Knitting Patterns for Bags and Purses
Horseshoe Lace Bag/Sachet
Horseshoe Lace is a classic and relatively easy lace knitting pattern, and the heavier yarn and small size of this project make this one of the quickest lace projects you'll ever knit. It's perfect as a small gift bag or to make into a sachet.
This quick handspun knit bag is a great way to use a small amount of handspun yarn, whether your own homespun or handspun purchased from someone else.
Boo Halloween Treat Bag
If you're hosting a Halloween party, knitting up a bunch of these cute little treat bags for party favors is a fun way to personalize the event, or knit them for your kids to hold special holiday treats.
Candy Corn Bag
This candy corn-inspired goody bag is perfect for Halloween treats, or stuff it with fiberfill and sew up the top for a cute little home decoration for the fall.
This felted satchel is really quick and easy to knit in an interesting self-striping yarn. Lightly felted it makes a bag that will hold up well to whatever stuff you put in it.
T-Shirt Yarn Bag
Making T-shirt yarn is a lot of fun and a great way to reuse T-shirts lying around the house. But what to make with the finished yarn? Why not try this sturdy and colorful T-shirt yarn bag?
Herringbone Gift Bag
Herringbone Stitch is a great way to show off a sparkly, fun yarn, and this gift bag project is a fun use of a skein of interesting yarn as well as a way to add a second gift to a small first gift for a birthday or holiday.
Entrelac knitting is a lot of fun once you get the basics down, and this entrelac pouch is a great way to learn the skills on a quick and cute little project you can use to hold essentials.
Mom Tattoo Bag
If you're a mom (or you have a mom) who likes things that are a little funky and unexpected, try out this easy to knit Mom Tattoo Bag. Worked mostly in Stockinette Stitch and using intarsia for most of the colorwork, it knits up fast and is fun as a purse, knitting bag or tote for kids' toys.
Stockinette Swatch Bag
If you've got a handful of Stockinette gauge swatches lying around, put then to use by sewing them together to make a funky patchwork bag. This free pattern shows you how.
Small Gift Bag
A small gift bag is a very quick knitting project that becomes part of the gift. Knit this up from a scrap of bulky yarn in less than an hour and you've got the perfect container for a "just thinking of you" gift.
Silver Clutch Bag
A small clutch is the perfect bag for a night on the town or to slip into a larger bag to hold makeup. Here's a quick, easy knitting pattern for a small silver clutch.
This eyelash handbag is a nice project for holding a small knitting project or your daily necessities. Knit with wool and an eyelash yarn held together, it brings a little fun flair to an everyday accessory.
This Ruffled Bag is a quick and easy knit that's jazzed up with the use of Lion Ruffles yarn. This adds a bit of fun and makes it a bag you'll love to use for toting around everyday objects.
Knit Pencil Bag
This knit pencil bag is a colorful way to send your kids to school, or you can use it to hold knitting needles, small projects or your knitting tools in a larger knitting bag. It would also be perfect as a little travel makeup bag.
This Halloween bag is the perfect thing for a treat bag or even to use as a purse in the days before the big event. It's a simple knit bag with a Jack o'lantern face stitched on, then felted for durability.
Fleck Stitch Envelope Purse
An envelope purse is one of the easiest shapes to knit, and having such a purse is pretty useful when you don't need to carry a lot of stuff around. This cutie is knit in Fleck Stitch, slightly more entertaining than Stockinette, with a long I-cord strap.
This simple valentine bag is a great way to store valentines -- from your child's class or just from your sweetheart. Or use it to store other bits of paper you need to keep handy throughout the spring season.
A beaded bag is a fun way to show off knitting and beading without a lot of effort or even a lot of knitting skills. Worked in the round, the bottom of the bag is increased to the desired size, then the sides are worked with two rows of beads as embellishments.
Box Stitch Passport Pouch
Box Stitch is a simple pattern that brings a lot of texture to this easy knit pouch, which is designed to store your passport, ID and other essentials when traveling but can be used for other purposes as well.
Squared Check Purse
This easy knit bag in the Squared Check pattern doubles up on the texture by holding two strands of yarn together while knitting.
Cabled Purse With Bamboo Handles
Use this free knitting pattern to make a cabled purse with bamboo handles. This cabled purse uses super bulky yarn, is finished with bamboo handles and a ribbon embellishment, and has an optional lining.
Ribbed Lace Market Bag
This easy lace bag is worked mostly in the round from the bottom up and is a great way to tote your farmers' market purchases in style.
Chic Wine Bottle Cozy
This easy to knit wine bottle cozy is worked in a fun novelty yarn that has pompoms integrated into the design.