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Purple Purse Pattern

Carry everything you need in style with this knitted bag pattern. This Purple Purse Pattern will tote all of your day-to-day items in a sophisticated motif. This seed and cable stitch pattern stands out well in chunky yarn. This bag would work well for traveling or short day trips. You could even turn this knitted bag into a tote for your crafting supplies. Fit a few skeins of yarn and a pair of needles in this carryall. Never be without your trusty knitting needles when you're on the go!


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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


  • Patons Shetland Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;136 m/148 yds) Main Color (MC) Lilac Lace (78310) 3 Balls
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • Cable needle
  • Toggle


Gauge: 17 sts and 22 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


Bag Measurements: Approx 9 x 11 ins [23 x 28 cm], excluding strap



Cast on 48 sts.
**1st row: (RS). (K1. P1) 4 times. P1. K1. P1. C2B. C2F. P1. K1. P1. K12. P1. K1. P1. C2B. C2F. P1. K1. P1. (K1. P1) 4 times.
2nd and alt rows: (P1. K1) 4 times. K1. P1. K1. P4. K1. P1. K1. P12. K1. P1. K1. P4. K1. P1. K1. (P1. K1) 4 times.
3rd row: (K1. P1) 4 times. P1. K1. P1. C2F. C2B. P1. K1. P1. C6B. C6F. P1. K1. P1. C2F. C2B. P1. K1. P1. (K1. P1) 4 times.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: (K1. P1) 4 times. P1. K1. P1. C2F. C2B. P1. K1. P1. K12. P1. K1. P1. C2F. C2B. P1. K1. P1. (K1. P1) 4 times.
8th row: As 2nd row. **
These 8 rows form pat. Rep last 8 rows 6 times more, then 1st to 4th rows once. Cast off.

Cast on 48 sts. Work from ** to ** as given for Front 7 times. Cast off.

Cast on 48 sts. Work from ** to ** as given for Front 4 times, then 1st to 4th rows once. Cast off.

Cast on 8 sts.
1st row: (WS) *K1. yf Sl1P yb. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P1. yb Sl1P yf. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 68 ins [172.5 cm] ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

Sew Flap to Back. Sew ends of Strap tog. Placing ends at center bottom, sew Strap to sides and lower edge of Front and Back.
Twisted cord: Cut 2 strands of yarn 6 ins [15 cm] long. With both strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel.
The strands will now twist themselves together. Adjust length if desired. Sew to center of flap as illustrated. Sew toggle in position.



Purple Purse Pattern Twisted Cord Chart.

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not sure if I would knit this bag in purple, but I do like the pattern - wonder if it would be strong enough to hold my camera and extra leash and puppy cookies (in case I meet a lost dog) without sagging and ruining the line of it... won't know until I try it I guess a delightful change from the available bags that all look the same


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