crochet Flowers felted bag
36-peg regular gauge knitting loom.sample was knit using a blue knify knitter long loom
182 m (200 yards) bulky weight yarn,[lamb’s pride bulky,85% wool ,15 % mohair,in Caribbean waves,90 m (bag), in ruby red,27 m (red flowers),in cream ,18 m (cream flower),114 m (125 yards) per 113 g (4 0z ),was used in sample]
6 sts * 10 rows = 5 cm (2 in ), pre-felted
28 *28 cm (11 * 11 in ), pre-felted ; 23*20 cm (9*8 in ) , felted
Bag (make 2 )
Cast on 36 stitches
Row 1-8 : knit.
Row 9 : k2tog, k to the last 2 sts,k2tog
Repeat rows 1-9 four more times (26 sts remain)
Next row : knit
Next row : purl
Place panels with the wrong sides together.sew both panels together using mattress stitch.
Cast on 4 stitch .work an I-cord over the 4 stitches to create a 30 cm (12 in ) long cord .sew the handle to the side corners.
Big red flower
Cast on 5 stitch
Row 1: kfb,k4
Row 2: k4,kfb,k1.
Row 3 & 4 : k7
Row 5: k1,k2tog,k4
Row 6: k3,k2tog,k1
Repeat rows 1-6 three times more .do not break yarn
Row 1&3 :kfb,k to end.
Rows 2 &4: k to last 2 sts,kfb,k1.
Rows 5-8: knit
Rows 9 & 11: k1,k2tog,k to end
Row 10 & 12 : k to last 3 sts ,k2tog,,k1
Repeat rows 1-12 two times more .break yarn.
Small red flower
Follow instructions for big red flower,stopping after one repetition of the medium petal.
Small white flower
Follow instruction for big red flower, completing only the small petal portion.
Weave ends in.
Step 1: set top-load washing machine to hot water, small load.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of wool detergent or baby shampoo
Step 3: place item inside a zippered pillowcase. place the pillowcase in the washer along with two pairs of jeans to aid in agitation
Step 4: let the cycle run for about 10 minutes and check progress. if the item is not desired size ,place inside the pillowcase again and wash for a few more minutes.
Step 5 : when the item reaches desired effect/size, take out and shape (you may put something inside to help in obtaining desired shape).allow to air dry for about 24-48 hours
Once your bag is completely dry ,use a needle felting kit,including a special barbed needle and foam ,to decorate your bag .felt the swirls onto the bag as in the finished picture ,right
When the bag and flowers have completely dried,secure the flowers to the right side of the bag ,in the upper corner .attach handles to the bag by sewing them on.