Purse Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitting Patterns
Summer Breeze Tote
This purse by Edie Eckman features a diamond lattice stitch pattern. 16″ w x 11″ h x 3″ d
Slant Pocket Bag
Melissa Thetford’s felted purse features two pockets and measures about 8” x 11” after felting. Pictured project by JCat245
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
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.
This purse pattern lets you change the texture and color of your bag just by turning it inside out.
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.
Nora 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.
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
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.
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!