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23 Free Crochet Patterns for Bags + 2 Bonus Bags

By: Karisa Tell, Editor for

Use these 23 free crochet patterns for bags to make whatever kind of bag you like best, whether that be a wool felt crochet purse, hippie crochet bags, net crochet market bags, or anything else! We've got free crochet patterns for bags to take out on the town, green crocheting, backpacks for yourself or the kids, stylish bags, and sturdy totes to take anywhere. These free crochet patterns for bags will suit anyone's needs.

23 Free Crochet Patterns for Bags Table of Contents


Out on the Town

Browse this collection of trendy totes and pick the one that matches your outfit the best. These free crochet patterns are all super stylish and will be the perfect accessory for your night on the town.

  Polka Dot Felted Purse  Fringed Purse

  1. Polka Dot Felted Purse: This little handbag is the perfect size to hold your lipstick and keys for going out! Use this wool felt crochet purse pattern to make one with polka dots.
  2. Fringed Purse: Fringe gives this purse a laid back, boho vibe, and this free crochet pattern even shows you how to make crochet fringe.
  3. Pretty Princess Purse:  You'll feel like royalty all night long!
  4. Tunisian Cable Clutch: Crochet a Tunisian cable clutch with a crocheted handle for going out at night. Embellish with a cute bow and you're good to go!

Green Crocheting

Resuable bags are great for taking with you to the grocery store or farmer's market. Each one of these free crochet patterns would make an excellent choice. Plarn is a popular choice for crochet bag patterns because it adds an extra element of strength and durability. If you've never made plarn before, you'll need to know how it's done to complete some of the recycled crafts in this collection; learn how to make plarn so you can make them!

Anytime Market Bag  Reusable Giftbag

  1. Anytime Market Bag: When the cashier asks "paper or plastic?" show her your hippie crochet bag. Save a tree or two by reusing this groovy bag at the market.
  2. Reusable Giftbag: This bag saves you from using wrapping paper or disposable gift bags that harm the environment. Use this simple crochet pattern to make one today!
  3. Basic Plarn Tote: Now that you have a market bag, you need a use for your old plastic grocery bags. Make them into plarn, or plastic yarn, and crochet a new bag from them. Green and chic!
  4. Crocheted Produce Bag: Don't waste bags on each produce item you buy. Throw your fruits and veggies into this stylish produce bag and you'll make Mother Nature smile.
  5. The Cutest Plarn Grocery/Beach Bag: Recycle your unused plastic grocery bags and make this adorable summertime bag. Use it for your groceries, or take it to the beach! It's an easy pattern that uses single crochet, so it's quick to work up.
  6. Box-Bottom Tote: This over-sized plarn tote is easy to make and a joy to use. All you need to know is single crochet to make this great bag.

Crochet Backpacks

Head back to school in style with any one of these free crochet backpack patterns. Even your kids will love them!

Crochet Bookbag  Cool Crochet Backpack

  1. Crochet Bookbag: This free crochet pattern is sturdy enough to hold your books but delicate enough to transition to the weekend. Who knew free crochet patterns for bags could be so versatile?
  2. Cool Crochet Backpack: If your child wants to stand out at school, crochet a backpack that's large enough to hold all of their books and homework. No one else at school will have the same one.
  3. American Girl Backpack: Crochet a tiny backpack for your daughter's American Girl Doll, and then make a matching bag for her. This is one of the best crochet patterns for dolls out there.
  4. Floral Fiesta Backpack: The flowers on this crochet backpack are having a fiesta! This crochet pattern for bags will make any little girl happy.

Stylish and Trendy Crochet Bags

Save money and skip that shopping spree at the mall this month. These stylish bags are super trendy and perfect for trendsetters of all ages.

Eco-Cotton Blend Crochet Ruffle Bag  Butterfly Bag

  1. Eco-Cotton Blend Crochet Ruffled Bag: Use a simple crochet stitch to make rows and rows of ruffles on this girly crochet purse.
  2. Butterfly Bag: This trendy crochet bag has both butterfly and flower embellishments, both of which will show off your great style.
  3. Ruffles Purse: Another ruffled crochet purse, this one's made of pink and white yarn. Try this free crochet pattern for bags and make your own ruffles purse.
  4. Bobble-licious Bag: Use the crochet bobble stitch to work up this crochet purse.

Crochet Totes

These large totes are great for trips to the beach or weekend getaways. They're big enough to store a book, a beach towel, a water bottle, and more.

Crochet Tote  A Beach Mat and Tote Bag

  1. Crochet Tote: Use this crochet tote for shopping, going to the beach, or virtually anything else. It's sturdy, stylish, and versatile.
  2. A Beach Mat and Tote Bag: This free crochet pattern is perfect for those long summer days at the beach. It's large and sturdy enough to hold all of your beach essentials.
  3. Large Buckle Tote: This is a large DIY tote bag pattern that's easy enough for beginners to make since it only uses half double crochet and slip stitches.
  4. Granny Squares Pucker Purse: Granny squares aren't just for grannies! Stich some together to make a colorful crochet tote.
  5. Hexagonal Summertime Tote: This is an intermediate free crochet pattern that have motifs with a floral appearance.


BONUS! Two Popular Crochet Bag Patterns

Don't miss these reader-favorite crochet bags:

  1. Grocery Tote Bag
  2. Reusable Crocheted Grocery Bag

How to Make Crochet Bags


For even more crochet bag patterns, download our free eBook, How to Make Crochet Bags: 11 Fantastic DIY Bags.

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