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Bonanza Bento
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton - Glitterspun® - Trellis® - Incredible® - Lamé
Pattern Number: 70518AD Our very western adaptation of a traditional Japanese lunch box ('Bento') is a great alternative to high-fat, high-calorie (and high-cost) purchased lunches. And much nicer than that brown paper lunchbag. Combining a purchased bandana and a made tie, it is easy to make, beautiful to behold and -- because all parts of it are re-usable, it's easy on the environment! Bonanzo!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
Cord is about 72 inches (190 cm) long.

PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

760-112 Lion Cotton Yarn: Poppy Red

Bright and bold red


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (A)

990-113 Glitterspun Yarn: Ruby Sparkling scarlet red
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Note: (B)

760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black

Dark primary black.


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Note: (C)

500-301 Trellis Yarn: Night Life A sophisticated palette of blacks, grays and whites.
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Note: (D)

520-204 Incredible Yarn: Accent on Black

A sophisticated palette of blacks, grays and whites


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Note: (E)

760-100 Lion Cotton Yarn: White

Crisp clean white.


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Note: (F)

990-170 Glitterspun Yarn: Gold Sparkling gold
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Estimated Price: $ 7.99
Note: (G)

960-170 Lame Yarn: Gold Metallic gold
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Estimated Price: $ 1.99
Note: (H)
Additional Materials
2 beads with a center hole diameter of 3/8 inch (1 cm) diameter Bandana

INSTRUCTIONS



CORD
Cut one 10-foot (3.3 m) strand of each yarn.

Knot all strands together at one end.

Separate strands into 3 bundles:

Red bundle: A and B
Black bundle: C, D and E
White bundle: F, G and 2 strands of H.



Braid the bundles together to within a few inches of the end, then knot.

Trim ends evenly.



Fold cord in half and thread 2 beads onto it.




Making the Bento

Your bento can be any kind of plastic container with hard sides and a top.

we like our plastic snap-together craft containers, but any hard-sided stackable food containers will work.






Wrapping the Bento


Place the stacked containers in the middle of the bandana.






Knot 2 opposite corners of the bandana at the top of the container.

Wrap cord over the bento with the center of the cord over the knotted corners.






Knot 2 remaining bandana corners at top of the container and tuck in ends.






Lift up the container, pull the cord ends to tighten, then loop the remaining cord over the top at a 90 degree angle -- as when tying ribbon around a package.

Pull the beads so that the cord is held securely.



If desired, tie the cord between the beads into a bow, then slide the 2nd bead snugly against the bow to hold it in place (shown on the black bento in the photograph.)

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