Clutch Knitting Patterns
These small handheld bags are great for carrying a few items for an evening out or special occasion like a wedding, or for keeping your purse or tote organized.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Entrelac Notions Keeper
Small clutch takes a few hours to knit according to knitters. Designed by Emily Warren. Pictured project by sajrsteph who added an i-cord edge and strap and used 1 skein of yarn.
Chinese Waves Pouch
Clutch knit in a 4 row repeat slip stitch pattern. Approximately 5″ wide and 3.5″ tall when closed but can easily be customized for a larger or smaller size. Designed by Tamara Kelly.
Felted cabled clutch 9.5 inches wide and 5.25 inches tall with flap closed, after felting. Worsted weight wool yarn. Designed by Chrissy Gardiner. Pictured project by labross who felted in one cycle
Moss Stitch Clutch
This Hornbag’s Corn bag is knit with 2 strands of sport yarn in moss stitch. Designed by Nicole Thorson
Basketweave stitch bag uses just 131 – 137 yards (120 – 125 m) of DK yarn. Designed by Rosalind Aymes
Small bag with bright intarsia graphic design. Size 14cm tall, 28cm wide at base, and 2cm deep. Pochette géométrique designed by Elise Eudes. Sport yarn. Available in English and French
Great use for that special stash yarn! The designer Cirilia Rose demonstrates an easy way to do a provisional cast on, then shows you how to create the body of the bag in the round, finishing off with attaching the metal closures.This bag is made with both a detachable chain and a detachable wrist-strap, so it can be worn as a crossbody purse or used as a wrist clutch. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug OR purchase pattern and class individually.
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Lovely Lace Clutch
Lined lace clutch purse with flap takes just 156 yards – one skein – of fingering weight yarn. Size 7 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Designed by Lois Young, this pattern is one of the 53 patterns in the book Easy as 1-2-3 Skeins.
Fringe Clutch Bag
Easy garter stitch purse by Gina Michele is a quick knit in bulky yarn. I’ve used the recommended Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn and it’s great to work with.
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Easy Clutch Handbag
This pattern for a clutch that measures 16.5cm width x 10cm tall (11cm wrist strap) includes videos.
Patterns for Purchase
Woven Cable Clutch Bag
Easy cabled bag with knitted handle. Creates a small bag sized approx W20cm x H14cm plus Handle. DK yarn. Designed by Kezylou
Scallop of the Sea Clutch
Foldover bag is stranded knitting in the round. Finished Size: 13” by 11”, folded. 13” by 18”, unfolded. Designed by Katie Canavan
Knitted flower lace edge with beads decorates the flap of this clutch bag knit in fingering weight yarn. Designed by An Irish Knit Odyssey
Portland Plaid City Clutch
Felted bag can be knit in one color, plaid, or stripes. This bag has no seams to sew and you only knit with one color of yarn at a time! Bag can be made in two sizes: Finished Size: 12.5” wide, 8” high, 2.5” deep or Finished Size: 17” wide, 9” high, 4.75” deep Designed by Lavender Hill Knits
Aviatrix Clutch or Tablet Cover
This clutch features a bold birdcage cable on a background of garter stitch. 2 sizes 6 x 9 inches and 8 x 11 inches. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Sarah Wilson
Sleek clutch worked in intarsia cable panels. Worsted weight. Finished size is 10″ x 4 1/2″. Designed by Jill Wright
T-shirt Yarn Clutch
Knit a small purse with recycled t-shirt yarn. The size of the clutch is 33 x16 cm.
Finger Knit Clutch
Finger knit purse designed by Laura Strutt for Arm & Finger Knitting 35 No Needles Knits For The Home & To Wear.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!