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65+ Crochet Bags and Purses Patterns

Introduction to Crochet Bags and Purses Patterns

Looking for some new crochet bags and purses to make? We’ve collected 65+ crochet bags and purses patterns from around the Internet that we’re sure you’ll love. 

It seems like we can always use another bag for something, and bag crochet patterns are often quick and easy to stitch and give you more places to store and ways to carry your stuff.

From the smallest ones like coin purses to big ones like large totes, crochet bags are more popular than ever. This collection of patterns includes stylish bags and trendy clutches, purses, shoulder bags, totes, and more. 

You’re sure to find something you want to stitch to carry all your things! 

Table of Contents

How to Crochet a Bag? 

There are several different ways to crochet a bag, all of which are pretty simple but use different techniques. 

When it comes to the design of the bag, these are the four most common construction techniques that crocheters typically use. 

Basic Rectangle Fold

Beginners usually use this technique as it requires very minimal effort when it comes to putting their bags together.  

This technique involves simply crocheting a large rectangle panel and then folding it into either two or three parts (depending on if the bag has a base or is more of an envelope style), then sewn together at the sides. Handles are then put at the side where it is sewn, or you can just simply leave them as it is.

A button or zipper can be sewn into the bag to close it, or if the rectangle is long enough you can use part of it as a flap. 

Flat Base, Round Body

With this technique, you crochet the base first, whether it’s a rectangle, square, oval, or circle. To build the body of the bag, you work in rounds from the base up.

Totes and drawstring backpacks are usually constructed this way. 

Two Panels and a Gusset 

This construction technique is another one that is popular for beginners. You stitch front and back panels and a long, narrow strip that goes between the two to create the sides and the bottom (and sometimes the straps, too) of the bag. 

Patchwork Method

From the name itself, it’s just simply a bunch of small crochet pieces sewn together to create a larger fabric that can be formed into a bag. This is commonly done with granny squares but you can use other kinds of squares, or even hexagons or other shapes.  

Tips for Crocheting Bags and Purses

Crocheting bags and purses is easy if you know a few simple techniques. Here are some tips to help you.

Visualize the Bag Design 

You must know what kind of bag you want to crochet before you start. Identifying the bag’s purpose will help you choose the design you want. 

If the bag you want is for school, then a backpack or tote bag is a good option. If it’s for a beach outing or family event, then a tote or crossbody is perfect. 

Use the Right Yarn 

Any type of yarn can be used to crochet a bag. However, there are things that you need to consider when using specific yarns. 

The best fibers to use are linen or cotton yarns, especially if you use them to carry books or any other heavy items. These yarns don’t stretch too much. If you rather prefer a different yarn other than linen or cotton, you can try 100% wool or acrylic yarns. More on yarn with specific recommendations below!

Choose the Right Crochet Hook

Most yarn will have recommended hook size on the label, and it is best if you stick to the recommended hook size on the yarn or the crochet project you are working on. 

If you are designing your own bag, use a hook that’s recommended for the weight of yarn you are using, but make sure your stitches aren’t too loose so things don’t fall out of your bag (or you can line it when you’re done; see below).

Always Make a Test Swatch

It’s always a good idea to make a swatch before starting any crochet project so that your project will come out the expected size. Because bags don’t have to be exact, you can probably get away without swatching on simple projects but it is helpful to know how big the holes between the stitches will be so you can combat that. 

Consider Adding a Lining

Adding a cloth lining makes a huge difference when it comes to the quality and durability of your bag. It also adds a professional look and it will ensure that all things inside the bag are safe, especially the small things.

Although it is not necessary to line the bag if you use a tight stitch, it does help give the bag more stability and keeps the things inside the bag from snagging the yarn. 

What Is the Best Crochet Stitch for a Bag? 

Whether you’re designing a bag yourself or considering different crochet bags and purses patterns, it can be daunting to decide what kind of stitch you want to use. 

Here are some of our favorite crochet stitches for bags. 

Single Crochet Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch

One of the basic crochet stitches is single crochet. This stitch creates a compact crochet fabric which makes it perfect for a crochet bag. Because of the easy nature of the stitch, this is one of the most popular stitches to use for bags.

Bobble on Post Stitch

Bobble on Post Stitch

If you want a bag with a lot of fun texture, this is a great stitch to try.

Bobble on post stitch is a customizable pattern of bobbles and double crochet (dc) stitches alternating with rows of plain double crochet stitches. 

Diamond Mesh Stitch

Diamond Mesh Stitch

Diamond mesh stitch is a stitch that has a fishnet look to it which makes it great for a market bag, grocery bag, or beach bag. This stitch is worked in multiple of 4 plus 1. 

Herringbone Crochet Stitch

Herringbone Crochet Stitch

Another fun way to add texture to your bag, herringbone crochet stitch is an advanced beginner stitch that has a textured effect to it. Working with single crochet stitches, you’ll be able to create a dense stitch that is great for a crochet bag. 

Alpine Stitch

Alpine Stitch

Alpine stitch is a four-row repeat pattern. This stitch creates an amazingly beautiful, textured diamond shape pattern and a flat solid pattern on the other side which makes it a great stitch to use for bags. 

Thermal Stitch

Thermal Stitch

Considered one of the thickest and sturdiest crochet stitches, the thermal stitch is an immensely strong stitch for bag straps. This is a variation of a simple single crochet stitch where instead of going through the two loops, you’ll go through the back loop of the previous row and current row. 

If you want to learn more about crochet stitches you can use on bags or anything else you like, check out our Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library. It includes written instructions and video tutorials for 45 different crochet stitch patterns. 

Best Yarns for Crochet Bags

As mentioned above, we love cotton yarn for most crochet bag patterns. But there are other things you should consider when shopping for yarn for bags and purses:

  • Consistent color through the skein (unless it’s a multicolored or gradient yarn)
  • Consistent thickness/gauge
  • A firm twist in the yarn
  • Strong and springy yarn that will hold the weight of items in the bag and spring back when emptied

Here are a few of our favorite yarn choices for crocheting bags.

3 DK Weight

4 Worsted Weight

5 Bulky

6 Super Bulky

Supplies to Crochet Bags and Purses 

In addition to yarn, there are a few other essential supplies you will need for your crochet bag and purse patterns:

Now that you are equipped with all the knowledge about crochet bags, let’s move on to our list of more than 65 crochet bags and purses patterns for you to stitch!

Functional Market Style Crochet Bag Patterns

Market bags are some of the easiest and most useful crochet bags out there. These free crochet bags and purses patterns are usually quick to work because they are made with mesh stitches. Use these bags when you go to the market, the library, or for other errands. 

Crochet French Market Bag

French Market Bag

Designer: Two of Wands 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Love a stylish market bag that you can use and reuse for your food shopping? This simple but oh-so-chic market bag is inspired by the traditional French net grocery bag. 

Crochet Sakura Market Bag

Sakura Market Bag

Designer: K.A.M.E. Crochet 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Sirdar Happy Cotton 

We love this market bag design! This bag has a decorative mandala on the bottom. It’s made of 100% cotton yarn which makes it durable and reusable. You’ll look forward to selecting fresh produce from the market with this great bag.

Crochet Mesh Shoulder Bag with Drawstring

Mesh Shoulder Bag with Drawstring

Designer: Spotted Horse Design Co.
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes 

Carry your market buys in this variegated shoulder bag. This is an advanced beginner pattern that uses beginner-friendly stitches along with a few intermediate stitches/techniques. 

One-Skein Crochet Farmer’s Market Bag

One-Skein Crochet Farmer’s Market Bag

Designer: Sewrella 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton

Who doesn’t want reusable grocery bags? This very easy market bag is all you need to hold an armful of fruits and veggies. And the good thing about it is that it only needs one skein of yarn.

Crochet Market Tote Bag

Easy Market Tote Bag

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

This market tote bag is simple, stylish, and versatile. The base of the bag is a rectangle worked in rows. The entire bag is one piece with no seaming. 

Dishie-Lous Crochet Market Bag

Dishie-Lous Market Bag

Designer: MJ’s Off the Hook Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet Dishie & Dishie Twist 

Want an eco-friendly but stylish bag? Then, you’re in luck. This reusable shopping or beach bag is the perfect one for you. The pattern features stitches such as chain, double crochet, single crochet, and slip stitch. 

Mermaid Crochet Market Bag

Mermaid Market Bag

Designer: Mermaid Treasures Fiber Arts 
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Cotton Sprout

Here’s a pretty and whimsical crochet bag that will surely get attention. The shell stitch used with the mermaid color yarn makes it extra special. The pattern can easily be altered to make a bigger or smaller bag. 

Mandala Crochet Shopping Bag

Mandala Shopping Bag

Designer: Crochet Love Melbourne 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Furls Whims Merino

This mandala-inspired shopping bag brings a pretty twist to running errands. You can line it or not as you like, but remember to put the pretty side of the fabric facing out if you do!

C2C Crochet Market Bag

Crochet Mesh Bag C2C Crochet Market Bag Pattern

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Here’s a crochet mesh bag inspired by a French market bag. This crochet market bag pattern is constructed from corner to corner. It works up so quickly and the wood handles make it strong and durable.

Hummingbird Crochet Bag

Hummingbird Bag

Designer: Pysselofix 
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Berroco Medina

The base of this pretty string bag is worked in 6 “petals,” but you can work more or fewer to change the size of the bag if you like. The tassels on the drawstring are optional but aff to the cuteness!

Free Crossbody Crochet Bag Patterns

Looking for crossbody bags to crochet? You’ve come to the right place. 

Every girl needs a handy bag to hold a cell phone, car keys, and other essentials, so you might as well crochet one. 

Find your own perfect free crochet crossbody bag pattern today!

Crochet Crossbody Bag with crochet tools

How to Crochet a Crossbody Bag From Squares

Designer: Kirsten Holloway Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

Check out this cute, all-purpose crossbody bag that you can use any time of the year. The pattern uses clusters, post stitches, shells, surface slip stitches, reverse single crochet, and half-double crochet in the 3rd loop techniques. 

Retro-Chic Style Crochet Crossbody Bag

Crochet Crossbody Bag Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand’s 24/7 Cotton

Make a retro-chic style crossbody bag for your bag collection. The chevron strap adds to the pattern, which is worked in tapestry crochet – an easy way to do colorwork in crochet!

Boho-Style Crochet Crossbody Bag

Crochet Crossbody Bag Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Spotted Horse Design Co. 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek

Try this boho-style body bag made using the waistcoat stitch. This knit-like stitch creates a solid, non-stretch fabric, which is perfect for crochet bags. 

A woman petting a dog while wearing the Titan Tapestry Crochet Bag

Titan Tapestry Crochet Bag

Designer: Cheryl of Crochet 365 Knit Too
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Here’s another great tapestry crossbody bag crochet pattern. This bag is fun, stylishs and it uses a relatively small amount of yarn. 

Crochet Cross-Body Circle Bag

How to Crochet a Cross-Body Circle Bag

Designer: Maria’s Blue Crayon 
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend

Make this fun and colorful boho-inspired crossbody bag in a circular shape. The circle pattern makes it stylish and trendy. This pattern includes a video tutorial that makes it super easy and quick for you. 

Red Heart Crochet Cross Body Bag

Red Heart Crochet Cross Body Bag

Designer: Donna Wolf, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: Crochet Thread Size 18
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Nylon Crochet Thread

Fall in love with this easy-wear style crochet bag. This cool, creative bag is constructed to be sturdy with a touch of elegance. Decorate with a jeweled tassel cap embellishment that adds a hint of glam. 

a woman wearing the Crochet Granny Square Bag

How to Crochet a Granny Square Bag Step-by-Step

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Learn how to crochet a classic granny square bag with this pattern. This crochet bag is quite easy to customize. And the pattern includes tips on how to perfectly straighten out granny squares to make construction of your bag easier. 

Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag

Sassy Sunflower Crochet Crossbody Bag

Designer: Crochet 365 Knit Too
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love This Cotton 

Brighten up your day with this cute and sweet crossbody bag. This is perfect for carrying phones, keys, and small makeup items. This also has some special stitches you will have fun mastering like puff stitch and bobble stitch. 

Round Crochet Hippie Purse

Round Crochet Hippie Purse

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Channel your inner free spirit with this easy crochet circle purse made from two identical circles. They are crocheted together to form a little pouch. This stylish, fringed crochet bag is perfect for festivals. 

Crochet Seashell Bag next to a plant

Crochet Seashell Bag

Designer: Crochet For You
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Linen 

Bring out your creativity with this half-circle crochet crossbody bag. This seashell-like crochet bag is made by joining two half circles together. If you are a texture kind of person, I’m sure this bag won’t disappoint you. 

Beach and Tote Bag Crochet Patterns

These fun beach bag and tote bag patterns have easy to follow instructions and can all be made in a short amount of time. They are great to use around the pool, the beach or just to carry your books or groceries in. 

Floral Crochet Tote Bag

Floral Crochet Tote Bag Pattern

Designer: Made by Gootie
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Dishie

Get this beautiful, fun, and quick crochet tote bag pattern. This bag features multiple stitches and is a great project to learn some new techniques. It also makes it seem like the stitching goes faster because you’re always changing things up.

A woman wearing a Crochet Granny Square Bag

Crochet Granny Square Bag Pattern

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: NICEEC Raffia

Here’s a classic granny square design crochet bag that I’m sure you’ll love. This crochet bag is easy to make, customizable, and adjustable. The yarn used is perfectly durable and moisture-resistant, though you could use cotton or a cotton blend yarn if you’d rather.

a colorful Tapestry Crochet Bag

Tapestry Crochet Bag

Designer: Spotted Horse Design Co.
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted

Bring this multicolored bag on your next beach trip or to do your mall shopping. This stunning crochet bag used tapestry crochet to form a bright and colorful diamond design. 

A woman wearing a Crochet Tote Bag

How to Crochet a Tote Bag

Designer: Knit Cro Addict
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 

Here’s a simple yet functional tote bag that you can carry around anywhere. This is perfect for grocery shopping or to use as an everyday bag. This customizable tote bag is beginner-friendly and uses only basic stitches. 

Red Heart Crochet Mixed Bag

Red Heart Crochet Mixed Bag

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Carry your essentials around in this colorful crochet bag. The distinctive design is made with single crochet colorwork that follows a chart. This is a great way to learn to read charts if you don’t already know how.

Crochet Simple Shoulder Bag

Crochet Simple Shoulder Bag

Designer: Znooi Craft Corner
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK  

This classic bag is simple to stitch, and worked in a neutral (or even not very neutral!) color it will be a great option for you to use every day. The big button closure also gives you a chance to add a different pop of color if you like.

a woman holding a cute mushrooms crochet bag

The Free Cute Mushrooms Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Divine Debris
Yarn weight : (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value 

Unleash your creativity with another tapestry crochet project, this time using mushrooms as the motif. This fun and customizable bag pattern includes a graph that guides you through the process. 

A woman holding the Summer Days Daisy Crochet Bag

Summer Days Daisy Bag

Designer: All About Ami
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

With 15 fun to stitch daisy granny squares, you’ll have your own bright and cheery shoulder bag. This bright and cheery crochet bag just screams springtime!

The Dahlia Crochet Tote Bag

The Dahlia Tote Bag

Designer: Strings and Cuddles 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Dishie

Crochet this cute and bright multipurpose crochet bag. It features simple crochet stitches that when combined create a beautiful design and texture. This is a great one for the beach because the sand will fall out of the holes on the sides.

Crochet Alpine Tulip Bag

Crochet Alpine Tulip Bag

Designer: Passionate Crafter
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek 

Here is a stash-buster crochet bag for you, as it doesn’t use a lot of yarn in each color. This pattern features a Romanian cord for the straps. If you are a visual learner, a video tutorial is also available. 

Easy Crochet Handbag and Pouch Patterns

Crochet handbag patterns are both adorable and functional. They are especially satisfying to make, because you can make them to suit your favorite outfits and are sure to get lots of compliments!

Crochet Flower Clutch Bag

Crochet Flower Clutch Bag

Designer: Thoresby Cottage
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

A tiny pouch for your cell phone, pens, or crochet hooks. This pretty pastel flower clutch bag is a great project to use up all scrap yarns, and you could easily make it bigger if you wanted.

Brown Crochet Handbag on a desk

Crochet Handbag/Clutch

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: 3mm Polyester cord 
Suggested yarn: Ayaz Polyester Macrame Cord

Make this a very simple and easy crochet handbag that can be doubled as a clutch. The stitching is pretty firm but it also includes a cloth lining for extra stability.

Crochet Japanese Knot Bag

Mosu Bag Free Japanese Knot Bag Crochet Pattern

Designer: Sweet Softies 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton 

Handy fashion accessories? We got you. This fun bag with an irresistible shape is worked from the bottom up. If you’re more on visuals a step-by-step video tutorial is also available. 

Crochet Stashbuster Project Bag

Stashbuster Project Bag

Designer: Purdy Sweet Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes 

Want an easy stash buster project? You’ve found one. This bag is just the perfect way to use all your leftover bits of yarn. You could also use is as a basket around the home instead of a project bag if you’d rather.

Crochet Drawstring Bags with Pom Poms

Crochet Drawstring Bag Pattern with Pom Poms

Designer: KnitCro Addict
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed XL 

Get your hook into this beginner-friendly crochet pom bag. It's a very quick project and versatile. This drawstring bag can be carried clutch style, handbag style, or used as a small project bag.

Tunisian Crochet Dew Drop Pouch

Dew Drop Pouch Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Designer: Morine Shop
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Coboo

Are you looking for a pouch for your hooks and other small items? This is the perfect one for you. This pattern features a couple of Tunisian crochet stitches. 

a woman holding the Fish Crochet Bag

Fish Crochet Bag Pattern

Designer: Briana K Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet Dishie 

Smell something fishy? LOL No fish were harmed in the creation of this fun and functional fish bag. This crochet bag is very simple and there is a No-sew option in the pattern that works well.

Little Bunny Crochet Bag

Little Bunny Bag

Designer: Khuc Cay 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Here’s a lovely bag that is perfect for the Easter egg hunt or carrying through the spring. Your kids will surely love the bunny design. This is quick to finish and only uses basic crochet stitches. 

Bobble Notions Crochet Bag

Bobble Notions Bag

Designer: Stitch and Hound 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Get organized with this fun and quick project. Store your crochet hooks or other small craft supplies in this pouch, A step-by-step picture tutorial for attaching the zipper to the pouch is also available. 

Ribbed Winter Crochet Purse

Ribbed Winter Purse Pattern

Designer: Traditionally Emily
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hometown

Another great handbag to carry around, this bag is so thick and cozy. The best thing about this purse is that it only needs one skein of yarn. The finished project is about 8.5 inches wide and 6.5 inches tall. 

Awesome Crochet Backpack Patterns

Backpacks are practical for carrying all your everyday essentials or school belongings. Twist the traditional backpacks into something awesome and crochet one for yourself. Check out these modern crochet bag patterns here. 

Easy Crochet Backpacks

Easy Crochet Backpack

Designer: Handmade by Raine
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Bernat Maker Home Dec 

Looking for a project you can bring to school? This easy crochet backpack is you. This artful backpack is both functional and comfortable. This pattern includes a video to help you through.

a girl wearing the Florence Crochet Backpack

Florence Backpack Crochet Pattern

Designer: Hopeful Honey 
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Rewind 

This backpack is a great one to make for everyday use. It’s worked with two strands of yarn held together for extra durability and strength, and has a cute colorwork section at the bottom to add a little more flair.

Crochet Panda Backpack

Panda Backpack Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Crochet For You 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted

Looking for a sweet gift for a kiddo in your life? This panda backpack pattern is small in size. It's 9” in height without the ears and 8.75’” wide without the hands and legs. It’s a pretty quick project but it’s big on cuteness!

Crochet Honeycomb Backpack

Honeycomb Backpack

Designer: Isa Catepillan, via
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Dishie

This little drawstring bag has a honeycomb-inspired stitch and giant pompoms that make is super cute and on-trend. Make it for yourself or as a gift for a friend. 

kids with the Crochet Dinosaur Backpack

Easy Dinosaur Backpack

Designer: A Crafty Concept  
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: I Love this Cotton

Learn how to make this adorable crochet dinosaur backpack. This is such a great last-minute gift for a young person in your life. This pattern utilizes simple stitches and includes a video tutorial. 

Wildrose Crochet Backpack on the back of a woman

Wildrose Backpack

Designer:  All About Ami
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Bring your essentials in this boho-style crochet backpack. It features a sturdy strap that is part of the drawstring closure. The step-by-step tutorial is divided into three parts with detailed photos and explanations. 

Crochet Betty Backpack

Betty Backpack

Designer: Evelyn and Peter Crochet 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn:  Lion Brand For The Home Cording 

Scrolling the Internet for a travel bag? You got it. This backpack uses a sturdy cording yarn that creates a perfect travel backpack. The body of the bag is worked flat in one piece. The pattern includes a video tutorial.

Crochet Inselberg Backpack

Inselberg Backpack Pattern

Designer: February Sky Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Cotton Cakes

Searching for a back-to-school bag? This might be the one you’re looking for. This bag uses simple stitches, like single crochet. The pattern includes a chart on how to make the bag’s base.

Tidal Mini Crochet Backpack

Tidal Mini Backpack Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Nicole Chase, via
Yarn weight: (0) Lace 
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Curio #3

This pretty little bag is perfect for carrying whatever you need. This backpack starts with a rectangle base, followed by rounds of simple stitches that create a nice texture. 

a little girl wearing the Red Heart Lady Bug Crochet Backpack

Red Heart Lady Bug Backpack

Designer: Patsy Harbor, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

It’s time for some fun with this little ladybug backpack. I’m sure your mini-me will love the adorable bug design. They can keep their toys inside and bring them for a picnic in the park.

Small Crochet Purse Patterns with Easy-to-Understand Instructions

Crocheting small purses can be fun and valuable. These small purse patterns that I collected are easy to do and won’t take a long time. Make one for yourself, for a friend, or for gift-giving on a holiday or special occasion.

Cactus Crochet Coin Pouch

Cactus Crochet Coin Pouch

Designer: Whistle & Ivy
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: WeCrochet CotLin 

Who wouldn’t want a cute coin pouch? This one is perfect for a quick gift for a birthday or to brighten someone’s day. This coin pouch features simple embroidered cactuses and a classic kiss clasp. 

Suzette Crochet Zipper Pouch Suzette

Crochet Zipper Pouch Suzette Pattern

Designer: Nordic Hook 
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine 
Suggested yarn: YarnArt Begonia

Here’s another free pattern for a chic but simple zipper pouch. This pattern uses the elegant Suzette stitch, which looks fancy but isn’t difficult to do. 

Classic Coin Crochet 

Classic Coin Purse Free Crochet Pattern

Designer: Heart Hook Home 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Dishie 

Are you a fan of vintage stuff? This classic coin purse is intentionally designed to have a vintage vibe without being too complicated. The vintage kiss clasp elevates the vintage look. There’s a video tutorial for this one, too.

Crochet Peaked Top Clutch Purse

Peaked Top Clutch Purse

Designer: Crochet ‘n’ Create
Yarn weight:  (3) DK
Suggested yarn: King Cole Glitz DK 

Made with a 97% acrylic yarn that includes a bit of sparkle, this cute and elegant clutch purse is great for a night-out bag. This pattern is written in both US and UK terms. 

Crochet Rainbow Purse & Pouch

Free Rainbow Purse & Pouch Crochet Pattern

Designer: Hooked on Patterns
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: RICO DESIGN Creative Cotton Aran 

Two in one pattern? Who wouldn’t want that? This pattern has options for a coin purse and a pouch. Fill them in with your loose change or any other bits and bobs. 

Crochet Coin Purse with Button

Coin Purse with Button

Designer: Merrian Holland, via Ravelry 
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton

Keeping it simple is the classic way to do it! This easy coin purse is made in one piece from the bottom up. With the use of single crochet working in rounds, you’ll have the cutest purse in no time, and you can shoe off a great button from your stash. 

Granny Square Crochet Pouch

Granny Square Pouch

Designer: Vivids Kreations
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Basix DK 

All you need is just one granny square to make this pouch. It’s a perfect little pouch to hold your earbuds or small things that you always seem to be losing.

Small Crochet Purse

Small Crochet Purse

Designer: Crochet ‘n’ Create
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Premier Yarns Basix DK 

This cute little purse is great for a gift or to use for your child’s play. This small purse is made in a half double crochet with a lace flap. 

Simple Crocheted Card Holder

Simple Crocheted Card Holder

Designer: 5 Little Monsters
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Peaches & Creme 

When you go out for a business meeting or conference, it’s good to have your business cards ready to hand out. And It’s great to have something that keeps them organized like this simple crocheted card holder. 

Crochet Tulip Wrist Purse

Tulip Wrist Purse

Designer: Crochet ‘n’ Create
Yarn weight:  (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Have fun crocheting this very cute wrist purse. The sweet and feminine design makes it perfect for a gift bag, or use it in the spring to carry essentials. 

Crochet Bag Patterns with Step-by-Step Video Tutorials 

Crochet a pretty bag with these easy step-by-step video tutorials. These bags are perfect for your everyday use. They’re also easy to follow and you only need basic crochet skills.

Crochet Daisy Smile Tote Bag

Crochet Daisy Smile Tote Bag Tutorial

Designer: Chenda DIY 
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Milk Cotton Yarn

I can almost guarantee that using this bag will bring a smile to your face. Stitching up all these smiling daisies will give you a lift, too.

Crochet Mini Earphone Case

Mini Bag/Earphone Case Crochet Tutorial

Designer: Gratia Project
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Color Theory 

This is a super adorable mini version of a classic bag. Keep your earphones safe from possible misplacement. This is a super easy project you can complete in about an hour. Perfect for the tweens in your life!

Crochet Tote Bag

Crochet Tote Bag

Designer: ViVi Berry Crochet 
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Lion Linen Cone

This bag is a great birthday gift idea! This versatile tote bag is great for beginners and intermediate crocheters alike. The contrasting colors and textures are so stylish.

Crochet Drawstring Bags

Super Easy Crochet Drawstring Bag Tutorial

Designer: KimCraft
Yarn weight: (3) DK 
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton DK

Want an alternative bag for fruits, veggies, toys, and more? This might be the exact crochet project you are searching for. The size is completely customizable since the pattern is an easy repeat of 3 plus chain 3. 

Crochet Watermelon Coin Purse

Crochet Watermelon Coin Purse

Designer: HappyBerry Crochet
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Schachenmayr Catania Fine

A fruity cute bag pattern is here for you to crochet! This coin purse is a quick and fun crochet project for crochet newbies. It’s also a great scrap buster. 

Sweet and Modern Crochet Shoulder Bag

Sweet and Modern Crochet Shoulder Bag Tutorial

Designer: Febe Andrian
Yarn weight: (1) Fingering 
Suggested yarn: Bernat Baby

Learn how to make a cute, simple but modern crochet shoulder bag. This is just perfect to carry your beach essentials, and the bobbles are so fun to stitch. 

Are You a Beginner Crochet Who Would Like Some Extra Help to Learn How to Crochet?

We’ve got you covered!  Broaden your knowledge and master the basics of crochet with our Crochet Fundamentals masterclass. With 30 professionally filmed bite-sized video lessons, you’ll surely learn how to effectively crochet any project you would like to try.

This course covers all the basic stitches and techniques you need to know to tackle any crochet project with confidence. 

Happy crocheting! 

If you'd like some more inspiration for crochet patterns, take a peek at some of my other blog pages here: 50 Crochet Market Bag Patterns, 30+ Dinosaur Crochet Patterns

3 Responses
  • Kathleen Davis
    January 5, 2023

    Thank you for the great selection to choose from. I have seen some of these patterns before but it’s wonderful to have so many to choose from in one place!

  • Doreen Archer
    January 6, 2023


  • Maria
    April 11, 2023

    Thank you so much for this resource

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