D4 Bag of Dice Holding

The D4 Bag of Dice Holding pattern is now available to purchase through my Ravelry store for only $5.00!

It’s also available through the Knit Picks independent Designers Program!


Has this ever happened to you?

GM: You’re outside the orcs’ camp. There are sentries walking around a big tent in the middle. Thief: That’s where the treasure is! I’m going to sneak in there.
GM: Okay, roll to move silently.
Thief: [Reaches into dice bag, pulls out a d8.] That’s not what I need! [Pulls out 2 d12.] That’s not it either! [Dumps dice onto table, some roll off. Grabs 2 d10. Rolls] There! An 02!
GM: Too late. The sentries have noticed you. Roll initiative.

The magical D4 Bag of Dice Holding could have prevented this. It holds a large number of dice, and opens wide to allow you to see the ones you want. This artifact isn’t to be found in any treasure chest or dragon’s cave. You have to use arcane arts — including intarsia in the round, short row shaping, and felting — to call it forth. It is simpler than it sounds, but you don’t have to tell the rest of your gaming party that!

The pattern includes instructions for intarsia in the round, short row shaping, three needle bind-off, felting, and I-cord, plus it has links to tutorials for some of them. There is a chart for the intarsia motifs, and a diagram to help get the pieces put together correctly. There are also suggestions for customizing the bag. The bag knits up quickly, with inexpensive materials you may already have in your stash. A truly magical project!

And lindseymac, one of my Ravelry testers, says, “Even though this project took a variety of pretty complex techniques, the instructions were clear enough to make it a great beginner project for each of these different techniques.”


KnitPicks Wool of the Andes; MC: 2 skeins (roughly 205yds/190m needed), CC: 1 skein (roughly 15yds/14m needed) (Or other feltable worsted weight wool)

Size 10 (6mm) needles

Lily Sugar’n Cream to match MC; 1 skein (roughly 40yds/36m needed) (Or other worsted weight cotton or non-felting wool)

Size 7 (4.5mm) needles

Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

Stitch markers (optional)

3 yarn bobbins (homemade are fine)

If you have any questions or comments about the pattern, please let me know!


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