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Tick Tac Toe in a Bag

Tick Tac Toe in a Bag Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This game in a bag is fun to make. It is made primarily of granny squares that are stitched together to form the game board and the bag. The game pieces are 6 circles each of 2 colors. Your little one can take this along with him on trips!

Yarn Thickness: 3.5-4mm
Gauge: 4dc = 1"
Finished Size: Game Board: 9.5"x9.5", Game Pieces: 2.25" Diameter, Bag: 8" x 7.5"
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Instructions

Game Board:

Squares, Make 9 the same.

RND 1: With Variegated, Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch2, 12dc in ring. Join w/slst to first dc.

RND 2: Ch2, dc in same st as slst. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc. Dc in next dc.) *Dc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first dc. Fasten off Variegated and weave ends into back of work.

RND 3: Join black to same st as slst. Ch1, sc in same st and in each of the next 2 dc. (2sc, ch2, 2sc in next ch2 corner sp. Sc in each of the next 3 dc.) *Sc in each of the next 3 dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave all ends into back of work.

Assembling Game Board

With Black, whip stitch the squares together first by making 3 strips of 3 then whip stitch the 3 strips together lengthwise to form a 9 patch square.

Finishing Border

With Variegated, work a round of sc around the whole game board making sure to stitch 3 sc in each of the 4 ch2 corner spaces to turn at the corners.

The Game Board is done, now onto the Game Pieces!

Game Pieces:

Circles, Make 6 each of the 2 solid Colors with Sport Weight Yarn
RND 1: Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch2, 16dc in ring. Join w/slst to first dc.

RND 2: Ch1, 2sc in same st as slst and in each sc around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 3: Ch1, slst in each st around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Now you are going to need something to store the Tic Tac Toe Game and Pieces in!

Game Bag:

Squares, Make 2 the same.

RND 1: With Variegated, Ch4. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch2, 12dc in ring. Join w/slst to first dc.

RND 2: Ch2, dc in same st as slst. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in next dc. Dc in next dc.) *Dc in next dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first dc. Fasten off Variegated and weave ends into back of work.

RND 3: Ch2, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 2dc. (3dc, ch2, 3dc in next ch2 corner sp. Dc in each of the next 3 dc.) *Dc in each of the next 3dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first dc. Fasten off Variegated.

RND 4: Join black to same st as slst. Ch2, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 5dc. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 sp. Dc in each of the next 6 dc.) *Dc in each of the next 6 dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first dc. Fasten off Black.

RND 5: Join Variegated to same st as slst. Ch2, dc in same st and in each of the next 8dc. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in ch2 corner sp. Dc in each of the next 9 dc.) *Dc in each of the next 9 dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around Join w/slst. to first dc.

RND 6: Ch2, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 10dc. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Dc in each of the next 11dc.) *Dc in each of the next 11dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first dc. Fasten off.

Bag Assembly:

Lay both squares one on top of the other so they have their wrong sides facing each other and the right sides are facing out. Make sure the joining knots are at the bottom.

With Black: You will be working sc stitches on 3 sides of the bag, both layers together at the same time, starting at the top left corner and working your way around to the top right corner first. Join yarn in top left ch2 corner sp. Sc in same sp. Sc in each st across to next corner. 3sc in next ch2 corner sp. Sc in each st across bottom. 3sc in next ch2 corner sp. Sc in each st up the right side. 1sc in ch2 corner sp. Now you should have a pouch without the top edge worked.

Rim RND 1: Now you will work the rim of the bag. Sc in ch2 corner sp through one layer only. Sc in each st across. Sc in next ch2 corner sp. Now onto the back layer, keep going, sc in next ch2 corner sp. Sc in each st across. Sc in next ch2 corner sp. Join round w/slst to first sc in rim.

Rim RND 2: Ch1, sc in same st as slst. Sc in each of the next 7 sc. Ch10. Sk 10 sc. Sc in each of the next 16 sc. Ch10. Sk next 10 sc. Sc in each of the next 8 sc. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 3: Ch2, dc in same st as slst and in each of the next 6 sc. 3dc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 10 chs. 3 dc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 14 sc. 3dc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 10 chs. 3dc in next sc. Dc in each of the next 7 sc. Join w/slst to first dc. Fasten off and weave all ends into back of work.

Storing Game Board & Pieces in Bag

Fold the game board into quarters, tuck inside bag. Stack the game pieces in 4 sets of 3 and tuck into bag on top of game board.

Design written on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Copyright ©2016 By Julie A. Bolduc p113024

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