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23 Free Crochet Patterns for Bags and Purses

With this collection, find all the best free crochet tote bag patterns, purses, and more!

By: The Editors of AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated March 15, 2021
23 Free Crochet Patterns for Bags and Purses

Free crochet bag patterns are great to have on-hand because they truly are what every girl needs. A handbag or a shoulder bag holds all the necessities a woman needs. Here you can find some great bag patterns for just that purpose.

This collection of 23 Free Crochet Patterns for Bags and Purses offers a selection of designs that are colorful, trendy, and oh so stylish. Carry your everyday essentials, groceries, and even coupons in style when you create these adorable patterns.

Homemade crocheted bags can come in all shapes and sizes; you can make them with any kind of yarn including felted yarn. Whatever look you're going for, I'm sure we can find just the pattern for you.

Check out our entire collection of on-trend crochet purses, bags, backpacks, clutches, and totes for a whole variety of crochet bag patterns. Scroll down for a few of our favorites that we know you will love just as much as we do!

Many of these bag patterns can be crocheted within an afternoon, too, making them the perfect ideas for last-minute gifts.

Crochet Purse Patterns You Need Right Now

From cute little handbags to larger purses, you'll love stashing your everyday essentials in these pretty crochet bags. You'll add some serious style to any outfit when you wear these crochet purses.

  • Colorful Paolo Purse

    Not only can this Italian designer bag hold all your small necessities, but it can hold your crochet hooks as well.

  • Dress Bag

    This reminds me of Christmastime and all those little girls wearing their poofy red velvet dresses with the white fur trim.

  • Fringe Benefits Bag

    You'll love this easy-to-make crochet bag, complete with plenty of fringe! Consider making a duplicate to give to your best friend for a surprise present.

  • Fringed Purse

    Throw it over your shoulder and go out in style with this one.

  • Summer Purse

    This intermediate pattern has two pockets for holding all your little trinkets.

  • Sparkly Chevron Bag

    This is a great accessory for special occasions such as New Year's Eve and birthday celebrations.

  • Busy Girl's Crochet Handbag

    Sleek and stylish, you'll want to take this cute crochet handbag everywhere. And guess what? This crochet pattern is easy to make, too!

Crochet Tote Bag Patterns That You Need to See

Add some style to your next grocery store run when you use these crochet bag patterns. Colorful and trendy, these crochet bags are also sturdy enough to haul larger items. 

One Skein Crochet Bag and Pouch Patterns

If you have an extra skein of yarn that's not attached to a project — and who doesn't? — then you'll want to check out this selection of crochet patterns for pouches and bags. Reach into your yarn stash and crochet these beautiful crochet designs the next time you're in between projects!

  • Stash It

    Purses and bags are great, but maybe you're looking for a quick pouch pattern to store some of your bathroom essentials. This crochet pattern is just what you need! Super bulky yarn and fabric result in a nifty pouch that can be placed in any room in your home.

  • Single Skein Market Bag

    Don't you hate it when you forget to bring a bag to the grocery store? After you make this cute crochet bag, you'll probably never forget your bags again!

  • Mini Crochet Gift Bag

    Quick to make, this crochet gift bag is a fun and trendy way to give presents to loved ones. This gift bag can also be used to tote snacks or other small items.

  • Scalloped Edge Pencil Pouch

    Whether your child needs a pencil pouch for school or you need a cute organizer to stash your coupons, this crochet pouch pattern is for you. You'll love easy it is to make this crochet pouch, too!

  • 1 Skein Farmer's Market Bag

    Cute and colorful as can be, this crochet pattern is a great way to stitch up a quick produce bag. The bag can also be folded up and stored in your so that you always have it on hand.

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You get my email address I can't download the free ebook I wanted. Is there a secret to this? 15 Free Crochet Bag Patterns Would appreciate some help here. Thanks.

15 Free Crochet Bag Patterns is the page you are currently on. You can see there are 15 patterns to check out. If you're looking to download the bag eBook you may do so at: http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Bag-Patterns/How-to-Make-Crochet-Bags-11-Fantastic-DIY-Bags-Free-eBook

I have been looking for something like the Large Buckle Tote for so long. A bag that would take my kindle, netbook, mobile 'phone and the general daily paraphernalia. I added a zip to mine to make it more secure. Thank you so much for posting this free pattern. Cheers from Jan Downunder

just wondering,,how many stitches were required total to make the Eco Cotton Blend Crochet Ruffled Bag?

I'm excised to get start! Thank You

i am just a beginner but is already loving this site

I love you site, I don't know why I have not found it before, fantastic.

wonderful. Love so many of them

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Hi I'm Ami from Indonesia, I'm very happy when I found your blog. This is important for me because I love make Crochet Bags, but the problem is hard to downsload your pattern. I want to know all about crochet bags, would you share your information to my email amirachmi@ymail.com. This is very helpfull for all corcheters in Indonesia. Big hug ... Ami

i would love to learn to make one of these bag but im a beginner how hard r they to make i still dont know some of the stiches thats what im still tring to get

GO TO YOUTUBE.COM AND SEE THE VIDEOS FOR THE STITCHES YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH. I'LL BET YOU'LL BE MAKING THIS BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

i love all the bags .i love crochet.and i hope i can make some of this beutiful bags.

I used tennis balls in a front loader to help at least 3-6 ofthem, good luck

Are you wondering if felting in a front load washing machine is possible? Well, I'm here to tell you..."Yes, it is." It's basically the same as using a top load machine, with a couple of twists. The agitation in a top loader is caused by the back and forth motion of the middle section. The agitation process for felting in a front load washing machine is caused by the rotation of the drum. This rotation causes the project to be dropped from top to bottom of the drum repeatedly as the machine goes through the washing process. Another difference between using a front loader and a top loader for your felting projects is that front loaders usually lock shut during a cycle. This means that you can't stop the wash mid-cycle and open the door to check on your project like you can in a top loader. Some front loaders allow you stop the cycle and drain the water as soon as the wash part is done. You have to be on the spot and catch it before the spin starts, drain the water then remove your piece and rinse it by hand. That may sound daunting, but if you've done your homework and tested your swatch, as I recommend then you should have no problems. Here's what you should do to ensure a good felting experience... Place your finished item in a mesh laundry bag or pillow case which is large enough that your project has room to lay flat and move around. Make certain that all your ends are finished off BEFORE you felt, as once the felting is complete, you'll have a hard time...A. threading your ends through a needle, B. getting your threaded needle through your felted project. Set your washing machine to HOT WASH - COLD RINSE and SMALLEST LOAD SIZE. Use just a little wool friendly detergent such as Woolite or Eucalan (regular detergents contain enzymes which are harmful to wool). Place your felting project into the washer alone. My best results have been when I washed my felting projects by themselves for a larger project or with only one pair of pre-worn jeans added to the load. Set your washer away, and now you're felting in a front load washing machine. At the end of the wash cycle, remove your project and adjust to shape. If you're not yet happy with the way it has felted, then repeat the washing process again. You can wash it as many times as you like until you reach your desired result. I like to felt my items so that I can no longer see any stitch definition, so it's like a totally different fabric from when it was first crocheted. If your machine does not allow you to stop mid-cycle, then you have no choice but to go through the spin cycle too. In this instance I'd suggest that you only use bulky yarn, as allowing some finer yarn projects to spin after felting can cause creasing which cannot be removed. So - felting in a front load washing machine truly is possible, but make sureyou do exactly the same process with your swatch as with your finished item. That includes doing EVERYTHING the same...using the same size hook, same yarn, same cycle and measuring all the way. See my felted crochet page for more information on which measurements to take. So - I hope you enjoy felting in a front load washing machine. Try it - take the plunge.

http://knitting.about.com/od/felting/qt/felting-frontload.htm

How do you felt in an automatic front loader? all the patterns assume we are in the USA and have toploading machines, that you can have some control over!!! Thanks Sue

I am trying to find the Yoga Mat and Yoga Mat carrier free patterns. I thought I put it in my favorites :(. HELP PLEASE!

niknaknana11 check this site http://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Plastic_Bags_Crochet you can also type in - crocheted plastic bags - in your search engine. this will bring up quite a few sites you can check out. hope this helps

Any chance there is a pattern for making a bag out of plastic bags? Prefer crocheting?????? Thank you

Hi, You can use plastic bags by cutting them in loops, any width you like, then link together by putting one loop through the other and back through itself, and make all the plarn you want, Another way is strips, with a slit cut in each end and loop through. I hope this helps... Good luck

I think this site is so cool. I love to crochet and this is so helpful to see all these pictures. Thanks

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