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Free Knitting Pattern: Felted Lunch Bag

Lion Brand« Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: L0618
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 10 1/2 x 6 in. (26.5 x 15 cm), after felting



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Sturdy and strong, this felted bag is perfect for taking lunch to and from school or work. Felt holds up very well, and this bag's sweet little apple tree detail makes it irresistible.

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Color (A)
Fishermen's Wool®

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Color (B)
Vanna's Choice®

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Color (C)
Vanna's Choice®

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Vanna's Choice®
Linen White Pink Aqua Soft Pink Silver Blue Sapphire Dusty Blue
Colonial Blue Navy Raspberry Scarlet Beige Toffee Taupe Chocolate
Espresso Honey Radiant Orange Brick Terracotta Rust Dusty Rose Wild Berry
Rose Antique Rose Magenta Eggplant Dusty Purple Purple Burgundy Silver Grey
Charcoal Grey Black Radiant Yellow Mustard Fern Kelly Green Dusty Green Olive
Radiant Lime Cranberry Lime Mountain Print Woods Print Purple Print Autumn Print Charcoal Print
Denim Mist Rose Mist Taupe Mist Purple Mist Seaspray Mist Pearl Mist Tangerine Mist Oatmeal
Grey Marble Wheat Barley Dark Grey Heather Silver Heather Patchwork Grey Twilight Plum Jam
Oceania Cambridge
Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)
*Vanna's Choice® (Article #860). 100% Premium Acrylic
400, 401, 403: 92% Acrylic, 8% Rayon
402: 96% Acrylic, 4% Rayon; package size: Solids: 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m)
Prints, Tweeds, & Heathers: 3 ozs (85 g) , 145 yards (133 meters)
Twists: 2.5 oz (70 g), 121 yards (111 meters)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  150-200 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oak Tweed
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$ 12.99  
Note: (A)
•  860-174 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive
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$ 3.29  
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•  860-127 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Espresso
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$ 1.97  
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
4 small red buttons, for apples
Sewing needle and thread
 

Felted Lunch Bag

Lion Brand« Fishermen's Wool® - Vanna's Choice®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - 1 st increased.

NOTES:

1. Due to the nature of the felting process, the size of your finished pieces can vary.
2. Lunch Bag and Base are worked with 2 strands of A held tog.
3. Lunch Bag is felted; Tree design is not.
4. Because the Lunch Bag includes small buttons, it is not suitable for young children.


LUNCH BAG
Beg at lower edge, with larger needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 72 sts.
Row 1 (RS): *P19, k1, p1, k1, p11, k1, p1, k1; rep from * once more.
Row 2: *K1, p1, k1, k11, k1, p1, k1, k19; rep from * once more.
Rows 3-48: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Rows 49-52: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 53: (P1, k1) twice, bind off next 11 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 12 times, bind off next 11 sts, k1, (p1, k1) 10 times.
Row 54: (P1, k1) 10 times, p1, cast on 11 sts over the bound-off sts, (p1, k1) 12 times, p1, cast on 11 sts over the bound-off sts, (p1, k1) twice.
Rows 55-58: *P1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Bind off.

 

BASE
With larger needles and 2 strands of A held tog, cast on 19 sts.
Rows 1-14: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Bind off.

 

TREE TOP
With smaller needles and 1 strand of B, cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: (Kfb) 4 times - 8 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Kfb, k to last st, kfb - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 - 12 sts.
Rows 5-13: Knit.
Row 14: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 10 sts.
Row 15: Knit.
Row 16: Rep Row 14 - 8 sts.
Row 17: (K2tog) 4 times - 4 sts.
Bind off.

 

TREE TRUNK
Beg at base of Trunk, with smaller needles and 1 strand of C, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Beginning with a WS (purl) row, work even (without increasing or decreasing) in St st (k on RS, p on WS), for 13 rows.
Bind off.

 

FINISHING
From RS, seam sides of Lunch Bag to form a tube. Sew lower edge of Lunch Bag to Base.
Felt
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Pull Bag into shape.

 

With sewing needle and thread, sew Tree Trunk to felted Lunch Bag, Lap Tree Top over Trunk and sew to Bag. Sew 3 buttons to Tree, and 1 button beside the Trunk. With C, stitch a small loop (for leaf) at top of each 'fallen apple' button.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 4 reviews)
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Felted Lunch Bag Reviewed by Rachel Hamm on 2013-08-25 *****
I love it! I didn't make the tree with apples to put on it and mine turned out a bit wider and shorter, but I think it will work rather nicely for toting my lunch to and from school this year.


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