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Rainbow Felted Bag Crochet Pattern crochet Pattern

Rainbow Felted Bag Crochet Pattern

  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    4 ply / Fingering / Sock / Sport

  • designer


    Susie Johns

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Crochet Hook

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What you need to know

Crochet a shopper tote with Susie John’s simple-to-follow pattern

A girl can never have too many bags and this ray of sunshine from Susie Johns is bound to become a firm favourite. Worked up in simple sections of double crochet, this rainbow design is sewn up before being felted into a strong and stylish tote that can carry even the heaviest load in great style. Magic!

What do I need?

Yarn: Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight Yarn, shade (A) 123 Heather, four 25g balls; (B) 84 Violet, (C) FC22 Light Heather, (D)1403 Red, (E) 91 Apricot, (F) 23 Primrose, (G) 47 Pine and (H) FC15 Blue, one 25g ball of each
Crochet hook: 5mm
Tapestry needle


Before felting: base 32cm diameter, side piece 94 x 29 cm, handles 64 x 4cm each
After felting: bag 62cm diameter x 23cm deep

Top tip

Felting is a great way to strengthen knitting into a fabric strong enough to support your shopping. The magic process relies on the qualities of wool's crepe fibres which fuse together as they crimp up and shrink in the hot wash. Make sure you work any felting project in 100% wool to avoid the disappointment of an unfelted bag at the end of the machine's cycle. You may need to do two washes to achieve the desired effect.

Meet the designer

Susie Johns is an experienced crafter, specialising in knitting, papercrafts and embroidery. She contributes regularly to a number of craft magazines and is the author of a range of books on practical subjects, such as collage, painting, papier-mâché and more. If you like this pattern, we think you'll love Susie's hanging storage project. You can find more of Susie's designs here.

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