A felted bag to suit all your needs. Easy circle-to-square motifs and simple construction worked in a very felt-able yarn make this a great quick project.
Designer Tracy St. John
Finished Size: About 44″ in circumference and 40″ in length including straps before felting; about 30″ circumference and 30″ length including straps after felting.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire (85% wool, 15% alpaca; 141 yd [130 m]/31 /2 oz [100 g]): #18 copper (MC), 5 skeins; #21 red purple (A), #33 olive (B), #13 light pink (C), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
Hook: Size K/101 /2 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
• Yarn needle.
• lingerie bag or pillowcase for felting.
Gauge: One dot motif measures about 8″ square before felting. Gauge is not critical for this project.
Rnd 7: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 11 sts, *3 hdc in next dc, hdc in next 15 sts; rep from *2 more times, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, sl st in top of beg ch-2 to join-72 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.