Knit Purse

Knit Purse
Knit Purse - Knitting Pattern
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This is a simple and fun pattern for a knit bag or purse- add a flower applique for that extra touch!

You will need: Knifty Knitter loom with hook, 100% wool yarn approximately 2 skeins- you can use more than one color for stripes. A needle with an "eye" large enough for the yarn to go through.

Main Purse Pieces

1) Using the loom, cast on every peg. Do not put any yarn connecting the first peg to the last. Rather than knitting in the round, knit back and forth, always taking care not to connect the first peg to the last. (This will create a flat piece, rather than a tube.)

2) Knit back and forth until the piece measures 14".

3) Bind off all stitches.

4) Create a second piece similar to the one above, but knit until the piece measures approximately 25".

5) Bind off all stitches.

6) Pieces now off the loom, weave yarn ends into pieces.

Note: If comfortable with how the purse is shaped, instead of making two pieces, you can make one main purse piece that is 39". Fold the bottom edge up 14" and attach for 14" along each side.


1) Cast on 4 stitches.

2) Knit back and forth until the handle reaches desired length. Remember that it will shrink in length and be only 1/2 to 2/3 of the original size.

3) Cast/bind off stitches.

4) Weave yarn ends into piece.

The strap will form into a cord when felted.

Piecing the Purse Together

1) Using like yarn, sew the two purse pieces together along the bottom and either side. Don't sew tightly--try to match the gauge of the knitting.

2) Sew the purse strap on in between the flap and purse, on either side.

Purse will look floppy, useless, and as if it were a coin purse for a giant



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Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.