This tote is bound to cheer you up on a dullest of days.
• 500g of any chunky wool. I used recycled Debbie Bliss Como (90% wool & 10% cashmere; 50g / 42 meters or 46 yards) in lavender. It’s best to use a soft non-twisted yarn, as it’s perfect for felting. Recycled wool works very well for this kind of project, so it’s a brilliant way of giving “tired” yarn a new lease of life!
• A big bag of colourful felted balls (I used approx. 100)
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
• Crochet hook size 10mm
• Yarn cutter or scissors
• Tapestry needle
• Measuring tape
Gauge is not important for this project.
If you want to have more control over the final size of your project make a sample, put threads to demarcate 20 sts and rs and then wash as described in the felting section of this pattern. Take note of everything you’re doing so that you can re-produce exactly the same conditions later. Then measure your sample and base your figures on the dimensions of felted sample.
• Single crochet stitch (sc).
• Slip stitch (ss).
• 40cm wide (measured flat) x 46cm deep (measured from top of handles to bottom) after felting
• 52cm x 60cm before felting