Plaid + Felt = Bag by Theresa Schabes

Plaid + Felt = Bag

February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
6.0 mm (J)
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
11” across by 3” deep by 8” high after felting
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This pattern is available for free.

This felted bag has a simple plaid pattern created by the horizontal stripes of a self-striping yarn and surface crochet worked after the bag is completed with a contrasting color. This is a great pattern to work your first plaid, or to try out applied crochet chain. A photo tutorial on the blog walks you through the steps of this technique.

An optional magnetic closure has been added for security.

Noro Kureyon (MC), 100m/50g, (color #236 shown), two balls
Cascade 220 (CC), 100gr/ 220yds, (color #2410 shown), one ball
24” circular needle, U.S. size 10/6 mm
Crochet hook, size J/6 mm
4 stitch markers (3 the same, one different), tapestry needle, magnetic bag closure

SIZES (approximate)

bag: 12” across by 3¼” deep by 10½” high
strap: 2” wide by 24” long
closure w/ I-cord: 2 ¾” wide by 6½” long

bag: 11” across by 3” deep by 8” high
strap: 1½” wide by 18” long
closure w/ I-cord: 2¼” wide by 5½” long