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DROPS 98-50 by DROPS Design

DROPS Felted bag with crochet flower in Alaska.

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Measures before felting:
Width at the top: 32 cm
Width at the bottom: 45 cm
Height: 35 cm

Measures after felting:
Width at the top: 25 cm
Width at the bottom: 35 cm
Height: 19 cm

Materials: DROPS Alaska from Garnstudio
250g colour no 48, mustard

Drops pointed needles size 5.5 mm or size needed to obtain the correct knitting tension.
Drops crochet hook size 4.5 (for the flower)
Accessories: 1 small safety pin for the flower

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
Knitting Tension: 16 sts x 20 rows on needles size 5.5 mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.
Garter sts (back and forth on row): Knit all rows.

Cast on 53 sts (incl. 1 edge st each side) on needle size 5.5 mm in Alaska. Knit garter sts. NB: Make sure not to knit too loose.
When the piece measures 7 cm continue in stocking sts at the same time inc 21 sts evenly distributed on row = 74 sts. Knit until the piece measures 69 cm. Continue in garter sts at the same time dec 21 sts evenly distributed on row = 53 sts. Cast off when the piece measures 76 cm.

Strap: Cast on 7 sts on needle size 5.5 mm in Alaska. Knit stocking sts until strap measures 80 cm and cast off. Knit another strap.

Assembly: Fold the bag double and sew the side seams tog inside the edge sts. Fold the garter sts edge down (towards the right side of the bag) and sew it to the bag with small sts. Twist the 2 handles tog and sew them to the bag each side.

Felting: Put the bag in the washing machine and use a washing powder without any enzymes or optical bleach. Wash at 40 deg normal wash without any pre-wash. When washed, shape and leave to dry flat. Use a wool programme for subsequent washes.


Crochet flower:
Crochet on hook size 4.5 mm with Alaska as follows:
Crochet 3 ch and make a loop with a sl st.
1st round: *1 dc in to loop, 3 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with a sl st in the first dc from beg of round.
2nd round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sl st, 5 dc, 1 sl st = 3 leaves. Turn the piece – finish the flower from the WS.
3rd round: 1 dc around the 1st dc from the 1st round, 3 ch, 1 dc around the next dc from 1st round, 3 ch, 1 dc around the next dc from 1st round, finish with 3 ch and 1 sl st in the first round = 3 ch loops.
4th round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sl st, 5 tr, 1 sl st = 3 leaves.
5th. round: 1 ch, crochet 1 dc around the first dc from 1st round, 3 ch, crochet 1 dc at the bottom in between the 3rd and 4th dc on the first leaf from the 2nd round, then crochet 3 ch, crochet 1 dc at the bottom in between the 1st and 2nd dc in the second leaf from 2nd round, then 3 ch, crochet 1 dc at the bottom in between the 5th dc and the sl st in the second leaf from 2nd round, then 3 ch, crochet 1 dc at the bottom in between the 1st and the 2nd dc in the third leaf from 2nd round, then 3 dc, crochet 1 sl st in the first ch at the beg of round = 5 ch loops. Turn the piece – next round is crochet from the RS.
6th round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sl st, 5 tr, 1 sl st = 5 leaves.
7th round: 1 ch, crochet 1 dc around the first dc from 3rd round, *4 ch, 1 dc around the next dc from 3rd round*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in the first ch in first round = 5 ch loops.
8th round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sl st, 7 tr, 1 sl st = 5 leaves.
9th round: 1 ch, crochet 1 dc around the first dc from 3rd round, *5 ch, 1 dc around the next dc from 3rd round*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in the first ch in first round = 5 ch loops.
10th round: Crochet as follows in each ch loop: 1 sl st, 9 tr, 1 sl st = 5 leaves. Cut and sew the threads.
Sew 1 safety pin on to the WS of the flower and sew it to the bag.

Marialuiza S Jones 18.11.2018 - 00:38:

Thank you. It’s lovely!

Susanne Behrens 29.09.2017 - 10:17:

Guten Tag Wie nähe ich am Besten die Träger an ? Nehme ich dazu die Alaska Wolle oder besser Nähgarn, weil das Ganze sehr dick ist. Grüße aus NRW

DROPS Design 29.09.2017 kl. 13:23:

Liebe Frau Behrens, die Träger können Sie mit Alaska annähen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

Teresa 24.01.2017 - 00:33:

The straps are finished and have curled lengthwise like long tubes. For best results when felted, should the straps be blocked flat - then twisted? Or is it best to twist them together as they are - naturally curled? Thanks. In advance.

DROPS Design 24.01.2017 kl. 09:48:

Dear Teresa, straps are twisted and sewn on bag before felting. Happy knitting!

Israa 22.12.2015 - 12:04:

In the flower pattern I think we should turn the piece to wrong side after the sixth round.. Am I right?

DROPS Design 22.12.2015 kl. 19:23:

Dear Israa, you continue in the round, from RS after the 6th round, but you can turn if you rather work alternately from RS and from W. Happy crocheting!

Heidi C. B. Brekke 11.01.2015 - 15:47:

250 gr/5 nøster er for lite til denne vesken. Jeg brukte nesten 6 nøster. Er oppskriften på heklet blomst riktig? Både 7. og 9. omgang henviser til omgang 3. Dette får jeg ikke til å stemme. Videoen viser en blomst med 6 blader, men denne oppskriften har 5 blader(?).

DROPS Design 02.02.2015 kl. 15:49:

Hej Heidi, Tak for information, vi har dog ikke hørt noget om garnforbruget tidligere men vi skal se på det.

Gea 25.09.2014 - 17:11:

Ik snap het patroon van de bloem niet. Wanneer ik met de 5e toer begin, moet ik naar beneden steken aan de achterkant van het werk. Maar dan komt de draad waarmee ik moet haken toch om het werk heen te liggen? Ik snap het eigenlijk niet hoe het in elkaar steekt. Graag een reactie hierop! Groetjes Gea

DROPS Design 29.09.2014 kl. 14:23:

Hoi Gea. Kijk op deze video hoe je moet haken:

Karen Bullock 21.07.2014 - 12:54:

Please can you tell me how many balls of wool I need to buy to knit this. I cannot see this in the instructions

DROPS Design 21.07.2014 kl. 13:17:

Dear Mrs Bullock, you will find the total weight of yarn required to this pattern at the right side of the picture, ie 250 g DROPS Alaska / 50 g a ball Alaska = 5 balls. Happy knitting!

Tracey 17.08.2013 - 20:56:

Correction garter stitch.

Tracey 17.08.2013 - 20:54:

Are you supposed to sew the entire gather stitch edge to the right side of the bag or just the edge of the garter stitch?

DROPS Design 20.08.2013 kl. 10:53:

Dear Tracey, there are 2 seams: side and bottom of bag. Side should be worked including garter st edge. This edge will then be fold down and sewn to the bag. Happy knitting!

Silvana Janssen 10.07.2012 - 20:33:

Ich möchte gerne die Blume von dieser Tasche nachhäkeln,leider weiß ich nicht,was"zuunterst"zwischen der 5.fM usw. bedeutet.Würden Sie mir bitte das erklären?Das wäre sehr lieb von Ihnen,und ich bedanke mich schon einmal.LG S.Janssen

DROPS Design 13.07.2012 kl. 11:08:

Damit die Blume plastisch wird müssen stechen Sie nicht in der Vorreihe ein, sondern unten.

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