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Om shanti yoga mat bag

This bag is really just a never ending granny circle. It is a fast crochet, but with a lot of ends to weave in. We recommend you do it as you go.

Materials: 5 mm crochet needle and Heavy Cotton from Stoff og Stil

We like to start with an adjustable ring, but if you feel that is too complicated just chain five and make a ring.

Round 1: Chain 3 and make 15 dc in the ring.

Round 2: Chain 1 and dc in the same stitch. *ch2, skip next stitch, sc 1* You now have 8 spaces.

Runde 3: Chain 3. Dc twise in the first space. *Chain 2 and make 3 dc in the next space* Sl st tog.

Runde 4: Chain 3. Make 3 dc in the first space. *Chain 2 and make 4 dc in the next space* Sl st tog.

Repeat last round until your bag is the required lenght.

Finishing rounds:

Round 1: Sc in each stitch

Round 2: 1 sc in each of the 2 first stitches. *Chain 2, skip 2 stitches, 1 sc in each of the 2 next stitches*

Runde 3: Sc in each stitch. You have 12 holes.

Knit an icord long enough to go round the top and down on both sides. It´s done in no time with one of these.

Thread the cord, start from the outside so both ends hang out. Then thread them into the bag over the 4th round (in the bottom) and sew them to the first round. That way your bag will hang nicely and not stretch when used.

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Reader Comments (28)

I just saw this of Craft and I love it! Great pattern, thanks so much for sharing! I'd love to photo link to this post if you didn't mind!

april 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Thank you for your nice comment Rachel, we´d love it if you link to us!

april 26, 2009 | Registered Commenterpickles

I think we have the same yoga mat. Is yours a pink/grey one from Nike? I want to get some grey yarn to make this bag, because I like everything being matchy matchy.

april 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Eliza Sea

Its a Nike one yes. Grey sounds fab!

april 27, 2009 | Registered Commenterpickles

This is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

I was just thinking that I needed a new yoga mat I only need to learn to crochet!

april 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKerri

ohhh :D I like this a lot, will have to make when when I can find a new yoga mat!

april 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

this is great! I just got a new yoga mat that doesn't have any straps or anything! I'm going to try it.

april 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeannine

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

april 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

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Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial!

juli 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterluvinthemommyhood

when do i change the colors each round?

november 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertara

Hi, you do one round in each colour (two roundts w the first colour)

november 14, 2009 | Registered Commenterpickles

I love this yoga bag. It was so quick and easy and my sister LOVES IT! I'll link to you on my blog when I finish. I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for the amazing pattern!

februar 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Hello there!

I just loved this yoga mat. It is so very colorful! feels like going right now (to the yoga classes) :)
All your work is MORE THAN AWESOME and WONDERFUL!!! Hats off to you... :) I am so glad i found your site!! :)

First, I saw the site and was disappointed as it was not English, then I started seeing each n every bit, and found patterns in English!! :) Thank you for posting them in English too :)
Thank you for such lovely crochet patterns (I am just a beginner in crocheting. I loved your Knitting patterns, designs and all, but i think, i cannot handle knitting that properly.. :( ) You are just so excellent!!!! :)

Warm Regards,

oktober 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmitha

I really like this pattern. It really stinks that lots of people on Etsy are using this pattern to make bags and sell as their own design.

oktober 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeeorkgrl

This is GREAT!! I've started to take yoga classes, and I actually had this market-mesh tote that fits my mat perfectly, and since I'm in poor health right now (I've getting a liver transplant in late May of this year), I've been fundraising for medically-related costs that I will incur during surgery. I've decided to sell the 'market mesh bags' as yoga mat bags, and all proceeds will go to my fundraiser, but this bag looks WAY more easy to make, and is great cause, it too, is not a 'closed' bag, so the mat can breathe & not get all stinky! lol! I'm considering making these bags instead for yoga mat bags. The pattern that I currently use, is on the lilly website, and is more time consuming, but also more versatile (since it can be used as a market tote) but this would definitely be easier to make, so I can make them in bulk quickly! Thanks for posting this pattern!

mars 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Santiago

Thank you so much for this pattern! I made this bag, and linked your pattern on my blog!

august 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

LOVE this baggggg!! I want one but I am soo not a crafty person :(
I want to buy it!!

oktober 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterashlee

Thank you for your nice comments! We only sell yarns and patterns, sorry :)

oktober 16, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

Am I doing something wrong? A sc in each stitch aroun is giving me a wavy pattern that is folding in on it's self and not straightening out. I feel silly because I swear I know how to crocet and read a pattern. What am I missing??

oktober 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

Candice, can it be that you have a thicker yarn than we used?

oktober 30, 2012 | Registered Commenterpickles

So pretty! I linked back to the pattern on my blog this morning for a New Year's Eve roundup:

Thanks for sharing it! :D

desember 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTamara


januar 1, 2013 | Registered Commenterpickles

Hi, I was wondering... Do you make this bag for sale? I've been looking or a yoga mat bag and this one is perfect! I love the colors! Unfortunately I don't know how to do crochet (>_<)

januar 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

No we don't.

januar 25, 2013 | Registered Commenterpickles

What a lovely pattern! I'm attempting it now, since the straps on my yoga mat just broke, and this seems like such a beautiful replacement!

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