Knitting Bags: 9 Free Bag Patterns

Knitted bags are the ultimate usable projects! They knit up quickly and have endless opportunity for personalizing with color, yarn weight, and embellishments. The experts at Knitting Daily are proud to present these nine free knitting patterns for bags, available for you to download today. From small and simple to colorful and ornate, each bag is a starting place for your creativity to take flight.

If you have been searching for the perfect knitted bag pattern, this eBook is the answer for you. For the gal on the go, a night on the town, or a relaxing weekend, there is a bag to suit any occasion. Download this eBook to get all nine patterns and find the perfect knitted bag pattern for you. And yes, they really are FREE! Grab your stash and your needles and start knitting the bag of your dreams.

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You are guaranteed to find a few knitted bags worth starting. From small to substantial, there is a pattern for everyone. Looking for a quick and easy gift? Try the coin purse in a beautiful array of colors. Take your projects on the go with the with a market bag, small project bag, or lacy beach bag. Or get noticed with the unique styling and construction of picnic or day out sized bags. No matter your style, you are sure to find the perfect bag pattern for you.

Chevron Market Bag by Kristen TenDyke

Pattern #1

Chevron Market Bag by Kristen TenDyke

Knit your own bag to use at the farmer’s market this summer. The design is a beauty, with lace chevron pattern creating a lovely and sturdy bag that will stretch enough to contain all of your produce for the week. If you love to knit bags, this one is a great one!

Basketweave Shoulder Bag by Nancy Dale

Pattern #2

Basketweave Shoulder Bag by Nancy Dale

Basketweave stitch is so fun to knit, and this pattern uses it so well. This bag fits over your shoulder beautifully or you can make the strap longer for a cross-body. Knit from flax yarn held double so that it is extra strong and will last forever! Use it for your everyday bag or to hold your knitting while your travel.

Monk's Travel Satchel by Vicki Square

Pattern #3

Monk’s Travel Satchel by Vicki Square

This bag is inspired by monks in the region of Nepal. They traveled southwest China, Nepal, and Tibet, and traditionally carried large bags. It’s designed with lots of compartments, so you can use it as your knitting bag, school bag, or even as a diaper bag!

Coney Island Bag by Eunny Jang

Pattern #4

Coney Island Bag by Eunny Jang

This bag is named for its narrow eye-popping stripes, reminiscent of those adorning early twentieth-century bathing dresses. Knitting expert Eunny Jang created a knit bag pattern that is a fun and fast way to use up scraps of brightly colored cotton from your stash. Follow the detailed instructions provided by Eunny and begin knitting a bag that is sure to catch the eye of everyone passing by.

Picnic Bag by Lisa Shroyer

Pattern #5

Picnic Bag by Lisa Shroyer

Created from two mirror-image halves, each curved by two sets of sock-heel-like shaping, this pattern is exceptionally unique. Joining the half-moons together yields a polygonal, 3-D bag. You can even use this as a knitting bag pattern that is the perfect size for carrying a sock project and yarn.

Lace Beach Bag by Anna-Liza Armfield

Pattern #6

Lace Beach Bag by Anna-Liza Armfield

With this tote bag pattern you can knit a bag that looks charmingly frivolous and acts seriously functional! You can fit a beach towel, shorts, shirts, and your weekend reading in with ease. With totes you can build functionality into the design, like Anna-Liza did with the interior pouch. The pouch is worked on straight needles using double knitting, which creates two layers of fabric at the same time, then the sides are separated, one side is bound off, and the flap is knit. This is one knitting tote bag pattern that has it all!

Sow's Ear Coin Purse by Anne Merrow

Pattern #7

Sow’s Ear Coin Purse by Anne Merrow

Learn to knit a fabulous silk coin purse, with guidance from knitting expert Anne Merrow. This purse is knit up on circular needles with an I-cord worked into the design. Add some ribbon or a knit strap for a wristlet-style knit purse, perfect for a night on the town. Dress it up or dress it down, create this fun knit purse pattern today.

Spiral Market Bag by Marilyn Murphy

Pattern #8

Spiral Market Bag by Marilyn Murphy

This traditional knit bag was originally designed to hold glasses, but was transformed into a full size bag to hold a handspindle and roving, or even a bottle of wine. Start this knitted bag pattern by creating four rectangles, two of each color. Follow the step-by-step instructions on seaming the rectangles together, then create two braided chords for the finishing touch. You will be knitting tote bags in no time with this simple pattern.

Pyramid Project Bag by Anita Osterhaug

Pattern #9

Pyramid Project Bag by Anita Osterhaug

One of our favorite felted bag patterns, this bag dangles from the wrist, making it very handy for holding your latest small knitting or spinning project or your yarn while you knit. This mathematical style of this knit bag makes it the perfect quick challenge for beginner and expert knitters alike.

What are you waiting for? Download your free knit bag patterns!

Knitting totes, purses, and bags can be so much fun! Whether you are making yourself a unique bag or knitting a bag for a special friend, the process of knitting bags is always a rewarding one. With nine knitted bag patterns to choose from, your options for shape, size, color, and style are never-ending. Use up scraps of yarn with one pattern, or create a lacy solid design for the store or the beach. For a night out, we’ve included a knit purse pattern that will knit up quickly in any color you’d like. You’ll find functional bags for the store, storing your knitting, and a day out at the park or beach.

Each pattern includes step-by-step instructions to ensure every knitted bag pattern is created successfully. Learn from the experts and explore your unique style with these free knitting patterns for bags!

Make stunning knitted bags, like this market bag, with this free collection of bag patterns.