Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
10 sc + 11 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm), before felting 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 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
1. Bag is worked with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.
2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. For short distances, carry color not in use underneath stitches. For longer distances, fasten off old color.
3. Bag is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn at the end of rounds.
4. The chart design may pull to one side as rounds are worked. Shift chart design one stitch over, if desired, to compensate.
With 2 strands of A held together, ch 4; join with slst in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in ring. Place marker for beginning of rnd; move marker up as work progresses.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 14 sc.
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 21 sc.
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 28 sc.
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 35 sc.
Rnd 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 42 sc.
Rnd 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 49 sc.
Rnd 8: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 56 sc.
Rnd 9: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 63 sc.
Rnd 10: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 7 times – 70 sc.
Rnd 11: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last 2 sc – 78 sc.
Rnds 12–43: Following Skull Chart, sc in each sc around, changing colors as shown in chart; rep chart 3 times to complete one rnd.
Rnds 44 and 45: With A, sc in each sc around.
Rnd 46: [Sc in each of next 9 sc, sc2tog] 7 times, sc in last sc—71 sc.
Rnd 47: Sl st in each sc around.
With 2 strands of A held together, ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—7 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep Row 2 until Handle measures about 22 in. (56 cm). Fasten off.
Sew ends of Handle to top of Bag.
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.