Felted Skull Bag

While listening to Mary Beth Temple’s Getting Loopy podcast last April, I heard Julia Grunau of Patternfish.com say that she didn’t know where to direct a customer who wanted a crocheted skull and cross bones pattern. At that moment I realized that this bag would be perfect for her wonderful business, so I posted both right handed and left handed patterns there!

Felted Tapestry Crochet Skull Bag
Felted Tapestry Crochet Bag for Right Handed and Left Handed crocheters.

This bag is loosely tapestry crocheted with Lion Wool and a size K hook. The bag shrinks and felts like magic in a washing machine. The loose stitch makes it a fast project to crochet and a great first tapestry crochet project, too! For more about my interest in skulls, you might enjoy reading my UFO Bag blog.

Skull Bag before felting
The bag (with handle detail) before it was felted in the washing machine.

The skulls and crossed bones are visible on the inside and the outside of the bag – and since I liked the inside better after it was felted, I turned it inside out!  The felted fabric is so substantial, it doesn’t need to be lined.

Why am I telling you about this bag now? Well, I just realized that I never blogged about it AND I realized that this pattern would be the perfect last minute gift since it’s downloadable – actually one of several tapestry crochet patterns that I sell online. Just scroll down the sidebar on the right to see them all!

Happy Holidays!

4 Responses to “Felted Skull Bag”

  1. Sandy Brown says:

    wow, what a great looking bag. thanks for having a pattern for it as well.

  2. gougou2010 says:

    so cute and fantasy

  3. Amy Woods says:

    I would love the pattern for this my boyfriend constantly tells me I need a purse but I am a tomboy and don’t like the normal ladies purse. If I could get this pattern it would defiantly come to use for me
    Thank you

  4. Great! You may purchase the right handed pattern at http://www.patternfish.com/patterns/3607 or if you are left handed, then you may purchase the pattern at http://www.patternfish.com/patterns/3609 Thanks!

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