Free Knit & Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Felted Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 80423AD This pattern comes with directions for both a knit and crochet version of this felted bag.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
About 8 x 7 1/2 x 2 in. [20.5 x 19 x 5 cm] after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-102 Lion Wool Yarn: Ranch Red

Deep, rich red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98

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

Lion Brand Size 11 [8 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49
FOR KNIT BAG

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49
FOR KNIT BAG

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

GAUGE:
12 stitches + 15 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] before felting in single crochet or Stockinette stitch (knit every round). 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



CROCHET BAG Base Chain 31.

Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across – 30 single crochet.

Row 2: Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each single crochet across.

Repeat last row 6 more times.

Sides Work 8 single crochet evenly spaced across short side of piece.

Work 30 single crochet along opposite side of beginning chain.

Work 8 single crochet evenly spaced across remaining short side of piece - 76 single crochet around base.

Single crochet in each single crochet around until Bag measures 10 in.

[25.5 cm] from base.

Fasten off.



KNIT BAG Base Cast on 30 stitches.

Working back and forth on circular needle (just as when working on straight needles), knit 4 rows.

Pick up and knit 8 stitches along short side of piece, 30 stitches along cast on edge and 8 stitches along remaining short side – 76 stitches around base.

Sides Place marker for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist stitches.

Working in the round, knit every round until Bag measures 10 in.

[25.5 cm] from base.

Bind off.



FINISHING Weave in ends.



FELTING Wash 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.

Handle After felting, cut a 3 1/2 in.

[8.75 cm] slit centered on back of Bag, about 1 1/2 in.

[3.75 cm] down from top edge.

Repeat on front.

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