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deanna6812

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Here is my first ever felting project. I actually have another felted bag project on the go right now, but I just don't know how I want to finish it yet, so this one took over!

 

The yarn was found at Value Village (thrift shop) for $3! The only extra yarn I had to buy was the green, so this whole bag cost about $9.00 to make, which is great for pure wool. Given that, I didn't have much choice in the colours, but I think they look okay together. I realized afterward they really are just a stop light (in the wrong order)! Also, the green ended up felting differently from the rest, but it kind of gave the bag a neat shape, so it all worked out in the end.

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Thanks! I'm certainly no expert, and I was the same way as you! I just followed instructions I found, and it worked out great! All of the non-green yarn didn't really come out as 'felted' as the green, so I think I might throw it through the wash another couple of times to see if it felts more.

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Your bag turned out marvelously! Love the colors and that the wools felted different and gave it a unique shape that you didn't have to plan! Great job!

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Great job on this felted bag! May I ask what the name of the pattern is?

 

I have a bad habit of loosely following a pattern, then making adjustments to make things the way I want them to look!

 

Here is the pattern I used: http://wildyarn.blogspot.com/2005/10/well-traveled-bag.html

 

I used a 6 mm hook, and I also decreased the number of rows in the base to 16. Also, I obviously didn't use the pattern idea for the handles, but just did a basic handle. The shape of my bag was completely by accident; the green just felted more than the rest, giving it the shape!

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