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Estella Purse

Knit in just two hours, Estella is an elegant purse that has two handle options. Shimmery yarn adds that extra pizzazz to really make this piece shine.

Time: 2 Hour Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 10.25” [26 cm] wide x 7.75” [20 cm] tall

Gauge: 8 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Yarn: Hoooked Ribbon XL (60% recycled cotton, 20% other recycled fibres, 20% lurex; 93 yards [85 meters]/250 grams): RXLlur8 Stardust Bronze (1 cone)

 

Needles: US size 17 (12 mm) straight needles

Notions: tapestry needle, 1.1 yards [1 meter] of chain, 1 tuck lock clasp, 2 Wool and the Gang Trigger Rings, sewing needle, sewing thread.

Pattern Notes

This bag is worked in 3 flat pieces that are seamed together. The strap is worked using a macrame square knot, then attached to the bag.

Pattern

Back & Flap

CO 15 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P across.

Row 2: K1, inc 1, k to last st, inc 1, k1. (17 sts)

Row 3: P1, inc 1, p to last st, inc 1, p1. (19 sts)

Row 4: K across.

Row 5: Rep Row 3. (21 sts)

Rows 6-25: Work in St st, starting with a RS row.

Row 26: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (19 sts)

Row 27: P1 p2tog tbl, p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. (17 sts)

Rows 28-33: Rep Rows 26-27 three more times. (5 sts)

Row 34: K1, DD, k1. (3 sts)

Row 35: DD. (1 st)

Fasten off.

Front

CO 15 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P across.

Row 2: K1, inc 1, k to last st, inc 1, k1. (17 sts)

Row 3: P1, inc 1, p to last st, inc 1, p1. (19 sts)

Row 4: K across.

Row 5: Rep Row 3. (21 sts)

Rows 6-21: Work in St st, starting with a RS row.

BO all sts.

Gusset Panel

CO 3 sts.

Row 1 (WS): P across.

Row 2: K1, [M1, k1] 2 times. (5 sts)

Row 3: P across.

Row 4: K 1, inc 1, k to last st, inc 1, k1. (7 sts)

Row 5-63: Work in St st, starting with a WS row.

Row 64: K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. (5 sts)

Row 65: P across.

Row 66: K1, DD, k1. (3 sts)

Row 67: P across.

BO all sts.

Handle

Cut two lengths of yarn, 1.3 yards [1.2 meters] and 5.25 yards [4.8 meters]. Fold both lengths in half and secure center points together, so that the shorter lengths are in the middle and longer lengths are on the outside. Using Square Knots, tie the longer lengths over the shorter lengths until you reach the end. Secure ends, and sew into a loop. Cut 1.1 yards [1 meter] length of yarn and wrap around handle tightly, then tuck ends in and secure in place with a few stitches using sewing thread.

Finishing

With WS facing, sew front panel to gusset panel. Rep with back panel. Fold flap over bag and attach tuck lock clasp following manufacturer’s instructions. Attach trigger rings to sides of bag and attach chain and handle to each side. Cut 1.1 yards [1 meter] length of yarn and weave through chain, securing each end with a few stitches using sewing thread. Weave in all ends.

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Comments
  • Sandra H.

    I have tons of ribbon yarn in my stash that I inherited so this is a great way to use it up!

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