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Striped Wool Felted Purse

Posted on September 4, 2010

Felted Wool Purse
Here is my latest felted wool purse project. It’s crocheted using 3 different colors of wool yarn. I crocheted each section using the blue, teal, and then creme yarn. Below are my before felting pictures of the bag and a side shot.

3 Striped Bag3 Striped Bag Side
I felted my pieces on the hottest setting on my washer for about 18 minutes.

3 Striped Bag After Felting
Here is a picture taken after I felted the main bag.

3 Striped Bag Blueback13 Striped Bag Teal Strap Back Click on photos to supersize
Here are photos of each side of my strap which was crocheted using one of main colors on each side.

3 Striped Bag Lining23 Striped Bag Lining1
I finished off the felted purse by attaching the strap and lining my bag complete with a zipper. Here is a my purse lining tutorial if you need instructions for lining a crocheted bag. The full detailed crochet pattern is below — Enjoy!

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Free Pattern for Crocheted Felted 3-Color Striped Purse

Materials needed:
3) 100% Wool Yarn (100 grams/110 yard skeins each)
Blue, Teal, and Crème colors used
Small amount of fabric for lining and pockets
9 Inch Zipper

Hook: “H” U.S. size metal hook
Description: Felted Blue Striped Bag
After felting bag measures 13” wide at base and 9” long with 39” strap

Directions:
Using blue wool yarn, Ch 45.

Rnd 1
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain st down to end. Then continue around other side of chain by working a Hdc in ea st to other end. Do not join at end of rounds unless advised otherwise. Just continue working Hdc’s in rounds as this creates a seamless bottom bag.

Rnd 2-3
Hdc in each st around to first end, work 2 Hdc in ea of the end st, then Hdc in ea st to other end, then work 2 Hdc in the end st.

Rnd 4-8
Hdc in ea st around the entire bag bottom. At the end of rnd 8, Sl St into next few sts to finish off edge smoothly at side of bag. FO and weave under ends.

Rnd 9-11
Join teal colored wool yarn with sl st at side of bag where you just ended. Ch 1, Hdc in ea st around. Don’t join at end of round—just continue working in rounds. End at side of bag after rnd 11 to begin decreases.

Rnd 12-16 (dec starts)
Work 1 dec by working 2 Hdc tog, then Hdc in ea st around to other side edge. Work 1 dec by working 2 Hdc tog at side of bag, then Hdc in ea remaining st of rnd. At end of rnd 16, finish off same as you did at the end of rnd 8. (8 rnds with teal yarn)

Rnd 17
Switch to crème colored wool yarn. Join with sl st at side where you just ended. Ch 1 and Hdc in ea st around. Don’t join at end of rnd.

Rnd 18-24
Work 1 dec by working 2 Hdc tog, then Hdc in ea st around to other side edge. Work 1 dec by working 2 Hdc tog at side of bag, then Hdc in ea remaining st of rnd. At end of rnd 24, finish off with Sl Sts into the next few sts at side of bag to make a smooth edge. (8 rnds with creme yarn)
Fasten off and weave ends under on inside of the bag.

Strap: (Make two)
Using blue yarn, chain 41” long or approx. 118 sts. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in ea st down to end. *Ch 1, turn and Sc in ea st back down chain*. Repeat between * twice. FO.
Using teal yarn, repeat same strap as above.

Place the two strap strips together. Using crème colored yarn, Sc around evenly through both layers of the straps to join them together. Sc around and down the full length of strap strips, work 3 Sc in corners. Finish with Sl St into beginning Sc. FO. (Strap measures approx. 2” wide and 41” long before felting.
Before felting this bag measures 14” wide at base x 10” long.

After felting 15-18 minutes on the hottest washer water setting this bag measures 13” wide at base and 9” long with 39” strap.

Once bag is felted and dried, add lining and zipper. Attach felted strap to sides of bag about 2 inches down and secure with matching thread.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
Tog – Together

This pattern is copyrighted by Cindy of My Recycled Bags {dot com} and may only be used for private individual use. No commercial sales or use is permitted. Links to this pattern are acceptable. ©2010

****Please do not copy my patterns on your blog site or post my patterns on Internet sites. I do not allow my patterns to be republished without expressed written permission. Posting of my patterns, without written permission is in violation of my copyrights and is content theft.

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6 Responses to “Striped Wool Felted Purse”

  1. Tami
    Sep 06, 2010

    Saw a lady in the grocery store with a plarn bag. I stopped and talked to her. I told her about this really great site that does all kinds of recycled crafts….I wonder who that could have been about? LOL

    Love your site!


  2. Kristina
    Sep 07, 2010

    Beautiful bag Cindy! Congratulations!


  3. Michelle L.
    Sep 08, 2010

    Hi, Cindy! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog! You make amazing and cool recycled pretties. And I am so impressed with how much work you put into your tutorials! Take care – Michelle


  4. Beth
    Sep 10, 2010

    Thank you for linking this to my Fibers on Friday! It’s awesome~!


  5. Megan Berry
    Sep 13, 2010

    Greetings from SW Washington (just south of Olympia)! I’m not sure why, but I get so excited when I come across other Washingtonians! Anyhow, I love this bag and thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I’m crocheting some leg warmers right now out of similar colors and now I know what my next project will be!


  6. Ric
    Oct 19, 2010


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Hello, I’m Cindy or aka RecycleCindy. I love to learn and share information about crocheted and other items crafted from recycled materials. This is a green, eco-friendly website that is dedicated to recycling and crafting.
This blog and my life have taken on a new journey when on March 10, 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have added a special area on my blog in which I chronicle my journey into the pink.
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