Time for another installment of Free Pattern Friday, this time with an original YarnPaint pattern!
Being a bit (read: a lot) of a Tolkien and Lord of the Rings geek, I’ve been rereading the trilogy. And, no, I don’t know how many times this means I’ve read through it. Anyway, I’m on The Two Towers and some of my favorite parts of this book involve the Ents. I love the Ents and if I couldn’t live in Rivendell, I would probably live quite happily in Fangorn.
At the same time I also needed a new pouch for my wallet to hold my ID, debit card and the like and decided to make one that was…well…Entish.
In my head, the story goes that when the Entwives were still around, but drifting further and further away from the Ents, to win the Entwives back to the beauty of the forest some Ents decided to make them pouches. They were fashioned of bits of fallen bark and leaves and then presented to the Entwives with seeds and berries of the forest inside the pouches. But the Entwives still loved their fields and farms better and didn’t see the beauty of the pouches or the forest. So the Ents took their pouches back, hoping to present them again, but that time never came for the Entwives had left by then.
That’s my story, anyway.
By Megan Antoniak
For personal and non-profit use only. Do not sell this pattern or items made from it.
Project Type: Knitting
Skill Level: Moderate
- Worsted weight brown yarn (I used Red Heart Bamboo Wool)
- Worsted weight green yarn (I used Red Heart Bamboo Wool)
- Size US 7 DPNs (3)
- A wooden button
- Green fabric
- Sewing machine (optional) and sewing needle
- Green and brown sewing thread
- Some Ent-draught to drink while you work :P
- Using Judy’s Magic Cast On with brown cast on 30 stitches onto two DNPs
- K1 *P1, K1 to end of one needle, K1, *P1, K1 to end of second needle
- Repeat row 2
- P1 *K1, P1 to end of one needle, P1 *K1, P1 to end of second needle
- Repeat row 4
- Repeat rows 2 through 5 until piece measures about 4” or however large you want to make your pouch
- Bind off in pattern
- With green cast on 13 stitches (in your preferred method of casting on) onto 1 DPN
- **P6, K1, P6
- K6, P1, K6
- P6, K1, P6
- BO2, K3, P1, K6
- BO2 purl-wise, P3, K1, P4
- K4, P1, K4
- P4, K1, P4
- *K2, make 1, repeat once more, P1, *make 1, K2, repeat once more
- Repeat from ** twice
- Slip 1 stitch knit-wise, K1, pass slipped stitch over, K2, P1, K2, K2tog
- P2tog, P1, Yo, P2tog, Slip 1 stitch purl-wise, P1, pass slip stitch over
- Slip 1 stitch knit-wise, K1, pass slipped stitch over, P1, K2tog
- Slip 1 stitch purl-wise, P2togh, pass slipped stitch over
- Take your completed leaf and stitch the wide, cast on end, to the top of the open end of the pouch– so that it makes a flap.
- Stitch the wooden button into the place where the YO reaches on the side of the pouch.
- Taking your fabric, lay the pouch on top of it and trace around the shape of the pouch, leaving yourself some room for the seam. Fold the top edge of the fabric– the open end– and stitch down to make a quick hem. Stitch up the sides of the fabric. Slide the fabric into the pouch and stitch the open end to the open end of the pouch so that it will stay in place.