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Knitting tension: 16 sts x 20 rows in stocking sts with Alaska on needle size 5.5mm = 10 x 10 cm.
Before felting: approx width 16 cm x height 24 cm
After felting: approx width 12 cm x height 15 cm
Felting: Felt the bag in the washing machine at 40 degrees C + spinning with 1 spoonful of powder without enzymes – read more about felting on our homepage www.garnstudio.com
Loosely cast on 27 sts (incl 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5.5mm with off-white Vienna. Knit 2 rows garter sts, change to Alaska and knit stocking sts until piece measures approx 47 cm – adjust so that next row is from the wrong side. Change back to off-white Vienna, knit 2 rows garter sts and cast off loosely.
Strap: Cast on 5 sts with Alaska on needle size 5.5mm and knit stocking sts until piece measures approx 25 cm. Cast off. Fold strap double wrong side against wrong side and sew together.
Assembly: Sew bag’s side seams within 1 edge st. Sew on strap and felt bag in washing machine.
Crochet heart: Crochet 2 ch with pink Vienna and crochet hook size 6 and crochet 1 dc in the first ch, turn the piece.
1 ch, 3 dc in dc from previous row, turn the piece,
1 ch, 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc and 2 dc in the last dc = 5 dc, turn the piece,
1 ch, 2 dc in first dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc and 2 dc in last dc = 8 dc, turn the piece,
*1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, turn the piece. 1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, turn the piece. 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, turn the piece. 1 ch and 1 sl st in ch from beginning of row. Cut the thread*. Repeat from *-* on the other side of the heart and sew heart to the bag.
Crochet flower: Crochet 3 ch with baby pink and crochet hook size 3 and form a ring with a sl st.
1st round: 5 dc in ring and finish with 1 sl st in dc from beginning of round
2nd round: *4 ch, 1 tr in the 1st ch just crochet, 1 dc in next st*, repeat from *-* = 5 leaves. Cut the thread. Sew the flower onto the heart.