Often, Sharon posts a shout out for testers for her designs. you may remember my Sea Turtle a while back, if you need to see the cuteness of Harry The Sea Turtle again, then click HERE.
The design this time was a felted crocheted bag.
I decided on a Rowan 100% Wool, it had to be wool as I needed it to shrink and felt in the washing machine. The pattern called for 2 strands to be knitted together, but I decided to use the really thick 'Big Wool' instead. I used two balls. Ideally the handle could have been longer but I wasn't buying another ball just for a few inches of handle. (tight? me? yeah :) )
I quite liked the bag as it was, unfelted, but into the washing machine it went. On a 95 wash, tied up in a pillowcase, with a load of towels.
There was about a 10% shrinkage. It is all nice, thick and felty now. And the perfect size for my mini iPad.
I decided to decorate it with crocheted flowers, I found a couple of tutorials online, but once you have done a couple of flowers you can just freestyle your own which is what happened here. I have loads of wool scraps so just put a few together that complimented the hot pink base.
Then I attached them to the bag with random buttons.
The bag fastens with a large press-stud under the flap.