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Okay I don't know how this happened, but my newest pattern is...another bear bag. That's the 3rd on in a row! But it's completely different from the other two, so it's fine. Because I said so. So here she is, my new Plushie Bear Crossbody Bag crochet pattern!
You can get the pattern here at HELLOhappy, Etsy, Ravelry, and Ribblr.
This is the first pattern I've ever posted with an Experienced level rating. This yarn is no joke. Sewing things together is a battle of wills. Aligning the nose piece in the middle-bottom of the face is a war. Gluing/sewing the lining to the zipper is a trial.
You look at this bag and you think "aww, how cute," but DON'T BE FOOLED. THIS IS SERIOUS CRAFTSMANSHIP.
- super bulky (weight 6) plush yarn (I used Big Twist Plush in Cardemom)
- worsted (weight 4) yarn for the face in dark brown or black
- 8mm hook
- yarn needle
- a tiny bit of stuffing (I just used scrap yarn)
- 9 inch zipper plus a needle & thread and clips
- .5 inch domed buttons for eyes
- fabric glue (optional, you can sew everything instead)
- fabric & an iron
- materials for the strap (more info below)
One thing about this bag is that it only fits phones on the smaller side. The yarn is so thick that even though the bag itself is about 7.5 inches wide, it can only hold a phone 5.6 inches tall or shorter (it lays horizontally in the bag). My current phone is actually too large (the phone I use in photos is my old, retired, Pixel 1), but making the bag larger would really take away from the delicate cuteness of it all. I'm really pushing it as is. I actually would love for it to be a tiny bit smaller for ✨the aesthetic✨ of it all, but then it would be seriously impractical. Which would probably be fine with some of you, but I'm a practical girly in my heart. I can't just make cute things, they gotta be useful!
But in any case, I completely fell in love with this bag while I was making it, and I hope you love it too.
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