Sunday, March 04, 2007


Pattern is for purse pictured on the left; purse on the right was made with 2 skeins of Caron Felt-It yarn

Felted Drawstring Bag

Materials and Equipment
1 skein of Paton’s Classic Merino Wool Yarn in Palais
Crochet hook size I
Scrap ribbon

Gauge: Rounds 1-3 = 3 inches

Directions
PURSE:
Ch 4
Round 1: Make 8 dc in 4th chain from hook. Close this and all rounds with a slip stitch in top of first dc.
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as first stitch), 2 dc in each stitch.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2.
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in first stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, (dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) around.
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in first 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, (dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) around.
Round 6: Ch 2, dc in first 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, (dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) around.
Round 7: Ch 2, dc in first 3 stitches, dec over next 2 stitches, (dc in next 3 stitches, dec over next 2 stitches) around.
Rounds 8-18: Work even in dc.
Round 19: Ch 2, dc in first 2 stitches, (ch 2, skip next 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches) around.
Round 20: Ch 2, dc in each dc, and work 2 dc in each ch 2 space.
Round 21: Do not make any chains. Skip first 2 stitches, (5 dc in space between next 2 stitches, skip next 2 stitches, sl st in space between next 2 stitches) around. Sl st in space before first stitch at beginning of round.
Cut yarn and weave in loose ends.

STRAPS (Make 2):
Using two strands of yarn together, chain 120.

Felt purse according to your preferred method. Before felting, cut a length of scrap ribbon long enough to thread through the ch 2 spaces of round 19. Thread ribbon through ch 2 spaces and tie ends together. This will prevent the ch 2 spaces from felting closed. After felting, remove the ribbon and discard.
When purse is dry, weave 1 strap through ch 2 spaces and tie ends together. Weave other strap through ch 2 spaces in the opposite direction of first strap and tie ends on opposite side of drawstring bag.

7 comments:

Lavahlo said...

Love these!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! I hope you don't mind if I use the pattern for my new fall purse! I purchased Bernat's felting in English Rose and will do a twisted cord drawstring. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal in Arkansas

Michele in Texas said...

This is about to be my very first felted project....and i'm so glad i found a drawstring bag! I will post a picture and link back to you on ravelry.com when i'm finished.
YAY...I'm excited to try this! Thanks for the instructions =)

Lisa Perez said...

Beutiful! I just was given a large spool of wool yarn and immediately started searching for what will be my first felted project. This is it! I am a handbag junkie anyway so what better to do then a bag?!

Thank you for posting such a nice pattern, I will let you know how it comes out!

Anonymous said...

where can I get the pattern for the larger bag, love it.

Cris said...

I'm glad you like it. This pattern is really for both bags pictured. It's just that the pattern I posted lists the yarn from the bag on the left. You can make your bag larger by using thicker yarn and a larger hook. Or you could add an increase round at the base (after round 6). For this purpose I'll call this
Round 6A:Ch 2, dc in first 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, (dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch) around.
Round 7 will then be: Ch 2, dc in first 4 stitches, dec over next 2 stitches, (dc in next 4 stitches, dec over next 2 stitches) around.
You could then add another couple of rounds to the work even in dc rounds.

Thicker yarn + larger hook = probably easiest way to make a bigger bag

joy said...

thank you for sharing your knowledge on this matter. i really like it,

joy
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