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Peony Little Purse

Difficulty: Easy

This is the lunch-sized companion to the Clematis Shopping Bag. A stylish alternative to the typical plastic lunch sack, it can be made striped and adorned with the Peony flower for an eminently feminine look, or try rugby stripes or solids (without flower) for a great-looking but entirely unisex and utilitarian tote.

Felted bags are well-suited as lunch totes because they are naturally insulated, don't lose their shape or their immense carrying capabilities when wet, and withstand even harsh treatment, all the while looking fantastic.

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  • Felted White and Fuchsia Peonies

    Peony Flower


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    Peonies beguile us every Spring: their round buds glisten and require the assistance of small ants to open. Alas, they are gone too quickly as Summer approaches.

    Now you can carry the lushness of peonies with you all year: they look complex to make, but this pattern is deceptively easy to knit. Use them to embellish your lattice bag, your carpet bag, or put pins on them and switch between bags, coats, denim jackets, and hats. A beautiful flower for any occasion.

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  • Front view of Victoria

    Victoria Purse


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    This classic black and white felted purse completes your classic outfit. She pairs beautifully with most any outfit but is absolutely stunning with a black and white ensemble: black suit, white blouse, black or white shoes, a pop of color. Picture a red scarf or lipstick, or a pair of hot pink shoes or sandals and matching nail polish. Or even a simple, little black dress.

    This purse can take you from a day at the office to the office party at night. She can go with you to any special event: date night, an evening at the wine bar, a bar mttzvah or bat mitzvah celebration, wedding, holiday.

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  • Classic Chain in four sizes

    Classic Purse Chain



    The Classic Purse Chain has a timeless quality that makes it the perfect choice to use with Noni purse frames that have built-in loops. To turn clutches into handbags, or handbags into shoulder bags, use the lobster claw ends to clip onto built-in or our screw-in Handle Loops.

    The Classic 27" chain turns any bag into a shoulder bag. Clip two 27" (67.5cm) chains together, and you can make even the tiniest purse a cross body bag.

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  • Classic Frame with Loops

    Classic Purse Frame


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    The Noni Classic Purse frame is a modern kiss-lock frame that works beautifully with lovely vintage style bags as well as with sleek, austere fashions. Available currently in the shiny nickel finish and four tiny bag sizes. Some frames are available in limited quantities without loops.

    The "sew-hole" feature allows the bag-maker and crafter to sew knitted, felted, or fabric bags into the frames using color-coordinated Noni Seed Bead and Thread combination packages.

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Finished Dimensions

Little Purse Lunch Bag

9" (22.5cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
6" (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
12" (30cm) tall

Peony Flower

4 1/2" (11.25cm) from edge to edge of flower
5" (12.5cm) long stem
1 1/2" (3.75cm) diameter bud

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid beginner: Requires knowledge of basic crochet stitches, increasing and decreasing, working in the round, and some simple hand-sewing.


Pre-felted gauge: 11 stitches and 13 rounds = 4" (10cm) with a double strand of worsted weight yarn.


Yarn Requirements 

Lunch Bag: 579 yards (529m) Orange
                 579 yards (529m) Canteloupe

Peony Flower: 50 yards (46m) Lime
                     185 yards (169m) Fuchsia
                     10 yards (9m) Fizz in pale yellow

Hooks and Other Materials

Sewing needle
Tapestry needle
Nylon sewing thread 
Size L (8 mm) crochet hook for lunch bag
Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook for peony flower
4 bag rings (optional-not pictured)
4 - 6 Noni 24mm bag feet
Amazing Magnetic Snap (for use with optional closure tab - not pictured)
13.5 x 22.5 in sheet of stiffener
Locking stitch markers

No errors have been reported for this pattern.