Eliza’s Felted Bag – Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010

The previews for Interweave Crochet’s Accessories 2010 issue is available, and well, it turns out that Eliza is a little girl who carries a felted crochet bag. Maybe even two little girls.

Eliza's Felted Bag - Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010 (c) Interweave Press

They are too cute!

Eliza’s Felted Bag is a small, felted Tunisian crochet handbag. Honestly, when I designed this crochet bag, I did not envision it for a little girl, at all. I conceived it to be a small, crocheted wrist bag that could hold essentials. It was only after I had mailed the samples for Interweave and made two more bags that I thought it would also be cute for a girl. Looks like that’s what the Interweave Crochet stylist thought, also.

Either way, Eliza’s Felted Bag is perfect for the grownup and also the grown-up little girl.

Eliza’s Felted Bag Crochet Pattern

Eliza’s Felted Bag Crochet Pattern

Intriguing construction is paired with a clever Tunisian stitch in this diminuative Eliza’s Felted Bag, which can be an evening bag or a child’s purse.

Eliza's Felted Bag Crochet Pattern Eliza's Felted Bag Crochet Pattern Eliza's Felted Bag Crochet Pattern
FINISHED SIZE

7¼” by 20” (before felting); each square = about 7¼” by 7¼” (before felting); 5½” by 16½” (felted); each square about 5½” by 5½” (felted).

YARN

Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair, 190 yd 173 m/4 oz 113 g): #M-26 medieval red (A) and M-182 regal purple (B), 1 skein each.

HOOK

Size L/11 (8 mm) Tunisian hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS

Yarn needle (TAPESTRY NEEDLE RECOMMENDED – TB).

GAUGE

13 sts and 18 rows = 4” in st patt before felting

Eliza’s Felted Bag is not sold separately.  This pattern is included as part of the Interweave Crochet Accessories 2010-2014 Collection CD.