It's free pattern time! Remember way back when I showed you my felted bag for my knitting class? Well class ended today and I've got the pattern for you!
Flap-top Felted Bag
Materials: 1 skein worsted weight 100% wool, approx. 200 yds. (I used Lamb's Pride for the sample.)
1 pair size US 10.5 needles
CO 40 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knitting every row) for 144 rows. BO all stitches.
STRAP: CO 100 stitches. Work in garter stitch for 10 rows(remember to allow for some shrinking during felting). BO.
Fold bottom of bag up approx. 2/3 of the length of the bag, or until desired size. Remainder of bag length will be flap. Using mattress stitch, seam folded sides. Sew strap ends just above folded area on each side.
Felt bag until desired size. (Use a lingerie bag so that the strap does not catch on your agitator). Remove bag from washing machine, place on plastic bags with flap folded down. Allow to dry. For a fuller bag, stuff with plastic bags while drying. For an optional closure, attach a button or snap to the flap when dry.
For a larger bag, cast on more stitches and work more rows. May take more than one skein for a larger bag.
Copyright 2006. Not for commercial use.