Maisie's Hanging Toy Bag by Craft me Happy

Maisie's Hanging Toy Bag

Knitting
May 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 19 - 15.0 mm
437 - 492 yards (400 - 450 m)
48cm tall at the front and 55 at the back, 48cm wide.
This pattern is available from kittyfalol.blogspot.co.uk for £2.00.

Maisie’s felted storage bag is seamless and knitted in the round, using the magic loop technique. It has an integral handle, with no sewing involved in the bag itself. It is embellished after felting with knitted flowers and button centres.

The top uses short rows (or partial knitting) at the back, which makes the front sit open to reveal its contents, making it perfect for displaying soft toys or your yarn stash.

My original bag was made from handspun yarn that is only just super chunky or super bulky. It can be made with any yarn that can be felted easily, but of course, the thicker the yarn, the bigger the bag. The cream bag pictured is made from 5 balls of Rowan Big Wool, which, after 2 felting cycles, came out at the size above.

Materials: If you are making it in Rowan Big Wool, you will need approximately 500g. This includes enough to make a few flowers. The more flowers you plan on making, the more yarn you will need.
1m Circular knitting needles, in a gauge a little larger than your yarn recommends. I used sized 15mm needles with the Rowan Big Wool.
Stitch Markers
A bodkin
Buttons for flower centres
Sewing needle
Embroidery thread
Double pointed needles for the flowers (optional)

Pattern note: The pattern states moss stitch. This is a UK moss stitch, which is the same as a US seed stitch.

Further information about this pattern can be found here - http://kittyfalol.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/maisies-toy-bag....

here - http://kittyfalol.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/felted-hanging-s...

and here - http://kittyfalol.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/calculating-gaug...