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30 Minute Knitted Purse

By: Colleen Barth from Designs by Colleen

This simple Knitted Purse will soon become your favorite knitting patterns. Complete with an i-cord drawstring, this bag knits up quickly and makes a great companion for shopping.

30 Minute Knitted Purse
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Knitting Needle Size: 15 or 10 mm

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Pattern Instructions


  • Lion Brand Yarn (Black) chunky ( I used 1 skein) 
  • U.S. Size 15 needle             


Cast on 26 stitches

Knit 2 rows in garter st.  

Next row:  Knit 2, YO, K2tog, across row: this is your eyelet row for the drawstring.  Then proceed with:
R1 -  k2 * slip 1 purlwise  , K1, YO, PSSO over both  the Knit st. and YO,  then K2, repeat from * across row

R2 -  PURL

Repeat row 1 & 2  8 more times until desired length is reached.
Next row:   Knit 2, YO, K2tog, across row,
Knit 2 more rows and Bind Off.    

With WS together fold the piece in half and sew sides together.
I then made an I_Cord ( CO 3 stitches and make I-cord)  and used it for my drawstring.   Weave the I-Cord thru the eyelet openings and draw tight. 

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