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Bettie Boop

Difficulty: Easy

Inspired by the beloved, alluringly feminine icon of the 1930's, this bag is both flirty and straightforward, delicate yet ever so comfortable.

Just as the original Miss B. practically purred with the romantic gleam of the jazz age and the revolutionary confidence of the Flappers, The Bettie Boop will give you the irresistible urge to flaunt your feminine side while still staying perfectly put together. Elegant underpinnings, including a clever, fully assembled (USA-made) hex frame and a totally innovative blossom-shaped turn-lock, create the ideal silhouette to show off sculpted blooms and the sparkle of crystals and beads.

Click on the Additional Details tab below for more information about dimensions, yarn amounts, materials, and all the hardware components you need to complete this project.

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  • Hex frames

    Hex Frame



    Hex frames are architecture that, once sewn into the top of a bag, give it crisp shaping and structure as well as a tightly closed top. Open the top and it springs open and stays open until you close it. See the beautiful results that the structure of a hex frame can give to your bag in the Bettie Boop Bag.

    Bag makers of all sorts will want to experiment with the hex frame: from the classic handbag in dupioni silk, to a fashion forward clutch in leather or felt, to an accessory bag made of oil cloth or a cute print, to knitting or crafting tote made of knitted or industrial felt.

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  • Bag Feet, 24mm, 16mm, and 12mm

    Bag Feet


    Metal Finish:

    Our line of classic bag feet are low profile with a raised edge around the top. The timeless styling makes these bag feet the ideal finishing touch for both elegant evening bags as well as casual, every-day totes.

    Available in multiple finishes and sizes that work with all of the purse frames and embellishments we carry, we have the perfect feet for your bag. 

    Feet are packaged in groups of 6 for your convenience. We recommend purchasing bag feet in tandem with our extra stiff bag bottom Stiffener.

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Finished Dimensions

Small Bag

13" (32.5cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
10" (25cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
4" (10cm) deep
9" (22.5cm) tall

Medium Bag

14" (35cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
12" (30cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
4 1/2" (11cm) deep
10" (25cm) tall

Large Bag

17 1/2" (44cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
14" (35cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
6" (15cm) deep
10" (25cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Beginner to Intermediate: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, working in the round on circular needles, simple hand-sewing, finishing techniques such as applying bag feet, bag handles, and closures


Pre-felted gauge: 12 stitches and 16 rounds = 4" (10cm) using a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.


Suggested Hardware

Small Bag

Noni 10" (25cm) custom assembled hex frame
Noni Sparkle Rivets in Citron Green

Medium Bag Only

Noni 12" (30cm) custom assembled hex frame
Noni Sparkle Rivets in Onyx Black Diamond

Large Bag Only

Noni 14" (35cm) custom assembled hex frame
Noni Sparkle Rivets in Hibiscus

Yarn Requirements

Small Bettie Boop

Solid Colored Bag: 750 yards (685m)
Beaded Bag: 500 yds (458m)
280 yds (256m) embellished yarn
Flowers: 65 yds (60m)

Medium Bettie Boop

Bag: 1000 yards (916m)
Flowers: 45 yds (42m)

Large Bettie Boop

Bag: 1250 yards (1143m)
Flowers: 50 yds (46m) Color A
25 yds (23m) Color B

Needles and Other Materials

Size 11 (8mm) 24" (60 cm) or 32" (80cm) circular needle
Size 10 (6mm) needles for turnlock flap
Size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5) for flowers
Noni Flower Turn Lock
6 Noni Big 24mm bag feet
1 pair of JUL 18" or 20" (45 - 50cm) rolled leather handles
'A Noni Design' label
Sewing needle
Nylon beading thread
Stitch markers
11.25 x 13.5 in sheet of stiffener
1 - 1 1/2 yds (1 - 1.4m) of lining material according to preference

Pictured Samples

Pictured bags were made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool: The Small Bag was worked in Spring Green held with Tilli Tomas Lime Flurries (We regret that the Flurries yarn is no longer available. Please look for a substitute embellished yarn that is feltable.); Spring Green flowers with Citron Green Sparkle Rivet centers. The Medium Bag is pictured in Black; the flowers were made in Spring Green with Onyx Black Diamond Sparkle Rivet centers. The Large Bag is pictured in Pink; the flowers were made in Zinnia Pink and Pink with pink Sparkle Rivet centers. These pale pink Sparkle Rivets are no longer available. Please substitute our Clear or Hibiscus (hot pink) Sparkle Rivets.

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