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Pompon purse pattern

I am so busy in these days. Okay, maybe I am lazy too. So time to post and time to finally share the pattern of my pompon purse. It was one of my first projects in the blog.

This is my actual favourite bag. I take it everywhere: working, shopping, to have a caffee with my friends. /Well, it is not practical at work, as long as it is a tiny little purse, so I have to take with an other bag too for the stuffs I need during the day :) 

Ps.: feel free to recommend me corrections in the pattern. I am still learning to write knitting patterns and I am not native english.

This is so easy to knit. Can be a perfect weekend project.
Sizes: 28 cm x 20 cm (11” x 8”)
*      1 ball pompon yarn. My offer: Rico pompon yarn (109 yd/100 meter/20 dkg)
*   circular knitting needle 3,5 mm (U.S. 4)

10 sts (5 balls) x 10 rows = 10 cm (4”)


It is easier to count in balls, than in stitches. If you are a beginner in knitting with this awesome yarn, check some videos on youtube. Will be so simple.


Knit two stitches beetween balls to have that chunky look. This way it won’t stretch, if you put some heavier thing (e.g. your coin purse) into it.
Cast on 18 balls in a circle.
Place your stitch marker and be very careful not to twist the stitches.
R1: K18 balls /34 st (34 stitches)
R2: P18 balls / 34 st (34 stitches)


R3: Increase 1 ball/ 2 stitches, K9 balls/ 18 stitches, Increase 1 ball/ 2 stitches, K 9 balls / 18 stitches (38 stitches)
R4: P 20 balls/ 38 st (38 stitches)
R5: Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K10 balls/ 20 st, Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K 10 balls / 20 st (44 stitches)

R6: P22 balls (42 stitches)

R7: Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K11 balls/ 22 st, Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K 11 balls / 22 st (46 stitches)

R8: P24 balls (46 stitches)

R9: Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K12 balls/ 24 st, Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K 12 balls / 24 st (50 stitches)

R10: P 26 balls (50 stitches)
R11: Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K13 balls/ 26 st, Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K 16 balls / 24 st (54 stitches)
R12: P28 balls (54 stitches)
R13: Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K14 balls/ 28 st, Increase 1 ball/ 2 st, K 14 balls / 28 st (58 stitches)
R14: P30 balls (58 stitches)
next 26 rows: Knit and purl rows

R1: decrease 1 ball/2 st, K14 balls/ 28 st, decrease 1 ball/2 st, K14 balls/28 st (54 stitces)

R2: P28 balls (54 stitches)

R3: decrease 1 ball/2 st, K13 balls/ 26 st, decrease 1 ball/2 st, K13 balls/26 st (50 stitces)

R4: P26 balls (50 stitches)

R5: decrease 1 ball/2 st, K12 balls/ 24 st, decrease 1 ball/2 st, K12 balls/24 st (46 stitces)

R6: P24 balls (46 stitches)
R7: cast off the knitting

I would really appreciate your comments. This means you like my project. 
I wish you happy knitting!

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  1. What a great idea and what talent!

  2. I think this is so cute! And if I knew the first thing about knitting, I would be all over it. :-)

  3. Your purse is great. Thanks for sharing. I bought some pom pom yarn at an after Christmas sale, was less than a dollar, but I had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for the great idea.


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