Saturday, July 21, 2012

Knit a Starbella Ruffle Tote

The Starbella Ruffle Tote is larger than the Starbella Ruffle Handbag. The larger size is great to use when heading out to the park and day trips with the family.

Crafted by Milly.


  • 4 Skeins of Starbella
  • Size 13 Needles, 24" Long
  • Stitch Marker

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

Bag Bottom

Working Starbella as it comes off the ball.
Cast on 20 sts. Knit 4 Rows.
Do not turn work place marker (pm).

Step 1:  Pick up and knit 4 sts from side of rows(pm).
Step 2:  Pick up and knit 20 sts from cast on edg (pm).
Step 3:  Pick up and knit 4 sts from side of rows (pm).
Step 4:  Work across 20 sts. Join. You will now be working in the rnd.

Main Part

Knit 10 rows as it comes off the ball.
*Pull yarn out to ruffle knit 2 rows.*
Knit 4 rows as it comes off the ball.
Repeat last 6 rows 4x.
Work 2 rows with ruffles.
K1 Row as it comes off the ball.
P1 Row as it comes off the ball.
Bind off.
Work 2-3 sts I cords for straps 23" long or desired length.
Sew on straps.

Line if desired, placing plastic canvas in the bottom.

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  1. Hi is there a you tube video on this as I am struggling to pick up stitches to do the bag bottom - also I cannot find the needle length stated in the directions. which needle do you put the stitches on when picking them back up again -also do you only knit 1 row when picking each set of stitches up - thanks for your advice on this Regards Sandra

    1. For your first question, you would pick them up and knit onto the right hand needle. As for your second question, you would pick them all up on the same row and knit them as you go.

  2. trés joli tout cela mais en étranger, donc , je n'y comprends rien de rien!! Dommage !!
    Mais c'est très très joli !!