Free Crochet Purse Patterns - plus More Bags and Handbags

Free Crochet Patterns for Purses, Bags and Handbags

Welcome to our index of free crochet bag patterns. Find free patterns for crocheting bags, purses and handbags. These enjoyable craft projects are made using a variety of crochet and needlework techniques, including Tunisian crochet and beaded crochet.

You can either browse through our main directory of bag patterns below, or jump to a page featuring specific types of bags.

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    Granny Square Crochet Tote Bag
    Granny Square Crochet Tote Bag. Granny Square Crochet Tote Bag -- Photo and Free Crochet Pattern © Lori Jean Karluk

    This lovely tote bag combines several best-loved favorites: crocheted flowers and granny squares. The result is an eye-catching project that is enjoyable to crochet and practical for using. This bag is lined, making it handy for holding just about anything you might want to carry along with you.

    This tote bag pattern was designed by Lori Jean Karluk.

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    Crocheted Bag With Beaded Apple Motif

    Afghan Stitch Purse With Beaded Crochet Apple Motif
    Afghan Stitch Purse With Beaded Crochet Apple Motif. Crochet Bag With Apple Motif - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This bag combines two popular crochet techniques - Tunisian crochet and beaded crochet. To put the finishing touches on the apple, you also get to enjoy a bit of cross stitch. Tunisian crochet offers a unique surface for working cross stitch designs.

     

    • Tunisian crochet purse pattern
    • Free pattern for the beaded crochet apple motif
    • Learn how to cross stitch.
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    Fabric Crochet Purse
    Fabric Crochet Purse. Fabric Crochet Purse -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    If you finish this pretty rag bag with a lining and zipper, it would make a roomy purse. Otherwise, it's great for use as a beach bag, market bag or tote bag.

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    Striped Crochet Bag Made With Afghan Stitch AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch, and Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
    Striped Crochet Bag Made With Afghan Stitch AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch, and Lion Brand Homespun Yarn. Striped Crochet Bag - Photo © 2009 Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This striped crochet bag almost appears woven, but it is definitely crocheted. The bag is made using afghan stitch, otherwise known as Tunisian simple stitch.

    This bag has crocheted handles, which means that you do not have to purchase separate purse handles to complete it.

     

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    Earth-Friendly Market Bag
    Earth-Friendly Market Bag. Earth-Friendly Market Bag -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Carry this roomy market bag just about anywhere; it'll transport your items in style, whether you're off to the grocery store, the shopping mall, a flea market, the library, or the beach.

    The market bag and crochet pattern are by Erica Jackofsky.

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    Linda Permann designed this tote bag for the Caron Yarns website.

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    Mini Crocheted Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall
    Mini Crocheted Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall. Mini Crocheted Tote Bag -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    Sandi Marshall designed this chic, textured little tote bag using two afghan squares.

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    Lined Crochet Bag in Boxed Shell Stitch

    Lined Crochet Bag in Boxed Shell Stitch by Sandi Marshall
    This pretty bag is crocheted in two colors. There's an outer openwork layer with a contrasting inner lining. This pattern design is by Sandi Marshall. Lined Crochet Bag in Boxed Shell Stitch -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    This pretty bag is crocheted in two colors. There's an outer openwork layer with a contrasting inner lining. The openwork is crocheted in boxed shell stitch.

    The pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.

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    Half-Circle Crocheted Purse

    Crocheted Half Circle Purse by Sandi Marshall
    Crocheted Half Circle Purse by Sandi Marshall. Crocheted Half Circle Purse -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    This intriguing purse is a trendy half-circle shape. See extra photos for the purse.

    The pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.

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    Loop and Bar Lace Drawstring Bag

    Crocheted Loop and Bar Lace Drawstring Bag by Sandi Marshall
    Crocheted Loop and Bar Lace Drawstring Bag by Sandi Marshall. Photo © Sandi Marshall

    This ultra-feminine bag has lacy crocheted details. The pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.

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    Crocheted Bag With Leaping Deer Motif by Sandi Marshall
    Crocheted Bag With Leaping Deer Motif by Sandi Marshall. Photo © Sandi Marshall

    Sandi Marshall created this contemporary mesh bag design using an antique charted design for a deer motif.

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    Handbag With Dachshund Dog Design

    Dachshund lovers will get a kick out of seeing their furry friends portrayed in cross stitch on the front of this interesting crocheted purse. This pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.

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    Quick and Easy Mesh Bag

    This medium-sized bag is handy to have for storing assorted items around the house. This crochet pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.

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    Shells and Mesh Flat Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall
    Shells and Mesh Flat Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall. Shells and Mesh Flat Tote Bag -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    If you'd be interested in making a tote bag with an openwork crocheted design, check out this fantastic pattern. Sandi Marshall designed this project.

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    Spring Flowers Crocheted Bag by Sandi Marshall
    Spring Flowers Crocheted Bag by Sandi Marshall. Spring Flowers Crocheted Bag -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    This delightful handbag is embellished with lovely crocheted flower motifs. Depending on what fiber you make it out of, you could carry it all year long, but it's especially appropriate for use in the springtime when flowers are blooming.

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    Vs and Fans Drawstring Purse by Sandi Marshall
    Vs and Fans Drawstring Purse by Sandi Marshall. Vs and Fans Drawstring Purse -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    Transform two openwork afghan squares into a lovely purse using this innovative crochet pattern by Sandi Marshall.

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    Vintage Fleur De Lis Bag From 1917

    Photo of a Crocheted Fleur De Lis Bag
    Photo of a Crocheted Fleur De Lis Bag. Photo Is From a Vintage 1917 M. Heminway Pattern Book, From the Collection of Sandi Marshall.

    This gorgeous bag was originally published in a 1917 crochet pattern book by M. Heminway and sons.

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    Vintage Knot Stitch Flower Sachet Bag From 1917

    Vintage 1917 Flower Sachet Crocheted in Knot Stitch
    Vintage 1917 Flower Sachet Crocheted in Knot Stitch. Photo Is From a Vintage 1917 M. Heminway Pattern Book, From the Collection of Sandi Marshall.

    This charming vintage sachet pattern will give you the opportunity to practice crocheting the knot stitch.

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    Vintage Lettuce Bag

    Vintage Lettuce Bag
    Vintage Lettuce Bag. This Photo Was Originally Published in Royal Society Crochet, Book Number 13, in 1919

    In the days before plastic wrap was invented, this round mesh bag was used to hold lettuce and keep it fresh. If you're looking for eco-friendly food storage ideas, this one is worth considering.

    Of course, if that idea doesn't appeal to you, you'll find plenty of other uses for this type of bag.

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    Vintage 1940s Crocheted Purse
    Vintage 1940s Crocheted Purse. This Photo Originally Appeared in a 1940s Pattern Book Called F & K Bags, Hats, Mittens, Vol. 25.

    The crochet pattern for this lovely bag was originally published in the 1940s. Although the original supply list called for soutache, Sandi Marshall has revamped the instructions to show contemporary crocheters some suggestions for crocheting this pattern in yarn or thread.

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    Vintage 1945 Clutch Purse

    This Photo Was Originally Published in a 1945 Pattern Book Called Jack Frost Handbags
    Vintage 1945 Clutch Purse Originally Published in a Pattern Book Called Jack Frost Handbags. This Photo Was Originally Published in a 1945 Pattern Book Called Jack Frost Handbags

    This oh-so-chic crocheted clutch purse is just as fab now as it was when the pattern was originally published in 1945.

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    Vintage Shell Shoulder Bag

    Vintage 1917 Shoulder Bag With Crocheted Shell Stitches
    Vintage 1917 Shoulder Bag With Crocheted Shell Stitches. This Photo Was Originally Published in 1917 in Crochet Design by M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co.

    The pattern for this stunning crocheted bag was originally published in 1917.

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    Woodsy Shells n Mesh Roomy Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall
    Woodsy Shells n Mesh Roomy Tote Bag by Sandi Marshall. Roomy Crocheted Tote Bag -- Photo © Sandi Marshall

    This crocheted tote bag is really roomy. The pattern design is by Sandi Marshall.