Itty Bitty Kitty Puuurse

Copyright Marnie MacLean 2003

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Sinbad: 25st and 20 rows =4" in garter stitch


  • #10.5 needles
  • 1 ball of sinbad in color of choice
  • Buttons for eyes
  • Scraps of yarn for decoration
  • Size I crochet hook

Stitches used:


  • Garter Stitch
  • Decrease


  • Chain (CH)
  • Single Crochet (SC)


CO 25 stitches in Sinbad

K every row for 8 inches or until twice as long as you'd like the final purse to be (minus ears)


You now have a rectangle that is 4" x 8"


PU 5 stitches from outer edge of one 4" side.

Row 1: (Working from center, out) K

Row 2: K

Row 3: Dec 1, K to end

Row 4: K

Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until you have 2 stitches left


Repeat for other ear but in reverse.


CO 8

Row 1: K

Row 2: BO 2, K to end

Row 3: K

Row 4: CO 2, K to end

Row 5: K

Row 6: BO 2, K to end

Row 7: K

Row 8: CO 2 K to end


Repeat one more time to make second foot.


I recommend decorating the purse before sewing it up, since it's easier to work this way.

I used a couple lengths of Starry Night (See Baby Boa pattern for more uses for this yarn) for the hair, and Baccarat for the nose.

Take several lengths of Starry Night or other fur yarn and attach like fringe.

Sew buttons on for eyes

Thread Baccarat under eyes and tie in a knot in front to make nose and whiskers

Sew feet onto front

Fold piece in half with ears extending above. See schematic above. With crochet hook, SC up one side seam to close, from bottom to top. When you reach the top, CH 30 and then begin down the other side. Cut tail and pull through last loop.

Sew in all tails.

Yes it's true, even panda thinks this is a great accessory.

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