Saturday, June 17, 2006

FREE PATTERNS - Yarn Guard Felted Basket

What I used:
- 2,5 skeins of wool in green (50m/50g),
- 3 skeins of wool in orange (50m/50g),
- 1,5 skein of wool in yellow (50 m/50 g)
- 0,5 skein of fuzzy yellow yarn with small feathers
- needles 8mm circular, 8 mm straight (for the bottom and the handles)
- tapestry needle or crochet hook

Bottom of the bag:

CO 21 st with green yarn.
R1: k3, turn
R2: k all
R3: k6, turn
R4: k all
R5: k9, turn
R6: k all
R7: k12, turn
R8: k all
R9: k15, turn
R10: k all
R11: k18, turn
R12: k all
R13: k21
R14: k all
R15: k18, turn
R16: k all
R17: k15, turn
R18: k all
R19: k12, turn
R20: k all
R21: k9, turn
R22: k all
R23: k6, turn
R24: k all
R25: k3, turn
R26: k all

Change the yarn into orange, repeat rows 1-26.
Continue knitting triangles, changing the colours after 26 rows. You mut knit 5 green triangles and 5 orange triangles.
When the first and the last triangles meet, bind off the stitches on the wrong side of the bag and connect them to achieve the round bag bottom.
You can do it in two ways:
- either bind off all the stitches of the last triangle, and then sew the two triangles together using tapestry needle
- or do a kind of a three-needle bind-off, (but without the second needle) - just put your working needle through the stitch on the left needle AND through the stitch on the edge of the first green triangle.

Body of the bag:

Now, with 8 mm circular needle, pick up 120 st around the bottom of the bag - 12 stitches per one triangle.
Work in stockinette from here.
Knit 7 rows in green.
Knit 5 rows in orange.
Knit 3 rows in yellow.
Knit 5 rows in green.
Knit 3 rows in orange.
Knit 2 rows in yellow.
Knit 3 rows in green.
Knit 2 rows in orange.
Knit 1 row in yellow.
Work in garter stitch with orange yarn for 5 rows.

Change yarn into yellow wool kept together with fuzzy yellow yarn.
Knit 10 rows in stockinette.


Pick up 20 st along the edge with straight needle 8 mm.
R1: k2, p16, k2
R2: k20
R3: k2, p16, k2
R4: k2, k2 tog, k12, k2 tog, k2
R5: k2, p14, k2
R6: k2, k2 tog, k10, k2 tog, k2
R7: k2, p12, k2
R8: k2, k2 tog, k8, k2 tog, k2
R9: k2, p10, k2
R10: k2, k2 tog, k6, k2 tog, k2
R11: k2, p8, k2
R12: k2, k2 tog, k4, k2 tog, k2
R13: k2, p6, k2
R14: k2, k6, k2
R15: k2, p6, k2
Repeat rows 14 and 15 - 15 times.

R46: k2, m1, k6, m1, k2
R47: k2, p8, k2
R48: k2, m1, k8, m1, k2
R49: k2, p10, k2
R50: k2, m1, k10, m1, k2
R51: k2, p12, k2
R52: k2, m1, k12, m1, k2
R53: k2, p14, k2
R54: k2, m1, k14, m1, k2
R55: k2, p16, k2
Attach the handle on the other side of the bag using crochet hook or tapestry needle. Make sure you count 40 st on both sides from the place you started to knit your handle - that's the exact place to attach the handle.
If you want the handle to be sturdier, knit with two threads held together.

Felt and enjoy! ^^


  1. Thank you for this pattern. I can't wait to make it. Blessed be!

  2. Bright Blessings! I can't wait to make this for a Yule gift. What a wonderful basket :-)

    Have added you to my blogroll - keep knitting!

  3. Thanks for the bag pattern. I really like the pinwheel bottom.
    Elizabeth (Culpeper, VA, USA)