Rustic Change Purse

Here’s a pattern that I came up with, for a piece I’ve titled “Rustic Change Purse”. It’s a nice little change purse and is pretty sturdy. So far I’m very happy with it! I made it over Christmas break while I snowed in back home in VA because I got tired of all the other knitting projects I was working on at the time.

Rustic Change Purse

Materials

  • Three colors of yarn, 20-35 yards of each
  • Size 2 double pointed needles

Gauge

9 rows and 7 sts = 1 inch in stockinette.

Directions

  1. Cast on 36 stitches in first color. Place stitch marker.
  2. Rows 1-8: Knit all the way around
  3. Row 9: Knit, binding off every 3rd stitch.
  4. Row 10: *k2, y.o., rep from * to end
  5. Rows 11-12: Knit all the way around
  6. Row 13: *k3, m1, rep from * to end
  7. Row 14: Knit all the way around
  8. Row 15: *k2, m1, rep from * to end
  9. Row 16: Change to second color, and knit all the way around
  10. Rows 17-30: Knit all the way around
  11. Row 31: Change to third color, and knit all the way around
  12. Row 32: Knit all the way around
  13. Row 33: *k6, k2tog, rep from * to end
  14. Row 34: Knit all the way around
  15. Row 35: *k5, k2tog, rep from * to end
  16. Row 36: Knit all the way around
  17. Row 37: *k4, k2tog, rep from * to end
  18. Row 38: Knit all the way around
  19. Row 39: *k3, k2tog, rep from * to end
  20. Row 40: Knit all the way around
  21. Row 41: *k2, k2tog, rep from * to end
  22. Row 42: Knit all the way around
  23. Row 43: *k1, k2tog, rep from * to end
  24. Row 44: Knit all the way around
  25. Row 45: *k2tog, rep from * to end
  26. There are now 9 stitches on your needles. Cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail to thread through stitches. Pull tight, and weave in ends.
  27. You can use any sort of ribbon or string that you like for the drawstring, but I cut pieces from each color yarn and braided them together for mine. Weave your drawstring in and out through the holes at the top of the purse. Tying them together tightens the opening.

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