Little Purse

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Needed: a little bit of DK wool or yarn for the purse and for the border, knitting needles 4 mm (UK8), sewing needle for wool, a button, crochet hook 4 mm


Cast on 15 stitches
Knit 50 rows (this shows 25 ridges)

To make the flap

Knit the first 2 stitches of every row together until 1 stitch is left.
Cut the wool, leaving aprox. a 5 cm tail and pull the yarn through the last stitch (photo 1).


Fold the knitting double leaving the flap up (photo 2).

Now crochet a border for joining and decoration:

Start with one side (join both layers, (photo 3),

then the flap (and form the button loop in the middle of the flap at 'the 'point' of it - see (photo 4),

followed by the second and last side (photo 5).
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Border: Push the hook through both layers and pull the wool back through these layers, make a chain of 2 stitches over the sides.

Buttonhole: Make a chain of 10 stitches. Close the chain in the first of the 10 chains.

Weave in all ends of loose yarn and cut off any tails (photo 6).

Sew a button on the purse (photo 7).

Congratulations, you now have a great little purse knitted all by yourself!