Over 35 Free Patterns for Crochet Bags and Purses

Crochet bags and purses are so trendy right now!  The stores are full of them, but if you crochet, you can create a unique and beautiful bag or purse just for you.

Our page contains many crochet bag patterns to take a look at.  And don’t miss the crochet purse patterns that are also below!

The fun thing about the crochet bag and purse patterns is that the end product is nothing like the old crochet bags that grandma made.  Bless grandma’s heart, but her bags looked a bit old fashioned!

I would be happy to carry any one of the items from the crochet bag or purse patterns listed below and would feel very trendy and current.  Here’s an overview of the patterns that can be found on this page.

For a refresher on crochet stitches, take a look at our page just for that purpose.

Crochet Tote Bag Patterns

Although tote bag patterns weren’t discussed above, these are some of the best!  Everyone needs more tote bags, and the ones found here are truly awesome.

With the use of crochet as the means of creating these tote bags, most of them make perfect market totes.

The La Vie free crochet tote bag pattern from Christaco Design creates a tote bag that is ready for a day at the market, the beach or the park.  Such a summery tote!

The solid bottom of this tote and many others found on this page keeps things from falling out easily and gives the bag some sturdiness.  The La Vie Market Tote has plenty of room for all of the items you want to purchase or carry on a day in the sun. Every crochet market tote bag looks good with a beautiful mesh stitch!

Wizarding World fans will love the unique Luna’s Tote Bag pattern from My Poppet Makes.  The sample cross-body tote bag is crocheted in blue like Luna’s, but it could be made in any color you like!

Luna’s crochet tote bag pattern is not made with the open mesh stitch like most of the totes on this page, which may be preferred by some.

There are many more tote bag patterns that are not worked in an open weave and are sturdy enough for heavier things.  The Library Tote Book Bag is a perfect example of this.

The library tote bag pattern uses a sturdy single crochet stitch and has two wide handles, making it both strong and comfortable to carry.

Scroll down for scads of lovely crochet tote bag patterns!

Crochet Bag Patterns

Not all of the crochet bag patterns on this page are totes!  There are trendy drawstring bags that anyone, especially teens, would love. 

Found here are several everyday bags that are both roomy and stylish enough to carry for just about anything!  Check out the Everyday Bag pattern from Joann.  With its long handles and cute style, this intermediate pattern makes a great crochet bag.

Take a peek at the messenger bag and the many crochet backpack patterns, too!  There is a bag for everyone!

Crochet Purse Patterns

This page has a variety of crochet purse patterns to check out.  Some of them are shoulder bags, like Annie’s Crochet Shoulder Bag from Christaco Design.  The pretty x stitch, or crossed double crochet, makes for unique details.

The blue envelope purse is so pretty with its lovely embellishment.  Although its name implies the purse is blue, it can be made to match any outfit with other colored yarns.  The blue is very nice, but you-do-you!!

Check out the Crochet Make It Quick Purse!  It is very delicate, comfortable to wear, and has an easy pattern.  Even beginners would enjoy this crochet purse pattern.

There are darling sheep and owl purses that are perfect for the littles to carry and that would make great gifts. How about a sheep purse for Easter?

Don’t miss the specialty bags like the one for jewelry, the bag to organize cosmetics, and the very patriotic crochet purse pattern.

If you want to line your crochet bag, there is a great tutorial below for that too!

Time to scroll down and find yourself a wonderful crochet tote and bag pattern, as well as a crochet purse pattern.  If you like to knit, we have a special page for knit totes and purses as well.


Over 35 Free Patterns for Crochet Bags and Purses

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Annie’s Crochet Shoulder Bag Free Pattern

Annie’s Crochet Shoulder Bag Free Pattern

This large crocheted tote has a sturdy crocheted bottom. This is a fun an useful summer bag. This bag uses the X stitch or the crossed double crochet stitch on the sides to give it an interesting look. Christaco Design

Beach Party Bag

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Hit the next Beach Party in style by knitting this super cute bag with the free pattern provided here. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Blue Envelope Purse

Make this quick and easy purse for a child, teen, or yourself to enjoy this summer season. Kreinik

Boho Bag

Boho Bag

This cute purse pattern works up quickly with one skein of striped Bernet pop yarn. Christaco Design

Book Backpack

A cute crochet pattern for a toddler's backpack. Creative Me

Building Blocks Crochet Backpack

Make a Lego inspired crochet backpack for those lego fans! Moogly

Camouflage Backpack PDF

A free crochet pattern designed by Susan Lowman. Crochet World

Chunky Stripey Bag

Take power dressing up a notch with this standout piece. The pattern is worked with two strands held together. Moogly

Clutch/ Toiletries Bag

With this free pattern, recycle plastic bags into a useful clutch/toiletries bag. Nezumi World

Coastal Sun Beach Tote

Coastal Sun Beach Tote

This free pattern uses cotton yarn and alternates mesh with solid single crochet stitches to make an interesting pattern. Christaco Design

Crochet Make-It-Quick Purse

Want a quick purse to crochet? Look no further. This one is simple and quick. This is a perfect beginner project. Craft Yarn Council

Crochet Market Bag

Crochet Market Bag

This easy-to-make Crochet Market Bag is a modern take on the old-fashioned string shopping bag. My Poppet Makes

Dragonfly Pencil Pouch

Dragonfly Pencil Pouch

You can make this pretty crocheted dragonfly pencil pouch with a free pattern by Darn Good Yarn. To learn more about this project and get the pattern visit our Dragonfly pencil pouch page. Needlepointers Staff

Drawstring Purse

This crochet drawstring purse pattern is perfect for anyone who is just learning to crochet. It's attractive but easy to make. Free Craft Unlimited

Easy Errands Bag

Crochet a handy rectangular shopping bag with this free crochet pattern. Fave Crafts

Everyday Bag

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This striped tote is perfect for everyday use. You can crochet it with the free pattern here. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Granny Square Bag Tutorial

The Granny Square Bag is a great way to use leftover yarn and make something useful at the same time. The Purple Poncho

Granny Square Market Bag

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We're loving this cute granny square bag that can be made with some scrap yarn. Get the free pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Hometown Messenger Bag

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The Messenger Bag is a free crochet bag pattern made with super bulky weight yarn. It will crochet up quickly. Affiliate Link to JOANN

How to Line a Crocheted Bag

How to Line a Crocheted Bag

Learn how to add a fabric lining with pockets to a crocheted bag.

Jewelry Bag Pouch

Fill this crocheted pouch with precious jewels, potpourri or whatever suits your fancy. Free pattern. Craft Yarn Council

June Market Tote

June Market Tote

This lightweight and reusable tote bag will become your summer companion. This free tote bag pattern has two handles and a mesh side. Christaco Design

La Via Market Tote

La Via Market Tote

This free market tote bag pattern is perfect for a summer day at the beach, market or park. This bag pattern has a solid bottom, mesh sides and wide strap. Christaco Design

Luna’s Tote Bag

Luna’s Tote Bag

Crochet up this cross-body bag using My Poppet's free pattern. My Poppet Makes

Market Bag

Market Bag

Here is an easy to follow crochet market bag pattern perfect to use while shopping to replace paper or plastic bags. My Poppet

Market Bag

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Let's go shopping with this DIY market bag using this free pattern. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Mercato Crossbody Shoulder Bag

Mercato Crossbody Shoulder Bag

This cross-body tote bag is perfect for a playdate, shopping at the market or traveling. The crochet pattern is free and is worked in the round. Christaco Design

Mini Toy Backpack

Cute crocheted backpack that can be used for toys or other things while traveling. Angel's Crochet

Patriotic Purse

Free crochet Patriotic purse pattern using the standard Tunisian or afghan stitch and the double-ended crochet hook. Kreink

Rainbow Drop Clutch

Cute bobbles (the bobble stitch) is used for the rainbow effect on the clutch. Chocolate Mints in A Jar

Sea Turtle Tote Bag

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Make a splash in your summer wardrobe by crocheting this adorable sea turtle crochet bag using the free pattern at JOANN. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Sheep Purse

Crochet a darling sheep purse with this free pattern. My Hobby is Crochet

Striped Market Tote Bag

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The striped bag is a crochet bag pattern which is a fun shopping accessory. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Striped Tote Bag

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Learn how to make a striped tote bag that is the perfect size to take anywhere. Affiliate Link to JOANN

Sunny Day Tote Bag

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Enjoy summertime with a tote that is perfect for relaxing days at the beach. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

The Library Tote Book Bag

The Library Tote Book Bag

This sturdy bottom tote bag is perfect for carrying your library books with it's wide double handles. This free tote bag pattern is a rectangle bag and the single crochet bottom keeps the books inside. Christaco Design

Tote Bag

This handy crochet tote bag has two handles and is approximately 9" tall and about 10" wide excluding the handle. Crochet Crochet 'N More

Violet Market Tote

Violet Market Tote

Free Crochet Tote Bag Pattern. This reusable and machine washable tote bag will be a favorite to take on a market day out. Use your favorite colors to crochet this tote bag . Christaco Design

Wise Owl Tote

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Kids will find this bag to be a "hoot". Crochet up this wise owl tote bag that any child will love to carry along with them. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

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