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Charlotte Felt Handbag


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A super, sweet felt handbag. How can you resist it? This little bag will hold the bare essentials for a trip out, keys, credit cards, phone, a few other little bits and pieces. Ideal for a special event or just because it's so darn cute!! Kids and teens will adore it too! I have written this pattern in 2 versions- Circular ( in the round) or Flat ( 2 needles stocking stitch) so you can choose which method you prefer. My clear and detailed 11 page pattern contains instructions for- Knitting the bag in both circular or flat versions. Making up, Felting Finishing your bag, also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result! This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine. Any felting yarns will work well for this pattern-Look to see if the yarn is called a felting/ filz wool. Most suppliers will say if it is good for felting but always check for hand-wash only!! If you've always wanted to have a go with making a knit and felt bag, this is the ideal pattern for you. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY K=knit P=purl Inc= increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch. GAUGE 11st x 16 rows stocking stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Felted Size 24cm (9 .5") high 20cm (8") wide SUGGESTED YARN 150 meters of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rico Creative Filz

Recommended with this pattern

  • Flat knitting version 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) standard knitting needles x 1 pair plus 1 spare 8mm needle. Stitch markers x8 tension - 11sts x 16 rows
  • Circular knitting version 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Double ended needles x4 and 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Circular needle x 40cm /16" Stitch markers x8 round/row marker
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Claire Fairall Designs
Claire Fairall Designs
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn, I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles! I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company and surrounded by colourful yarn, whilst my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas. My inspiration comes with the changing seasons and celebrations which form the backdrop of our lives. In between creating new dolls and teddy bears I have created patterns for Hachette Press which were published in "The Art of Knitting" magazine, worked with retail firms to create knitting kits. And I’m fortunate enough to work with Hoooked creating patterns with their fantastic eco-friendly yarns. If you would like to be kept up to date via email with news of my latest creations, pattern releases and exclusive offers please join my newsletter. Send an email to -