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Materials Used

 3 skeins of Reynolds Lopi 100% wool (3 oz skeins) rust color
 scrap Reynolds Lopi 100% wool tan
 10 1/2" handles from JoAnn's
 3 small buttons for the inside of the flowers
 1 large button for looks
 1 magnetic clasp

Hook Size

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Measurements

 

Notes

 

 

1st picture before felting, 2nd picture of inside and 3rd picture of whole bag

Main bag:

Row 1: Ch 50, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each st across.  Ch 2 and turn.

Rows 2- 16: Hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Rows 17-21: change to tan wool: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 22-29: change back to rust wool: Repeat Row 2.  Fasten off, but leave 12" tail to sew sides up with.

Fold in half and sew up side seams.

Now for the Top part of the body: Use rust wool.

Round 1: Attach yarn to top with sl st, hdc in each st around, sl st tog.

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st tog.

Round 3: Ch 2, dec hdc, hdc in each st around to other seam, dec hdc at the seam, then continue hdc around in each st. Sl st tog.

Row 4: Repeat Round 3.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Inside Large Pocket:

Row 1: Ch 23, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Rows 2-11: Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1 instead of ch 2, sc in each st across.  Fasten off, leave tail to sew pocket to body.

Sew inside the bag.

Smaller Inside Pocket

Row 1: Ch 17, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Rows 2-9: Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1 instead of ch 2, sc in each st across.  Fasten off, leave tail to sew pocket to body.

Sew inside the bag.

Narrow Pen Pocket:

Row 1: Ch 24, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Rows 2-4: Hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn. Fasten off, leave tail to sew pocket to body. 

Sew inside the bag.

Button strap:

Row 1: Attach yarn to middle of bag, Ch 5, sc in 2nd st from the hook, sc across, ch 1 turn.

Rows 2-10: Sc in each st across, ch 1 turn.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

After felting, I used a magnetic purse closure from JoAnn's.  I then used a fake button on the outside.  I also sewed on the handles after felting.

Small Flower: not felted: set aside after making

Ch 3, sl st tog to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, 9 hdc in ring, sl st tog.

Round 2: Ch 4, sc in next st.  Repeat this around and sl st tog.  Fasten off, but leave a 6" tail to sew to the bag.

Large Flower: not felted: set aside after making

Ch 3, sl st tog to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, 10 dc in ring, sl st tog.

Round 2: Ch 6, sc in next st.  repeat this around and sl st tog.  Fasten off, but leave a 6" tail to sew to the bag.

I sewed the flowers on where I wanted them after felting and glued buttons to the inside of them.


© September 20, 2007 Christina Budd

This is my written pattern; please use it for personal use only. You may make the item and sell them, but pattern remains property of Christina Budd. And if you sell the finished product, please link back to and give credit to this the original pattern.

 

 
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