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Vintage Crochet Bag and Purse Patterns

Updated on October 4, 2013

Crochet Your Own Bags and Purses From Vintage Patterns


t's easy to make your own unique designer bag or purse from vintage crochet patterns. Why vintage? Because there's more variety and better quality when you reach back into the 1930s through the 1950s for your crochet patterns. You get better patterns at a lower cost. Modern crochet patterns aren't as detailed, and are usually just reworks of the old patterns anyway.

Free Crochet Pattern for an Envelope Clutch Bag

A Best Seller


he best seller of all my vintage purse/bag patterns is a simple envelope clutch. It's a good pattern to start with, and produces a classic bag for every occasion. It's very popular with young girls as an evening bag or prom clutch.

Click here Envelope Clutch Bag to get the pattern.

All of my vintage crochet patterns can be found in instant delivery format, like the above pattern, at

1940s Collection of Beaded Bag Patterns Available at

1940s Collection of Beaded Bag Patterns Available at
1940s Collection of Beaded Bag Patterns Available at

Free Motif Bag Pattern

Another Very Popular Basic Purse


his one could be done in a hundred different yarn color and texture combinations. Young and old love carrying this bag. It's fun to design and crochet. You can use this pattern over and over for gifts.

You'll get three patterns in one with this motif bag pattern: the drawstring bag pictured, a motif clutch, and an envelope bag.

Access all three patterns here: Motif Bags .

Tips For Crocheting Bags and Purses

Vintage Crocheted Bag Pattern Collections

Get More Value When You Buy the Whole Book


he following selection of crochet pattern books will give you a pattern for every style of bag imaginable. You can then customize to create hundreds of variations.

Clark's Bags is the most popular collection with 100 patterns. Other collections include beaded bags and evening bags.

Crochet & Knitting Patterns Delivered Instantly Upon Payment

You Can Start On Your Project Tonight


or hundreds of vintage patterns in every category delivered to you immediately in PDF format, visit

Vintage Crochet Bag Singles

When You Just Want a Certain Bag


hen you know just what you want, choose a specific single pattern. The following four bags are just a sample of what's available.

Crocheted Hats, Scarves and Bags

Would you carry a hand-crocheted bag?

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      Yes, and I do.

      So far, I made 2 purses for me, and one for my granddaughter. I picked up my pattern for free on line from Lion Brand Yarn for the one I carry every day. I made up a pattern for the other two. I like the idea of a vinage pattern.

      I will look into it when I get ready to make my next purse.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oops, I mean't "Oram"!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Most certainly and now that I've found Ms. Orem, it's on and poppin'


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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Absolutely, i love chochet

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      bikerministry 6 years ago

      Hey - Designer Bags, knit and felted bags is my bag. Love this lens. You are so full of cool information. You've really encouraged me.

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      I told my husband last week that I needed a new handbag. He asked why I didn't crochet one like the one I made right after we married. LOL. Maybe I will, since I really like the Free Motif bag. Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great designs, I love crotchet!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Absolutely! I'd also wear a crocheted sunhat too.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      You gave me an idea of a crocheted bag to make for summertime! Thanks for sharing, now I just have to find the pattern ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You bet! I love the vintage looks! Your lens is encouraging me to get out the crochet hook. I like the variety of styles you've got on here. And thank you for the free patterns!

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      Craftybegonia 7 years ago

      Very nice lens! I love vintage patterns and have purchased some.

    • AppalachianCoun profile image

      AppalachianCoun 8 years ago

      Nice, nice lens. We enjoy crocheting alot and enjoyed your lens. Thank-you.