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Updated September 27, 2016
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Free Crochet Rice Bag
Free Crochet Rice Bag
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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 Hook: G/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


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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.

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.

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?

I caution against heating nylon or other synthetic fibers in a microwave.

I am making mine with Bernat Scents! I have camomile, rose petal, aloe, lavender, and powder! Really excited to see how it turns out!

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.

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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.

A cotton bag is better than a nylon stocking-most people would heat on high which melted the stocking and rice started falling out.

When I clicked the link for the instructions, there weren't any instructions; just some sort od advertisement.

Nylon is not a good choice for the lining. It melts in the microwave!


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