Winterbloom Bag

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″.


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