Folded Rectangle Knit Purse
This forever-free pattern is a super beginner-friendly knit pattern. Get the pattern below the video tutorial.
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The Folded Rectangle Knit Purse is the perfect project for a beginner. Knitters will simply make a garter stitch (knit every row) rectangle and through easy folding, wind up with a super cute and functional bag. The video tutorial below will walk you through the folding and construction.
I used some of my KnitCrate yarn subscription box yarn. Audine Wools Bloom by Knitcrate in Delphinium. The purse pictured used 215 yards.
The yarn is listed as a DK weight, but I think it was more like a medium worsted. I recommend whatever yarn you choose, you make it a dense stiff type yarn to make a sturdy bag.
The pattern uses 4.5mm US-7 knitting needles. I used my favorite Addi Turbo fixed circulars but you can use straight needles if you prefer. Both the purse and i-cord strap can be made with either.
The purse itself can be made in a variety of sizes and the video tutorial will explain how you can customize the size and not have to check the gauge at all.
The video tutorial also explains how to change color to make a color-blocked purse like the one pictured above.
I hope you enjoy this pattern and would love to see what you make with it. Be sure to tag me on Insta or Facebook with @knitandcrocheteverafter, I love seeing what you guys come up with!
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Pattern says to CO 36 sts. Then Rows 1-256: Knit. 42 sts. You don’t mention increase sts anywhere, so is this a typo?
Hi there, you are correct! Total typo. I’ve uploaded a corrected version. Should be 36 sts.