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Felted DROPS laptop bag in "Nepal".

DROPS design: Pattern no NE-047
Size: The pattern can be adjusted the measurements of any laptop.

Measurement info: The pattern is estimated so that the flap will overlap with 2/5 of the height of the laptop (not depending on size) before casting off for tip.

Materials: DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
Colour no 0206m, light beige:
For a bag that fits a laptop with measurements 23 x 30 cm, 250 g is needed.
For a bag that fits a laptop with measurements 30 x 40 cm, 500 g is needed.
Estimate what you need for your laptop based on this.

DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5 mm (80 cm) - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows = 10 x 10 cm before felting.
After felting: approx. 24 sts x 38 rows = 10 x 10 cm.


Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 170 cm and uses size S or M. If you are making a jumper, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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Tags: bags, felted,

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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.
You need to insert some numbers yourself in order to make the pattern fit your laptop. Round off all numbers up to nearest whole number.

Measure the laptop's circumference: ___ cm and height: ___ cm and fill in the rest of the numbers.
The pattern requires the following numbers:
A: Multiply the circumference with 2.4 = ______ sts.
B: Multiply the height with 1.7 = ______ cm.
C: Multiply the number from B with 0.4 = _______ cm.

Start by measuring the laptop - see explanation above.
Worked in the round on circular needle.
Cast on sts from A: _______ on circular needle size 5 mm with Nepal. Work in stocking st until piece measures B: ______ cm. Now cast off half the sts and continue to work a flap back and forth on needle. Continue in stocking st until flap measures C: ______ cm. Now cast off for tip on flap starting from RS as follows: * cast off 3 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, cast off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows *. Repeat from *-* until 4-8 sts remain on needle.
Cast off. Sew tog edge at the bottom of piece.

Crochet a lace edge on hook size 5 mm along the flap's cast off edge - beg in the right side of flap.
ROW 1: 1 dc, * 9 ch, skip 2 cm, 1 dc *, repeat from *-* the entire row.
ROW 2: Turn piece and work sl st up to the middle of 1st loop, then 1 dc in loop, * 9 ch, 1 dc in next loop *, repeat from *-* until last ch-loop. Cut and fasten the thread.

Place the bag in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees 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 programme.

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