My son requested that I make him a bag to keep his Irish Whistle in. His brother’s bodhran came with a case, but his Whistle didn’t. Upon my asking he indicated that he wanted it crocheted and not felted. This is the result of his request. I used the Trinity stitch since it was the most Irish that I knew. I will probably design a knitted and felted one with a Celtic knot cable eventually, just for fun.
I’m offering this pattern for free. I thought it could be easily adapted to hold a curling iron or similar object.
Here is the pattern.
Irish Whistle Bag
Irish Whistle Bag:
Designed by Rebekah Chappel
Trinity Stitch: sc3tog, inserting the hook in the previously worked stitch and then the next 2 stitches.
Round 1- sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, Trinity stitch starting in the same ch as the sc, ch 1, *Trinity st starting in same stitch as the 3rd leg of previous Trinity st, ch 1; repeat from * to end. 2 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Working on the other side of the chain, 1 sc in 1st ch, Trinity st starting in the same ch as sc, ch 1, **Trinity st starting in same ch as the third leg of previous st, ch 1; repeat from ** to last st. 2 sc in last st. Place marker
Round 2- ch 1, sc in 1st st, * Trinity st, ch 1; repeat from * around, sc in last st, slip st into 1st sc.
Round 3- Ch 1, sc in 1st st, * Trinity st, ch 1; repeat from * continue working in a spiral, slipping the marker at the beginning of each round, until the bag measures 12 1/2” long. When the bag is about 1” tall, weave in the end.
Round 59- sl st into 1st st, ch 1, sc in 1st st and each st around, sl stitch into 1st sc.
Round 60- ch 1, sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, skip 2 st, *1 sc in next 2 st, ch 2, skip 2 st; repeat from * around, slip stitch into 1st sc.
Round 61- ch 1, sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in ch 2 space, * 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in ch 2 space; repeat from * around. Slip st. into 1st sc.
Round 62- ch 1, sc in 1st st and each st around. Slip st into 1st sc. Fasten off and weave in end.
Row 1- slip st into 2 ch from the hook and each ch. Cut a long tail and fasten off. Insert drawstring in center eyelet on the front. Thread through each eyelet around and pull drawstring through center eyelet. Weave in the shortest tail. With the longer tail, whip stitch the ends of the drawstring together and weave in the end.