Thursday, July 19, 2012

Speedy Mini Purse

Pattern is worked flat, and fairly straightforward, the only difficult part is picking up the stitches for the flap.

U.S. sz 9 (7mm) needles
tapestry needle
Fabris (optional)
Tape Measure/Ruler
Size 8 (5mm) crochet hook *optional*
Large button
Worsted weight yarn - 60 yds MC
                                                                                           20 yds CC

Gauge is 6 sts and 8 rows per inch


C.O. 30 sts in MC
Knit in stockinette pattern of 4 rows MC, 2 rows CC
Knit until piece measures 10 inches long.
Knit 4 rows MC
Knit 1 row CC
Bind off in CC

If you plan to add a lining, here would be the time to sew it to the piece.
A tutorial for lining knitted fabric can be found here:

Fold piece in half width-ways, so that the knit stitches are outside.
Sew up the bottom and side seam.
Flip inside out so the purls are facing out.
A tutorial for seaming can be found here:

Pick up 20 stitches from the top of bag.
Knit 2 inches of pattern.
Bind off in CC.

Sew button 1/3 of the way down the body of the bag.

Crochet Chain or icord 2 inches and attatch to flap in a loop to secure button.
Make 2 Crochet Chain or icord 8 inches long and secure to sides of the bag as a handle.

Weave in ends.

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