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Charlotte Felt Handbag

from Claire Fairall Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Charlotte Felt Handbag
Charlotte Felt Handbag
Charlotte Felt Handbag
Charlotte Felt Handbag
Charlotte Felt Handbag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • K=knit
  • P=purl
  • Inc= increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch
  • k2tog -knit the following 2 stitches together as 1 stitch.

Pattern Description:

A super, sweet felt handbag. How can you resist it?

This little bag will hold the bare essentials for a trip out, keys, credit cards, phone, a few other little bits and pieces.
Ideal for a special event or just because it's so darn cute!!
Kids and teens will adore it too!

I have written this pattern in 2 versions-
Circular ( in the round) or Flat ( 2 needles stocking stitch) so you can choose which method you prefer.

My clear and detailed 11 page pattern contains instructions for-
Knitting the bag in both circular or flat versions.
Making up,
Finishing your bag,
also a section with my additional tips and tricks to get a fantastic result!
This bag is knitted first in pure wool and then felted in an ordinary washing machine.

Any felting yarns will work well for this pattern-Look to see if the yarn is called a felting/ filz wool.

Most suppliers will say if it is good for felting but always check for hand-wash only!!

If you've always wanted to have a go with making a knit and felt bag, this is the ideal pattern for you.


11st x 16 rows stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Felted Size 24cm (9 .5") high 20cm (8") wide


  • Flat knitting version 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) standard knitting needles x 1 pair plus 1 spare 8mm needle. Stitch markers x8 tension - 11sts x 16 rows
  • Circular knitting version 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Double ended needles x4 and 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) Circular needle x 40cm /16" Stitch markers x8 round/row marker

You Will Also Need:

  • Button to close bag
  • Stitch markers ( loops of coloured wool or small hair elastics)

Suggested yarn:

150 meters of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rico Creative Filz