30 Amazing Crochet Bag Patterns of All Kinds – (Free!)
Looking for crochet bag patterns? Here are 30 of the best patterns out there, from many different designers! I just love crocheting my own bags, so I am excited to show you these today. If you’re looking for crochet bag ideas for your next project, you are in the right place.
One of the greatest things about crochet bags is that they are extremely versatile. They can be used for any occasion, from something as simple as a gift bag to an elegant evening bag.
Also, bags can be as big or small as your heart desires, and you can choose the color and material that fits your style.
Before we get into the list of patterns, let’s talk a bit more about crochet bags for a minute.
How do you crochet a bag?
Crochet bags are much easier than you may think. There is no reason to buy bags when you can easily make them by yourself!
But the truth is, there are MANY different ways to crochet bags. Here are a few methods I have used before:
- Making two squares or rectangles, sewing them together, and adding a handle
- Working in the round from the bottom up
- Making the base, sides, and handles separately and sewing them together at the end
The patterns I am about to show you will probably use one of these methods, or maybe even a different one!
What You’ll Need to Crochet a Bag
Here are the supplies you’ll need to crochet your own bag:
- Sturdy Yarn
- Crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Scissors, buttons, and the like depending on the pattern (see my recommended crochet tools here)
When I say you need a sturdy yarn for your bag, it really depends on the pattern. Some bags are lined with fabric; in this case your yarn does not have to be as sturdy since the fabric supports the crochet stitches.
If you don’t plan to line your bag though, you will want to choose a strong yarn without a lot of stretch. Cotton is very durable and strong, so it is a very popular choice!
As far as the weight goes, worsted weight (#4 medium) is probably the most common! Finer yarns will definitely not be as sturdy. I find that medium or chunky weight is usually the best for bags.
Types of Crochet Bags
There are many different types of crochet bags. Here are a few of the most popular:
Purse/Handbag: There are so many patterns for purses out there, made from a wide variety of different materials and sizes. If you want to crochet a purse, it is a good idea to line it with fabric so you won’t have anything precious to you falling out!
Crochet purses will certainly gain attention wherever you take them and be the envy of all your friends. Projects like these are also perfect as gifts because they are so unique and beautiful!
Market Bags/Shopping Totes: These types of bags are perfect for carrying your yarns and hooks around with you, or even better, for going shopping! These bags can range from weightless produce bags to more hefty totes or beach bags.
Crochet Crossbody bags: Generally, these bags are a bit smaller, with a long handle. There are some beautiful patterns I’ve included in this list. Don’t miss them!
Zipper Pouches/coin purses: The smallest bags of them all! These ones are usually designed to hold smaller objects INSIDE a different bag you already have. There’s some cute patterns I’ve included at the end of this list too!
30 Best Modern Crochet Bag Patterns
As you can see, the possibilities abound when it comes to creating your own bags! There will be modern crochet bag patterns in this list in all of the categories I mentioned above.
If there is a specific type of bag you want to crochet, feel free to click to the different sections using the table of contents below.
Table of Contents
- Sturdy Crochet Tote/Beach Bags
- Crochet Handbag Patterns
- Crochet Market/Grocery Bags
- Crossbody Crochet Bag Patterns
- Zipper Pouches and Coin Purses
- Extra Helpful Tips for Crocheting Bags
Without further ado, let’s take a look at all these amazing free patterns for crochet bags!
Sturdy Crochet Tote/Beach Bags
First, we will start with sturdy crochet totes and beach bags. These are all great if you need something to stand against some real wear and tear. You can always make them extra sturdy by adding a lining too!
Braided Bobble Crochet Bag
First up, meet the Braided Bobble Crochet Bag. This pattern has such a beautiful texture and would make a great project bag (for holding yarn, books, craft stuff, etc.) or beach bag! You can find the free pattern here.
Chevron Bobble Tote Bag
Next, check out this elegant Chevron Bobble Tote Bag pattern! This pattern is absolutely gorgeous, I just love the chevron design. This project would make a great book bag, purse, or even a gift for a friend! You can get the free pattern here.
Crochet Diamond Tote
Another one of my favorite tote patterns is this fun Crochet Diamond Tote designed by Amanda from Loops and Love Crochet. Isn’t this pattern so cute? I just love the beautiful diamond design! This pattern would be practical for just about any use, but it would also make an especially great beach bag! You can find the free pattern here.
Simple Striped Tote Bag
The next pattern I’d like to introduce you to is the lovely Simple Striped Tote Bag. This pattern is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the bow design. This pattern is great for those of you who are looking for a more elegant beach or project bag. You can find the free pattern here.
All Time Favorite Tote Bag
Next up, take a look at this classic, All Time Favorite Tote Bag pattern. This pattern is super sturdy and makes an great on-the-go bag for any time. The post stitches made into a checkered pattern make it extra unique! You can find the free pattern here.
If you like this bag, you can also learn more about all the different types of checkered patterns that exist!
Beach Please Summer Tote
Last but not least, check out this fun Beach Please Summer Tote Bag pattern. Isn’t this design so classic and fun? You can customize your bag with a variety of colors to make it special to you! You can find the free pattern here.
Crochet Handbag Patterns
Next, let’s take a look at some unique crochet handbag patterns! These would all make great purses that would definitely make a statement!
Crochet Velvet Tote Bag
Have you been looking for a unique round crochet bag? If so, I bet you’ll love this Velvet Tote Bag pattern! This design is so elegant and different, and I just love the round shape and velvety texture. You can find the free pattern here.
Another beautiful crochet handbag pattern is the Buckle Bag! I thought this design was so pretty and unique. It features a cool textured stitch, along with a pocket and buckle for added style. You can get the free pattern here.
Wavy Stitch Handbag
Next up, meet this beautiful Wavy Stitch Handbag pattern. This pattern is so fun and can be easily customized to fit your personal tastes. You can use different colored or textured yarns, add buttons or beads, etc.! You can get the free pattern here.
Next up is one of my patterns, the Cielo Bag. This pattern is simple, yet elegant, and can add a fun and practical touch to any outfit. This pattern is also just super fun (and easy) to make! You can get the free pattern here.
Sweet Summer Sunflower Bag
I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely love sunflowers. They are so fun and summery, and they just make me happy to look at! This Sweet Summer Sunflower bag is the perfect way to add a cheery accessory to any outfit! It also makes a great gift for any of your sunflower-loving friends. This pattern is made entirely from squares, so it is definitely a unique construction! You can get the free pattern here.
Market Bag Patterns
Reusable market bags are so helpful, why not make your own? The bags in this next section are perfect for carrying your fruits and veggies in. Make them in cotton yarn or other plant based fibers if you want them to be eco-friendly! Here’s a few of my favorite crochet grocery bag patterns!
Wave Market Bag
First up, meet the Wave Market Bag. Isn’t it so pretty? I love the ocean-inspired design! This bag is particularly helpful for carrying any lighter items (like produce, bread, etc.). You can get the free pattern here.
March Market Bag
Are you looking for a stylish, yet practical and roomy market bag? If so, I bet you’d enjoy the March Market Bag pattern! This design is so pretty and is great for those of you who would like to avoid using plastic bags. You can get the free pattern here.
At the Market Grocery Crochet Bag
The next pattern I’d like to show you is the At the Market Grocery Crochet Bag. This design is really pretty and is especially perfect for strolling around a farmer’s market. You can find the free pattern here.
Briar Produce Bag
Another great option for shopping is the Briar Produce Bag! The biggest feature of this design is the amazing lace made of crochet shells and v-stitches. It is eco-friendly, using a cotton/linen yarn blend! Get the free pattern here.
Beginner Crochet Market Tote
Next up, check out the Beginner Crochet Market Tote! This pattern is simple yet elegant, and the best part is it’s beginner friendly! You can find the free pattern here.
Farm Fresh Market Bag
The last grocery bag pattern I’d like to introduce you to is the Farm Fresh Market Bag designed by Claire Goodale from E’Claire Makery. Isn’t this pattern so cute? This bag is also quite sturdy and comfortable to carry. You can get the free pattern here.
Small Crochet Bags/Crossbody Bags
Have you been looking for a cute, smaller bag with longer handles? As a petite person, I love the crossbody bag style. So I’m especially excited to show you some of my favorite small crochet bag patterns!
Diamond Cable Bag
First up, meet the Diamond Crochet Bag! This bag is so fun, I just love the texture of this one! It uses front post double crochet to create amazing diamonds all over. This pattern makes a particularly great book bag, although it can really be used for anything. You can get the free pattern here.
Pyumi’s Crossbody Bag
The next pattern I’d like to show you is Pyumi’s Crossbody Bag. This design is so cute and makes a nice on-the-go bag for shopping at the mall, going to church, etc.! If you’re looking for bag that uses shell stitches, this is just perfect, You can get the free pattern here.
Crochet Dice Bag
Do you play games with a lot of dice? If so, you might want to check out this cute Crochet Dice Bag! It comes in 2 sizes and is perfect for storing dice. OR, you could easily make this into a children’s purse too! Get the free pattern here.
Titan Tapestry Crochet Bag
Sometimes color just MAKES a design. That is definitely the case with the Titan Tapestry Crochet Bag designed by Cheryl from Crochet 365 Knit Too. This design is absolutely stunning. I just love the diamond detailing! This tapestry crochet bag is both stylish, and practical, and it uses a relatively small amount of yarn! You can get the free pattern here.
Tessa Boho Crochet Bag
Another one of my favorite crochet bag patterns is the Tessa Boho Bag. This pattern is both lovely and dainty, and makes a great purse for holding any of your smaller items (a phone, wallet, keys, etc.). You can get the free pattern here.
Boho Crochet Purse
Do you love the boho style? If so, then you will also love this Boho Purse designed by Katie from Salty Pearl Crochet! It features two different colors, but you could make it one solid color if you so desired. The long tassel and chain handle really makes for a beautiful piece! You can get the free pattern here.
Are you looking for a simple, yet practical little bag? If so, I bet you’ll love the Woodland Tote pattern! This bag is nice for those of you who tend to lose things easily in a larger purse. It makes for a great travel purse, AND it is a one skein crochet bag pattern! You can get the free pattern here.
The Bobbleicious Bag
Last but definitely not least, meet the Bobbleicious Bag. This design is so fun and unique! You can have a lot of fun customizing it with different fabric and yarn combinations, tassels, etc. You can find the free pattern here.
Zipper Pouches/Coin Purses
Our last category of crochet bags is the smallest of the all – zipper pouches and coin purses! These mini crochet bags are such quick projects, which I love.
Simple Crochet Zipper Pouch
First up, meet the Simple Crochet Zipper Pouch pattern! This design is not only cute, but it’s also extremely versatile and can be easily customized or used for innumerable things such as pencils, crochet hooks, makeup, etc.! This pattern is also beginner friendly. You can get the free pattern here.
Next, let me introduce you to the Personal Pouch pattern designed by Ashlea from Heart Hook Home. This design is so unique and can be used to hold all kinds of trinkets. You can get the free pattern here.
Simple and Versatile Pouch
Next up, check out this Simple and Versatile Pouch. This pattern is both simple and cute, and it looks like it works jup SO fast! This design would also make a great pouch for gifts, party favors, etc.! You can find the free pattern here.
Half Double Crochet Zipper Pouch
Last but not least, take a look at another Crochet Zipper Pouch pattern, this one using half double crochet and designed by Amanda from Loops and Love Crochet. This bags is so fun and versatile! You can have fun making yours different colors and sizes. You can find the free pattern here.
Bonus: Puff Stitch Bag Holder
To end off this list, I thought I would show you one more pattern called the Puff Stitch Bag Holder! While this isn’t your typical crochet purse or handbag, it is used to HOLD plastic bags! If you would find this useful, check out the free pattern here.
Further Tips for Crocheting Bags
Believe it or not, there are a lot to consider whenever you make a crochet bag! While we talked about styles earlier, you should also consider lining the bag, consider your yarn choice, etc.
What material is best for crochet bag?
When crocheting a bag, you want to use a yarn that is sturdy. The sturdier your yarn, the less chance you’ll need to line the bag with fabric. Generally speaking, plant based fibers like cotton are the most commonly used for crochet bags because they are known for their strength and durability. Acrylic yarn tends to stretch out more.
However, it also depends on the weight of your chosen yarn. For example, a bulky weight acrylic might hold up better than a sport weight cotton.
Another possibility is t-shirt yarn, which is thick and sturdy. It depends on the bag you’re making, and your own preferences, but these are all things to think about!
What stitch is best for a crochet bag?
Usually, thick, holeless stitches are best for crochet bags. The more tight and closed the stitch is that you choose, the less likely you will need to line the bag. Now that being said, it is practically impossible to find a stitch with zero holes. So if you’re planning on carrying tiny things in the bag that could possibly slip out, it is better to line the bag just to be safe.
The only exception to this, of course, is market bags! Produce bags are meant to have large holes and be breathable for fruits and veggies. In this case, you can go crazy with lace stitches!
How to Keep Crochet Bags From Stretching
I’ll be honest, one of the biggest frustrations that comes with crochet bags is the STRETCH. If you’re not lining your bag especially, it is important to make sure your handle is sturdy.
We’ve already talked about how yarn impacts the final bag’s stretch, but the handle is another thing that you should take extra care to make well. Otherwise, it will stretch out more and more as it is used.
For making a sturdy crocheted handle, I highly recommend this method for the ultimate no stretch strap by Simply Hooked by Janet. Her tutorial is genius!
Another thing you can consider is using a store-bought handle rather than a crocheted one.
How to Line a Crochet Bag
With all this information in mind, you may be thinking that you definitely need to line your bag. And I’ll be honest, crochet bags are always the MOST useful if you add in a lining.
In order to line a crochet bag, you’ll just need some matching fabric and sewing tools. Check out the video tutorial below by Vickie Howell to get a better idea of how to do this.
Crochet bags are just one cool project you can make. There are so many amazing patterns out there, including market bags, tote bags, zipper pouches and so much more! These patterns just scratch the surface of what is possible when it comes to crocheting bags. But I hope you liked this post and found the perfect new bag for yourself or a friend!
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