This is my easy pattern for a knitted purse. This one is knitted in Rico baby DK and lined with a scrap of Cath Kidston fabric. The flower brooch embellishment was bought from a jumble sale for 20p. Hope you like it!
KFB knit into front and back of stitch to increase
K2T knit 2 stitches together
CO cast on
BO bind (cast) off
CO 6 stitches
Next and every alternate row -purl
2 KFB around (12 stitches)
4( KFB K1) around 18 stitches
6(KFB K2) around 24 stitches
8(KFB K3) around 30 stitches
10 (KFB K4) around 36 stitches
Now work 11 rows in stocking (stockingette) stitch
22 (K2T K4) along
24 (K2T K3) along
26 (K2T K2) along
28 (K2T K1) along
30 (K2T) along
Done! Now make another exactly the same.
Choose your lining material and cut out 2 circles the same size or slightly larger than your knitting. Bear in mind that your circles of knitting arent flat and your lining needs to be big enough to create a sort of pouch when attached.
Slip stitch the lining to the knitting, then one at a time glue or sititch to the purse frame. There is a useful tutorial on this atu-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/.../purse_frames_de.html
When it is dry you can mattress stitch the 2 pieces around and add your favourite kitschy decorations.