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. :)

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