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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.....Co uld 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 »

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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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