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Petit Four Evening Bag

Difficulty: Easy

A one-skein project, this little vintage-style, romantic bag is fun to make and looks as sweet as the little cakes for which it was named. Embellish your little sweet with one or several of the sweetheart roses, romantic as sugar flowers (pattern included), and your little bag is a vintage-style companion for a wedding or an evening out. The perfect bag for for you to take to the wedding in a color that matches or compliments your outfit. It is also the perfect bag for bride and bridesmaids. 

Dot with cabochon rivets in nickel, antique brass, or gunmetal finishes (pick the finish that matches your frame!) in an all-over design and your little purse has the feeling of a little harlequin pastry.

Style with a bouquet of pansies from Noni Flowers and it is the ideal companion for a Spring-time frock. 

This bag is big enough for wallet, keys, and phone, but small enough for all your gift-knitting projects. 

The Petit Four bags requires The Elegant Frame with Bag Feet Hardware Kit to complete as pictured. Click on the Additional Details tab for more information about dimensions, yarn amounts, materials, and bag kits that include everything you need to complete this project.

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Finished Dimensions

6” (15cm) wide across the front/back at bag top
8” (20cm) wide across the front/back at bag bottom
3” (7.5cm) deep
5 1/2 - 6” (13.75 - 15cm) tall

Pattern Difficulty

Intrepid Beginner: Requires knowledge of knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round on circular needles.


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


Yarn Requirements


190 yds (173.75m)

Bright Roses

75- 215 yds (69- 196.5m) each: Sage, Red, Christmas Rd, Hot Pink, Antique Rose

Pastel Roses

75- 215 yds (69- 196.5m) each:Green or Sage, Hot Pink, Christmas Red,Baby Pink, Antique Rose

Needles and Other Requirements

Size 8 (5mm) 16" (40cm) circular needles
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Nylon sewing thread
Stitch markers
Elegant snap frame
4 - 6 Noni 24mm bag feet
7 1/2 x 9 in sheet of stiffener
'A Noni Design' label

Pictured Samples

The samples pictured were made with Stoenehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool and with Tilli Tomas. The flowers on the bags were made with embellished yarn that is no longer available. The chocolate bag with a single rose was made with Shepherd's Wool in Midnight Lake with embellised yarn rose in Moss and Ruby. The red bag was made with in Shepherd's Wool Garnet and then hand-beaded. The white and pale pink bags on the back cover were made in Tilli Tomas's Whistler in Natural and Dusty Pink respectively. We are sorry to say that this yarn is no longer available. 

Let us put a custom hardware kit together for you. Contact us for details and pricing.

Petit Four Bag with Sweetheart Roses
First Edition

The following minor change in the wording of Round 48 makes the repeat of this instruction for rows 52 and 56 more clear:

Row 48 Decrease as follows: *K to within 2 sts of marker, SSK, sm, K2tog, K to within 2 sts of marker, SSK, sm, K2tog, K to end.* Repeat steps between stars for opposite side.

Rose leaf, Row 5 Final st count is 7.