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I grew up surrounded by a family that appreciates art and crafts. I first learned to sew. Then embroider. Then, reluctantly, knitting.
I knit every day. and it has been 30 years.
I also am a batik ...

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Casual felted bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Casual felted bag
Casual felted bag
Casual felted bag
Casual felted bag
Casual felted bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • garter stitch
  • k2tog
  • sewing

Pattern Description:

This is a simple felted bag that is knit flat.
An off center seam closes the front.
It is knit in one piece except for the strap.

The color changes are done by cutting one of the 2 yarns and adding another. the colors change gradually this way.
I bought some brown sheep nature spun mill ends in odd colors and overdyed them. This is not necessary.

In the green bag shown, I added more inches to the flap and attached the straps along the top edge of bag instead of further down the sides.


16 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch using 2
strands of sport wt. yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Measurements of completed bag before felting: 13.5" w x 16.5" h Measurements of completed bag after felting: 12.5" w x 12" h


  • Brown Sheep Top of the Lamb Sport wt. recommended. You will be using 2 strands together. 100% Wool, 350 yards, 1 Ply. You will need a total of 3 skeins. Choose as many colors as you want. Samples shown use 4 colors.
  • Any sport weight 100% wool that is not superwash will work.
  • Needles: Size US10 or size to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

brown sheep