Winterbloom Bag by Amy Gunderson

Winterbloom Bag

Crochet
October 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US), before felting, see notes
5.0 mm (H)
2200 yards (2012 m)
One Size, see notes
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

Description Single crochet, the foundation for this felted bag, fills evenly in both width and height for an even final project. There’s no need to weave in ends from intarsia; after felting the bag, just snip the yarn tails without fear of raveling the work.

Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool; 220 yd 200 m/3½ oz 100 g): #40001 cream (MC), 3 skeins; #71662 turquoise (A), #12188 heather (B), #71601 ombre blue (C), #71602 petrol blue (D), #12234 flintstone (E), #12180 eggplant (F), #3620 coral (G); 1 skein each.

Notions Yarn needle; two 20” leather purse straps with swivel clips; 12 separating zipper; two 1½” diameter grommets; 2 split o-rings; sewing needle and matching thread.

Gauge After Felting: 20 sc and 22 rows = 4”. Before Felting: 14 sc and 18 rows = 4”.

Finished Size Before felting: 20” wide, 20¼” tall.
After felting: 16” wide; 14” tall.

(More details on project page)