Japanese Knot Bag-Crochet by Claire Fairall Designs

Japanese Knot Bag-Crochet

Crochet
June 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet square
8.0 mm (L)
372 - 383 yards (340 - 350 m)
Bag- 20cm/8” tall, 23cm/9” wide Bag and strap- 48cm/19” high
UK
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This is a medium size bag carried with your hand through the large loop and the bag hanging down. The large loop passes through the small loop to close the bag and the felt folds gently to give the great curves.
This bag is crocheted in Filz (felting) wool which will shrink when washed to create a thick felt fabric.

This simple knot bag fascinated me when I first spotted a beautiful version made from vintage kimono fabric.
I just had to see if I could replicate the smooth curves and interesting knotted loop closure.

Felted size- Bag- 20cm/8” tall, 23cm/9” wide
Bag and strap- 48cm/19” high

Yardage 7 x 50g/50m balls

Recommended Yarn
Rico Creative Filz
If you wish to use a substitute yarn: –
Cascade 220 ( held double), Feltro, Twilleys Freedom wool, Grundl filz wool these all work well.
Hand wash not superwash or man made fibre blends .
If using a substitute yarn your project may felt to a different size

You will need-
Row marker

Basic skills and abbreviations used in this pattern
sts= stitches
ss= slip stitch
dc= double crochet (US single crochet)
inc= work 2dc in next dc (1dc increase)
sk1dc= skip one dc and work following dc
rep= repeat
R=round