Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to make a knit and crochet heart purse with pom pom handle for Valentine's Day

I found this cute heart purse in my box of Valentine's Day decorations and for the life of me I can't find anywhere I posted the tutorial for it. So I thought I'd share it to the best of my recollection.
heart knit purse pompom handle eyelash yarn Valentine's day
I'm pretty sure I would have started from the bottom point and did increases on each knit side working in stockinette stitch until I was happy with the the width and height of the heart.

Then to create the top two curves, working each separately decreases to create curves as desired.

Repeat for the second heart.
heart knit purse pompom handle eyelash yarn Valentine's day, stefanie Girard

Seam the two knit hearts together with a chain crochet stitch using an eyelash yarn. Work the top inside "V" areas separately so you can put stuff in your heart purse.
heart knit purse pompom handle eyelash yarn Valentine's day, stefanie Girard
To make the handle thread pom poms onto pieces of coated wire. Link the ends of the wire to the top of the heart where you left the purse opening.

A great book I recomend for all sorts of knitting tutorials and patterns is:

The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition: *All You Need to Know to Knit *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Knitters *Packed with Hundreds of Crafty Tips and Ideas *Step-by-Step Instructions and Photos for 200 Stitch Patterns
Margaret Hubert 

Looking for the perfect book on knitting? It's right here in The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting, 2nd Edition. This stitch guide is the ultimate knitting reference! A comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting, you'll be making scarves, hats, socks, mittens, sweaters, and other projects in no time! Inside this ultimate knitting guide you will find expanded basics for all knitting techniques, from cast-on to bind-off and every step in between. Learn to knit row by row and in the round; understand knitting jargon and how to follow a pattern; learn all the methods for increasing and decreasing stitches, seaming, and adding details like pockets and zippers. With twenty new stitch patterns, this section expands to 220 in all, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Projects at the end of each section give you opportunities to try some of the new techniques you've learned while making knitted items you can use or gift to others. Margaret Hubert will guide you through special knitting topics like cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting. With the updated information and all new projects, even if you have the first edition you are sure to want the second edition to complete your collection.

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