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Topic: Chibi Al Reusable Lunch Bag ***pattern now included!!*** (pic heavy)  (Read 19990 times)
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« on: June 17, 2007 08:19:58 PM »

Here's my entry!  My girls never eat hot lunch, and it's really hard to find a good, reusable lunch bag.  Most of them fall apart before the year is over, so I made up my own.  I love Full Metal Alchemist, so I made this lunch bag a chibi version of Al:

here's the back:

he found a kitty in one episode and hid it from everyone.  This is a pouch for milk money:

it fits inside the bag around a part of the drawstring.  I painted his blood seal on the inside with puffy paint:

Here's my daughter modeling it:

Perfect size for a picnic! She was really into this manga at the time--didn't want to stop reading for the picture Smiley


Aaaaaaaand, here's the pattern:
(if you want it in pdf form, PM me with your e-mail and I'll send it to you.) Smiley

Finished bag is approximately 10x 8

Materials:
2 skeins gray worsted weight yarn
small amount of white worsted weight yarn
small amount of black worsted weight yarn
small amount of orange worsted weight yarn
black safety eyes2 15 mm
cat safety eyes2 12 mm
red puffy paint
small amount of polyester stuffing
2 small beads for cat purse
fastener (Velcro or a snap) for front, if desired
G hook

Main body
1.ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2.(2 sc in each sc) around (12 sc)
3.(sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
4.(sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24 sc)
5.(sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (30 sc)
6.(sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (36 sc)
7.(sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (42 sc)
8.(sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (48 sc)
9.(sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (54 sc)
10.(sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (60 sc)
11.(sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (66 sc)
12.(sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (72 sc)
13.(sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (80 sc)
14.In back loops only, (sc in next 11 sc, dec over 2 sc) around (72 sc)
15.Both loops again, (sc in each sc) around (72 sc)
16-41. (sc in each sc) around (72 sc)
42. ch 3, dc in next sc and in each sc around. sc in 3rd ch of ch 3
43. (sc in next 10 dc, sc dec over 2 dc) around (66 sc)
44. sl st in next st, finish off.

Tie
1.Ch 130, sc in back of 2nd ch from hook and across to end.  Finish off. Weave in ends
2.Starting at ch-3 spot in main body, (this will be center back) weave tie ends into dc row every 3 dc to front, making sure both ends are even and end up in center front.  Do not cinch these up until you have added the face flap and arms.

Face Flap (make 2)
1.ch 2, 3 sc  in 2nd ch from hook (3 sc)
2.ch 1, turn, (2 sc in each sc) (6 sc)
3.ch 1, turn, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (9 sc)
4.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across(12 sc)
5.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (15 sc)
6.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (18 sc)
7.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (21 sc)
8.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (24 sc)
9.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (27 sc)
10.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (30 sc)
11.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (33 sc)
12.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (36 sc)
13.ch 1, turn, (sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) across (39 sc)
14.on flat side, work 27 sc evenly across to end. Ch 1, turn
15-23. sc in each sc, ch 1, turn
finish off.
Add large safety eyes using picture for reference and embroider mouth. Put both flap pieces together and either whipstitch or single crochet both together, leaving top open.
Find the center point of flap and main body. Right sides together (the face will be against the back of the body), pin flap to body. Whipstitch through all 3 layers along the edge securely.  Weave in ends.

Feather (make 2)
1.ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 5 ch, ch 3, sc in same st, ch 3, dc in same st, along other side, dc in next 4 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sc in same st, finish off.
2.Whipstitch both feathers together along edges, sew to top of flap, using picture for reference.

Helmet point
1.ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2.(sc in each sc) around (5 sc)
3.(2 sc in each sc) around (10 sc)
4-6. (sc in each sc) around (10 sc)
7. Sl st in next st, finish off.
Stuff lightly and sew to head using picture as reference.

Arms (make 2)
1.ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2.(2 sc in each sc) around (12 sc)
3.(sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
4.(sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (24 sc)
5-6. (sc in each sc) around (24 sc)
7.(sc in next 2 sc, decrease over 2 sc) around (18 sc)
8-18. (sc in each sc) around (18 sc)
19. Sl st in next st, finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
stuff, leaving top part empty. Press opening flat and pin to bag starting right next to sides of flap.  Sew through 3 layers securely, weave in ends.


Strap (make 2)
(if desired, you can make 4 pieces for a more backpack-like bag)
1.ch 70, sc in back of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across
2-4.ch 1 turn, sc in each sc across
5.  Finish off.
6. sc or whipstitch both pieces together around all edges.
7.Find center point on top back of bag (where you sewed flap to bag) and sew strap securely to bag.  Go back and forth a few times because this part of the bag will take the most strain of the weight of what you put in it! Find the center bottom and sew other end of strap securely to bag.

Kitty money pouch
1.ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
2.(2 sc in each sc) around (12 sc)
3.(sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
4.in back loops only, (sc in each sc) around (18 sc)
5.both loops again, (sc in each sc) around (18 sc)
6-10. (sc in each sc) around (18 sc)
11. Sl st in next 3 sc,  ch 3, sl st in same st, sl st in next 3 sc, ch 3, sl st in same st, sl st in remaining sc around.  Finish off. Add safety eyes using picture for reference.  Use puffy paint or embroider mouth.  
12. Using a long, single strand of yarn, thread in and out of  row 10 and cinch to close. Add beads to ends to keep them from unraveling or pulling out of pouch.  Tie pouch to inside of bag around a section of the lunch bag tie.

Turn the bag inside out. Use puffy paint to make the seal inside Als armor.  Let it dry for 12 hours. Use the picture for reference.

Use Velcro, a snap, or other fastener to secure flap in front if desired.

Feedback welcome!  If you see any errors, let me know!





« Last Edit: December 20, 2010 08:54:28 AM by djonesgirl - Reason: corrected stitch counts » THIS ROCKS   Logged

onechancefancy
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007 08:45:36 PM »

Super cute!
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Kazkitty
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007 09:18:02 PM »

I LOVE FMA and this is perfect! It looks just like Al.. and I love that you included his blood seal on the inside. Cheesy And the kitty milk money pouch.. how cute!

This looks really well made, and I bet it gets a ton of use! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007 09:23:55 PM »

This is awesome! 
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007 09:58:00 PM »

Super cute. I am in awe of your amazing crochet skills.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007 10:00:21 PM »

How adorable...
We homeschool, but it makes me want to send my kids to school so they can have a cute lunch bag and milk money pouch - I mean how often do you need a milk money pouch?
Maybe we need a few field trip day lunch bags....
with a change pouch for......those machines that smash up your penny and put a picture on them!
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007 06:23:12 AM »

Too cute.  Love FMA, and love the idea that chibi Al comes with his own little kitten to hide from Ed.  That is truly amazing.  So impressed!

Is the kitty done in loop stitch?

Edit:  I just noticed the blood seal.  Wow.
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007 06:29:22 AM »

the kitty is just sc, mostly. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007 12:00:34 PM »

That is so super-cute! I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007 03:01:37 PM »

You are one hell of a cool mom. Not only did you make a FMA bag for your kids, but you give them ramune! I think you are now my hero Smiley.
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