Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Paillette Purse Pattern

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This is the pattern for the purse or at least the closest thing to a pattern I can muster. I didn't count the darn bangles/paillettes so I don't know how many to tell you to get at the moment. This will be added later. If you have any questions about the pattern feel free to contact me :)

Size 8 needles
Paillettes with large holes about 182
1 hank Cordé by Judi & Co.

This bag is knit all in one piece and sewn up the sides.Before you cast on, string your paillettes onto the yarn.

Cast on 29 stitches
Rows 1-5 K1, P1 across
Row 6 K1, P1, *insert needle as if to knit and slide a paillette up to the needle, complete the knit stitch, P1, repeat from * across row to last two stitches K1,P1
Repeat rows 1-6 six times
K1, P1 for five rows.
This completes one side of the bag.
Repeat the entire process for the second side and bind off.

Make a 4 stitch I cord for the strap in whatever length you desire.

You can use any kind of closure for this bag that you like. I crocheted a button and then crocheted a small loop to fit around the button. To crochet a button you chain 5 then single crochet around twice. Break the yarn then use the tail to close the open end. Tadah! A crocheted button!

With RS facing, sew up the sides of the bags, attach i-cord, and sew on your choice of closure