Bear Paws Purse / Bag

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Bear Paws Purse / Bag Pattern


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Knitting: Bear Paws Purse / Bag
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • lace knitting

Pattern Description:

Browsing through a knitting book, a nice pattern draw my attention. In French it was called Pattes d'ours (bear paws). A little purse came to my mind to make.

As I was finished knitting, my son thought I had made a hat. And indeed, I can put my purse on my head perfectly.
So, you can use this pattern to make:
a little purse - with a set of 2.5 mm (US 1.5) DP needles
a hat - with a set of 2.5 mm (US 1.5) DP needles
a shopping bag - with a set of 4.5 mm (US 7) DP needles or which one you choose
or whatever use you can see of it

The pattern has written instructions as wel as charted.


with needles US 1.5 my swatch in the bear paws motif was:
27 stitches x 52 rows for a square of 10 cm x 10 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Purse (US 1.5): bottom diameter 16 cm
  • Purse (US 1.5): height 18 cm
  • Bag (US 7): bottom diameter 30 cm
  • Bag (US 7): height 45 cm


  • 260 yards yarn
  • five 2,5 mm (US 1.5) double pointed (sock) needles
  • one 2,5 mm 80 cm (US 1.5 24-36) circular needle
  • or thicker needles for a bigger bag

You Will Also Need:

  • darning needle
  • stitch marker
  • crochet hook

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by Breipret
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