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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
  Well Traveled Bag

Well Traveled Bag
By : Dawn Pietzsch

Wool of the Andes
2 blueberry
2 fern
1 maple syrup
1 snicker doodle
Hook size K
6 yards of leather cord (cut into 2 yards lengths)
8 eyelet garments
Gauge: not important as felting will determine size
Ch 35
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn (34 sc)
Row 3-20: repeat row 2
Now you will work in continuous Rounds (mark first hdc with stitch marker and continue to replace marker each round).
Work 20 hdc along each short side
Work 34 hdc along each long side (total 108 hdc)
Follow stripe pattern for each row:
6 rounds of blueberry (half double crochet)
8 rounds of fern (single crochet)
2 rounds of maple syrup (single crochet)
3 rounds of snicker doodle (single crochet)
1 round of blueberry (single crochet)
3 rounds of snicker doodle (single crochet)
2 rounds of maple syrup (single crochet)
8 rounds of fern (single crochet)
4 rounds of blueberry (half double crochet)
Finish off tie all loose ends and cut to about 1 ½ inches and felt the bag till it looks like you want or is the size you desire.

** my before measurements where 10”x11”(tall)x 5”
After they were 7”x9”x4” *
Page: 2

After felting, remove wet bag from washer and place over a box with a bottom similar in size to the bottom of your bag (cover box with a plastic bag). Let bag “block” for about 24 hours or until dry.
Next push in sides of bag about 1 inch to make pleat. This is where you will put your eyelets. You will have 4 pieces of the bag sandwiched together. Mark where you want the eyelets to go and pound them in.
Take leather cording and Knot one end. Braid to the end. Do not tie off; thread leather strap through all the eyelets, when you get the end, tie the knotted end to the un-knotted . Pull handles up in the middle and you are done!
Any questions please email me and I will do my best to answer. Thanks.

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