Here's the pattern I made up for the fabulous felted bag.
I call it Angela's Fabulous Felted Bag.
Okay, so that needs a little work.
Angela's Fabulous Felted Bag (acknowledge, use and send pictures)
Materials: 32" - 8 mm circular needles 3 balls Pink yarn 2 balls Green yarn I'm just learning about yarn weights, gauges, etc, so I'm going to cheat, show you the label of the yarn I used and you can figure it all out on your own.
Base Cast on 25 stitches in Pink Work 80 rows of garter stitch (knit every row)
Body Pick up stitches evenly around all sides - ~40 stitches on long sides and 25 on short Knit 9 rounds in Pink Knit 1 round in Green Knit 8 rounds in Pink Knit 2 rounds in Green Knit 7 rounds in Pink Knit 3 rounds in Green Knit 6 rounds in Pink Knit 4 rounds in Green Knit 5 rounds in Pink Knit 5 rounds in Green Knit 4 rounds in Pink Knit 6 rounds in Green Knit 3 rounds in Pink Knit 7 rounds in Green Knit 2 rounds in Pink Knit 8 rounds in Green Knit 1 round in Pink
Handle (all in Green) Knit 1 round Purl 1 round Knit 1 round Purl 1 round Knit 1 round Purl 1 round Knit 1 round Purl 11 stitches Bind off (in purl) 18 stitches Purl 47 stitches Bind off (in purl) 18 stitches Purl 36 stitches (should be back at the beginning of round) Purl 1 round Knit 1 round Purl 1 round Knit 1 round Purl 1 round Knit 1 round Bind off (in purl) all stitches Finishing Sew in all ends Felting Along with a pair of jeans (which helps with the felting) machine wash several times on:
high agitation (heavy wash, not delicate)
lowest water level
Air dry standing up, filled with (an) object(s) of the correct size/shape to hold it open.
Project Measurements Before Felting - roughly 21" square After Felting - roughly 15" square