Ohio Bag by Ellen Gormley
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Ohio Bag

September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
3234 yards (2957 m)

This felted bag has long straps attached with clips that can be easily repositioned to carry it as a shoulder satchel, backpack or messenger bag. A single handle allows it to be carried like a briefcase.

Skill Level:

Finished Size:
Before felting: Body is 16 x 21 inches with flap open; Base is 4 1/4 x 17 inches; each Strap is 1 3/4 x 17 inches
After felting: Body is 10 1/2 x 14 inches with flap open; Base is 4 x 14 inches with flap open; each Strap is 1 1/2 x 24 inches


  • Knit Picks Palette super fine (fingering) weight Peruvian wool yarn (1 3/4 oz/231 yds/50g per ball): 4 balls each #24246 pimento and #23733 mist; 3 balls each #23723 pool and #23731 ash
  • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1-inch steel rings: 4
  • 1-inch swivel clasps: 2
  • Locking stitch marker