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Bag and Case Patterns

Updated on June 2, 2011

Handmade Bags Are A Luxury Everyone Can Afford

These lovely bag and case patterns can kick Gucchi's butt any day. Every knit or crochet project is as unique as the crafter, you can't say that about a mass-produced designer bag, can you?

Lens Updated: 3/19/11

Leaf Bagette
Leaf Bagette

Leaf Bagette- Crochet Pattern

designed by Akua Lezli Hope

From Akua Lezli Hope:

Leaves necklace this drawstring pouch. Large enough to carry today's essentials: cellphone, id, pen, makeup, toiletries, but small and light, it may be made smaller by felting. Unfelted, it measures 8.5" wide by 6.5" high. The straps were made 4 feet long so the bag may hang across the body. You may want them shorter, or explore other options for straps. Many color combinations will work. It has a texture band across the middle that could function as a color band accent as well as a textural one.

Leaf Bagette Crochet Pattern- $1.99

Not a Sandy Bottom Bag
Not a Sandy Bottom Bag

Not a Sandy Bottom- Knit Pattern

designed by Dorothy Dean

From Dorothy Dean:

This makes a great beach bag, since the sand will fall out of it. Sand in the bottom of my bags is a problem here. :) With a few modifications, you can make this bag into a yoga mat bag, a water bottle bag, or a larger or smaller tote. It's incredibly stretchy, so don't worry if it looks small after it's knit up.

Free Not a Sandy Bottom Bag Pattern

eBook Reader Case
eBook Reader Case

EBook Reader Case- Crochet Pattern

designed by Akua Lezli Hope

From Akua Lezli Hope:

Adornment and protection unite seamlessly in this eBook Reader case.

With about 120 yards of heavy worsted weight, you can extend your fiber love to your eReader by making several cases, in colors you prefer. The pattern creates a case 6" x 1" x 8.5" which fits Kindle, Nook and Sony models. The case has "give" so that you may cover your hard cover. The pattern also includes suggestions for creating a larger case, should you want to felt it.

eBook Reader Case Pattern- $1.99

Mini Meeting Bag
Mini Meeting Bag

Mini Meeting Bag- Knit Pattern

designed by Marlene Sigel

From Marlene Sigel:

CARRY ESSENTIALS IN THIS EASY, ONE-SKEIN MINI BAG

This little bag is knit in one piece using one skein of Noro Daria and embellished with a 1" button. As the name implies, I designed it to take with me to meetings when I didn't want to carry a large purse.

The entire piece is knit in Moss Stitch with a four-row repeat over an even number of stitches. Side seams are sewn using a whipstitch.

When closed, the bag measures approximately 5 1/2" in width by 4 3/4" in length. Finished dimensions can easily be adjusted, but a larger bag will require more than one skein of Daria. Bag as shown uses one full skein.

Although gauge isn't too critical in this design, the knitted fabric should be firm.

Mini Meeting Bag Pattern- $2

This pattern requires a Ravelry account to view.

Twinkling Trellis Cellphone Cozy
Twinkling Trellis Cellphone Cozy

Twinkling Trellis Cellphone Cozy- Knit Pattern

designed by stickfia at Ravelry

From stickfia:

A trellis pattern, embellished with beads, makes this cellphone cozy twinkle.

When I had finished my third pair of socks in the Twinkling Trellis pattern I couldn't stop knitting. So I went on and created this cute little cellphone cozy.

Free Twinkling Trellis Cellphone Cozy

Summer Citrus Bag
Summer Citrus Bag

Summer Citrus Bag- Crochet and Knit Pattern

designed by Lindsey Stephens

From Lindsey Stephens:

Spike stitches add bursts of color on this stylish and functional bag. The handles support easy carrying while the drawstring top keeps contents secure. Inspired by lemon and lime - two citrus fruits, each with their own flavor - the drawstring closure section is in knitted stockinette stitch, making the bag a mix of knit and crochet - two needlearts each with their own style and flavor. The handles are made using foundation single crochet stitches, with alternate directions for those who would prefer a traditional chain and separate single crochet rounds.

Summer Citrus Bag Pattern- $1.99

Flower Burst Bag
Flower Burst Bag

Flower Burst Bag- Crochet Pattern

designed by Yasmin Gamal

From Yasmin Gamal:

Lovely flowers in the middle of a sturdy handbag make the Flower Burst a happy addition to any wardrobe. The handbag does not need to be lined because the base is crocheted tight and most of your small objects will fall to the bottom. An every day handbag, a picnic bag, a library book bag or a beach bag the choice is yours

Free Flower Burst Bag Pattern

Marina Bag
Marina Bag

Marina Bag- Crochet Pattern

designed by Yasmin Gamal

From Yasmin Gamal:

Summer time means beach and the beach means beach bags, but even if you are stuck in the city in the summer it doesn’t mean you have to forget about pretty beaches and even prettier beach bags.

Marina Bag Pattern- $3.99

Laptop Cardigan Sleeve
Laptop Cardigan Sleeve

Laptop Cardigan Sleeve- Crochet Pattern

designed by Yasmin Gamal

From Yasmin Gamal:

Yarn weight, hook size and gauge are not important since you will be measuring against your laptop anyway.

Free Laptop Cardigan Sleeve Pattern

Full Circle Purse
Full Circle Purse

Full Circle Purse- Crochet Pattern

designed by Yasmin Gamal

From Yasmin Gamal:

Very easy to make. Make it in cotton for an everyday purse or in a shimmery yarn for something suitable for an evening out on the town

The pattern does not include the flowers as they are from other designers.

The purse does not need to be lined but the pattern includes simple instructions on how to hand sew the lining.

Finished size: 28 cm (11 inches) id diameter, 5 cm ( 2 inches) inside width

The simplicity of this purse makes it the perfect purse for embellishing it as you like.

Full Circle Purse Pattern- $3.99

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      A crochet laptop sleeve - now why didn't I think of that earlier. I've been looking for a unique laptop sleeve for a while now. Thanks for your lens!

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      SoftballPrincess 5 years ago

      i really like the summer citrus bag.

      it looks so complicated though

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      dawngibson lm 6 years ago

      I dig the cardigan sleeve.

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      Lynne Modranski 6 years ago from Ohio

      I like the Summer Citris one, but time doesn't permit me to knit or crochet anymore. I barely have time to read! Thanks for sharing!

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      love the patterns... I can knit but I am hopeless at crochet... so I will knit 'em instead... thanks :)

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      mich1908 6 years ago

      They are are so lovely. Afraid I didn't learn to knit though my mum does lovely crochet during her younger days.

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      HorseHelper 6 years ago

      @moonlitta: You could do it. Crochet's much easier to learn than knitting. The Marina bag looks like a simple lace pattern which can also be much easier to do than knitted lace.

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      Wow. Beautiful indeed...I'm a crocheter among all things and I feel like knitting the Marina bag...probably?

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      These bags are wonderful. I had one knitted bag that I actually worn out. I kept fixing it but finally had to say fair well to the thing. I should really get another one.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      These bags are wonderful. I had one knitted bag that I actually worn out. I kept fixing it but finally had to say fair well to the thing. I should really get another one.