a drawstring purse to knit!
aka The Crochet Dude™
110yds (7 oz) of your favorite bulky weight yarn
Circular knitting needles
Size #17 (12mm) 16” (40.5cm)
Double Pointed Needles
Size #17 (12mm)
Not essential. Use your favorite yarn with appropriate needles and you’ll get a different sized purse.
Entire purse is worked in the round from the top down.
Cast on 64 sts using your favorite cast on. This is the top edge so be creative! I used a cable cast on for the purse shown.
Rnds 1-3 Knit.
Rnd 4 *YO, k2tog*. Repeat from * to * around.
Rnds 5-7 Knit
Rnds 8-11 *Purl 1, knit 1 through back loop*. Repeat from * to * around.
Rnds 12-15 Knit
Repeat Rnds 8-15 once more. Bind off.
Make 28” i-cord as follows:
Using double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
Knit but don't turn at the end of row.
Slide all the sts back to the beginning of the needle where they are mounted, and knit the row again. Repeat until the cord is 28”. Gently tug at the ends of the i-cord and and gaps will close up. Bind off.
Turn purse inside out and flatten. Whipstitch bottom edges together Whipstitch ends of handles on either side of purse opening. Turn right-side out. Use yarn or ribbon (or whatever you’d like) to create a drawstring and thread through the eyelets of Rnd 4. Weave in all ends. Enjoy!