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Around Town Bag
Cabled purse with seed stitch shoulder strap knit flat with 8 row repeat cable. Size Bag: 46cm/18in to 30cm/12in. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
Dots and Stripes Purse
Colorful bag with 2 sections of stranded colorwork and a braided handle. Great stashbuster for using scrap and leftover yarn. DK weight yarn. Designed by Patti Henry. Pictured project by designer and buffoo
Formal Boot Bag
Purse with graceful pouch shape, tabs at the top of each side for attching handles, and a central that decorated with bobbles and buttons. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Laura Irwin. One of the patterns from the book Bag Style. Pictured projects by the designer and peatmoss83.
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- Get Bag Style: 20 Inspirational handbags, totes, and carry-alls to knit and crochet at Amazon (Kindle ebook or Paperback - Prime available)
Curling Waves Striped Bag
Lisa Gentry’s easy striped purse is made with five colors of yarn. Also known as Red Heart Color Knit Bag LW3060
Plaits and Twists Bag
Cabled purse with handle. Worsted weight yarn is worked held double. A bulky weight giving the same gauge could also be used. Designed by Steven Hicks.
Small purse with a cabled interlace design, a flap that fastens with a button, and an optional strap. The finished bag shown measures 8.5”x7”. Designed by H Huggy. DK weight yarn.
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
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.
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
More Free Patterns
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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- Also available in Berroco Norah Gaughan Collection Vol. 2
- Get the recommended yarn Berroco Suede at Amazon
Lorna Miser’s easy purse pattern is dressed up with a ruffle. Bag measures 11″ high x 20″ around.
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.
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern at the designer’s website
- Download a printable pdf on Etsy (not free)
- Get Leather Purse Handles on Etsy
- See more One Piece Fold and Seam Knitting Patterns
- See more Super Bulky Yarn Knitting Patterns
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)
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
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- Get more knitting patterns by Nora Gaughan
- See more Butterfly Knitting Patterns
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.
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.
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
Slant Pocket Bag
Melissa Thetford’s felted purse features two pockets and measures about 8” x 11” after felting. Pictured project by JCat245
Patterns for Purchase
Love pockets? You'll love this versatile pattern with options for bag sizes, exterior pockets, interior pockets, hidden pockets and color combination. One large outside pocket on the front for letters, lists, etc. Two small side pockets for cell phone and keys. Choice of open or zippered pocket on the back. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Kristi Holaas.
No longer free. Small lace bag with handle. A larger version is also available. Designed by Sylvie Damey. Pictured projects by labross and missyisobel. Aran weight yarn.
Easy Cable Purse
Bag with all over cable pattern worked flat and seamed with a knit strap. Size 13" wide x 10" deep (33cm x 25.5cm). Rated easy by the designer. Aran weight. Designed by Andi Javori. Included in Casual Weekend Knits - 25 Go Anywhere Knit Projects.
- See more pics and get the Casual Weekend Knits (digital download or paperback) at Leisure Arts for as low as $9.99
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Cable Handbag With Ribbon
The designer says this is a super easy pattern suitable for beginners.
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.
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
Self-handled cabled purse. Width 50 cm (20“) Height 32 cm ( 12.5“)
Summer Sun Bag
Cute and easy to knit felted bag pattern features optional stripes and felted flower.