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Heartfelt Felted Purses Pattern

Two tiny felted purses

Difficulty: Easy

These little purses enchant me. I love making them and I love finishing them, decorating them with beads, with beaded hearts, with little knitted flowers (beaded Cherry Blossoms, for example). They are perfect little gift boxes for the necklace you want to give to a family member, or the ring you saw in the Antique Store window that made your think of your best friend and you had to get it for her, or the "something blue" earrings you lent to a God Daughter so she could have something borrowed and something blue, and a beautiful little keepsake purse to remember everything by. 

These little purses are just the right size for special little gifts, and more than big enough for all the heart felt emotion and meaning associated with such gifts.

These tiny treasures are so sweet and so fast, you can have them ready for a dinner out this coming weekend or next week. Or for that Just Because date with someone dear to you.

Both of these Heart Felt purses fit in the palm of your hand. The smaller one (It's a flat, lozenge-shaped purse that takes only 20 minutes to knit and less than 20 minutes to put in the frame). The extra beading took me a very pleasant hour or two to complete.

The larger Heart Felt has more stitches, so there is more poof to it, and it a little bit taller. It took about 30 minutes to knit and the same amount of finishing time as the slightly smaller purse.

You will adore making these little treats, and your special knitters friends will as well. And anyone who receives one will love them, too.

See the Additional Details tab below for information about finished size, gauge, yarn and other required materials, and other essential information. 

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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 to complete the finishing process and tomake 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 using a US8 (5mm) needle or needle size to obtain gauge. 


Yarn Requirements

Each purse is made with 15 yds (13.7m) of worsted-weight, feltablewool. Pictured purses are made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill’sShepherd’s Wool.

The smaller Heart Felt is made in Hot Pink with Bright Red Beads
The larger Heart Felt is made in Zinnia Pink with Bright Red Beads


Other Materials

What you need to make these purses:

US size 8 (5mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles
2 locking stitch markers in different colors to mark sides/round
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

What you need to finish these purses:

Small gauge ewing needle for finishing work
Locktite Super Glue “Extra Time Control” or “Gel Control” for gluing the purse into the frame
1 Noni Little BIG Love! and More BIG Love! Hardware Kitincludes:

• 1 Heart Felt purse frame in Gunmetal or Antique Brass
• 1 purse chain in matching finish
• 1 Tiny ball of Shepherd’s Wool
• 1 Noni seed beads and thread package of color-matched nylon beading thread with silver-lined seed beads

Totally Optional, If Desired: A healthy scrap or 1/16 yd (.05m)light to medium-light weight fabric such as cotton, cottonblend, dupioni silk, or silk charmeuse lining fabric

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.

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