana symbols are down by your knees and the bottoms of the symbols are by your chest).  Place the circle inside the bottom, so that you’re looking at the inside (i.e. so Row 15 is visible to you).  Sc around to join Row 15 to the bottom of the bag.  F/O

 

SC Bottom on Facing Up

 

7.  Turn the bag inside out.  Sc around the top for two rows, then use your favorite edging stitch (I did a scalloped edge, which goes as follows: Join yarn, ch 1, 5DC next, sk 2, sl st, sk 2, 5DC next, sk 2, sl st, sk 2, 5DC next – etc. etc. etc.).

 

8.  To make the drawstring, ch 125.

Tip: To make the top cinch more tightly, take the drawstring in at the start of the black strip and out on the other side (or vice versa).

Red Side

 

Join

Blue Side

I took this bag to Friday Night Magic, and one of my fellow gamers suggested that I reinforce the holes.  “Why?” I asked.  “They’re going to tear,” he said.  I invited him to try tearing them.  He couldn’t.  ‘Nuff said.

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25 Comments

sarah · March 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

NICE! Jerod really wants one now, thanks a lot. 😉

It turned out awesome, though.

    AnnDAngelo · March 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    LOL. Sorry about that! If I weren't using my prototype for my own FNM adventures, I would totally send it to him. 😀

Cindy D. · March 16, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Super cute little bag! Super super cute little flat-bottom tube bag! I'm sure I need one for… something. So glad to see you were not shy with the technical mumbo jumbo. Yes, I realize I may not be the target audience in this case! Nevertheless, it's cool to have a glimpse into arcane worlds one knows nothing about. 😀

    AnnDAngelo · March 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    You are so damn funny! That technical mumbo jumbo is more or less a pattern. In fact, I should share a pattern with you just so you can see how bad it gets. This technical mumbo jumbo aint' got nothin' on that! 😉

    Thanks for looking at it and commenting, even though you don't crochet! <3

Ava · September 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

These are awfully cute! Would you mind telling me what size hook you used?

    AnnDAngelo · September 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Not at all! I used an F hook.

Ava · September 9, 2014 at 6:49 am

Thanks

Lindsay · September 15, 2014 at 12:47 am

Would you mind telling me which yarns you used for the red symbol? I can't seem to find anything close. Thanks!

    AnnDAngelo · September 15, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Oh dear! I used Hobby Lobby "I Love This Yarn," but I throw away the labels (a terrible habit), which means I don't know the colors! I tried to check the HL web site, but not all of the colors are listed there.

    If you have access to a Hobby Lobby and would go there to get yarn, I will absolutely make a trip and track down the names for you. Just let me know!

Svenja · October 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Soooo … I may be just not finding it, but how do I use one of those pattern charts to make a crochet thing? (Much eloquence tonight, as you can see.)
So far I've only done stuff like changing colors at the end of a row if I wanted stripes. So changing colors again and again within a row is kind of intimidating. Could you point me to a tutorial that explains the process?

    AnnDAngelo · October 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Hi Svenja! Here's a very short video that I made on reading crochet charts:

    Basically, just remember that your odd rows will always be read from right to left.

    I made a video on changing colors that you can find at this link (scroll to the bottom): https://www.wonderstrange.com/crochet-saturday-mag

    If you have questions after watching those, just holler! I'm always delighted to (try to) help!

Svenja · October 2, 2014 at 4:29 am

Thank you so much! I had found the video on changing colors, but the rest was still a bit of a blur. I'll be sure to tell you when I have a problem with something!

Rachal · January 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm

These are absolutely awesome! I'm making a couple for my husband and he week love them. Thank you so much for the pattern!

    rachal · January 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Er, he *will love them.

Tali · November 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm

i know plenty of people at my fnm who would totally love these, but i'm not willing to give them away for free. mind if i try selling them? that is with your permission and credit? if not thats totally okay and i'll just flaunt the one i'm making for myself lol 🙂

Terry Schiffer · January 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Can't read that yellow font! Please change it to a darker color. I'd like to make a few of these for my son, grandsons, & the others that play in their group. They would just LOVE these. I am always crocheting when I am at their home & they are playing ( every Saturday ). Hopong to be able to do so.

    Ann · January 17, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I think that font color is a function of our template, but I have labeled each link in black to make it easier to see, Terry! I hope that's a good compromise!

    Oh, man, if you make bags in their favorite colors / color combos, you will be a HERO!

      sarah · January 24, 2016 at 11:40 am

      I changed the font color in the settings – Hopefully that will help!

Allie · May 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Are we allowed to sell bags made from these patterns? Your graphs are some of the best ones I've seen for the MTG symbols!

Valeria · July 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Wow! I loved this idea! I'm more of a amigurumi girl, but these are going to be an amazing birthday present for my friend =)
Thank you!!

Ann Pierson D'Angelo · July 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm

You're so welcome! I'm more of an ami girl, too, but these charts are pretty fun to do. I hope you enjoy, and I'd love to see a pic if you feel inclined to share one!

    Valeria · August 6, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    =) Do you allow people to sell the finished product? I posted the picture on Instagram, and already have requests! 😉
    Here it is, I made it only with the Plains, it's her favorite deck 🙂
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BIyHo8PAbnl/?taken-by

      Ann Pierson D'Angelo · August 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Nice! It looks fantastic!!!

      It's fine by me if you want to sell them. 🙂

Brenda · December 20, 2016 at 7:41 am

These look great. I am trying to find a dragon design for a dice bag. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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