Little Wrist Purse








US Size 5 knitting needles
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart)
Crochet hook size E (Optional. For the strap, could also be knit)

Cast on 23 stitches with size 5 knitting needles.

Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit

Continue in stockinette stitch (knit one row, turn, purl next) until piece measures 6 inches from cast on, ending with a purl row.

Starting decrease
Row 1: Knit 2, ssk, knit to last four stitches, k2tog, knit 2.
Row 2: Knit 2, purl to last 2, knit 2.

Repeat row 1 and 2 until 7 stitches, ending with row 2.

Row 1: knit 2, ssk, slip one stitch from left needle to right needle, slip last stitch worked over the slipped stitch, yo, knit 2.
Row 2: knit all stitches
Cast off.

Sew button 1 1/4 inches from bottom (cast on edge) of piece, onto the right (knit) side.

Fold Cast on edge up 3 inches, sew sides together with button facing outside.

Strap:
I crocheted the strap on but the strap can also be knit in garter stitch (knitting every row).

With crochet hook e-
Attach yarn at right edge of knit cast on.
*Single crochet 3, chain 1, turn* Repeat until strap measures 6 inches.
Finish off and sew last three crochet stitches to last three knit cast on(left side).

With size 5 knitting needles-
Pick up 3 stitches from right edge of cast on.
*knit 3, turn* Repeat until strap measures 6 inches.
Cast off and sew to last three cast on stitches (Left side of cast on edge).

2 comments:

  1. My daughter will LOVE this little purse! And it is simple enough for even a knitting novice like myself to complete. Thanks for the pattern!

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  2. Very nice looking little purse for those who hate to carry a "real" purse. Just right for keys, lip gloss, tissue, the essentials. Thank you so much for sharing your design.

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