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Simple-but-Cute Book Purse Knitting Pattern

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Materials

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver Multis-I think it has like 244 yards, but this didn’t use up the whole thing)

  • Size 8 needles
  • Size 9 needles
  • Tapestry Needle

Gauge

  • 2 inches = 7 st x 13 R using size 9 needles in garter stitch

Instructions

Body:

Using size 9 needles, cast on 28 stitches.

Work in garter stitch until piece measures about 16 inches long. (About 102 rows)

Bind off all stitches.

Front Pocket:

Using Size 9 needles, cast on 15 stitches.

Row 1: Knit 5, Purl 5, Knit 5

Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches for the next 6 rows. (7 rows total.)

Repeat these 7 rows 2 more times. (pocket will be 3 “blocks” high)

Row 22: *K1, P1* to end

Row 23: *P1, K1* to end

Bind off all stitches in rib.

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Strap:

Using size 8 needles, cast on 4 stitches and work in stockinette stitch for 30 inches, or length suitable (I made this for my 12 year old cousin, so it’s “short person” length :P).

Bind off all stitches.

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Assembly:

Using a tapestry needle, seam up both sides of the bag.

Seam strap onto sides of bag.

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Seam pocket onto front.

Weave in all ends.

You’re done!

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If you make the bag, I’d love to see pics!!

*If there’s something unclear in my pattern, feel free to ask, and if you know how something could be worded better, don’t hesitate to comment! This and my camera cozy are my first patterns I’ve ever written down and published, so I’m not very good at it yet! 🙂

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