Dainty Ruffle Purse

Dainty Ruffle Purse

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • Redheart®:
    Super Saver, “grey heather", 1 skein (A)
    Sashay in “waltz", 2 balls (B)
  • 16" knitting needles, size 6
  • 2 yds of 2" black grosgrain ribbon
  • 1 pair handles
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Black thread
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors


Notes: Knit with A; purl with B (leaving a 3" tail and using every hole at top edge of ruffle yarn). Carry yarns up the side at end of each round, skipping a hole of B at beginning of next B round.

Purse Bottom
1. Cast on 100 stitches with A; join, placing marker at beginning of row.
2. Knit 10 rows with A.

Purse Body
3. Rows 1, 3, 5: Purl with B
4. Rows 2, 4: Knit with A.
5. Rows 6 – 9: Knit with A.
6. Repeat rows 1 through 9 three times.

Purse Top
7. Rows 1, 3: Purl with B.
8. Rows 2: Knit with A.
9. Bind off purlwise with B using every hole at top edge of B.

10. With A and yarn needle, sew bottom purse seam.
11. Finish ends of A and B.
12. With needle and thread, sew ribbon to inside top edge of purse, being careful to not “gather" purse fabric.
13. Using needle and thread, attach handles just below inside top edge of purse.
14. Tie ribbon bow and sew to purse.