I've made bags with leftover yarn before, but this one is small, cute and probably took less than a skein of yarn - albeit spread across four different colors. This pattern won't work as a project bag, but it could be a cute small purse, or even an accessory bag to hold crochet hooks, scissors, gauge, stitch markers, etc.
As with my other "leftover bags" When I started this project I had less than one skein of four different colors of the same yarn weight and fiber content (all Peruvian Highland wool, which felts beautifully). It was crocheted in two pieces (front, back and flap of the body as one piece, and the sides and strap as another), switching yarn colors pretty randomly, and then wet felted lightly to make a denser fabric. Without a lining or handles to fuss with, this is a really simple project that only requires basic crochet and felting skills.
14 stitches and 11 rows hdc = 4 x 4 inch square.
Felted = 3 x 3 1/2 inch square.
250 yards of Worsted weight
Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, ...
Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, and wet felting techniques to create unique works of art.
Kay blogs about her craft at http://www.stitchingtimes.blogspot.com. She says, "I learned to crochet, knit and sew at my mother's knee. She could do it all from sewing to tatting, crochet, knitting, embroidery. I learned to knit when I was about 6 or 7 and just never stopped learning new crafts and techniques."