From clutches to totes, from casual to evening, from fun to formal, these free knitting patterns will give you the perfect bag for any occasion.
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About a foot long, this tote has extra pockets, a zippered top, and straps. It's knit with 3 textured stitches: Herringbone Cross stitch, woven stitch, and seed stitch. Size: Length: 30cm (11.8 in) x Width: 12cm (4.7 in) x Height: 15cm (6 in). Designed by Wendy Kippax for Deramore's. DK weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Cabled messenger bag with ribbed flap inspired by sweater designs. 11.5 in. x 13 in. (29 x 33 cm). Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Bulky weight yarn.
Swirls and Stripes Mosaic Bag
Easy slip stitch colorwork uses just one color per row for this striking geometric design. About 12″ [30.5 cm] wide and 15″ [38 cm] tall. Designed by Tamara Goff for Red Heart
Waves Tote Bag
This cotton tote measures 16″ x 14″ x 3″. Designed by Grace Alexander for Red Heart
Featured on the Martha Stewart Show, this purse is 18 in. (45.5 cm) wide at base x 12 1/2 in. (32 cm) high.
Cable Ready Bag
This chunky cable carryall measures 15 inches x 10 inches.
Diamond Patterned Bag
This roomy bag is knitted mainly in garter stitch with a diamond-patterned panel across the front measures 43cm wide x 38cm deep
This bag features an all over cable pattern and a linen stitch side panel. Finished size is approximately 14″ x 12″. Designed by Lena Skvagerson.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Annie’s (recommended yarn also available)
- Purchase the video for this pattern for $3.99
Bag With Pleats and Moss Stitch
Width (at bottom): approx 46 cm [18”].
Height: approx 26 cm [10¼”].
Purse With Leaves
This unique purse knit in the round was designed by Kristiina Temin.
Vintage Purse with Ridges
Knit ridges and a belt handle turn this simple pattern into a stylish bag.
Easy Clutch Handbag
This pattern for a clutch that measures 16.5cm width x 10cm tall (11cm wrist strap) includes videos.
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Bee’s Knees Purse
Knit in honeycomb stitch this gorgeous purse by Andre Sue includes an extensive tutorial for the knitting, assembly and lining.
This purse design by Knitwise features a diamond brocade pattern. Approximate size 27cm wide 20cm high 7cm deep.
Yo Yo Tote
Approximately 12½ wide x 8” high x 5” deep, this Berrocco pattern has a simple elegance.
Blues and Beads Purses
Two purses in one knitting pattern. Large Purse: Width: 29 cm [11-3/8″]. Height: 31 cm [12.25″].
Small Purse: Width: 22 cm [8-5/8″]. Height: 14 cm [5.5″].
Knitted Purse with Leaves and Bobbles
A floral design adorns this purse by Irina Raitcis.
Victorian Beaded Purse
Yes, this is knit! Knit this design by Dianna Smith with seed beads slipped on to the stitches.
Salt and Pepper Bag
Knit in garter stitch and chevron pattern.
Diamond Pattern Purse
Finished size 12 x 16 in. [30.5 x 40.5 cm] not including handles.
Lacy Diamond Purse
Designed by Jill Chatelain, this bag is 9.5″ wide by 7.5″ in length.
The amazing Frankie Brown based this purse on a traditional origami design. Measuring square, this purse opens up when you pull the top apart and then snaps back closed when you let it go.
This purse designed by Lisa Ellis measures 9″ w x 8″ h and is knit with simple loop stitch and garter stitch. A fun way to use novelty yarn.
Little Bits Beaded Bag
Inspired by Hermione Granger’s beaded bag from the Harry Potter movies, splashes of beads and a frilly finish make this bag fun for anything from a glamorous night out to stashing a ball of yarn on the run.
- Get the free knitting pattern designed by Craftyartist
- Get the yarn recommended by the designer for the pictured version
- See More Harry Potter Knitting Patterns
Harry Potter House Fair Isle Pouch Bags
Patterns for Purchase
This cable purse is created in panels. Dimensions: 14” (35.5 cm) square (at base) by 9” (23 cm) tall. Designed by Kim Haesemeyer. One of the 17 patterns in Leisure Arts #5612, Expand Your Knitting Skills
- See more pics and get the book at Leisure Arts (Digital or Paperback)
- Get the book on Amazon (Prime available)
- Get round purse handles for this project on Etsy
Felted Stained Glass Fan Bag
This modular tote comes with two versions of the bag - one that is has multiple colors per fan and one that uses only one color per fan. Designed by Madeline Langan. Worsted weight yarn.
Green Rose Purse
Felted purse by Deborah O’Leary. knitted on size 11 circular needles so it knits up really fast. Detailed instructions with pictures are included. Approximate finished size: Width – about 10 inches Height – about 11 inches Depth – about 2 1/4 inches
Amethyst Ruffle Purse
Felted purse by Deborah O’Leary. knitted on size 11 circular needles so it knits up really fast. Detailed instructions with pictures are included. Approximate finished size: Width – 13 1/2 inches Height – 7 inches
20 Inspirational handbags, totes, and carry-alls to knit and crochet (for use with free Nook apps available for iPhones, iPads, Android devices and more)
Really Pink Purse
About 12″ wide, 5½ ” high, and 4″ deep, with a 23″ strap.
- Get the knitting pattern
- Also available in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2011
- Get the recommended yarn
One Size: Length: 16″/40.5cm; Width: 16″/40.5cm.
Quick and easy to stitch, you’ll need just 1 hank of yarn to knit this casual bag.
Fox Messenger Bag
The Bag measures 18 cm (7 in) wide x 23 cm (9 in) deep. The strap measures approx 110 cm (43 in) but can be adjusted as required.