Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Perfect Dice Bag

 When I moved to Michigan to live with my partner and his kids, he thought it would be a great idea for all of us to form a D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) campaign as a way to bond.  His kids are aged 5 & 7 (a boy and a girl respectively), and chose to be a Grung Rogue and a Tiefling Ranger.  I play as a Water Genasi Druid, and my partner is both a Firbolg Cleric and the DM (Dungeon Master).  He bought a large assortment of dice for all of us to split and we each got two sets.  My sets are sky blue & white, and true blue & purple.  He picked them out for me especially since my character uses the water element.  His daughter’s sets are pink & orange, and his son’s sets are green & grey.  I crocheted a pink dice bag for his daughter and a green dice bag for his son.  The blue one you see pictured is mine.  (My partner has a massive collection of dice from his high school days of playing TTRPGs, so I crocheted him a big bag that looks like a potion bottle.  I modified the potion pattern by Yarn Punk/Knot Bad, which you can find on their social media.)

This dice bag pattern as written can hold ten sets of standard sized dice (70 die)!  You can make it shorter for fewer dice, or add a round to the circle for 50 stitches for a bigger, wider bag.  It is very versatile.  Any player knows you can never have too much dice.  And because this pattern is so quick and easy to make (you can even work on it while playing!), you can make one for each character’s sets of dice.  I prefer to keep all the dice for my Water Genasi in just my blue bag.  I have a Tabaxi Monk I’m working on creating, and need to think of just the right yarn color for their dice…

This is also the same pattern I used for my set of resin runes, except I stopped at 15 rounds instead of 18.  Instructions for creating a bag sized for runes are included below in bold.


·       Worsted weight acrylic yarn

·       US 8 / H crochet hook

·       Stitch marker

·       Yarn needle

 You’ll need to know:

·       How to magic circle

·       How to crochet a circle

·       How to crochet in the round

 Abbreviations (in US terms):

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

sl st: slip stitch


·       Magic circle 10 hdc sts, sl st to join, pull circle tight to close (10 sts)

·       2 hdc in every st all the way around (20 sts)

·       [2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st]* rep all the way around (30 sts)

·       [2 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next 2 sts]* rep all the way around (40 sts)

o   From here you will always have 40 sts, including the last round

o   If you want a bigger bag, crochet an extra round for 50 sts.  Every round adds 10 sts.  You can make the base as big as you want and the size of the base will not affect the rest of the pattern’s instructions.

·       Hdc all the way around until you have 18 total rounds (counting from Magic Circle round)

o   You can make the bag shorter, say 15 rounds if you only have a few sets of dice.  This is also the ideal size if you have a set of runes.

·       [1 sc in the next 2 sts, ch 2]* all the way around

·       Sc all the way around (2 sts in sc from previous round, 2 sc in ch 2 space)

·       Sl st to join, weave in ends

·       For the drawstring, ch 100 sts, cut yarn, and thread through the eyelets created by the ch 2 spaces.  Then tie an overhand knot on each end of the drawstring. 




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