This is one of the patterns that I picked up from the book of Molly Goddard.
Made some changes so that the bag could work a small purse.
size 2.75 [ No. 12] needles
Side, straps, tab – any color of your choice
Main section- contrast color of your choice
Side sections [make 2]
Using 3mm [No.11] needle and White color cast on 7 sts and k 1 row
Cont in gst and inc 1 st at each end of next row and fol alt row
K 10 rows
Dec 1 st st each end of next row and fol alt row
K 1 row
Using 3mm [ No.11] needles and Green, cast on 22 sts and knit 64 rows
Straps [make 2]
Using 3mm [No.11] needles and White, cast on 32 sts and knit 6 rows
Using 3 mm [No.11] needles and green, cast on 6 sts and k 20 rows
Stitch side of main section to side sections. Stitch straps in place. Stitch tab to centre of opening. Sew press to tab and bag