Sunday, September 02, 2007

Felted Satchel

This gorgeous bag features two expanding pockets on the front, four small side pockets and lots of interior space. It makes a great tote bag for your small-to-medium knitting projects, or even an everyday purse.

Buy/Queue on Ravelry!

750yds (686m) of worsted weight wool in the color of your choice
US #10/6mm 20in (51cm) circular needle
Tapestry needle
Two 7/8in (2.2cm) buttons
Fabric for lining, if desired

Finished Measurements:
7in (18cm) by 17in (43cm) at the base,
7in (18cm) by 12in (30cm) at the mouth,
8in (20cm) tall, with 24in (61cm) straps
These measurements are approximate and may differ slightly with the gauge and felting characteristics of your yarn.

Sample was knit with three skeins of Murphy's Knitting Worsted (100% wool; approximately 250yds/229m per 4oz/113g skein) in color #1549 Rust, which has been discontinued.
Suggested substitutions:
4 skeins of Patons Classic Wool Merino (100% wool; 223yds/204m per 3.5oz/100g skein)
4 skeins of Cascade 220 Wool (100% wool; 220yds/183m per 3.5oz/100g skein)
4 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair; 190yds/174m per 4oz/113g skein)

16 sts/21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, before felting
18 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after felting


  1. I saw this in person last night and it is SUPER neat. I love all the pockets. Well done!

  2. I wrote an article about you and your felted Satchel. I hope you link us up to your blog.
    Please come and leave some comment and have your friends comment also.


  3. Carissa,

    Thank you for the Craft Gossip link. I hope everyone finds us and learns about their craft. Love your red satchel and I will be checking your blog for more ideas and patterns.


  4. Hubby found your blog because of your awesome R2D2 hat and I am now in love with your snowflake hat and satchel!