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
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
Basket Weave Bag
Tote with colorwork accents by Willow Yarns makes a fun summer or beach carryall. Finished Measurements: Width: 12″ (30cm) Height: 15″ (38cm) Depth: 3″ (7.6cm)
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.
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.
Sea Breeze Bag
This Lily Sugar n Cream bag features drop stitches for interest. Approx 20” x 40” [51 x 101.5 cm]
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
Big Honkin’ Bag
Jana Pihota’s tote features side pockets, braided i-cord handles, and an interesting stitch pattern.
Just stuff this convenient expandable tote by Lily Sugar n Cream in your purse and pull it out to fill with your groceries.
This Lily Sugar n Cream tote features a front pocket. Straps are webbing or ribbon.Approx 12″ [30.5 cm] square x 5″ [12.5 cm] at base.
Waves Tote Bag
This cotton tote measures 16″ x 14″ x 3″
Arm Knit Market Bag
This mesh tote is arm knit with 6 strands of cotton yarn in two more colors. Approximately 16” [40.5 cm] wide x 12½” [32 cm] high (excluding handle).
Tote Bag by Saprotex
Easy tote in slip stitch, knit in the round. 45cm wide and 36cm high
Aran Cable Tote
Phoebe’s bag is a smaller tote with a wild oak cable pattern.
Linen Concerto Tote
This tote from Plymouth Yarn Design Studio is knit with pretty knotted lace stitch and is 16 ½” wide, 28” long. Great for multi-color yarn!
Melon Pocket Bag
When you’re not using this Lily Sugar n Cream bag just fold it up into itself, zip, and carry with convenient strap. Then just unzip to use as a tote.
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
Lexi Nelson’s gingham tote is 13 3/4 ” wide and 12 3/4 ” tall, not including handles. Originally published in Knitscene Spring 2016
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.
Plein Air Tote
Amanda Scheuzger designed this oversized tote featuring counterpane cables. 17″ wide, 19″ high, and 5″ deep.