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Felt Purses

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

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k=knit
  • p=purl
  • k2tog = knit the next 2 stitches together
  • st st = knit 1 row then purl 1 row (this makes 2 rows)
  • sl 1 = slip 1 stitch from left on right needle at start of every row
  • Marker = small loop of coloured yarn placed at edge of knitting

Pattern Description:

Sweet felt purses in 2 useful sizes.

This pattern is an ideal project for those who want to try knit and felt.
Using stocking stitch and simple shaping this pattern is an ideal beginners knit and felt project.

3 pattern pages give clear and detailed instructions to knit and then felt your project.

These coin purses have neat envelope style flaps which can be closed either with a button or sew on snap fastener.

With Claire's careful and clear instructions, along with some of her "tricks and tips" these purses are a good first project in knitting and felting.

Recommended yarnDouble Knit or Worsted weight felting wool. To obtain a thick felt with no visible stitches ensure your yarn is 100% pure handwash only wool
Beware of "Superwash" it will not felt!!


14 st x 21 rows = 10cm square stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small 9cm (31/2") (H) 11cm (41/2" ) (W)
  • Large 11cm (41/2") (H) 13cm (5") (W)
  • Finished size varies with your choice of wool.


  • knitting needles 6.5mm
  • 10.5US

You Will Also Need:

  • Button

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of DK weight

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