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Topic: ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Monster bag. *now with tutorial*  (Read 10990 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



Tutorial

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.

Yarn:
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.

Notions:
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.

Gauge:
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.

Pattern:

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

Handle

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

Body

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.)

Handle

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

Work 2 rows garter st.
Cast off.

Finishing

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...
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« 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.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006 02:44:42 PM »

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

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