Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dolly Handbag Pattern

I'm not the only crafty type around the studio. Leah's a very experienced sewing gal as well. Leah's Mum is a mighty crafty type who makes ALL SORTS of fab things. She made this doll... ..and is kind enough to share her secret method for making the GORGEOUS little knitted handbag that Dolly is holding! Isn't it the cutest little thing??? (...if you'll excuse my rough attempt at Photoshopping out the background!!).
Dolly Handbag Pattern
by Bronwen Webb

Chenille knitting yarn
3.0mm knitting needles

Bag pieces, make 2:
Cast on 22 sts
Garter stitch (every row knit) for 13 rows -
1st row wrong side
14th row Knit one, knit 2 together until one stitch left then knit one (12 sts)
Knit 2 rows
Cast off

Handle:- Cast on 30 stitches
Cast off all stitches

To sew the bag together, use a matching sewing thread.
Place bag pieces right sides together and back stitch around 3 sides leaving the cast off edge open to form the bag opening. Turn right side out and stitch the handle at sides of opening across the side seams. Stitch a small bead to front of bag as shown.

Copyright Bronwen Webb 2008. (Published with permission).

(Now I REALLY wish I had even the foggiest notion of how to knit....)


Michelle said...

what a niffty idea and the cutest colour.how simple is that.i'd like a "big"version for myself...

méri said...

So cute!
I know how to knit... so it's easy, Nikki, believe me :)

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a cute little bag. I wish I knew how to knit too! That's another one for the list ...

mayaluna said...

I want to make one for the next doll I make...too cute! Nikki, YOU could learn to knit in the blink of an eye!