Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit purse pattern

Below is a close-up to show the texture.


Cotton Chenille + Blippity Purse
Designed and Knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

You'll have fun choosing colors of Cotton Chenille to go with a color of Blippity to make this cute purse. (You can, of course, knit with just one color of Cotton Chenille, but the stripes make it more fun.)

9" Wide X 8" High (excluding handles)

2 - 50 gr. balls Blippity in col. 441 "springtime",
1 - 50 gr skein Cotton Chenille col. #1109 (A)
and 1 50 gr skein col. #2615 (B)
(See two more colorways at the bottom of this page.)
1 pair Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles or DAISY Needles US size 7 (4.5 mm)
Size G crochet hook for button loop
Purse handles
1 button
Tapestry Needle
Sewing needle and thread for button
( Note: Blippity is held together with Cotton Chenille throughout the knitting.)

17 sts= 4 inches in stitch pattern, using 1 strand of Cotton Chenille and 1 strand Blippity held together. This produces a firm knitted fabric.

Gauge is not terribly important although you want the stitches to be firm to make the purse strong.
Be sure to make a gauge swatch before beginning project.

Beg-beginning; BO-bind off; CO-cast on; K-knit; P-purl; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong side.

Note: Both Color A and B are held together with Blippity
Using color A, CO 38 sts. Knit 6 rows. Change to color B, knit 1 row. Continuing to use color B work the following 5 rows:
Rows 1, 3 and 5:
K1, P4, *k4, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2 and 4:
K5, *p4, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Begin Stripe Sequence Rows as follows:
Work 6 rows Color A, 6 rows Color B. Note: Drop Chenille color not in use and carry loosely up the side of work.

(WS) Rows 1, 3 and 5: K5, *p4, k4, rep from * to last st, k1.
(RS) Rows 2, 4 and 6: K1, p4, *k4, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Continue to work stripe sequence until piece measures 16 " from CO edge. End after working row 5 of Color B.
Continuing to use B, purl one row. Change to Color A, knit 6 rows.
BO all sts in knit.

RS together, fold bag in half so that the top trims are together. Using tapestry needle sew each side leaving last 1-1/4" from the bottom open, press bottom up to stitching to form a T" at each end, stitch across each end. This forms a rectangular, flat bottom. (See diagram for Knit Purse pattern Deco Ribbon Purse here to show T forming.)

Sew button to front of purse, center just below the garter stitch band.

Button Loop:
Using Crochet Hook and color A, RS facing join yarn at center of back of purse, chain a length long enough to go around button, keeping it a little snug, as it will stretch with use. Fasten off, form a loop and sew to beg of the chain. Center and attach handles. Work in all ends.

Designed and knit by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

This Cotton Chenille + Blippity Bag pattern
is available as a PDF
file for downloading and printing
Click here.

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added April 5, 2006 - we have knit 2 more bags in different colors to show more variations possible:

Cotton Chenille colors:
406 & 1404
Blippity color: 435

Cotton Chenille colors:
1219 & 2342
Blippity color: 432

Pattern Copyright 2006 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 Blippity and Cotton Chenille are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

Retail shops in the USA should contact CPY Wholesale for information on purchasing
Crystal Palace Yarns and email cpyinfo -at- (replace the -at- with @)

or write to:
Crystal Palace Yarns, 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page April 30, 2012