Monday, July 03, 2006

FREE PATTERNS - French Holidays Felted Bag


Yarn: 100% wool, Smyrnalaine 44m/100g, colours: maroon, violet, fuchsia (one skein each)
Needles: 7 mm straight, 8 mm circular, crochet hook
two markers

Bottom:
CO 30 sts with 7 mm straight needles, using violet yarn.
Work in garter stitch for 13 rows.
R14: k 15, place 1st marker, k 15

Body of the bag:
Pick up around 74 sts in the following way:
- place 30 sts from the straight needle onto the 8mm circular needle (make sure you have the marker after 15 sts), pick up 7 sts on one side, pick up 15 sts, place 2nd marker, pick up 15 sts, pick up 7 sts on the other side.

R1: k in violet
R2: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in violet, change to maroon yarn, knit till the end of the row
R3: k in maroon
R4: knit in fuchsia
R5: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in fuchsia, change to violet yarn, knit till the end of the row
R6: k in violet
R7: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in violet, change to maroon yarn, knit till the end of the row
R8: k in maroon
R9: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in maroon, change to fuchsia yarn, knit till the end of the row
R10: k in fuchsia
R11: k in violet
R12: k in violet
R13: k in maroon
R14: k in maroon
R15: k in fuchsia
R16: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in fuchsia, change to violet yarn, knit till the end of the row
R17: k in violet
R18:k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in violet, change to maroon yarn, knit till the end of the row
R19: k in maroon
R20: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in maroon, change to fuchsia yarn, knit till the end of the row
R21: k in fuchsia
R22: k in violet
R23: k in violet
R24: k in maroon
R25: k in maroon
R26: k in fuchsia
R26: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in fuchsia, change to violet yarn, knit till the end of the row
R27: k in violet
R28: k from 1st marker to 2nd marker in violet, change to maroon yarn, knit till the end of the row
R29: k in maroon

Finishing the edge:
Purl for three rows.
(In this way you make a tunnel edge that curls into the inside of the bag.)

Bind off in the following way:
Put a crochet hook into the first st, then into the second st and into the back of the stitch you can see inside the bag three rows below - catch and pull the yarn out through all those three stitches, drop two stitches from the needle. Put the formed stitch back on the left needle and repeat the procedure - in this way you attach the tunnel edge to the inside of the bag.

When you bind off all the stitches, with a crochet hook make a chain and attach it next to the place you've started it - it'll make a closure.

With a violet yarn, attach four D-rings to the edge of the bag.

Handles:

Make a chain with a crochet hook 55 cm long. Then crochet it back and you have one handle ready to attach to the D-rings on the bag (make two).

Clousure:
With a crochet hook, attach the yarn in the middle of the top of one side of the bag and make a chain 25 cm long, attach it right next to the place you've started it.

Felt in 90 degrees.

Sew the button on and enjoy! ^^

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