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Dannie's Felted Purse: Part 2
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Are you ready to felt your crocheted purse and shrink it down to a useable size? This fun process will create a solid striped fabric to create a durable bag.

In this Crochet Skill Builders episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, crochet expert Rohn Strong presents the basic steps to wet-felt your crocheted wool purse. After it is felted down to size, you'll see how to embellish it with simple embroidery and beads.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Felt wool yarn.
  • Shrink a large crocheted bag into an attractive felted bag.
  • Embroider a backstitch zigzag.
  • Sew on beads.
Finished Size: 12 x 13 inches felted

Materials
  • Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool medium (worsted) weight wool yarn (8 oz/465 yds/227g per skein): 1 skein each #126 nature's brown (A), #123 oatmeal (B), #098 natural (C)
  • Size K/101/2/6.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1/4-inch gold beads: 3
  • 1-inch teardrop beads: 3
  • Straight pins
  • Hook-and-eye closures: 3
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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