Kids love snacks! This seems to be a universal. Whether it’s elementary school snack time or at a toddler’s well child checkup or while running around after school, kids need fuel! And the On the Go Snack Bag is one fun way to make sure they have the snack they need when they need it!
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The On the Go Snack Bag is sized to fit their healthy snack of choice – a granola bar, cheese crackers, a small apple – whatever gets them through those “I’m STARVING” moments! And it’s got a bright and easily customizable look so you can tailor it to their favorite colors and activities.
And it’s functional too! The carabiner is fully attached to the Bag, and it slips through an opening a the top – closing the bag and trapping the snack, and ready to clip on to their backpack, the diaper bag, or your own purse! They also make great gift bags, filled with their favorite goodies!
On the Go Snack Bag
- US – G, 4.0 mm hook (Furls Fiberarts)
- 80 yds Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% cotton; Worsted/10 ply/”4″; 186 yds/170 m; 100 grams/3.53 oz)
Color A: White (40 yds/bag)
Color B: Navy/Grass/Red (40 yds/bag)
- Carabiner (non-climbing strength)
- Gauge: 3″ across after Round 4
- Finished Size (laid flat): 6″ wide x 5″ tall (excluding strap)
- Helpful Tutorials (click for more info): Magic circle, dc (double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet), dc2tog (dc decrease), skip, FLO (front loop only), sl st (slip stitch), all crochet abbreviations
Round 1: With Color A, make a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc 12 in the ring; join with a sl st. (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st around; join. (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in the 1st st, 2 dc in the next st, *dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st; rep from * around, join. (36 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in the 1st 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, *dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st; rep from * around, join. (48 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts; rep from * around, join. (60 sts)
Round 6 – 8: Ch 2, dc in each st around; join. (60 sts) After Round 8, break yarn and finish off.
Round 9: With Color B, join to any st of Round 8, fpdc in each st around; join. (60 sts)
Round 10 and 11: Ch 2, dc in each st around; join. (60 sts)
Round 12: Ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join. (48 sts)
Round 13: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 sts, dc2tog, *dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog; rep from * around, join. (36 sts)
Round 14: Rep Round 10.
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 18 sts, ch 7, skip 7 sts, sc in the last 11 sts; join. (36 sts)
Make sure your carabiner fits through the hole created by the “ch 7, skip 7.” Adjust if needed.
The pattern now switches to Rows for the strap that holds the carabiner.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in the FLO of the 1st 7 sts; turn. (7 sts, remaining sts unworked)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog; turn. (3 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next st, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (5 sts)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the last st; turn. (7 sts)
Final Round/Attaching the strap: Fold strap to inside of bag, sl st through Row 4 AND unworked loops of Round 15, then sl st in each st of Round 15; join, break yarn and finish off. Use last tail of yarn to sew strap down for extra strength.
Assembly: Open carabiner and slip through strap. Insert snack in bag, then insert carabiner and strap through ch-7 hole. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this free crochet snack bag pattern! It’s quick and easy to make – and fun to customize! How will you use it?
The Fine Print
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