Making Purses

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These purses or mini-bags are perfect for giving small gifts, decorating the Christmas tree or simply using for coins or bits and pieces!

These three simple purse patterns are from ‘Fun Knits for Beginners’. They use only about 12m of double knitting yarn each- allow 15m for button purse.

And you’ll need a pair of 4mm needles (U.S size 6 and old UK size 8). Use lengths of ribbon, leather or plaited yarn for handles/straps.

 

**”Please excuse the dates on the photos – can’t believe it was two years ago we took these pictures 🙂 Maybe time for another photo shoot!”**

PLAIN PURSE

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To Make:
Cast on 16sts.
Starting with a knit row, st.st 30 rows.
Cast off.

Make Up:
Fold in half and sew side seams. Thread a length of ribbon through top of purse to form a drawstring and strap.

SHAPED PURSE

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To Make:
Cast on 16sts.
Starting with a knit row, st.st. 14 rows.
NR: K2tog at each end of row
NR: P2tog at each end of row
NR: Inc. 1st at each end of row.
NR: Inc. 1st at each end of row.
Starting with a knit row, st.st. 14 rows.
Cast off.

 
Make Up:
Fold in half and sew side seams. Thread a length of ribbon through top of purse to form a drawstring and strap.

BUTTON PURSE

buttonpurse

To Make:
Cast on 12sts
Starting with a knit row, st.st. 24 rows
Keeping st.st. correct, shape as follows:
NR: Work 2sts together at beginning of row.
Repeat last row 5 more times. (6sts)
Cast off

Make Up:
Fold up sides of purse to shaping point and sew together. Fold over shaped part and form a small loop of yarn to fit button. Sew button in place. Sew on a length of ribbon or plaited cord for strap.

Happy Knitting!

Linda x
P.S. Quick leap to your favourite retailer and grab a copy now! 🙂

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