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Free Knitting Pattern: Fun Bag

Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Microspun
Pattern #: 20324
This casual little handbag of Fun Fur features a lining and handles of Microspun or Wool-ease.
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
7 inches x 7 inches, excluding handles


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Color (A)
Fun Fur®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 320-148: Fun Fur Yarn: Turquoise
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Color (B)

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 910-148: Microspun Yarn: Turquoise
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Red Tigers Eye Chocolate
Taupe Neon Orange Magenta Grape Onyx Black Neon Lemon Amber
Aquamarine Violet Lava Sandstone Confetti Tropical Mango Ginger
Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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•  320-148 Fun Fur Yarn: Turquoise
$ 4.99  
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•  910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise
$ 5.29  
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Fun Bag

Lion Brand® Fun Fur® - Microspun


13 sts + 26 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) with Fun Fur on larger needles.
17 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with Microspun on smaller needles. 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


Wool-Ease in #148 Turquoise can be used in place of Microspun.

With larger needles and Fun Fur, cast on 24 sts.
Work in Garter st until piece measures 14 inches.
Bind off all sts.

With smaller needles and Microspun, cast on 30 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 13 inches.
Bind off all sts.

Handles (make 2)
With larger needles and 2 strands of Microspun held together, cast on 9 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 12 inches.
Bind off all sts.

Fold Bag in half and sew side seams. Repeat for lining. Insert lining into bag, tack down at bottom corners and attach around top edge. Sew side seam of handles to form tubes. Attach handles to inside of bag at top of lining.

Ties Cut three 24 inches pieces of Microspun and thread through center top on one side of bag. Match ends and tie an overhand knot at bag. Separate strands into 3 groups of 2 and braid for 8 inches. Tie an overhand knot and trim ends. Repeat for other side.

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k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Fun Bag Reviewed by Paula Stanion on 2011-07-16 *****
I made two of these, but I used two strands of Fun Fur - one solid color and one multi-color. I love the Fun Fur colors. I get a lot of compliments on these purses.

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