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Purse Knitting Patterns

by | Sep 2, 2016 | Accessories, Bags, Purses, Totes, Featured

Knitting patterns for purses, totes, and handbags. Most patterns are free

To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.

These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Viking Cable Handbag

Viking Handbag

This purse features 3 cable patterns. Designed by Karen S. Lauger who says it is a good first cable project. Pictured project by athreena who added side gussets and a button flap. Available in English and Danish.

Free Knitting Pattern for Salta Bag

Salta Bag

This statement handbag by Americo Original is constructed from simple rectangle that is knit in chunky yarn, folded, seamed, and felted. Then leather accessories are added to complete the look. Pattern includes links to the yarn and accessories shown in the pictured project.

Free Knitting Pattern for Bow Evening Purse

Princess Bow Purse

This glamorous but easy purse is knit in two pieces that form a bow shape when assembled. The first is seamed to the purse body and the second is added as the bow “knot”. A thin ribbon is threaded through a  chain for the strap. About 7 inches x 11 inches. Designed by Rim Ballouli

Free Knitting Pattern for Skuld Bag

Skuld Bag

Easy mid-sized shoulder bag designed by Norah Gaughan with mid century modern octagon and square pattern defined in knits and purls. 12” across x 14” high (not including straps).

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Free Knitting for Summer Breeze Tote

Summer Breeze Tote

This purse by Edie Eckman features a diamond lattice stitch pattern. 16″ w x 11″ h x 3″ d

Free Knitting Pattern for Ruffled Tote

Ruffled Tote

Lorna Miser’s easy purse pattern is dressed up with a ruffle. Bag measures 11″ high x 20″ around.

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Free Knitting Pattern Braided Cable Bag

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Aspen Knit Bag

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Cable Tote Pruse

Cable Tote

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)

Free Knitting Pattern for Ruffled Shoulder Tote

Ruffled Shoulder Bag

Purse from Universal Yarn measures 9 1/2″ x 17 1/2″

Free Knitting Pattern for Curling Wave Striped Bag

Curling Waves Striped Bag

Lisa Gentry’s easy striped purse is made with five colors of yarn.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Brea Bag

Brea Bag

Norah 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

Free Knitting Pattern for Felted Tuck Purse

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Wavy Shoulder Bag

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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Slant Pocket Purse

Slant Pocket Bag

Melissa Thetford’s felted purse features two pockets and measures about 8” x 11” after felting. Pictured project by JCat245

Free Knitting Pattern for Seed Stitch Striped Tote

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

Knitting Pattern for Jellyfish Bag

 Jellyfish Bag

An unusual bag that is side to side in a pattern that creates ruffles as it is worked. An I-cord strap pulls on the lower edges of the bag, spreading the base to its full width. Perfect for variegated or self-striping yarn.

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Knitting Pattern for B4 Bag

B4 Bag

Bobbles, Beads, Bumps and Buttons puts this felted purse pattern B4 all others. See the pics for great color ideas.

Knitting Pattern for Cable Handbag With Ribbon

Cable Handbag With Ribbon

The designer says this is a super easy pattern suitable for beginners.

Knitting Pattern for Rose Messenger Bag

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.

Knitting Pattern for Cable Bag

Cable Bag

Self-handled cabled purse. Width 50 cm (20“) Height 32 cm ( 12.5“)

Knitting Pattern for Espalier Purse

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

Knitting Pattern Summer Sun Bag

Summer Sun Bag

Cute and easy to knit felted bag pattern features optional stripes and felted flower.

Knitting Pattern Butternut Purse

Butternut Bag

Easy boho potbelly tote features knitted handles fastened with decorative knots. Finished size is approximately 30″ in circumference before being gathered x 10″H.

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Knitting Pattern for Celtic Tote

Celtic Tote

Celtic knotwork cables add structure to this purse.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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