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Home : Patterns : Felted Black Cat Bag
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Felted Black Cat Bag

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern #: 70461AD
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 11 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm) diameter, after felting.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Perfect for Halloween treats and candy or just for fun the rest of the year.
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*Lion Wool (Article #820). 100% wool; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (158yds/144m) pull skeins

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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)   $ 2.65  
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Felted Black Cat Bag

Lion Brand® Lion® Wool

GAUGE:

10 hdc = 4 in. (10 cm) before felting with 2 strands of A held together.
EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

FRONT
With 2 strands of A held together, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 hdc.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 36 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 hdc.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 60 hdc.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 72 hdc.
Ear
Row 1:
Sc in next 7 sts; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 5 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 4 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next st.
Fasten off.
Sk 10 sts to the left of Ear just completed, join yarn with sl st, rep Rows 1-7 of Ear.
Fasten off.

BACK
Work same as Front, omitting Ears.

FINISHING
With wrong sides of Front and Back together, join one strand of A at left edge of base of second ear.
Rnd 1: Working through both thicknesses, sc evenly around outside edges to base of first Ear to join. Fasten off. Edge between Ears remains open.

HANDLES (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held together, ch 57.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to last ch, 3 hdc in last ch; pivot to work in free loops along opposite side of foundation ch, hdc in each ch to last ch, 2 hdc in last ch; join with sl st in first hdc. Fasten off.

NOSE
With 1 strand of B, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc - 4 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc - 6 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Fasten off.

EYES (make 2)
With 1 strand of C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.
Rnd 2: Do not turn, work sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

FELTING
Put pieces into a mesh laundry bag or a pillowcase and wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

FINISHING
When dry, sew Nose to center of Front. Sew on Eyes. With 2 strands of B held together, embroider Mouth in an upside down "Y"shape under Nose. With 1 strand of D, embroider 3 whiskers, each 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) long, on either side of face. Sew ends of one Handle to Front, with about 1 in. (2.5 cm) of ends extending inside Bag. Repeat with remaining Handle on Back.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl = slip st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 11 reviews)
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Felted Black Cat Bag Reviewed by Jeanine Mattson on 2013-07-26 *****
I made this but did not felt it, I just used regular worsted weight yarn. I lined it with fabric and it turned out really cute. I don't think it needs to be felted. Gave it away for a gift so I don't have a picture.


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