When I saw this yarn at the store, I knew I had to make something with it. It’s Red Heart Soft Baby Steps brand and the color is Tickle (9995).

The knitted portion stretches a lot so I decided to line the purse with some fabric to give it some stability. I even put a pocket in the lining that was meant for my cell phone. But, because my wallet is a little big for the purse, I decided the pocket is perfect for my ID, credit card, and money instead. The purse is the perfect size to carry my keys, Kindle, and a few other small necessities. I ❤️ how it turned out.

Pattern

You’ll need:

  • 1 skein yarn (5 oz.)
  • size 7 US knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • button(s)
  • less than 1/2 yd. of fabric and matching thread
  • sewing needle
  • DMC floss
Purse

Cast on 35 st (or enough for desired width)
Row 1: Knit across
Repeat Row 1 until purse measures approx. 18″ or desired length.
Button holes: K10, YO, K2tog, K13, YO, K2tog, K8.
Knit two more rows and bind off loosely.

Weave in ends.

Fold in half with right sides touching and whip stitch sides together using tapestry needle.

Turn purse inside out so right sides are facing out.

Handle

Pick up approx. 7 st on side of purse. This is will count as cast on.
Row 1: Knit across

Repeat Row 1 until handle measures desired length. (Remember, the handle with stretch when purse is filled.)
Bind off using 3-needle method to join to purse.

Weave in ends.

Finishing

Cut fabric to approx. 18″ x 8″ (or desired measurement allowing for seam allowance and buttons), sew fabric together with right sides touching and insert into purse. Use blanket stitch and DMC floss to adhere lining to purse. Place buttons and sew into place.