Friday, 14 August 2009


This image shows the increase stitches as they follow in the increase stitch
on the row below

Thanks Arty for requesting a tut on the wool sack......basic stuff really l'm presuming you or anyone having a go at this knows the basics....

I'll add a few of my tips along the way........years of making/selling textile goods needed quick and effective methods...was taught an industrial couture method of dressmaking and it stayed with me even when l moved to other mediums lol
Suz Wool sack.....
YARN USED: Acrylic DK and l use it double makes for a sturdy and fast growing item.....also cheap, love the colour range and its good to learn/experiment with
Dont like the squeeky sound or the feel so would never use acrylics for clothing or baby blankets or anything special
1st colour: Chain 3 and slip st. to join CONTINUE WITH 1ST COLOUR
1st round: 3 chain as 1st DC then do 11 more DC to make around of 12 slip st. to complete (total 12 dc)

2nd round: change colour and as you use 2 strands for this project tie as a loop through the 1st photo

chain 3 as 1st DC then do one DC in 1st stitch
Then 2 DC in every stitch after that (total 24 DC)
tip work ends from previous round inside the next so less sewing off at the end

slip stitch to complete round

3rd Round: change colour and do 3 chain as 1st DC then one DC in same stitch and 1 DC in next stitch then * 2DC in next and 1DC in next rep *to* slip stitch to completed round (total 36 DC)
basically it's one increase every other stitch in this round
Tip: Understanding the increase make it easy to follow the pattern start with 12 DC means you will have 12 increase stitches on every round....start with 8 and you would have 8 increases every round start with 11 and you will have 11 increases evey round...hope that helps?

So follow the increase stitch so no counting involved after the 1st couple of rounds
Round 4 change colour 3 chain as 1st DC

Round 4: change colour again 3 chain as 1st DC then DC in same st. then 1DC in next 2 stitches the 2DC in next which will be the two in one stitch on the round below rep *to * and slip st. to complete (total 48 DC)

Round 5: you will be able to see easily where the increase stitch is on the round below and that is where the increase is (2DC in one st.) but it will be 2dc in increase stitch then 1DC in next 3 sts. and repeat slip st. to complete round
Round 6: will be 2dc in increase st. and 1DC in next 4sts
Round 7: will be 2DC in increase st. and 1DC i next 5sts...always make the increase st. in the centre of the increase st. on the round below
Do 12 rounds with an increase.........more if you want an even bigger sack then do sides

Sides: one DC in every st. and slip st. to complete round and change colour every round

Loop edge: to take the cord is a single crochet to attach and 4 chain then single crochet to attach missing 3 stitches then 4 chain miss three stitches and single crochet to attach do this all the way around the top then do 6 single crochet in every chain loop slip st. to complete

Cord: chain about 60/70 as long as you want the cord to be because you are using double strand DK chain alone is strong enough but a single crochet in each chain if you want a thicker cord

mail me if you have any questions or any problems with the info
Happy hooking and l look forward to seeing your results
Double strand DK make up quite quickly one reason l like it and its nice and chunky


  1. Thanks for doing the tutorial, i have copied and pasted it and once i have the right colours i will whip one up! so exciting i love new projects. Whats next on your crochet hook?

  2. A smaller one in purple and green yesterday and a pink and and blueish one today but a variation single crochet for the sides instead of Double crochet...cant stop lol
    But wont be any next week summerhouse craft room and workshops being delivered Monday morning..sooooo excited we are one for each of us lol busy putting them up and decorating next week