5 skeins Moda Dea Cache
Approximately 15” wide and 12” tall from the bottom of the bottom of bag to the top of handle.
Bottom of Bag
Ch 28 loosely.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (26 dc)
Note: At the beg of each dc row / round, I did (ch 2, dc in same st) to avoid having "holes" on the bag after felting. Do not work into the ch-2 (except on Rnd 1 of Bag), and do not count as a st.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st and in each st across, turn.
Row 3 - 11: Rep Row 2.
Rnd 1(RS): Ch 1, sc in each st and 2 sc in each row around, sl st in 1st sc. Mark this rnd as the right side. (96 sts)
Rnd 2 - 15: Ch 2, dc in same st and in each st around, sl st in 1st dc.
Rnd 16: Ch 2, dc in same st and in next 2 sts, ch 30, sk next 22 sts, dc in next 26 sts, ch 30, sk next 22 sts, dc in next 23 sts, sl st in first dc.
Rnd 17: Ch 2, dc in same st and each st & ch around, sl st in first dc. (112 sts)
Rnd 18 & 19: Rep Rnd 2. Fasten off on Rnd 19.
Join yarn in any st of a handle opening.
Sc in each st around, fasten off.
Rep on other side of handle opening.
Weave in ends.
Put the bag into a pillow case with a zipper, then put it into washer with a couple of pairs of old jeans/some towels and a small amount of liquid detergent/dish soap. Put the bag through hot-water washing cycles for approximately 10 minutes, and check the bag. Felt it more if necessary, but check the bag often and do not let it rinsed in cold water until it is felted as you like. After the felting is done and the bag is rinsed & spin-dried in washer (This does not ruin your bag!), lay the bag flat, pull it to reshape if necessary. Let the bag dry completely.
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