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Free Knitting Patterns For Bags & Purses

Beginner Felt Purse
It has no shaping so it's very easy if you're new to knitting. Knit with two different yarns held together, more experienced knitters will love the look too!

Classic Purse
Knit in the round on large needles, this bag has a classic purse shape.

Colorful Felted Purse
Knit up this super simple bag with only two balls of yarn.

Densely Knit Bag
This pattern uses a very dense pattern stitch; even though it is not felted, your items shouldn't poke through even if you don't line it.

Diagonal Ripple Felted Purse
Easy two color slip stitch pattern with fantastic results!

Draw String Duffle Bag
This cute bag uses a combination of knitting and crochet, resulting in a bag bottom that is truly round. It works up quickly on size 17 needles.

Draw String Sack
This darling little sack is knit easily in the round.

Draw String Trinket Bag
A small bag to hold special trinkets, knit in the round.

Easy Bias Knit Felted Bag
This small felted bag is knit on the bias or diagonally and features self striping yarn. It's a great pattern for a child or when you need a small bag to hold a few items.

Easy Drawstring Bag
A basic drawstring bag knit in garter stitch and stockinette with an infinite number of possible variations.

Evening Pouch Drawstring Bag
Knit in the round, the metallic in this yarn makes this project sparkly...perfect for an evening out or even a wedding. It's small so it would also be great for holding your stitch markers, row counters and other small knitting gadgets!

Felt Bag With Novelty Yarn Trim
An easy bag, it has simple shaping and is knit in one piece. The novelty yarn trim adds a lot of interest but could be left off if desired.

Felt Cell Phone Case
Simple to knit, this case will hold a cell phone plus a few other smaller items. Knit it an evening with one skein!

Felt Cell Phone Holder
Super easy felting pattern for your phone.

Felt Purse With Clutch Handle
Quick to knit and easy, this felt bag features a clutch handle in a second color.

Felted Clutch
Easy felted clutch knitting pattern is simple enough for beginners. The multi color yarn adds interest.

Felted Two Way Stripes Bag
Self striping yarn allows you to easily knit this felted bag that stripes in two directions.

Flap Bag
Very easy felted purse pattern...great for beginning knitters since it has very little shaping. This bag would make a nice clutch style purse without the strap, too.

Hexagon Purse
This hexagon shaped purse is trimmed in seed stitch and has simple shaping.

Intarsia Blocks Flap Felted Purse
This pattern utilizes a technique called intarsia. Each block of color is knit with one ball of yarn across every row. Because there are only two blocks, this is a good introduction to intarsia knitting if you've never tried it.

Mosaic Trimmed Felted Bag
Simple to knit felted purse is a good introduction to knitting with more than one color. It features a mosaic trim. The great thing about mosaic patterns is that you use only one color per row!

One Ball Felted Bag
Easy bag knits up really fast on big needles. Beginners and pros alike will love this bag! And it uses only one ball of yarn.

Op Art Felted Bag
The op art design is a result of self striping yarn and multiple decreases.

Ripple Bag
This small bag is ideal for a little girl or for yourself for a night out when you need a small purse for a few items.

Ruffle Felt Bag
Knit it with one skein of Noro Kureyon, a yarn with many color changes. The striping runs vertically and there's a ruffle along the top edge.

Ruffled Two Handle Felt Bag
This pattern is easy enough for beginners. Simple ruffle makes this bag stand out.

Shimmering Bag
If you're going someplace fancy for the evening or to a wedding, this purse fits the bill with the shimmering yarn.

Slip Stitch Beginner Felt Bag
This felted purse is very easy and knits up quickly. It's a good pattern for beginners as there is no shaping...but the easy to knit slip stitch pattern gives it a colorful look.

Slip Stitch Triangles Felt Bag
This easy felted bag knits up in no time on big needles, using a simple slip stitch pattern that forms triangle checks.

Small Diagonally Knit Bag
This bag is easy to knit and is knit diagonally (sometimes called bias). Great for an evening out. You can tie the handle onto the belt loop of your jeans. It's also small enough for a child's bag.

Tiny Purse
This is about 4 x 6 inches and super easy to make. It's a great bag when you only need a few things. It would also make a nice purse for a little girl.

Tote Bag
Knit with two colors in a simple Rice Stitch pattern. Includes instructions for lining the bag.

Two Color Felted Purse
Inverted pattern is wider at the top and has a bottom and sides. The shaping is very simple. Two colors of yarn add contrast and interest.

Two Color Lattice Slip Stitch Felt Bag
This felted bag uses a slip stitch pattern. Since there is no shaping, you won't need to keep track of where you are within the stitch pattern as every row will begin and end the same.

Two Direction Striped Felted Purse
This pattern features self striping yarn. It is knit in pieces to take advantage of the striping effect and then seamed together.

Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter, including a large selection of felted and non-felted purses