Free Knitting Pattern…Fluffy Cupcake Purse!

The Fluffy Cupcake Purse is fabulous marshmallow-like purse made with super fun yarn.  Easy as pie (or cake!) to stitch up (even for beginners!) and finished with a sweet cupcake button, this little project is perfect for beginner knitters too!

**I created this project and video because of the many requests I’ve been getting for easy knitting patterns.  Thanks so much for your requests!!  If you have never tried knitting before, not to worry!  Please check out the video and I will walk you through it stitch by stitch!

Need a little help? There’s a full video tutorial below too!

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Fluffy Cupcake Purse

By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • US 11 (8.0 mm) Straight Knitting Needles

  • 1 Ball of Buttercup by Red Heart in “Carnival”

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Scissors

  • Large button for closure

  • Accent buttons to look like “sprinkles” (totally optional)

Learn more about Buttercup yarn here:


  • 8 inches tall

  • 7 inches wide

  • Handle is 32 inches long

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Part 1 – The Main Part of the Purse

Cast on 16 stitches.

Row 1: Knit all stitches.

Repeat row 1 until piece measures 16 inches from cast on edge.

Part 2 – Buttonhole Rows

Buttonhole row #1: knit 8 sts, Yo, k2tog, knit the remaining stitches on the row.

Row 2: knit all sts.

Row 3: knit all sts.

Part 3 – The Strap

Bind off all stitches until 4 stitches remain.

Knit all stitches that remain on the row and repeat until strap is approximately 32 inches long (or desired strap length)

Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

With a piece of matching yarn, whip stitch the sides of purse. Whip stitch the end of the strap to the top edge of the purse. Weave in ends.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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