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« on: July 08, 2005 08:44:24 AM »

This is my Chinese charm bag from the first SnB book. 


The theme was inpsired by the little note pad which I found in  Chiinatown.


Here is a close-up of the knitted cookie keychain, and the glass-o-milk patch.



I remember my mom used to make patches from fabric motifs when we were little.  I modified her method.  She would cut out the motif, place it on stiff interfacing, then zigzag around the outside with a sewing machine.  I cut out the motif with a border, turned the raw edges inward, and sewed it to a piece of felt which I then zigzagged around.

Here is the lining.  I've already filled the bag with knitting supplies.


This is the first cookie I made.  It was originally supposed to be a button for closing the bag, until I decided that it didn't really need a closure.  This particular cookie was too big anyway. 




I saw a similar cookie in a craft shop, and tried to figure out how to make it.  For one biscuit, I cast on 8 sts and knitted 16 ridges in garter stitch (32 rows) then cast off.  I sewed the cast-on and cast-off edges together, then gathered the row ends on one side and bound them tightly.  At this point you'd have what looks like a little hat.  Gather the row ends on the other side and bind them tightly.  Squish the centres together, and you have a biscuit.  Make two in brown and one in white and  sew them together for your cookie.

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Knitted cookie tutorial now at http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42611.msg444221#msg444221.
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005 08:46:44 AM »

So, so, so cool!  This is awsome!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2005 08:54:37 AM »

that is really great.  Smiley  what kind of yarn did you use for all of it?
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2005 10:16:57 AM »

Thanks!  I wanted this to be a stash-busting project so I used scrap yarn for the cookies.  For the bag, I used 2 skeins of Red Heart Cozy Wool (colour Taupe) because I had a lot of it lying around since it was selling for a buck a skein last winter.  After making a bunch of Bobbi bears (see http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28491.0), I still had lots of skeins left.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2005 10:34:01 AM »

Very cute bag!

I can see the little cookies being used for other things, also.  You could make teeny ones and make earrings or a pendant or something.  Or people with cats could stuff some catnip in one of the little 'hats' and make cat toys.  I'm sure there are other, better ideas too.

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2005 12:16:22 PM »

Wow - that's so cute!

I <3 the cookie, though I'm just a little confused by your instructions.....Could you possibly do some pictures or photos or something?

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2005 06:00:40 AM »

Very cool. I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2005 04:29:39 PM »

mmmm makes me hungry  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005 03:26:51 PM »

AWESOMENESS! Wow, that the coolest knitted bags I've ever seen.  *applauds*
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2005 09:35:35 PM »

This is so cute!  I would have never thought of that idea.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2005 10:55:44 PM »

That bag is ingenious!!! And making me hungry... lol.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2005 09:44:28 AM »

I <3 the cookie, though I'm just a little confused by your instructions.....Could you possibly do some pictures or photos or something?

Thanks!

Yeah, my original instructions suck.   I'll try to write it out like a regular pattern.

KNITTED COOKIE - instructions for one biscuit

1.  Cast on 8 sts.

2.  Knit 32 rows.  You should have 16 garter-stitch ridges.

3.  Cast off.

4.  Gather one of the side edges.  To do this, thread a needle with the yarn and pass the needle through the bump at the end of each garter-stitch ridge.  Pull  tightly and tie off.

5.  Sew up the cast-on and cast-off edges.  Turn it inside out.  You should have what looks like a little hat.

6.  Gather the other side edge and tightly tie it off (same as step 4).

7.  You now have what looks like a deflated beach ball.  Take the centres of the balls (i.e. the gathered and tied-off side edges) and squish them together.   Sew a few sitches through the centres to keep the "beach ball" flat.

This recipe will make one biscuit.  To make an Oreo cookie, make one white biscuit and two brown ones and sew them together.

I'll do some photos this weekend.
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2005 11:55:05 AM »

Your bag and bears are simply marvelous! Love em
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2005 11:59:22 AM »

Thanks for the instructions...they cleared it up somewhat. Now I have only to find some brown wool. I'm still looking forward to the pics, though.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2005 04:16:07 PM »

My apologies, nushybum. I got distracted by sewing pillows.
But, better late than never! 



KNITTED COOKIE - instructions for one biscuit

1.  Cast on 8 sts.

2.  Knit 32 rows.  You should have 16 garter-stitch ridges.


You can see the ridges easily if you stretch out the knitting. I've highlighted 3 ridges here.


3.  Cast off.

4.  Gather one of the side edges.  To do this, thread a needle with the yarn and pass the needle through the bump at the end of each garter-stitch ridge.  I've highlighted the next 2 ridges so you can see what I mean.


Pull tightly...


Really tight!  And tie it tightly too.


5.  Sew up the cast-on and cast-off edges.  Turn it inside out.

 
You should have what looks like a little hat.


6.  Gather the other side edge and tightly tie it off (same as step 4).


7.  You now have what looks like a deflated beach ball. 


Take the centres of the balls (i.e. the gathered and tied-off side edges) and squish them together.


Sew a few sitches through the centres to keep the "beach ball" flat.


This recipe will make one biscuit.  To make an Oreo cookie, make one white biscuit and two brown ones and sew them together.
 
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2005 04:28:24 PM »

I'm having a cookiegasm! I love this purse, the brown color is very fitting like the color of oreo cookies and milk mixed together. I especially love the knitted cookie and the milk patch.  Can't say anything bad about this.
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2005 06:15:55 AM »

Thanks so much for the pictures! It cleared up the cookie so much.

*hugs you*
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2005 09:01:45 PM »

^_^ thanks for the pattern on the cookie! i made an oreo just now lol.
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2005 12:25:19 AM »

This may sound a little naive but I just started knitting...

Is there such thing as a knitting pattern? I mean, I have just been making scarves (pretty easy.) I'm self taught from a how-to instruction paper and am starting to get into knitting. If there are patterns, where could I get a pattern for the purse above? And is it something I should wait until I'm more experienced? Last question (I promise!), I have knit purse I bought from some lady off the street in Los Angeles, she sewed a liner like you did. Anything special about doing that?

Again, sorry if the questions seem a little naive!! Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2005 04:43:41 AM »

Oreos!  They look wonderful  Smiley  Thanks for the detailed cookie tutorial! 
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This may sound a little naive but I just started knitting...

Is there such thing as a knitting pattern? I mean, I have just been making scarves (pretty easy.) I'm self taught from a how-to instruction paper and am starting to get into knitting. If there are patterns, where could I get a pattern for the purse above? And is it something I should wait until I'm more experienced? Last question (I promise!), I have knit purse I bought from some lady off the street in Los Angeles, she sewed a liner like you did. Anything special about doing that?

Again, sorry if the questions seem a little naive!! Thanks!  Grin

Sure there's such a thing as a knitting pattern. Don't worry questions are how we all learn!  Grin That particular purse pattern is in stitch n bitch nation by debbie stoller. Knitting patterns a little hard to figure out at first because there are lots of abbreviations, but once you get those down, it'll be no problem. I'd say check out the stitch n bitch books and knitty.com to get started. I'd start on something a little more simple than this purse, but you'll be there soon.
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2005 10:24:23 AM »

Majorly Cute!
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2005 10:42:32 PM »

awesome, thanks for the tute....gonna try it out..soon
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2005 12:37:35 PM »

wow!!! you knit a freaking oreo!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2005 09:33:31 AM »

that cookie tute is so great! thanks for the pictorial type thing, it really cleared it up!
Yay cookies! Grin
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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2005 09:47:33 AM »

That particular purse pattern is in stitch n bitch nation by debbie stoller.

That pattern is in stitch n bitch, not stitch n bitch nation.
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That particular purse pattern is in stitch n bitch nation by debbie stoller.

That pattern is in stitch n bitch, not stitch n bitch nation.

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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2005 01:01:16 PM »

can u plez show me how u made it
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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2005 07:18:18 AM »

can u plez show me how u made it

The pattern for the knitted cookie is here.  The bag is from a copyrighted pattern in the Stitch 'n' Bitch book by Debbie Stoller, so I can't share it  here.
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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2005 03:49:02 PM »

ax174 you rock! I have to make one of those!! I wish it could get done for Christmas, but probably can't at this point. That is a fabulous knit tutorial- even a non knitter could follow that.
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2006 01:12:33 AM »

Hmmm I am planning asking my aunt on how to knit so i could knit that cookie!I;ll use black yarn to make it look better i love the cookie!
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« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2006 03:07:09 PM »

im so loving your material
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Hi, love your bag! 
Questions:  Did you have to alter the pattern to accomodate your 2 skeins of Red Heart yarn instead of the 6 skeins of Nori (which is dicontinued and $$$ anyway) or did you just follow the pattern as is? 
I have been interested in making the purse but can no longer find the original yarn, just wanted to know what sort of adjustments need to be made when you choose a yarn of your liking as oppossed to the original pattern?

Question 2:  What is the total size of your finished bag and  what size round bamboo handles did you purchase?

Question 3:  What type of material is your linning? and how did you stitch it in?  Hand sewn?

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Did you have to alter the pattern to accomodate your 2 skeins of Red Heart yarn instead of the 6 skeins of Nori (which is dicontinued and $$$ anyway) or did you just follow the pattern as is? 

The pattern is just a tube knitted in the round and seamed at the bottom.  The top is sewn to the handles by pushing the needle through the knitted fabric,  looping around the handle and then through the fabric again, many, many times. 

It's such a simple pattern that it really doesn't matter what size tube you knit, as long as it's wider than the handles.

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Question 2:  What is the total size of your finished bag and  what size round bamboo handles did you purchase?

The bag is 10 inches deep, and 14 inches wide.  I got the 6 inch diameter handles.

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The lining is fleece, and was sewn in by hand.
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2007 08:05:40 PM »

Wow,the cookie looks so real and nice and yummy......so as the bag.
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« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2007 11:54:43 PM »

Hi,

The cookie looks so real and yummy too.
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« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2007 11:46:29 AM »

one little "stupid" question.
but i was wondering what size needles did you use to make the cookie? or does it not really matter? like a 4 or 5?
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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2007 07:43:34 PM »

one little "stupid" question.
but i was wondering what size needles did you use to make the cookie? or does it not really matter? like a 4 or 5?

I used the 5.0 mm size.
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