Free Crochet Rice Bag
Indulge in some quality rest and relaxation with this Free Crochet Rice Bag. Hot packs like this are always good to have around the house because you never know when you will need to soothe tired muscles. Work this free crochet pattern up using any color yarn you want. It's an easy pattern to complete using yarn, a little bit of rice, and a nylon stocking. Once you're done, simply place it in the microwave for about a minute to heat it up and voila! You've got yourself an instant homemade hot pack.
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
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Aug 30, 2018
Good design idea for my crochet store. I will probably make several of this to sell to my friends and relatives this Christmas season. Great!!! Will look great in different colors.
Jan 16, 2018
I need one of these rice bags ASAP and will have to make at least one soon. After my seizure this year, I still have extreme pain in the upper part of my left arm. Using my heating pain is just not comfortable enough to help ease the pain. Thank you for this pattern.
Dec 04, 2017
Oh, how I could use one of these right about now. With all of the extra going up and down our stairs trying to get the house decorated for Christmas and all of the reaching and stretching to put the ornaments on the tree, my joints are beginning to fill it the last few days. This sounds like it would help.
Daughter of Light
Oct 31, 2017
Such a simple but soothing and comforting item...a rice bag! This one is made in such cheery colors too. I can think of several people in my own family who would appreciate one of these as well as a few shut ins with various ailments who would like one too. Very nice that they include the directions on how to heat it up as well!
Oct 31, 2017
Hopefully youre not a clutz like me, and always bumping into things and getting bruised and banged up. This hot pack is made with Sugar n Cream cotton yarn. This yarn is so soft and it is so easy to use. I actually prefer to use cotton yarn in anything that I make. The nylon stocking liner is a great idea.
Oct 30, 2017
I have made about a hundred of these little Rice Bags and have for years. This is a cute pattern for the Crochet Rice Bag. I don't use the nylon stocking, I use cotton socks and have used left over cotton fabric I had from the sewing closet. Another thing I have done differently is I leave a opening at the top so the rice bag can be removed and the cover can be washed. I use velcro close the opening. Rice is the best medium I have seen it makes a nice moist heat that works great to help sore muscles or for a ear ache there are so many ideas using the rice bag. Just don't get it wet. These will last for years and years. Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.
Sep 30, 2017
These are great to have around for those of us that are people that play sports or have people in the house that do. I have used the concept and just placed the rice in a sock but this is way cuter.
Jul 31, 2017
Ive used homemade rice bags for many years so I feel obligated to issue a warning. Ive recently switched to a commercial poly bead version because my homemade one almost caught fire in the microwave. Im not sure if it was the humiditiy, or that I had repeatedly nuked it without changing the rice, but Im just glad I was standing nearby when it happened. And I was using plain white rice, too, not whole grain.
Jun 06, 2017
This is amazing! I see all different kinds of hot picks like this, but I have never seen one with a crochet cover! It is such a good idea to make, and have on hand at home! It would also be good to sell at a craft fair! I have seen sewn hot bags sell like crazy! Has anyone tried to sell these? I would be interested to know if they sell well or not.
Apr 14, 2017
Very good idea. I was wondering how the rice was kept from falling out between the stitching. The many uses of stockings and pantyhose will never cease to amaze me. Just wondering how does the hose hold up in the microwave being heating. I know you wouldnt use acrylic yarn for a project that is used near heat so wondering if hose is the best choice?
Mar 29, 2017
This crochet rice bag is a wonderful gift idea. I have used the rice bag in a sock for a while, and always looking for a place to hide it when not in use. Having this can be a part of the dcor if you crochet the bag in hues that compliment your home.
Jan 13, 2017
Having sewn dozens of rice bags of all sizes out of fabric, it is nice to see one crocheted. I suspect it would be safest to use a cotton yarn to crochet with since acrylic yarns have a potential to off gas when heated. Great gift idea. Suspect the rice in a crocheted bag would need some confinement other than a nylon stocking. Maybe a thin cotton summer sock, or muslin bag might be helpful as an inner bag to stop the rice or other fill from migrating out of the crocheted bag.
Jan 13, 2017
We have been doing a great deal of furniture moving recently. This results in aches and pains in places that have been overused. My neck and shoulders often feel strained and I long for somethings to ease that. I would not use a nylon stocking but a tube of cotton would be easy to make. What do you think? Gift ideas too - excellent.
Aug 22, 2016
I thought this is an ordinary throw pillow but it's actually a hot pack with a beautiful crochet cover. The procedure includes a stocking together with rice and yarn. Isn't it dangerous to put a nylon stocking in a microwave oven?
May 08, 2014
I caution against heating nylon or other synthetic fibers in a microwave.
Feb 11, 2014
I am making mine with Bernat Scents! I have camomile, rose petal, aloe, lavender, and powder! Really excited to see how it turns out!
Dec 12, 2013
I made about 10 of these for Birthday/Christmas gifts their real easy to make some of mine are tighter then others but it was o k It would work for longer ones as well as this size the ones i have gave to for their Birthday's like them I hope they will work a long time for them i heated one to check out how hot they got everyone should test after the one minute time mine was to hot for the 1 1/2 minute i thought all Microwaves are different.
Nov 05, 2013
I got the pattern with no problem.
Nov 04, 2013
shotpusher1962 741 0263
Nov 03, 2013
There is no pattern, just ads.
Nov 03, 2013
I can't get to the pattern either.
Nov 01, 2013
I am going to make a long one for my neck and put in a long tube sock. I am pretty sure it will work. My mom sews these out of cotton for her friends all the time. I think the crocheted cover would make it nice and it could double as dcor.
debbieslaughter 65 59865
Oct 22, 2013
A cotton bag is better than a nylon stocking-most people would heat on high which melted the stocking and rice started falling out.
Oct 22, 2013
When I clicked the link for the instructions, there weren't any instructions; just some sort od advertisement.
olivepoetry 107241 8
Oct 21, 2013
Nylon is not a good choice for the lining. It melts in the microwave!
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