Cute Ladybird Purse by Cher Marcus

Cute Ladybird Purse

Knitting
March 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
109 - 656 yards (100 - 600 m)
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CUTE LADYBIRD PURSE

Start your own creature collection with Pretty Little Things – Minibeasts. No nets, magnifiers or bug jars are required – just needles, hooks and a sewing kit! Dedicated to the tiny critters finding homes in our gardens, Issue 25 is sure to appeal to inquisitive types who are fascinated by nature.

Gauge/Tension
22 sts x 36 rows to measure 10 x 10cm over st st using 3mm needles

Measurements
10 x 12cm including purse frame

Pattern Notes
Ladybird Purse is worked flat in two pieces that are joined tog. Purse is then lined with felt and kiss-lock purse frame is stitched to opening at top. Use intarsia method to change colours mid-row; create two small balls of Yarn B (red) to use either side of Yarn A (black) section. Be sure to twist yarns at colour changes to avoid holes forming.

Scheepjes Colour Crafter
(100% Premium Acrylic
(Anti Pilling): 100g/300m) Yarn A: 1002 Ede x 1 ball Yarn B: 1010 Amsterdam x 1 ball
3mm knitting needles
4 x locking stitch markers 8 x 10mm black buttons
1 x 85mm sew-in kiss-lock purse frame
(item no. 99699-2)
20 x 30cm black felt (item no. 10100-028) Sewing needle + black thread

Cute Ladybird purse is part of Pretty Little Things, Issue 25 - Minibeasts, which is available in print via Scheepjes Retailers and as a digital download (eBook).