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19 Knitting Ideas for Tote Bags and More

By: Kristina Kittelson, Editor, AllFreeKnitting

Summer Escape Knit BagIt's amazing how expensive bags and purses can be considering their design is pretty simple overall. If you're like us and you hate shelling out tens to hundreds of dollars on something that's just built to look good and hold things, then you might be interested in knitting your own tote bag. Many people don't consider bags and purses when they're looking through knitting ideas, but they're actually a wonderful option. The difficulty levels range from beginner to advanced, and there are just so many styles to choose from. Check out these patterns for some knitting ideas.

 

We highly recommend these knitting ideas for tote bags for the summertime to carry with you to the beach or on vacation. You can stuff your sunblock, sari, sunglasses, and books inside and keep it with you by your towel. Our free purse patterns are better suited for everyday events, to carry with you either to a fancy event or just on a night out with the girls. We even have a few felted knitting ideas if you're not into the knit bag look and love intricate designs. Pick the tote or purse that suits your personality best, and then get to knitting!

 

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Knitting Ideas for Tote Bags and More

19 Knitting Ideas for Tote Bags and More

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Knit Tote Bag Patterns

Free Purse Patterns and More

 

Knit Tote Bag Patterns

Boredom Buster BagWe think these knitting ideas are just the best for the summer. When the sun comes out and you no longer have to bundle up in your cozy knit sweaters or scarves, what's the knitter supposed to turn to? These bags are great knitting ideas for you knitting lovers who just can't go a few months without picking up your needles. They also make great gifts for someone who you know is going on vacation soon, or maybe even retiring to a tropical paradise (how lucky)!

 

Free Purse Patterns and More

Purple Purse PatternIf totes aren't quite your bag (pun definitely intended), you might be more interested in these knitting ideas for purses and handbags. These knitting ideas come in a wider variety of sizes, from pouches to oversized bags, so you can make more than one and pick whichever suits your situation best. You'll love these knitting ideas because they won't only save you a bunch of money, but they'll give you a ton of compliments; you'll be the only person with that special bag! They come in a ton of different styles, so don't settle for one you just "like." Pick one you love; after all, you could carry this along with you for a long time.

 

Knitting for Beginners Guide: 9 Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners

If you still need to practice a little bit before tackling your dream bag, take a look at our Knitting for Beginners Guide: 9 Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners, complete with video tutorials and easy beginner patterns!

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