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Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Felted Bag

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Pattern #: 80423AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size

About 8 x 7 1/2 x 2 in. [20.5 x 19 x 5 cm] after felting

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 820-102: Lion Wool Yarn: Ranch Red
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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  FOR CROCHET BAG
Lion Brand Size 11 [8 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles   $ 11.49  FOR KNIT BAG
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  FOR KNIT BAG
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Felted Bag

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12 stitches + 15 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] before felting in single crochet or Stockinette stitch (knit every round).

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

Chain 31.
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across – 30 single crochet.
Row 2: Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each single crochet across. Repeat last row 6 more times.
Work 8 single crochet evenly spaced across short side of piece. Work 30 single crochet along opposite side of beginning chain. Work 8 single crochet evenly spaced across remaining short side of piece - 76 single crochet around base.
Single crochet in each single crochet around until Bag measures 10 in. [25.5 cm] from base. Fasten off.

Cast on 30 stitches. Working back and forth on circular needle (just as when working on straight needles), knit 4 rows. Pick up and knit 8 stitches along short side of piece, 30 stitches along cast on edge and 8 stitches along remaining short side – 76 stitches around base.
Place marker for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist stitches. Working in the round, knit every round until Bag measures 10 in. [25.5 cm] from base. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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.
Handle After felting, cut a 3 1/2 in. [8.75 cm] slit centered on back of Bag, about 1 1/2 in. [3.75 cm] down from top edge. Repeat on front.



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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Felted Bag Reviewed by Sharon McIntyre on 2009-09-05 *****
I made this bag and it is so easy to do, however, instead of cutting a slit for the handle I made a strap (200 chains with 3 rows of SC), sewed it on and felted it all at the same time. It turned out great. I put a button on it and cut a small slit for the buttonhole...lined it too. I am sorry I have no pictures.

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