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I am an at-home mom to seven children. I'm always looking for ways to try and support my crafting habits. I love to do many different creative things, and can't imagine life without creativity.

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Madame Dupaix Knitted, Felted Tote Bag

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Madame Dupaix Knitted, Felted Tote Bag
Madame Dupaix Knitted, Felted Tote Bag
Madame Dupaix Knitted, Felted Tote Bag
Madame Dupaix Knitted, Felted Tote Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • Backward-loop cast-on
  • knit two together
  • 3-Needle Bind-off

Pattern Description:

I love to make these bags and give them as gifts to my friends. They are the perfect size for knitting projects or to bring books or magazines on a trip, or pretty much anything you can think of!

The felting process makes a good, thick fabric, which can handle a surprising amount of weight.

The pattern makes the bag, with instructions for adding a single optional stripe. You can use your imagination for embellishing the bag or adding more stripes. I've used crocheted or knitted flowers, needle felting, ribbons, beaded trim, buttons, etc. Designing your own bag is part of the fun of this pattern!



Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 9 x 12 inches.


  • 520 yards feltable, worsted weight wool yarn
  • US Size 11 Circular Needles
  • US Size 11 Straight Needle (for 3 needle bind-off
  • Stitch marker

You Will Also Need:

  • Washing machine or hot water for felting.