Bitty Bags Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for Bitty Bags, small purses just right for coins, cards, makeup, gifts, trinkets, and other essentials
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Free Knitting Patterns
Polar Bear Pouch
This little bag is 5 cm (2″), just large enough to hold small necessities or a small gift. Designed by Barbara Prime of Fuzzy Mitten.
Pirate Skull Pouch
Put your treasures in majapi’s bag with skull and crossbones duplicate stitch.
Kate Buchanan designed this strawberry bitty bag measures approx 7cm x 10cm
These easy pattern from The Sitting Tree is about 2″ tall. Great with multi-color yarn!
Sundance Makeup Bag
Joëlle Meier Rioux this adorable bag with cute details that is 7” wide x 4½” tall
Two Pocket Purse
Frankie Brown designed this purse with two flaps hiding two front pockets. The bag comes in two sizes 6.5 x 5 cm and a 10 x 8 cm.
Beaded Coin Purse
Designed by Candi Jensen this purse is approx 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
Beady Little Bag
Designed by Marji Yarncrafts
Rucksäckchen à la Susie
Wintogreen designed this cute little rucksack that can be conveniently attached to a keyring or purse ring. Available in English and German. Great stash buster!
Amanda Berry’s cute zippered coin purse knits up quickly in chunky yarn. The finished purse is 16.5cm wide at the top, and 10cm deep.
Pence Jug Coin Purse
Popular in the 19th century, pence jugs were coin purses shaped like a miniature water pitchers. Franklin Habit translated and modernized this pattern from the 1843 edition of Frances Lambert’s best-selling My Knitting Book for present-day knitters. You can also use as a gift bag. A great stashbuster! Pictured project by theknittingmama
Bobbi Anderson’s easy beginner project for Red Heart is perfect for coins, stitch markers, or any little treasures. Perfect stash buster or one skein project! Make it special with a decorative button.
Amanda Berry’s Instagram inspired bag is 14cm wide and 12cm tall.
Little Knitted Pouch
Knitted Creations’ lace pouch is worked flat, then lined and sewn up. It is large enough to hold craft tools, manicure accessories, and other small items.
These tiny coin purses by Frankie Brown are small, three sided purses which snap open when the pointed ends are pressed. Three sizes. Frankie does ask that you consider consider making a donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, at www.justgiving.com/frankiesknittedstuff
Deep Sea Flower Bag
Nina Nyland designed this as dice bag but it’s pretty enough for any use. Available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Quick knit and great beginner pattern from Yarnspirations.
Frankie Brown designed this strip of knitting that ingeniously zips up into a coin purse. Great stash buster!
Patterns for Purchase
Fox Coin Purse
Designed by OwlPrintPanda, this mini fox is just the right size for your cards and coins (approx 4 x 3 1/2 inches).
These adorable bags are just the right size for treats or toys at 17cm (6.7in) x 15cm (6in).
Netherfield Evening Bag
Inspired by the ball scene in Pride and Prejudice and Regency era evening wear, this reticule features leafy vine and wave lace. About 8″ wide and 9″ tall.
Keepsake Bag Trio
Designed by Knitting Revolution, this set includes patterns for 3 different bitty bags, each 2-3 inches high. Great for gifts and wedding favors.
Sheepy Coin Purse Kit
For only $12.50 you get the pattern, purse hardware and eyes for this cute coin purse by KnitwithCiD.
Little Cupcake Purse
This sweet little bag by Amy Gaines has a drawstring close in the icing. Almost 5 inches tall and over 4 inches wide.
Chiffon Ribbon Bag
Only 99 cents for this pattern designed by Judy Slater! This bag is perfect for cell phone and small items. It knits up super fast in a stockinette stitch and takes just one skein of gorgeous chiffon ribbon yarn.
Pocket ouch by ButterflyLove to hold valuables on the go or sit on your desk to hold paper clips or rubber bands.
This cute pouch by ButterflyLove has room in its stomach for your treasures.
Navajo Purse Cross Body Zip Top Change Purse
This mini purse by Two of Wands is 5.5”/14cm x 4.5”/11.5cm
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!