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Adorable Felted Purses in Two Sizes with Cherry Blossoms

Very small quantities of the kits for these purses! 2 skeins make both purses.

Difficulty: Easy

This is the season of starting to dine outside again at tables in the garden. And this is also the season of adorable, flower-adorned purses. Meet the Little and Big Adorable. They are just waiting for you to take them out to Sunday Brunch. Two skeins will make both of these purses. 

There are limited quantities in both colors, so if you love this purse, you'll want to snatch up yours right away.


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Check the Additional Details tab below for more information about this pattern, including difficulty level, finished dimensions, pre-felted gauge, detailed yarn requirements, and required materials.

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Purse Pattern Description & Difficulty Level

Intrepid Easy to Intermediate: This pattern requires familiarity with knitting, purling, knitting on circular needles in the round, increasing, decreasing, binding off, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process. These purses are worked bottom up using a single strand of worsted weight, feltable wool on circular or double-pointed needles. 


Approximate Finished Dimensions

Little Adorable (not including frame)

Height at center: 3 - 3.5" (7.6 - 8.9cm) 
Bottom width: 3" (7.6cm)
Bottom depth: 1 - 1.25" (2.54 - 3.2cm)

Big Adorable (not including frame)

Height at center: 6" (15.25cm)
Bottom width: 6.25" (15.9cm)
Bottom depth: 2" (5cm) 

Pre/Un-felted Gauge

Purses: 20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch using one strand of light worsted felting yarn on size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge

Flowers: Gauge is not important for this project insofar as you can make flowers larger or smaller by changing the needle size and the yarn type. Nevertheless, the pictured flowers were worked on size 7 (4.5mm) needles.


Yarn Requirements 

All projects are made with Shepherd’s Wool by Stonehedge Fiber Mill. Their 100% USA-made Merino, light-worsted weight, feltable wool is unmatched in its softness and the perfection of its felt. Noni is delighted to be the only retail outlet - that is, besides themselves - that will continue to carry their gorgeous yarn. 

Little Adorable Felted Purse  requires 2.5 oz or 155 yds (141.6m) or 1 skein of yarn.  

 Big Adorable Felted Purse requires 4.2 oz or 265 yds (242m) or 2 skeins of worsted weight feltable yarn.

NOTE: 2 skeins of a single color will make both purses. Yarn requirements will vary with a knitter’s personal gauge. Please make sure you purchase enough yarn.


Needles and Other Materials for Purses

1 US size 7 (4.5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needle for Big Adorable 

US size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) to work Little Adorable

Locking stitch markers:

For Little Adorable, you will need 2 to mark the sides, one of a different color to mark the beginning of the round.

For Big Adorable, you will need 6, one of a different size or color to mark the beginning of the round.

1 Noni Adorable Purse Kit, Includes:

  • Adotrable Purse Patterrn as my gift (an $8.50 value)
  • Sew-in Purse Frame (antique brass) with kiss-lock Pink or Black Baubles
  • 1 Noni Renaissance Purse Chain (antique brass)
  • 1 package of 6 Noni 16mm Classic Bag Feet in antique brass for Big Adorable or 4 (1 package of 20) Cabochon Rivets in antique brass to make tiny bag feet for Little Adorable
  • Noni color-matched silver-lined 8mm Seed Beads and nylon beading thread package to decorate the bag
  • Sharp, large-eyed darning needle and small-gauge sewing needle for finishing

1 - 2 appropriately sized piece(s) of Mat Board or other stiffener to structure purse bottoms

Locktite Extra Time Control Glue to glue the purse to the frameAwl or odd, small-gauge double-pointed needle to help with finishing work

No errors have been reported for this pattern. 

If you believe you have discovered an error, please write to Nora.