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Topic: ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Monster bag. *now with tutorial*  (Read 9204 times)
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« on: January 05, 2006 01:10:41 PM »

snarl, snarl, RIP-RIP-RIP-RIP!!!!!!!!!
Grrrrrrrrr...I belong --- RRRAWRR!!! --- to bracelet_girl....SNARLSNARLSNARL...for the UK Xmas swap....ravage-ravage-CHOMP.

Ahem. Two strands worsted acrylic, one strand so-hard-to-knit-with-I-could-cry eyelash yarn. She loved it. <3


This is a basic, very easy buttonhole bag. It is made by knitting a rectangle with two holes on either end, and seaming together. Alernatively, you could knit in the round.

1 skein* worsted weight yarn (I used red heart supersaver, cheap 100% acrylic stuff.)
2 balls Wendy Eyelash Shimmer [100% polyester; 55m per ball]  in a complementing tone to the plain yarn.

*This will be double-stranded. I used 1 skein because I double strand by taking one end from the middle and one end from the outside. If you don't do it like this then obviously you'll need two balls.

Pair straight needles size UK2/US10.5/6.5mm
Yarn needle

Other materials:
Fabric for lining (optional)
Enough white felt for eyes & teeth
2 buttons for eyes
Sewing needle & thread.

5 stitches & 4 rows is about 1 inch.

The gauge is not very important. This is a really versatile pattern, and you can lengthen & shorten as you wish. What is important is that you create a very thick, dense fabric, which technically doesn't need a lining. I used needles 3 sizes smaller than I would have normally.


Cast on 34 stitches, using 3 strands (two of plain yarn, one of novelty).


Work 2 rows, garter st.
3rd row: K10, BO 14, K10.
4th row: K10, CO 14 (I used the cable CO), K10.


Knit, working in garter stitch, for about 16 inches.
(I knit until I had used up the first ball of novelty yarn, which was about 8", then repeated the length.)


K10, BO14, K10.
2nd row: K10, CO14, K10.

Work 2 rows garter st.
Cast off.


Weave in ends.

Cut 2 irregular circles out of white felt and hand-stitch on. (Stuff lightly if you like.)
Cut several triangles out of the felt and sew on for a grin.
Sew 2 buttons for eyes.

Seam sides; I used matress stitch.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2006 01:16:31 PM »

that is effin sweet.. i love scary monster bags...and scary monster everythings...
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2006 01:31:51 PM »

wow, love it love it love it  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2006 02:14:58 PM »

Thanks  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2006 02:24:40 PM »

That is so freaking cute!  Now I know what to do with the crappy hard to use fun fur I got from an aunt.  Tutorial please!!!! 

The face on it is just so cute!  How did you do the eyes/mouth?

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006 02:33:23 PM »

I love the monster bag! How did you do the eyes? I am debating on weather I want to fight with yarn or not.

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006 02:40:44 PM »

finally, an appropriate project for those novelty yarns ALWAYS on sale at my local-craft-superstore!  I always want to buy some but can't ever figure out a non-preteen project to do with them.

i knit so much, my arms fell off.
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006 02:44:42 PM »

goooooooooood lord i love it
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2006 02:50:32 PM »

So cute!  And scary.  Uh, I mean scary Wink

« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2006 02:55:48 PM »

Thats awesome.

How did you do the eyes and teeth?  Is it felt?

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