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26 Knit Tote Bag Patterns and More

These patterns for tote bags, purses, and more come in all kinds of styles to fit your individual personality and needs.

Updated April 16, 2019
Knit Tote Bag Patterns and More

It'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. It is easy to forget that your knitting skills can be put to work to create something practical, like a tote bag. Scarves, sweaters, hats, and mittens often get the lion's share of the knitting world's attention, but there is a lot to be said for the benefits of a tote you knit yourself. The difficulty levels range from beginner to advanced, and there are just so many styles to choose from.
 
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. Pick the tote or purse that suits your personality best, and then get to knitting!

Knit Tote Bag Patterns

We 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

If 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.

Knit Grocery Bag Patterns

Shopping can offer a surprising number of opportunities to show off your knitting work. You can easily knit yourself a re-usable grocery bag out of recycled materials. Let these patterns give you a creative boost and you’ll become addicted to creating your own grocery bags from these knitted bag patterns. Going to the grocery store will take on a whole new level of fun with your cute knit bags in hand.

Knit Messenger Bag Patterns

Sometimes finding the perfect bag to fit your individual needs can feel impossible. If you’re in the market for a new messenger bag, why not give knitting one a shot? These knitted bag patterns will be a blast to create and will look fantastic once they’re finished. You’ll never worry about finding the exact right bag again; instead you can just make it. Your friends won't believe their own ears when you tell them where you got your newest workhorse bag.

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