#184 Little Sweets: Three Tiny Felted Purses by Nora J. Bellows

#184 Little Sweets: Three Tiny Felted Purses

May 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
20 - 25 yards (18 - 23 m)
3 styles
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These three Little Sweets are delightful to put in your knitting tote or handbag. Fill them with stitch markers, tiny scissors, or tapestry needles. Their diminutive silhouettes are too cute to pass up, fun and fast to make, and make great gifts.

Choose 26 1/2 minutes for a pair of precious earrings, your favorite rings, medicines you take at lunch time. Make Just Lipstick as a little purse for a tube of lipstick, chapstick, or your phone blue-tooth. And Little Poof is the cutest change purse ever. It’s also great for stitch holders, those tiny snips scissors, and other small knitting necessities.

Pattern Difficulty/Skill Requirements
Easy Knitting and Skill-building Finishing:
Requires knowledge of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, binding off, and some hand-sewing during the finishing process and to make the tiny bag linings (if desired).

Finished Dimensions
Twenty-Six and A Half Minutes: 2 1/2” w x 2 1/2” h (6.25cm w x 6.25cm h)
Just Lipstick: 2 1/2” w x 3 1/2” h (6.25cm w x 8.75cm
Little Poof: 2 1/2” x 2 3/4” h (6.25cm w x 6.5cm)

20 sts and 28 rounds = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch

Yarn Requirements

Twenty-Six and A Half Minutes: 20 yds (18.5m)
Just Lipstick: 20 yds (18.5m)
Little Poof: 25 yds (23m)

For All Bags

  • US7 (4.5mm) set of 5 double-pointed needles
  • Sewing needle for finishing work
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Locktite Super Glue “Extra Time Ccontrol”
  • 1/16 yd (.05m) lining fabric if desired (optional)
  • 2 locking stitch markers in different colors to mark sides

For Twenty-six and a half minutes:
1 Noni Little Sweets Hardware Kit:

  • 1 Little Flirt purse frame
  • 1 Noni seed beads and thread package of white thread with silver beads or your preferred color
  • 1 Noni label

For Just Lipstick:

  • 1 Noni Little Sweets Hardware Kit
  • Alien skulls in small and large sizes as preferred

For Little Poof:
1 Noni Little Poof Hardware Kit:

  • 1 Little Flirt purse frame
  • 1 already attached 10” purse chain
  • 1 Noni seed beads and thread package of white thread and silver beads
  • 1 4.5” x 4.5” piece of stiffener for the bag bottom
  • 6 12mm bag feet
  • Small Alien Skulls purchased separately as preferred

Cover Samples
All of the Little Sweets bags are made with worsted-weight, feltable wool. Pictured bags are made with Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool