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A Little Bit of Hope Purse

Difficulty: Easy

I have been thinking a lot about hope as winter begins. For me, hope can be a small thing, but always with you. We tuck it away. Hold it tight in our hands or worry it with nervous fingers. Small hope gets us through. Hope is big. This tiny bag, is the little big bag that carries hope.

As any knitter knows, the knitted gift is always more than its physical self. It is hours of thought, a meditation often, of love. Of hope. This tiny purse is no different, even though it is quick to knit and easy to finish. This tiny purse is perfect for small treasures. It is a re-usable gift box for a lovely gift. Or it is the gift itself. It is a bodacious stash buster, too, requiring only 20 yards of feltable worsted weight yarn. You don't have 20 yards of one color? Stripes are fun. Maybe more fun. Make several for tiny precious surprises or as a happy container for your stitch markers and other small knitting notions. Attach a key chain and carry it with you.

See the Additional Details tab below for information about Pattern Difficulty, Dimensions, Gauge, Materials, and the Pictured Samples.

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Pattern Difficulty 

Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, binding off, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process and to make the tiny bag linings (if desired).

Finished Dimensions

2 1/2" w x 2 1/2" h (6.25cm w x 6.25cm h)


Pre-Felted Gauge  

20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch 


Yarn Requirements

20 yds (18.5m) 

Other Materials

US7 (4.5mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles 

Sewing needle for finishing work

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Locktite Super Glue “Extra Time Ccontrol”

1/16 yd (.05m) lining fabric if desired (optional)

2 locking stitch markers in different colors to mark sides

1 Noni A Little Bit of Hope Hardware Kit: 

  • 1 Little Flirt purse frame
  • 1 Noni seed beads and thread package of white thread with silver beads or your preferred color
  • 1 A Noni Design label

Cover Samples

All of the pictured purses are made with worsted-weight, feltable wool. Pictured bags are made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool