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FREE PATTERN ALERT!

My poor hubby recently had to have emergency back surgery which threw us all for a major loop. Thank God for the amazing doctors that managed to not only diagnose but fix the problem in record time!! Me being me wanted to do something more than I was already doing as his stand in nurse. I wanted to use my God given talents with my yarn stash to create something to aid in his recovery.








I was inspired to create these handy little pouches for his many necessary ice packs. After some trial and error from my poor guinea pig I managed to come up with 2 wonderful designs. Just pop the ice pack in the pouch and stick the whole thing in the freezer. I chose to use cotton yarn because it easily washable and also seems to stay cold longer. I found these amazing Cryopak Ice Pak/Hot Paks at our local Dollar General and, being as those stores seem to pop up like dandelions, figured they would be easily found by most people. However, any 5.5” - 6” square ice pack will work just fine for this pattern.


Victoria Stitch Design

The PDF version of this pattern includes both the Burst Stitch Design and the Victoria Stitch Design patterns. You can find the pattern HERE or in my Ravelry Store.


Burst Stitch Design

Here's what you'll need to get started for the Burst Stitch Design:

Materials:

Lily Sugar'n Cream 100% Cotton Yarn(approx. 55 yds)

H(5mm) Hook

Scissors

Needle

Cryopak Ice Pak/Hot Pak (available at Dollar General)

or any 5”- 5.5” square ice pack


Abbreviations(US Terms):

SK = Skip

sts = Stitches

ST = Stitch

SL= Slip Stitch

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

HDC= Half Double Crochet


NOTES: Calculations for adapting this stitch design to other sizes are included in the PDF. This stitch design is stretchy. Finished pouch with this pattern should be approx. 6.5” wide by 5” tall(when the flap is folded inside). The closure flap should measure 6” wide by 3.75” tall.


To begin CH 21

ROUND 1: HDC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the next 18 sts, place 3 HDC in the last ST & rotate to work along the bottom of the starting CH, HDC in the next 18 sts, place 2 HDC in the last ST (same place as your starting ST), SL to your first HDC to connect (42 sts)


ROUND 2: CH 1 (does not count as a ST) & turn, place 2 HDC in the first ST, HDC in the next 18 sts, place 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in the next 18 sts, place 2 HDC in each of the last 2 sts, SL to your beginning HDC to connect (48 sts)

ROUNDS 3-13: CH 1 (does not count as a ST) & turn, repeat(HDC BLO in the next ST, HDC FLO in the next ST) around, SL to your beginning HDC to connect (48 sts)


ROW 14: turn, SL into the next ST, CH 1 (Does not count as a ST), HDC in the same ST as your SL, HDC in the next 19 sts (20 sts)


ROW 15-22: CH 1 (Does not count as a ST) & turn, HDC in the same ST & in the next 19 sts (20 sts)


ROW 23: CH 1 (Does not count as a ST) & turn, SC in the same ST and in the next 19 sts (20 sts). Cut, tie off, & weave in your ends.



Insert your ice pack. Fold the flap down and tuck it into the pouch.





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