Monday, January 14, 2008
FEBRUARY CHEVRON BAG (c)
Worsted weight feltable yarn, approximately 7 ounces main color, 1 ounce of contrasting color
GAUGE: Unimportant, but bag should be worked loosely.
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Check your bag often during the felting process. The strap will need to be stretched crosswise about half way through the process or it may roll and felt to itself. So unless you want that look, check and stretch,
3. I blocked my bag on a book that is 8.5 wide by 1.25 thick.
4. After pulling bag into shape and getting it on the book, I place a second book on top of the flap to get it nice and flat.
With main color, ch 44
ROUND 1: Make 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain (41) to last chain. Work over yarn tail for remainder of this round. 3 sc in last ch. Work in the unused loops on opposite side of starting chain, sc in each chain. (42 stitches) Join with slip stitch in top of first sc. [88 sc]
ROUND 2-28: Ch 2 (this counts as turning ch and not the first stitch), hdc in each st around. Join with a slipstitch in top of first hdc. [88 hdc] Fasten off.
CHEVRON FLAP: Worked over 42 sts
Special stitch: Cluster = *Yarn over (yo), insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * 2 times..
Fold bag flat and mark upper right hand corner. Join yarn with a slip stitch in marked stitch.
Row 1-12: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as hdc), cluster. Dc in next 3 stitches, 3 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, dc in next 3 stitches, cluster twice. Repeat once. Dc in next 3 stitches, 3 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, dc in next 3 stitches, cluster. (42 sts)
Change colors as desired. The bag in photo yarn was changed every row.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Row 1: Sc in same st as the beginning st of flap, sc in 4 sts, ch 1 turn. (5 sc)
Row 2-60: Sc in each st, ch 1 turn. [20 inches]
Repeat on other side. Sew strap ends together.
FELT AND BLOCK:
You can find complete felting instructions here: