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Old 05-06-2006, 12:38 AM   #1
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The Little Coco Bag and the Balloon Bag -- two free patterns
I have recently posted two felted handbag patterns on my blog. They are PDF for downloading.

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Old 05-06-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
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Cute bags! What a great idea to block with a balloon!
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:48 AM   #3
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These look like fun!! I the colors you've used for your bags!! Awesome idea to use a balloon!!
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:D Lovely bags, thanks so much for sharing
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing these. The purses you knit are just adorable. I know that I am going to be knitting that Coco bag. :-)
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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That reminds me of when my dd was a baby (22 now); when I washed her little cotton bonnets, I'd shape them over a blown-up balloon to dry them. I never thought of using it for blocking knitting. :D
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:00 AM   #7
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Those are pretty. I love the colors you chose for the coco bag. Thanks for sharing patterns.
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Very cute! Thanks for sharing!
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Those are so CUTE!

Thanks so much for sharing the patterns. Nothing like adding more to the "TO DO" list. :D

What did you use for yarn? Everything looks so sharp!
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For the Balloon Bag, I pair a base yarn (like Cascade 220, Lamb's Pride, etc) with some sort of novelty yarn. I have used eyelash yarns, the ones with little flags like Cancun and Little Flowers, mohair combination yarns like Dune and probably others I can't recall.

I was NOT happy with furry yarns, the bag ends up looking like some reject from Sesame Street.

For Little Coco, the key I think is a good combination of the two yarns. I used Cascade 220 in the sample bags. You could use a novelty yarn/base yarn combo in just the body of the bag, and have plain base, piping and I-cord. I might do one of those for fall. I got the Cherries and Oranges Little Flowers by Crystal Palace the other day, and will have to find the perfect base yarns to go with it.
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