Crystal Palace Yarns
+ Party Ribbon
free knit purse pattern
Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns
Measurements: (after seaming)
Purse: 9" X 9"
[For a smaller club size
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2 - 50gr balls
Party Ribbon, color #213, 'Black' (A)
2 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Rave,
color #503 'Black Neon Hot' (B)
1 50gr ball Rave color #302 'Pacifier Pink' (C)
1- ¾" button
Sewing needle and thread for button and straps
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or
sizes US 6 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) OR size to obtain gauge.
Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook,
19 sts = 4 inches, and 33 rows = 4 inches, using size 9 needle in slip stitch
pattern. This produces a firm knitted fabric.
Gauge is not terribly important although you want the stitches to be firm.
Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.
Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on; estab-established; sl1-slip as if to
purl; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong
side; wyib-with yarn in back; wyif-with yarn in front.
Note: Purse is worked as a rectangle, beginning with
top trim and ending with top trim for other side.
Using size 6 needles CO 45 sts. Knit 4 rows.
Change to size 9 needles begin Slip Stitch Pattern as follows:
(Slip Stitch Pattern is multiple of 4 + 1 sts)
Row 1: (RS): (Color A) K4, *sl1 wyib, k3, rep from * to last 5
sts, sl1 wyib, k4.
Row 2: (Color A) K4, *sl1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, sl1 wyif, k4.
Row 3: (Color C) K2, *sl1 wyib, k3, rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1 wyib, k2.
Row 4: (Color C) K2, *sl1 wyif, k3, rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1 wyif, k2.
Row 5: Rep row 1.
Row 6: Rep row 2.
Row 7: Using Color B rep row 3.
Row 8: Using color B rep row 3.
Repeat Rows 5-8 until purse measures 17 ¼" from CO edge, ending with row 6.
Work rows 3 and 4 once using Color C.
Change to size 6 needles, knit 4 rows. BO. Follow finishing instructions.
RS together, fold bag in half so that the top trims are
together. Using tapestry needle and Color A, sew each side. Work in all ends.
Attach button, button loop and straps.
Button and Button Loop:
Sew button to the center of the top trim, using needle and thread. Using crochet
hook and color A, join yarn with slip stitch, at center of top trim on the
opposite side of the purse, chain enough stitches to go around the button, make
it a little snug, as it will loosen with use; fasten to the beginning of the
chain to make a loop.
Purse Straps: (Make 2)
Making a Twisted Cord: Knot the cut ends and loop
over a hook or doorknob. Insert a knitting needle through the other end. Twirl
needle around until the strands of yarn are twisted very tightly. Fold the
twisted strand in half, keeping the cord taut. Holding the top of the cord
release your hand from the bottom and let the cord twist, even out the turns by
running your hand along the cord. Knot the ends of the cord, so that it doesn’t
Cut 6 yd piece of Rave color C, fold in half and follow
instructions for the twisted cord.
Cut 6 yd piece of Party color A, fold in half and follow
instructions for the twisted cord. Make a 2nd cord using Party color A.
You now have 3 cords, 2 cords of Party Color A and 1 cord of Rave Color C.
Placing Rave Color C in between the 2 Color A cord, knot the cords, leaving
about 1-1 ½" for a tassel, braid the 3 cords, knot the ends leaving a 1- 1
½"tassel. Rep for 2nd strap.
Attach straps: RS facing, using needle and thread, attach one end of the
cord to the outside of the purse, rep for other end of the cord. Rep for other
side of the purse.
Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman
Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809 email: cpyinfo @ straw.com
Copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We
are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be
used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be
used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in
electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP
Yarns RAVE and Party are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our