Pure Romance Cash Bag
Original Pattern by The Gypsy. Feel free to share, but please do not sell the pattern! Thanks!
In Indianapolis on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you have the awesome opportunity to be able to go to the zoo with free admission when you bring a canned food item. Given that today was the coldest day in two years, I decided to forgo the zoo trip and knit something. This super simple pattern will make a fabulous cash bag for my Pure Romance business, or a super cute little clutch for your afternoon out. Enjoy!
CO: Cast On
BO: Bind Off
RS: Right Side
Size US 11 knitting needles
A: One Skein Dark Grey
B: One Skein Bright Pink
(Or whatever colors your stash is begging you to work with)
Buttons, Velcro, Bows, or whatever you want to use to help the bag stay shut and look pretty.
With A, CO 40 STS. Knit 4 rows. Switch to B.
With B, K 2 rows. Switch to A. With A, K 4 Rows.
Switch to B. K4 rows. Switch to A. K 4 rows.
Switch to B. K6 rows. Switch to A. K 4 rows.
Switch to B. K8 rows.
Switch to A. K 8 rows. Switch to B. K 4 rows.
Switch to A. K 6 rows. Switch to B. K 4 rows.
Switch to A. K 4 rows. Switch to B. K 4 rows.
Switch to A. K 2 rows. Switch to B. K 4 rows.
Holding strands A and B TOG, BO.
Weave in CO ends. (Both yarns)
Thread needle with both strands from BO. Weave ends through the end stitch from BO row to end of 18th
row. (End of 3rd to last B stripe) (You are just trying to camouflage it.)
Lay piece flat with RS up.
With CO edge, fold first 3 A stripes away from you. This will be the opening flap.
What is not folded is the bag.
Fold this section in half and seam. Flip RS out. Add any buttons, velcro, bows, etc- whatever suits your fancy to keep it closed and make it pretty.