The Booga Bag is a felted bag and it’s quite easy to make, though it does take a heck of a lot of yarn. I ended up using the better part of 6 skeins for mine. It’s a great project for when your thoughts aren’t completely devoted to knitting.
Here it is knitted but not yet felted. At this point, it measured 15″ x 24″.
After felting, it measures 10″ x 14″.
This bag will either be used for a knitting bag or for groceries. I was thinking if I used it for groceries, it could always be the bag with fragile items . . like chips or cookies. If I use it for a knitting bag, I will probably add a button and a loop to keep it closed, though with it being felted yarn, other yarns are going to kinda hang on and not be dumping out if it gets upside down.
I felted it in the front load washer and it worked just fine.
Because I had been advised that the even the larger size on the pattern wasn’t real large, I made mine bigger. I wanted it wider and not necessarily a lot deeper. There is an extra large Booga Bag pattern but that isn’t the pattern I had so I improvised. Here’s how I made it:
Cast on: 60 stitches
Knit the Bottom: 40 rows
Knit the Sides: 80 rows.