Thursday, August 09, 2007

Felted Cache Bag - Free crochet pattern

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern has not been tested. Please email me for errors and suggestions. Thanks!

Felted Cache Bag - Front viewFeled Cache Bag - Side view

Materials
5 skeins Moda Dea Cache
L/11/8mm hook

Gauge
Not important.

Finished Dimension
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.

Bag
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.

Handle Edging
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.

Felting
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.


Copyright©2007 Chie O'Briant. All rights reserved.

16 comments:

Kelly The Crafty Cat said...

Oh My I'm so glad that I checked out your blog today! Yee haa! I've gotta try this cute bag. :)

Thanks Chie!

DWaye said...

Wonderful bag! TFS the pattern.

Chie said...

I'm really happy to share the pattern! :)
Thank you both for your kind comments!

AllyB said...

Thanks a bunch for posting the pattern. I am planning on getting started tout de suite! Looks like it will be great fun.

Mei said...

Hi

I noticed that bags seemed to be popular. Although I am not so much a bag lover, I must say that the bags are attractive enough to make me want to have one for myself.
Perhaps I should forget my reservations and start making one!

Veronica said...

Great bag! Thanks so much for posting the pattern.

Pam said...

This is the quintessential project bag, a must for all yarn lovers, crocheter and knitters alike!

Lindsey said...

cute bag!

Lindsey said...

I love this bag! It's so cute, and I really like the colors.

Anonymous said...

i love this pattern but am not sure what it means when you say... row 1 "sc in each st and 2 sc in each row around". the "2 sc in each row around" part is what confused me. can you help clarify what that means? thanks!

Chie said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words!!! :)

To answer anonymous's question - To start "Bag" section, you need to crochet AROUND the Bottom of Bag, which means, sc in each stitches as you normally do, then sc in each row of the sides of both sides of Bottom of Bag.
I hope the helps. Let me know if you need more questions. :)

Anonymous said...

definately makes sense. thanks so much! i am excited about making it!

jessiev said...

chie - i LOVE this bag. i am on my third - making them for holiday presents! THANK YOU so much for this wonderful pattern!

Chie said...

jessiev -

I'm so happy to know that you love this bag! Do you use the Cache yarn? It's been discontinued so I'm just wondering.
Are you on Ravelry? I'd LOVE to see photos of your bag there. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I really like this bag. I'm somewhat new to crochet and I am still a bit pattern challenged. What does "dc in same stitch" mean.
Thanks

Chie said...

Anonymous -
Thanks for trying out my pattern!
"dc in same stitch" means to work dc in the base of previous stitch. When "dc in same stitch" is followed by ch 2, then work dc in base of the ch 2.
Hope this helps!