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Felted Diaper Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 50961

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 11 inches wide x 15" inches tall [28 x 38 cm] after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-113 Lion Wool Yarn: Scarlet

Classic bright red


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Note: (A)

820-133 Lion Wool Yarn: Pumpkin

Autumn burnt orange


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 17.97

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Two 1 1/2-inch [4 cm] plastic or metal rings
GAUGE:
11 sc + 12 rows = 4" [10 cm] before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Bag will shrink during felting process.


INSTRUCTIONS



BAG
FRONT
With A, ch 41.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 40 sts.
Rows 2-6 With A, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rows 7-12 With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Rows 13-48 Work even in sc, working 6 more 6-row stripes of A and B alternately.
Rows 49-52 With A, work 4 rows even in sc.
Fasten off.



BACK
Work as for Front.



TAB, GUSSET, AND STRAP
Tab
With A, ch 7.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 6 sc.
Rows 2-12 Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Do not fasten off.



Gusset
Row 13 Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch, sc across 6 Tab sc; turn - 10 sc.
Row 14 Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch, sc in 10 sc; turn - 14 sc.



Work even in sc until Gusset measures about 46" [117 cm] or until wider portion of piece fits around 2 sides and bottom of Front.

Do not fasten off.



Strap
Sl st in 4 sc, ch 1, sc in 6 sc, sk last 4 sc; turn - 6 sts.

Work even in sc until Strap measures about 40" [101.5 cm] or desired length.

Fasten off.



MESH PANEL
With RS facing, join B at bottom edge of Front.
Row 1 Working along foundation ch of Front, ch 1, sc in each ch of foundation ch to last ch, 2 sc in last ch; turn - 41 sc.
Row 2 Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.
Rows 3-14 Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * across; end dc in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn.
Row 15 Ch 1, sc in each dc and each ch-1 space across.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew Mesh Panel sides to corresponding sides of Front.

Sew along centerline of Mesh Panel to Front in a vertical seam to create 2 pockets.

Sew Gusset to Front and Back.

Insert Tab through plastic rings; fold over and sew Tab down.



FELTINGWash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.

For more about felting, click here.



If necessary, separate Mesh Panel from Front.

Stuff with paper to dry.

Thread free end of Strap through plastic rings.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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