Knitting Patterns for tote bags and pouches with drawstring closures for project bags, gift bags, purses, treat bags, and more.
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This pretty bag will brighten your day with the colorwork daisy the the front and seed stitch stripes on the back. Additional knit applique petals and some beads add extra flair. Size 9" x 8" [23 x 20.5 cm].. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand
For the horse lovers in your life! An intarsia horse gallops across this large felted satchel. There is also a pattern for a goose in flight. Size 15” across x 6” deep x 12” high (not including handles) after felting. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lina De Montigny
Tote purses decorated with sweet cakes which are knitted separately and then sewn on. Includes instructions for knitted linings and a mini cake charm to hang from the bag handle. 2 sizes. DK weight yarn. Designed by Frankie Brown
Fun purse creature with arms and legs, loop stitch fur, and "stomach" pouch to hold phones and other small items. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Janis Frank
Be Brave Drawstring Backpack
Small backpack tote with a powerful message "Be Brave". Finished Height About 11 in. (28 cm) Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Sheep Backpack or Pillow
Fun rucksack and cushion designed to look like sheep. Cushion and Rucksack in James C. Brett Wildcat - JB322. Bulky weight yarn.
Heart-shaped purse that's perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, dress-up, costumes. Size Height (without the strap): 20 cm / 7.87”. Designed by Au bout du pré for Hobbii. Fingering weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Mountain Scene Bag
If your heart is in the mountains like mine, you'll love this tote featuring a mountain landscape. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn.
Drawstring pouch bag shaped like a strawberry and topped with garter stitch leaves. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Rachael Richardson.
Bunny Gift Bag
Drawstring bag with ears and face to create a cute bunny. Or knit without for a pretty everyday bag. Finished Measurements: 28" x 19", though I think you could make a smaller version with a lighter weight yarn. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team.
Mind The Skulls Bag
Drawstring bag with stranded skull pattern. Perfect for Halloween treat bags, costumes, or for everyday fun. Finished size: Height 23 cm (9 inches) after blocking. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Hanna Kyttä
Drawstring bag designed to look like a cupcake with pompom cherries on the drawstrings. Great for a party treat bag, Halloween bag, dress up, or gift bag for your sweeties. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Teresa Yoon.
Patterns for Purchase
Sheep Tote Bag
Roomy drawstring bag purse featuring a flock of sheep. Bag size 40 cm wide x 46 cm tall (16 inches wide x 18 inches tall) excluding strap. Designed by Denny Gould.
Bunny rabbit drawstring bag perfect for Easter or any day. Fill with Easter eggs, treats, small gifts, or treasures. It will not take more than 3 hours to knit according to the design in the size of 23 x 16 cm. Size is customizable. Designed by WoolAffair. There's also a crochet version.
Drawstring bag with a bird motif created with twist stitches and cables. There are both complete charts and complete written instructions. Size 3”/7.5cm depth, 9”/23cm high, 10”/25.5cm wide. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Christine Guest
Octopus Dice Drawstring Bag
A fun little cephalopod bag to hold all your dice or other small items. This knitting pattern will show you how to knit the entire bag, from body to tentacles with pictures to help explain the fiddly bits. This doesn’t take a lot of yarn to make, so it’s a good project to use up leftover yarns. Finished dimensions are: 10 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Designed by KnitsByWest. There's also a squid bag pattern.