Single crochet, the foundation for this felted bag, fills evenly in both width and height for an even final project. There’s no need to weave in ends from intarsia; after felting the bag, just snip the yarn tails without fear of raveling the work.
Designer Amy Gunderson
Finished Size Before felting: 20″ wide, 20¼” tall. After felting: 16″ wide; 14″ tall.
Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #40001 cream (MC), 3 skeins; #71662 turquoise (A), #12188 heather (B), #71601 ombre blue (C), #71602 petrol blue (D), #12234 flintstone (E), #12180 eggplant (F), #3620 coral (G); 1 skein each.
Hook Size H/8 (5 mm) Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions Yarn needle; two 20″ leather purse straps with swivel clips; 12 separating zipper; two 1½” diameter
grommets; 2 split o-rings; sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge After Felting: 20 sc and 22 rows = 4″. Before Felting: 14 sc and 18 rows = 4″.