Rosie Posie Zippy Bag–Free Pattern of the Month!

Rosie Posie
Zippy Make-up Bag

1 Ball Vickie Howell Collection CRAFT (65% Organic Cotton/35% Milk Fiber; 125m/50gr),
in color: Sandi (MC)
1 Ball Vickie Howell Collection CRAFT (65% Organic Cotton/35% Milk Fiber; 125m/50gr),
in color: Share (CC)
Scraps of periwinkle & yellow, sport-weight yarn. I used CRAFT in colors: Supercrafty & Martha
US size 4 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Size US G crochet hook
Tapestry needle
8 1/2-9″” Zipper
Sewing pins
Sewing needle

9″x81/2″ piece of coordinating fabric
Sewing machine

5 sts per inch in St st., on larger needles.

Finished Size”
Approx 8 1/2″ x 4″

With MC and smaller needles, CO 42 sts.

Stripe #1:
Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 7 rows.
Next row (WS): Kf&b, to end of row–84 sts.
Stripe #2: With CC and larger needles, work 6 rows in St st (knit on RS, purl on WS).
Next row (RS): K2tog, to end of row–42 sts.
Next row: Purl

Repeat Stripes #1 & #2 once more and then Stripe #1 one more time after that.

Makes front & back of bag.

Flower Appliqué:
With periwinkle yarn and crochet hook, ch 5. Sc in 1st ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in last ch. Tie of. This makes 1 petal. Make 4 more, just like it.
With the same yarn and tapestry needle , place and sew on each petal on front piece of bag to form flower.
With yellow yarn and tapestry needle, embroider 4 French knots in center of flower.

With needle & thread, sew zipper onto front and back pieces of bag.
With yarn & tapestry needle, seam up sides and bottom of bag.

Optional bag lining:
Fold fabric piece in half width-wise, with right sides facing. Using 1/4″ seam allowance, machine sew up sides. Place lining in bag and pin at top, folding over top edge of fabric 1/4″ for hem. Hand sew lining to inside, top edge of bag.

Voila! You’re done.

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12 Responses to “Rosie Posie Zippy Bag–Free Pattern of the Month!”

  1. tina

    WOO HOO, what a cute bag, I love it! I was so hoping that the pattern would be exactly thisssssss! THANKS!

  2. jeanetta

    so cute. wish i could knit… i’m a crochet girl. hmmm maybe i can figure out how to switch it over. still very adorable.

  3. Vickie Howell

    Jeanetta– All you’d have to do is sc the red stripes for about 1/2″ and do the increase row in pink by dc twice in every ch and then maybe doing one more row in dc. Then, do a sc dec all the way across with the red, etc.

    HTH! Let me see a picture if you end up making it. E-mail it to jenny@websydaisy.com.


  4. Anonymous

    Oh, that is just what I wanted! Such a cute bag. Thanks Vickie

  5. Sonia

    Love the bag! Thank you also for telling us how we can crochet it too( one of my daughter has the crochet bug,she’ll love this)Have a great weekend.

  6. Anonymous

    I just wanted to tell you that I loved your interview in the new Knit1. It was really good. And i can’t wait to make the farmer’s market bag.

  7. Lisa

    Hey, just wanted to say I love watching Knitty Gritty and I’m glad I found your site! Knit on!

  8. g3doherty

    ABsolutely Fantastic!

    One for me, one for my daughter, one for my sister, one for . . .

    Wowser! Apply the sunscreen it’s gonna be a hot one!

    Love it!

  9. Anonymous

    Vickie, I’ve been watching Knitty Gritty since discovering it…a few years ago? You wore a white neck scarf, wrapped around your neck twice(?)and ends hanging like a tie. It had a picoed-type edge. I can’t find directions in your shows I’ve been searching. Can you help me? Thanks, Estelle

  10. purlywolf

    Cute bag! Hey, Jeanetta, research “Continental Knitting” it is the perfect solution for long-time crocheters. (If you really want to knit, of course….) I picked it up so fast after trying to knit for many years. I have two friends who also just learned this, we have all crocheted for 30+ years, and are finally able to also KNIT!
    happy crafting….

  11. Anonymous

    I made your little purse a while ago for a black swap. So many folks love it, I have a couple more to make. Mareeknowscraft