Little Girlie Purse (by: Monica Jines)
I ball Kraemer Yarns "Mauch Chunky" or other chunky weight yarn
Crystal Palace "Little Flowers" or similar novelty yarn
16 "circular needle size 10.5
DPN size 10.5
k = knit
co = cast on
bo = bind off
st = stitch(es)
garter st = knit every row
pu = pick up
pm = place marker
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yo = yarn over
with 16" circular needles co 24 st and work back and forth in garter st for 17 rows
pu 8 st along short side of rectangle, pu 24 co st along bottom and another 8 st on the other short side. pm begin knitting in the round.
K 12 rounds
Add Little Flowers holding both the yarn and Little Flowers together and knit 9 rounds. Drop Little Flowers.
K 6 rounds
round for handle placement:
k4 st, bo 2 st, k10 st, bo 2 st, k16 st, bo2 st, k10 st, bo 2 st, k12 st, (you should be at the marker)
k4, co 2 st, k11, co 2 st, k17, co 2 st, k11, co 2 st, k13 (should be at marker)
k 4 rounds
Eyelet round for picot hem:
* k2tog, yo* repeat from * to * around
k 4 rounds
Fold hem to inside of bag at eyelet round and loosely seam to inside of bag, forming a picot hem. Weave in ends.
With dpn needles, and holding yarn and Little Flowers together, co 3 st and make 40" of I cord.
Felt, shape and let dry. Shave off fuzzies (if desired). Cut Icord in half for the handles and insert into holes made with bo st. Knot on the inside of the bag. I am using a magnetic closure for my bag.
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