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Tiny Purse Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Knitting Pattern Bag

Knit diagonally or on the bias, this purse is just big enough to carry an money, lipstick and your license for an evening out. Tie the handle onto the belt loop of your jeans for hands free dancing. It's small enough for a child as well.

Size:
6" wide and 4.5" long

Gauge:
4.5 sts=4" over garter stitch with Deco-Ribbon

Materials:
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) straight needles
Size 9 US (5.5 mm) double point needles for handle
Sticky Velcro
Deco-Ribbon from Crystal Palace Yarns
70% acrylic, 30% nylon
50 g/80 yards
1 ball Color #122 (teal with kiwi stripes)
Fizz from Crystal Palace Yarns
100% polyester
50 g/120 yards
1 ball Color #7321 (black)

Knit Bag Pattern Instructions:

Bag is knit in garter stitch (knit every row).
Color sequence is knit 4 rows of Deco-Ribbon, knit 2 rows of Fizz; repeat throughout.

Rectangle One(4.5" wide x 6" long)
With Deco-Ribbon, CO 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, k into front and back of the next st, k1 (4 sts)
Row 3: K1, k into front and back of the next st, k to the end of the row

Repeat Row 3 until you have 30 sts.

Knit one row without increasing.

Row 5 (WS): K1, k2tog, k to the end of the row.
Row 6 (RS): Rep row 3 above.

Rep Rows 5 and 6 twice more, then rep Row 5. You should have 29 sts.

Rep Row 5 until you have 1 st left. BO.

Rectangle Two(6" wide x 8" long)
With Deco-Ribbon, CO 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, k into front and back of the next st, k1 (4 sts)
Row 3: K1, k into front and back of the next st, k to the end of the row

Repeat Row 3 until you have 35 sts.

Knit one row without increasing.

Row 5 (RS): K1, k2tog, k to the end of the row.
Row 6 (WS): Rep row 3 above.

Rep Rows 5 and 6 twice more. You should have 35 sts.

Rep Row 5 until you have 3 sts left. BO.

Handle
With one strand of Deco-Ribbon and one strand of Fizz held together, CO 1 st. Work I-Cord for 14". BO.

Finishing
Line up the 6" sides of the rectangles and sew together with whip stitch, using two strands of Fizz and omitting flap. Sew on handles. Place sticky Velcro on inside of flap to hold down.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter