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Home : Patterns : Bonanza Bento
 

Free Craft Pattern: Bonanza Bento

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton - Glitterspun® (old) - Trellis® - Incredible® - Lamé
Pattern #: 70518AD
Rating: *1.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
Cord is about 72 inches (190 cm) long.

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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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!
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Color (A)
Lion® Cotton

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Color (B)
Glitterspun® (old)

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Color (C)
Lion® Cotton

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Color (D)
Trellis®

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Color (E)
Incredible®

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Color (F)
Lion® Cotton

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Color (G)
Glitterspun® (old)

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Color (H)
Lamé

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Glitterspun® (old)
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Lamé
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Lion® Cotton
Avocado Candy Colors Sherbet Swirl
Trellis®
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Incredible®
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*Lion® Cotton (Article #760). 100% Cotton; package size: Solids: 5 oz./140g; 236yd/212m balls
Multi: 4 oz/113g; 189 yd/170m balls.
*Glitterspun (old) (Article #990). 60% acrylic, 27% Cupro, 13% Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (115yds/105m) pull skeins
*Trellis® (Article #500). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (115yds/105m) pull skeins
*Incredible® (Article #520). 100% Nylon; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (110yds/100m) pull skeins
*Lame (Article #960). 65% rayon, 35% metalized polyester; package size: 0.67oz/19.00 gr. (75yds/67m) pull skeins

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Note: (A)
•  990-113 Glitterspun Yarn: Ruby
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•  760-153 Lion Cotton Yarn: Black
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•  500-301 Trellis Yarn: Night Life
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•  520-204 Incredible Yarn: Accent on Black
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•  990-170 Glitterspun Yarn: Gold
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•  960-170 Lame Yarn: Gold
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Additional Materials
  1. 2 beads with a center hole diameter of 3/8 inch (1 cm) diameter
  2. Bandana
 

Bonanza Bento

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton - Glitterspun® (old) - Trellis® - Incredible® - Lamé

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

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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Pattern Average Rating: *1.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Bonanza Bento Reviewed by Amber on 2011-01-11 *
Some things shouldn't be Westernized. I'll still try this with a more Asian feel.


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