Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Dragon Egg

I'm just going to town making things with this stitch -- and I'm not done yet! The latest iteration is a smaller version of the Spring Petals Backpack with a simple drawstring closure that not only can be made as a cute little wristlet (and totally girly-ed up in the right colorway) but can be geeked out into a way cool dice bag!

The dice bag was really the inspiration for this one. Gator and I have been big fans of A Game of Thrones (and the whole A Song of Ice and Fire series) since they first came out. Since Gator called the Spring Petals Backpack the "Easter Egg", and since the petals resemble dragon scales, and since dragon eggs figure prominently in A Game of Thrones, and since Gator is a big ol' gamer from way back... Well, you see how we got here. Dragon Egg dice bag it is!


The pattern is available in the Patterns! section, as always. I hope you enjoy it!
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10 comments:

insanedecay said...

Love this! <3 its definately going on my to do list

Saritha said...

A very cool bag indeed!!

Becky said...

Very cool bag! And best of all, more books for my reading list!

Sus said...

Thank you to all of you!! Oh, and Becky -- those books are the BEST! The next in the series is coming out next month and we are SUPER EXCITED!!!

Vera said...

Really sweet. I'll need to make one for my nieces.

Evelyn said...

Your bag is really great and has a touch of dragonscales ;). Oh and I love the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series! I haven´t thought of them for a long time but now as you remind me of it I think I should re-read it this summer...

Heldasland said...

I love your pattern I will put it in my queue.I will make it just to keep yarn in .Love the colours used in previous post

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Sally Galuska said...

Hello. I crochet'd your pattern.
I used red and green thread that was thinner as an attempt to make your dice bag smaller, but it was eventually still too big for me to comfortably take to friday night magic and hold my dice. So, I ended up making a smaller version of the same thing! I followed your pattern up to round 3, and then basically skipped to round 8, resulting in a dice bag that had half the number of stitches in the circumference, and only 6 dragon scales per row, instead of 12. I also finished off the bag with only 6 rows of dragon scales, again instead of twelve. The result was a smaller, cuter bag that is much more comfortable for me to carry around and play magic with!
Your pattern is great. The only problem that I ran into is that it was somewhat difficult to tell where I should start to crochet a row of dragon scales such that the scales do not overlap. There is one overlapping row in the large dice bag, as you may be able to see. By the time I started the small dice bag, though, I had gotten it figured out. Thanks for providing this wonderful thing to the world.
Pictures below.
http://i.imgur.com/lsMDCtx.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8IGm0eE.jpg
The colors are a bit washed out, unfortunately. They're both a bit darker in person, especially the red.

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