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Felted DROPS laptop bag in "Nepal".

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DROPS design: Pattern no NE-047
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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.

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 5 mm

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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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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.
LAPTOP MEASUREMENTS:
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.
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LAPTOP BAG:
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 BORDER:
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.

FELTING:
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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Kaja 15.01.2012 - 08:41:

Ist eine sehr schöne Laptoptasche geworden. Die Berechnung der Maschen hat auch super gepasst! Danke für die gute Anleitung (:

Drops Design 14.11.2011 - 19:17:

Measure the laptop's circumference: 90 cm and height: 28 cm. A: Multiply the circumference with 2.4 = 216 sts. B: Multiply the height with 1.7 = 47½ cm. C: Multiply the number from B with 0.4 = 19 cm. Cast on sts from A: 216 sts on circular needle size 5 mm / US 8 with Nepal. Work in stockinette st until piece measures B: 47½ cm. Now bind off half the sts and continue to work a flap back and forth on needle. Continue in stockinette st until flap measures C: 19 cm.

Debbie Cain 12.11.2011 - 05:18:

I see the example of the calculation: A: 2*(37+25)*2.4= 297; B= 25*1.7= 42.5 en C= 42.5*0.4= 17. My laptop circumference is 90cm and the height is: 28cm. Can you help me understand how I would arrive at the correct number of stitches. Thank you!

DROPS Design NL 07.11.2011 - 13:45:

Dus 80 cm x 2,4 = 192 st. Je B en C is goed.

DROPS Design NL 07.11.2011 - 13:42:

Hoi Jana. De omtrek is wat je krijgt als je met de meetlint in de breedte rondom je laptop legt. Dus is die 37 cm breed, en de laptop is ook een par cm dik, dan wordt het 37 x 2 (bovenkant en onderkant) 74 + 2 + 2 = omtrek ca 78-80 cm. Succes.

Jana Robeyst 06.11.2011 - 13:07:

Beste, Voor ik aan het patroon begin zou ik graag zeker zijn dat mijn berekeningen kloppen (ik heb een fout gemaakt en moet nu opnieuw beginnen). Mijn laptop (als hij dicht is) meet 37 op 25 cm. Dus A: 2*(37+25)*2.4= 297; B= 25*1.7= 42.5 en C= 42.5*0.4= 17. Alvast bedankt

Anneli 11.01.2011 - 12:00:

Eine sehr schöne Tasche

EmMa 06.01.2011 - 18:00:

En sån här väska vill jag absolut ha till min dator. Jättefin!

Ramune 14.12.2010 - 13:30:

Nul part vu

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