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Florella by DROPS Design

Felted DROPS bag with flowers in ”Eskimo”.

DROPS design: Pattern no EE-406
Yarn group E
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Measurements before felting: approx. 45 cm / 17 3/4'' wide at the bottom x 38 cm / 15'' high.
Measurements after felting: approx. 30 cm / 11 3/4'' wide at the bottom x 21 cm / 8 1/4'' high.

Materials: DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
300 g color no 35, lime
50 g color no 01, off white
50 g color no 24, yellow
50 g color no 26, hot pink
50 g color no 30, pastel pink
50 g color no 54, medium purple

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE (60 cm / 24'') SIZE 9 mm /US13 - or size needed to get 10 sts x 14 rows in stockinette st = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 8 mm / L/11 – or size needed to get 1 flower = 9 cm / 3½'' in diameter before felting.

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pattern type: bags, theme: floral, tips & help: felted,

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BAG:
The bag is worked in the round on circular needle, top down, and sewn tog at the bottom.
Cast on 90 sts on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with lime. Insert a marker in each side (= 45 sts between markers). Work in stockinette st in the round.
When piece measures 10 cm / 4'', dec 1 st on each side of both markers by K 2 tog. Repeat dec every 8 cm / 3 1/8'' a total of 4 times = 74 sts.
When piece measures 37 cm / 14½'', P 1 round, then bind off with K sts.
Sew bag tog at the bottom – edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.

HANDLE:
Worked back and forth on circular needle. Cast on 6 sts on circular needle size 9 mm / US 13 with lime. Work as follows: * K 1, place yarn in front of piece (towards you), slip 1 st as if to P, place yarn behind piece (from you) *, repeat from *-* the rest of row. Turn piece and repeat from *-* upwards on all rows. Working like this makes a handle worked seemingly in the round.
Bind off when piece measures approx. 85 cm / 34''. Knit another handle.
Fasten one handle in each side of bag, approx. 6 cm / 2½'' in from the sides.

CROCHET FLOWER:
There are 2 colors on the flowers, choose the color combination as you want. Work a total of 18 flowers.
Work as follows: Ch 4 on hook size 8 mm / L/11 with color 1 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
ROUND 2 (switch to color 2): * ch 5, 1 dc in the second of the 5 ch and 1 dc in the first of the ch 5, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* a total of 6 times but the last time finish with 1 sl st in first leaf at beg of round instead of 1 sc in next st (= 6 leaves).
Fasten off.

FELTING:
Place the bag and the flowers in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash warm at 40C/104F with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the bag to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat.
At subsequent wash, wash the bag at regular wool program.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew on the 9 flowers on each side of bag - use a sewing thread or a thin wool thread.

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