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Big Flirt Purse Pattern

The best little knitting accessories or change purse ever!

Difficulty: Easy

Big Flirt is a felted, micro-bag that will steal your heart. She's tiny, but she can carry a lot of change, knitting supplies such as stitch markers, small but essential cosmetics, or your favorite jewelry on holiday. 

She's so quick to knit: maybe less than, or just over, and hour. One skein of yarn will make multitudes, so she is perfect for gift-knitting. Start knitting now for all the ladies and little girls on your list.

Look at Additional Details below for information about bag dimensions, gauge, materials, and bag kits.

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  • Big Flirt in Ripe Peaches

    Big Flirt Ripe Peaches Limited Edition Complete Kit



    This hardware kit contains everything you need to make and finish one Big Flirt bag in one of our limited edition hand-painted colorways.

    The hardare kit includes the following:

    • 60 yds (65.5m) 100% Merino hand-painted, "Ripe Peaches" felting yarn 
    • 1 Big Flirt Purse Frame
    • 1 10" (25cm) Classic Purse Chain with handle-loop attachment
    • 1 package of 6 12mm Bag Feet
    • 1 4.5" x 4.5" piece of bag bottom stiffener
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  • Big Flirt Complete Kit

    In this hardware kit, you have everything you need to finish the Big Flirt bag.

    The hardare kit includes the following:

    • 1 Big Flirt Purse Frame
    • 1 10" (25cm) Classic Purse Chain
    • 1 package of 6 12mm Bag Feet
    • 1 4.5" x 4.5" piece of bag bottom stiffenere
    • 1 package of silver seed beads and white beading thread

  • Big and Little Flirt Frames

    Flirt Purse Frame



    The Flirt Purse Frame collection is Noni's newest obsession. These little frames are just right for micro-bags, tiny hand-knitted and felted bags that carry little treasures and are little treasures themselves. The little bags I have designed for these frames are fun, flirty, and - trust me on this one - practical.

    The three Little Sweets bags give you three tiny purses for tiny things: stitch markers, favorite earrings, little mints, lipstick, and other diminutives. The two Not Enough Parties purses offer you a larger profile micro-bag with a tiny purse chain handle that allows you hands-free perusal of the buffet offerings. Wear your little bag like jewelry. The Flirt bag rocks as a change purse, but also does a stunning job as your dinner out companion. A phone doesn't fit; so you can focus all your attention on the moment.

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Finished Dimensions

Width at widest part of the frame 3 1/4" (8.25cm)

Height from bottom to frame apex 3 1/4" (8.25cm)

Bag bottom circumference: 11 1/4" (28.5cm)


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).



20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch on a size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needle or needle size to obtain gauge. 



Suggested Hardware

1 Noni hardware kit: Includes: 1 Big Flirt purse frame, 1 10" (25cm) purse chain with 2 handle loops, 4 12mm bag feet, and seed beads and nylon beading thread in neutral silver beads with white thread.


Yarn Requirements

The Flirt bag is made with worsted-weight, feltable wool. The pictured bag is made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool in limited edition hand-painted-by-Nora

Flirt: 55 yds (46m)


Needles and Other Materials

Size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (set)

Sewing needle

Tapestry needle

Size 8 seed beads

Nylon beading thread or strong sewing thread

Locktite Super Glue "Extra Time Control"