Tote Knitting Patterns
Tote bags are great when you need to carry more than a phone and a credit card. These totes range from collapsible market totes to dressy bags to beach carryalls.
For more tote and purse patterns see Purse, Tote, and Bag Knitting Patterns
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down to the individual pattern you want and click on the link.
Free Knitting Patterns
Quinn Cabled Bag
This 9 inch square bag features a cable band, cable body, and long braided i-cord strap. Designed by CogKnition. Worsted yarn,
Lovely Lunch Bag
Tote knit in the round with easy slip stitch colorwork. 11” wide x 14.5” high, including handles. Designed by Faith Schmidt. DK yarn,
Felted tote designed to attach over the bar of a walker with a back flap that fastens with snaps for velcro. Size 8 x 10 x 4 ½” Designed by hakucho
Darice Farmers Market Tote
This tote is easy and a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Bag measures 17” inches tall and 14” inches wide. Designed by Jessica Reeves Potasz of Mama in a Stitch. The web version is free and the printable pdf is available on Etsy.
This tote by Willow Yarns features cables on the strap and bag. Finished Measurements: Width: 12″ (30cm) Height: 15″ (38cm) Depth: 3″ (7.6cm).
Cabled rucksacks with roomy pockets, cinched by drawstrings. Two sizes. Designed by Cassidy Clark
Eastern Market Tote
This market bag features chevron lace detail and a knit strap. 10.5″ x 18″ not including strap. Designed by Tanis Gray
4-Row Repeat Textured Market Tote
Easy textured tote bag with knit straps from Yarnspirations features a 4-row repeat stitch pattern. Approx 19″ [48 cm] wide x 16″ [40.5 cm] high, excluding straps.
Espace Tricot’s bag starts with a bottom knit flit, then the main body is knit in the round from stitches picked up. Finally the handles are knit flat and joined. Pattern available in English and French
This design from Hilary Hunt is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. Bottom is knit in garter stitch and then stitches are picked up for the bag.
This ingenious hands-free tote was designed Jodie Gordon Lucas with panels that fit beneath your legs to keep your knitting projects or other items secure but convenient. Three designs. Jodie points out it also is ideal “for knitting while sitting in bleachers, knitting while sailing, knitting on a rollercoaster, knitting on a ski-lift, knitting on a motorcycle”.
Sundance Beach Bag
Tonia Barry designed this cable and lace tote that is 16″ wide by 17″ tall; handles 24″ long
Om Yoga Mat Bag
Debbie Stoller created this mesh bag of cotton with a lace pattern that is easy to memorize. Pattern is excerpted from her book Stitch n Bitch Nation
Waves Tote Bag
This cotton tote measures 16″ x 14″ x 3″
BYOB Market Bag
Designed by Moira Ravenscroft, this long-handled tote features flexible mesh panels and buttoned strap.
Bring Your Own Bag 2.0
There are four sizes of short-handled totes in this pattern by Moira Ravenscroft.
Tote Bag by Saprotex
Easy tote in slip stitch, knit in the round. 45cm wide and 36cm high
Patterns for Purchase
Community Garden Bag
This lace tote bag is one of the 23 patterns in Warm Weather Knits by Deborah Newton. Pictured project by karilfuge
Two-Tone Lace Tote Bag
This double-handled bag is knit in the round. Size: Approx. Width – 45 cm (18 inc), Height (excluding handles) – 36 cm ( 14 inc), Handles – 69 cm (27 inc)
Gathered Tote Bag
Creates a Bag sized approx W42cm x H30cm plus a 60cm Handle. Easy enough for novice knitters.
Net Duffle Bag
Vivian Høxbro’s Net Duffle Bag has a sturdy mesh-like texture formed by joining incomplete mitered squares. 28-1⁄4” circumference and 21-1⁄4” long, with 2” edging at top
Lacy Market Bag
This tote is one of 14 knitting patterns in the Beginner’s Guide to Lace Knitting ebook by Rita Weiss. Other patterns include Lace Scarf, Crescent Shawl, Coaster, Heirloom Flower Doily, Scarf of Many Colors, Lacy Hat, Lovely Lace Scarf, Delightful Doily, Lovely Lace Collar Two Ways, Fir Cone Lace, Easy Edging, Lacy Market Bag, Elegant Edging, and Winter Lace Afghan
The Sarasota Shopper features bands of Basketweave set into a background of Double Moss Stitch. Finished bag: 31.5cm h x 34cm w x 9cm d,
= 12.5 ins h x 13.25 ins w x 3.5 ins d.
4 knitting patterns to transform linen totes to stylish bags. The patterns are also available separately. Clockwise from upper left: The Sarasota Shopper, Southampton Book Bag, Falmer Book Bag, Back-to-Nature Bag
Stitch Sampler Boho Tote
This customizable tote is one of the projects included in the Mix and Match Sampler Class where you’ll learn 12 different stitch patterns and how to join them together for patterns like this.