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Just The Change Pattern

Difficulty: Easy

The name of this lovely little bag belies its almost universal usefulness. It is perfect for change: the bag has some fullness at the bottom that, when filled with change, makes it stand up all by itself so that everyone can take notice.

Clip two 27" (67.5cm) chains together and then to the frame loops to wear the bag across the body as an integral part of your outfit and large enough for a small mirror, lip balm or lipstick, pressed powder, a tiny phone, funds.

Hand-beaded with silver-lined seed beads and twirls of ribbon around the frame, it is the perfect tiny bag for bridesmaids as heirloom gifts or in place of flowers that match their dresses.

It is the perfect, quick-to-knit bag to make tonight so you can carry it tomorrow (in the perfect color to go with that brand new outfit you plan to debut).

And worked up in fun, festive colors, with a single flower a little bling, it is the perfect little gift for every lucky girl on your list.

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

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  • Two skull ornaments with screws.

    There are skull people . . . The mom of one of my girlfriends has knitting and accessory bags with skull and crossbones printed on them. I've seen people wearing skulls emblazoned across hats, the backs of leather jackets, knitted mittens.

    And then there are people who don't know they are secretly skull people . . . I would be one of these. I have always been a great appreciator of the day of the dead, but not a skull person . . . until I screwed this little skull ornament onto the front flap of my

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  • Locket Convention

    Locket Ornament


    Locket Name:

    These lockets really lock, so make sure you keep the key in a good place . . .

    Each locket makes a charming, lovely ornament for a tiny bag. Or it can be used to lock that little box of treasures. Or a secret chest. Or the two zippers of a suitcase or bag. 

    Collect them all as charms. Maybe a girl might like a little locket locked to the front belt loop of a pair of jeans. Lock some rubber band bracelets together in a bunch. Lock the front of your Ella Coat closed and wear the key on a chain around your neck. Lock the french cuffs of a blouse closed. . . Lock through the eyelet on the top of a pair of lace-up boots.

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Finished Dimensions

3.5" (8.75cm) wide at top
5" (10cm) wide at base
4.5" (11.25cm) tall

Difficulty Level

Intrepid Easy: Requires knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles, 3-needle bind off, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process.


Pre-felted gauge: 20 sts and 28 rounds = 4" (10cm) in St st with a double-strand of worsted weight yarn.


Just the Change Hardware Kit is Available for this Pattern

3.5" (9cm) classic purse frame in shiny nickel
8" (20cm) classic purse chain in shiny nickel
Cabochon rivets in shiny nickel

Yarn Requirements

100 yds (90m)

Needles and Other Materials

Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needles
Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needle
Stitch markers to mark sides
Tapestry needle or metal double-pointed needle
Locktite Superglue Extra Time Control clear-drying glue to glue bag into frame

Cover Samples

Both of the bags pictured were created using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool. The bag on the left was made in Black and decorated with shiny nickel Cabochon Rivets, a Skull Ornament, and a Bling Locket. The bag on the right was made in Light Turquoise and was decorated with shiny nickel Cabochon Rivets and two Classic Chains (27") to create a cross body look. The chain itself is decorated with numerous Lockets.

No errors have been reported for this pattern