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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Stafford Felted Purse

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Stafford Felted Purse
Stafford Felted Purse
Stafford Felted Purse
Stafford Felted Purse
Stafford Felted Purse

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Basic increasing
  • Basic decreasing
  • Basic seaming

Pattern Description:

This stylish, lightly felted handbag features easy double moss patterning, simple decreases and a genius I-cord button closure. Knit in two pieces then seamed together and felted, this pattern is appropriate for beginners. Instructions for how to line your bag with fabric are included in the 3-page PDF.


16 sts/20 rows = 4 in/10 cm in non-felted stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 11 inches x 13 inches, excluding handles


  • Manos del Uruguay 100% wool, 138 yards per 100 gram skein; color 114 Bramble; 2 skeins
  • US 9/5.5 mm straight needles
  • 1 pair 6 inch round handles
  • 1-inch shank button
  • Sharp needle with large eye
  • Cable Needle
  • 1/2 yard coordinating fabric for lining
  • Thread to match fabric
  • Blunt needle
  • Scissors