Purse Knitting Patterns
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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
This purse features 3 cable patterns. Designed by Karen S. Lauger who says it is a good first cable project. Pictured project by athreena who added side gussets and a button flap. Available in English and Danish.
This statement handbag by Americo Original is constructed from simple rectangle that is knit in chunky yarn, folded, seamed, and felted. Then leather accessories are added to complete the look. Pattern includes links to the yarn and accessories shown in the pictured project.
Princess Bow Purse
This glamorous but easy purse is knit in two pieces that form a bow shape when assembled. The first is seamed to the purse body and the second is added as the bow “knot”. A thin ribbon is threaded through a chain for the strap. About 7 inches x 11 inches. Designed by Rim Ballouli
Easy mid-sized shoulder bag designed by Norah Gaughan with mid century modern octagon and square pattern defined in knits and purls. 12” across x 14” high (not including straps).
Summer Breeze Tote
This purse by Edie Eckman features a diamond lattice stitch pattern. 16″ w x 11″ h x 3″ d
Lorna Miser’s easy purse pattern is dressed up with a ruffle. Bag measures 11″ high x 20″ around.
Braided Cable Handle Tote
This easy pattern is available in three sizes. Amanda Silveira’s pattern featuers braided cables that continue into the handles. It’s a great first cable or felting project. Pictured project by tiger7lady
Aspen Knit Bag
This roomy purse from Mama In a Stitch couldn’t be simpler — just knit a large rectangle in double seed stitch, fold, and seam! Even better, it’s a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
Angelina at Knitted Creations designed this lined purse with knitted handle. W 35cm, H: 30cm (excluding handles), D: 11cm (about 14in x 12in x 4in)
Ruffled Shoulder Bag
Purse from Universal Yarn measures 9 1/2″ x 17 1/2″
Curling Waves Striped Bag
Lisa Gentry’s easy striped purse is made with five colors of yarn.
Norah Gaughan‘s crescent shaped bag features a simple cable pattern repeated four times that come together to form a design that resembles a lotus flower according to the designer but looks like a butterfly to me. Pictured project by Enpunto
Felted Tuck Purse
Maggie Pace’s bag is knit in two pieces, then sewn together and felted.Finished bag measures approximately 8½” high x 12″ wide.
Wavy Shoulder Bag
Grace Alexander’s easy purse pattern uses a simple zigzag lace stitch to create an eye-catching pattern. I like the pictured project, because lmbopp braided three felted i-cords for the handled instead of buying a leather handle.
Slant Pocket Bag
Melissa Thetford’s felted purse features two pockets and measures about 8” x 11” after felting. Pictured project by JCat245
Seed Stitch Striped Tote
This easy purse from Designs by Deborah Norville is a fast knit in chunky yarn. Measures 153/4” (40 cm) at bottom x 12″ (30.5 cm) at top x 10″ (25.5 cm) high
Patterns for Purchase
Bobbles, Beads, Bumps and Buttons puts this felted purse pattern B4 all others. See the pics for great color ideas.
Cable Handbag With Ribbon
The designer says this is a super easy pattern suitable for beginners.
Rose Messenger Bag
I love the way the rose is in relief. Includes instructions to felt in the washing machine. Measurements after felting: Height 11”, width 13.5”,depth 2” large enough for small laptop or for tablet.
Self-handled cabled purse. Width 50 cm (20“) Height 32 cm ( 12.5“)
Espalier Purse and Tote
These bags feature trellis lace embellished by spray of stitches reminiscent of climbing flowers. Two sizes. Finished measurements:
Hipster: 9” long, 8” wide, 2” deep
Tote: 11” long, 12” wide, 3” deep
Summer Sun Bag
Cute and easy to knit felted bag pattern features optional stripes and felted flower.
Easy boho potbelly tote features knitted handles fastened with decorative knots. Finished size is approximately 30″ in circumference before being gathered x 10″H.
Celtic knotwork cables add structure to this purse.
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!