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House Crest Fair Isle Bag

© Rosemary Waits (a.k.a. Quietish)

Supplies

DK weight yarn, slightly more than 164.04 yards (150 m) in main color (MC)
• Gryffindor - scarlet
• Hufflepuff - black
• Ravenclaw (book & movie) - blue
• Slytherin - green
DK weight yarn, less than 164.04 yards (150 m) in contrast color (CC)
• Gryffindor - gold
• Hufflepuff - yellow
• Ravenclaw (book) - bronze
• Ravenclaw (movie) & Slytherin - silver
Chart for the desired House Crest
US3 (3.25 mm) 16 inch (40.64 cm) circular needle
US2 (2.75 mm) 16 inch (40.64 cm) circular needle
D/3 (3.00 mm) crochet hook
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Fabric for lining
Needle
Thread

Charts

Gryffindor Fair Isle Crest
Hufflepuff Fair Isle Crest
Ravenclaw Fair Isle Crest
Slytherin Fair Isle Crest

Gauge

26 stitches per 4 inches (10.16 cm)

Finished Measurements

9 inches (22.86 cm) wide by 10 inches (25.40 cm) long, excluding strap and fringe.

Instructions

With main color (MC) and larger needles, cast on 114 stitches.

Join in the round and work first row of chart.

Place stitch marker after 57 stitches and work first row of chart again.

Place stitch marker.

Continue working each row of chart twice on every round.

Upon completing the chart, which should total 73 rounds, break off CC and switch to main color and smaller needles.

Knit one round.

[Knit one round, purl one round] three times.

Finishing
Bind off loosely, marking the bound off stitches on either side of stitch markers with a safety pin or tied string.

Marked stitches indicate the columns behind which the strap is later crocheted.

Weave in ends.

Wash bag according to the yarn's instructions and block flat, making sure that the marked stitches are precisely the first and last stitches on either side.

When blocked and dry pin the bag flat, matching the front pattern to the back.

Crocheted Strap
Start at the bottom corner of bag and slip stitch bottom closed.

Row 1
Ch 1, and passing the hook behind both the first stitch of the front and the last stitch of the back, sl st in every other row along the side of the bag.

At the top corner of the bag, ch for 36 inches (91.44 cm).

Join strap ch to opposite top of bag with a sl st.

As with first side, sl st through every other row down the side of the bag.

At the bottom, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2
Hdc in each sl st of the side, each ch of the strap, and each sl st of second side.

Finishing the strap
Cut and pull yarn through last stitch.

Remove markers.

Weave in ends.

Fringe bottom of bag with 2 strands of MC placed about 2 sts apart.

Trim to around 1 inch (2.54 cm) long.

Making & attaching the lining
Use a fabric of your choice for the lining.

Try to match your fabric's care instructions as closely as possible to your yarn care's instructions.

Pre-wash the fabric according to its care instructions.

If the fabric is thin or slinky, cut some interfacing in the same shape and hold it together with the fabric while performing the following steps.

Interfacing should be on the "wrong" side of the fabric and sandwiched between the lining and the knit bag.

Measure the finished bag width-wise between the crocheted edges.

Mark your fabric as that wide, plus ½ an inch (1.27 cm).

Measure your bag from just inside the top edge of the bag, to just above the top of the fringe.

Mark your fabric as twice that long plus 2 inches (5.08 cm) for a hem.

Fold the fabric so that the bottom of the bag lining is the fold line.

Fold both top edges down 1 inch (2.54 cm) to the outside.

Pin in place.

Sew the side seams first, ¼ of an inch (0.64 cm) in.

Working around the circumference of the lining, sew the hem in place.

With wrong side still out, pin lining inside bag.

Line up the lining's side seams with the very side seams of the bag.

Using a nearly invisible stitch, hand-stitch the top fold of the lining to the inside top of the bag.

For consistency, sew along the same round of the bag and try to make a stitch for each "purl bump" in that round.

Final Product

Gryffindor Crest Fair Isle Bag - outside

Gryffindor Crest Fair Isle Bag - lining

Credit

Rosemary Waits (a.k.a. Quietish)'s tutorial was taken with permission from rosemarywaits.com.

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