Sunday, December 29, 2013
Felt Wise: Crocheted, Felted Little Owl Bag
Sometimes, I can spend hours searching the web for interesting crochet patterns. As I've mentioned before, I really like the blog, Moogly. Blogger Tamara Kelly has some wonderful free crochet patterns. Over the holidays, I used a simple Moogly pattern for stars to create some crocheted jewelry.
Another great place to find excellent free crochet patterns is Ravelry. I found an adorable owl key chain pattern by Yarn Artists. I used the pattern as a model to create this crocheted, felted owl wristlet. Basically, I just crocheted the owl on a much larger scale using bulky-weight, wool yarn. Instead of embroidering a beak, I crocheted a triangle and sewed it in place. I attached a two-piece, metal hook and eye clasp to the top, providing an easy way to keep the purse closed. I also made a wrist strap equipped with a lobster clasp that can be attached to the ring portion of a toggle clasp that I sewed to the bag.
This little bag is just large enough to carry my keys, a bit of cash, my ID, and some chap stick. :)