Crochet

Grab-N-Go Tic Tac Toe

This is my first (and maybe only) free pattern by me, Manda.

I was looking at all the cool tic tac toe bags that everyone was posting for Valentine’s Day and I just couldn’t find one that I liked well enough so I decided to make my own. This bag is big enough it won’t get lost but small enough it can fit in just about any bag and little kids can carry it. It’s great to pull out when you are at the Dr office waiting to be called back, waiting for your food at a restaurant, in the car on a trip or just waiting for someone to arrive, etc.. It can be played anywhere!  It works up pretty quickly and only takes up about a 1/2 skein of yarn and then a small amount of 2 accent colors. These would be great for any holiday but I’m focusing on making them for Easter to go in the baskets. All of the little kids I know will be getting one.

Materials:

  • 1/2 skein of any worsted weight yarn (I used Impeccable yarn)
  • 2 accent colors for your x’s and o’s ( I used Red Heart)
  • 1 stitch marker (This is worked up in the round)
  • I hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Stitches:

  • HDC: Yarn over, insert hook into specified stitch and draw up a loop; three loops on hook. Yarn over and pull loop through all three loops on hook.
  • Half double crochet decrease (hdc dec): Yarn over, insert hook in specified stitch and draw up a loop; three loops on the hook. Keeping these three loops on hook, yarn over and draw up a loop in the next stitch; 5 loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull loop though all five loops. HDC DEC made.
  • Slip Stitch: Insert hook in specified stitch. Yarn over, draw yarn through chain and the loop on your hook in one motion.
  • Magic Circle: If you do not know how to make one, try Moogly’s tutorial. I learned how to do mine from her and she’s a very talented lady.

Directions

Rd 1: Using a magic circle, ch 1, 10 HDC   (10)

Rd 2: 2 HDC in each stitch (20)

Rd 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next stitch. *2 HDC, 1 HDC*, repeat around (30)

Rd 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next two stitches. *2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC*, repeat around (40)

Rd 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next three stitches. *2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC*, repeat  around (50)

Rd 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next four stitches. *2 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC, 1 HDC*, repeat around (60)

Rd 7: *2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in the next fourteen stitches*, repeat around (64)

Rd 8: HDC around (64)

Rd 9: *HDC dec, HDC in the next fourteen stitches*, repeat around (60)

Rd 10: *HDC dec, 1 HDC in the next four stitches*, repeat around (50)

Rd 11: HDC around (50)

Rd 12: *HDC dec, 1 HDC in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around ( 40)

Rd 13: *HDC dec, 1 HDC in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around (30)

Rd 14: HDC around, slip stitch into the first hdc.  (30).

Bind off and weave in both of your ends.

Now it’s time to make the x’s and 0’s!!

X – make 5

Use one of your accent colors for your x’s

  • Chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 2 stitches.
  • Chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 2 stitches
  • Chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 2 stitches
  • Chain 4, SC in 2nd chain from hook, SC in the next 2 stitches

It will look like this when you are done.

You will need to slip stitch into the first set of single crochets and then tie your ends together. Weave in your ends.

O – make 5

Use the other accent color for your o’s.

  • Make a magic circle and 12 SC in it.
  • Tighten the circle up to where you leave a small hole in it so it looks like an O.
  • Slip Stitch into the first SC.
  • Cut yarn and then tie the ends together. Weave in your ends.

Making the grid

Turn the bag inside out!

You will use 4 pieces of yarn 13 inches long and use a yarn needle for this part. Line up your yarn so the grid looks even to you.

Then insert the yarn into two pieces of yarn on the bag but be careful not to go all the way through so it doesn’t show on the outside of the bag. Make a loop with your yarn on those pieces and then pull it tight.

Then do the same thing with each point. When you’re done, tie off the ends and weave them in to the yarn so they aren’t showing on the outside.

Drawstrings

Make a chain of 64 in each color.

You will use your yarn needle and weave the chains in and out of your stitches from either round 13 for a puffy top or round 14 for a flatter top.

Tie the ends together to keep it from slipping out.

When you are done, turn the bag right side out and you have a Grab-N-Go Tic Tac Toe bag.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern. I would love for you to save it to Pinterest so you don’t lose it. I have these available to purchase on my product page. Send me a message and we’ll work out the details. If you make one please let me know so I can admire your work.  This is a free pattern but it is mine. Please do not pass it off as your own pattern. Do not copy and paste the pattern to distribute it. You are more than welcome to share my link though. And please, if you’d like to make this and sell it, go right ahead.

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