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Free Knitting Pattern: Plush Purse

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 70670AD
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
18 in. (45.5 cm) wide at base x 12 1/2 in. (32 cm) high


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This textured purse is stylish and fun; for the handles pictured, please purchase item #4039. As seen on the Martha Stewart Show.
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Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Fisherman Blossom Russet Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Spice
Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Graphite Black
Grey Marble Obsidian Mustard Peacock Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration
Cabernet Constellation Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat
Wood Sequoia Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle
Desert Flamingo Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin
Bluebird Raven Winter Sky Camouflage Tangerine Wild Strawberry Blueberry Abalone
Licorice Grape Acai Spearmint Toffee Peppermint Hoosiers Hoyas
Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman
$ 47.45  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]   $ 4.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Semi-circular wooden purse handles, 10 in. wide (25.5 cm) across base with a 6 in. (15 cm) wide opening.

Plush Purse

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


10 sts + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Loop Stitch with larger needles.
13 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Moss Diamond Stitch with smaller needles.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Loop Stitch
(multiple of 2 + 1)
Rows 1 and 3: Knit.
Row 2 (WS): K1; *insert right needle into next st, wind yarn over right needle point, then over 3 fingers of left hand, then over right needle point again; draw 2 loops through the st and place them back on the left needle; knit 2 loops tog through the back loop (loop stitch made), k1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K2; *make loop stitch, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Loop Stitch.

Moss Diamond Stitch (worked over 55 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, k1, *p5, (k1, p1) twice, k9, (p1, k1) twice; rep from * once more, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: *(P1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice, k5, p1, k5; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice.
Row 5: K1; *(p1, k1) 5 times, k4, p1, k1, p1, k5; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) 5 times.
Row 7: K2, *(p1, k1) 4 times, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, k4; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) 4 times, k1.
Row 9: K3, *(p1, k1) 3 times, k4, (p1, k1) 4 times, k4; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) 3 times, k2.
Row 11: K4, *(p1, k1) twice, k4, (p1, k1) 5 times, k4; rep from * once more, (p1, k1) twice, k3.
Row 13: *K5, p1, k5, (p1, k1) twice, p3, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * once more, k5, p1, k5.
Row 15: P1, *k9, (p1, k1) twice, p5, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * once more, k9, p1.
Row 17: K1, p1, *k7, (p1, k1) twice, p7, (k1, p1) twice; rep from * once more, k7, p1, k1.
Row 19: Repeat Row 15.
Row 21: Repeat Row 13.
Row 22: Repeat Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-22 for Moss Diamond Stitch.

With larger needles, cast on 45 sts. Work in Loop Stitch until piece measures 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm) from beginning, end with a RS row.
Change to smaller needles.
Next Row (WS): Knit, inc 10 sts evenly spaced across- 55 sts.
Work 22 rows of Moss Diamond Stitch. Bind off.

Work same as Front.

Sew Front and Back together along sides and lower edge, leaving 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) unsewn at top of each side seam. Tuck lower corners to inside, sew in place. Sew 2 pleats, about 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) deep evenly spaced on Front and Back. With yarn threaded into large-eyed blunt needle, sew handles inside Back and Front with closely spaced blanket st. Weave in ends.

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inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
p = purl RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Downloadable Pattern: Plush Purse Reviewed by Barbara Whiteside on 2009-02-13 *****
I made this purse and it is beautiful. Pattern was easy to follow. I am very pleased. Looks just like the picture. I gave it as a gift. Now I will make one for myself in a different color.

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