Designers 5 bag knitting patterns from the LoveKnitting independent designers

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Angie


5 Blissful bag patterns

As the days get longer, we knitters start to ”yarn” for a project that wasn’t designed to keep off the winter chill. Chill out with these patterns from our independent designers!

1. ”Leafy Clutch” by Grace McEwen

Leafy clutch knitting pattern by Grace McEwen - get the pattern at LoveKnitting!


We love this fashionable clutch, created using the simplest of lace techniques to create this subtle leaf design, perfect for spring and summer evenings on the town. We recommend Drops Cotton Merino, a DK weight yarn with a versatile blend of merino wool and cotton. You’ll only need one ball of this yarn for this project! We love Storm Blue (26), Heather (21), and Forest Green (11), as seen here – check out all available gorgeous shades for yourself!

Drops Cotton Merino for the Leafy Clutch knitting pattern


2. ”Very Easy Brickwork bag” by Amalia Samios

Very easy brickwork bag knitting pattern by Amalia Samios - get the pattern at LoveKnitting!


We adore the chunky geometric design of this bag, a versatile piece of knitted work to carry around books, sunglasses, – and more yarn! Don’t forget to buy your 7 inch (17 cm) bag handles, available from Rico. For this pattern, we love King Cole Big Value DK, a strong, no-nonsense yarn available in an eye-popping range of shades. You will need 2 balls of each shade for this fab bag! We love Fondant (128), Black (048), and Lipstick (077), as seen here:

King Cole Big Value DK

Or, you could go with Topaz (341), Jade (022), and Kingfisher (295) for an extra funky, fashionable look!


3. ”Zen” yoga mat bag by Sarah Jo Burch

Zen yoga mat bag by Sarah Jo Burch - get the knitting pattern at LoveKnitting!


Ah, the zen calm of knitting – wait. Ah, the zen calm of yoga, stretching into sun salutation and cobra, being at one with the universe. This yoga mat bag pattern is out of this world, using super simple techniques that are suitable for even the most novice of knitters. This pattern features Rowan Creative Linen in Leaf (632) and Natural (621), as seen here. You’ll need 2 hanks of Leaf, and one of Natural to create this bag.

Rowan Creative Linen


4. ”Knit, Purl Sampler Bag” by The Byrd’s Nest

Knit Purl Sampler Bag by the Byrd's Nest - get the pattern at LoveKnitting!


For our beginner and less-experienced knitters, we have this pattern, created solely with knit and purl stitches and seamed up to create an adorable, versatile bag that’s perfect for tablets, e-readers, and more. This bag measures 8 inches wide and 10 inches tall, and uses just one hank of Cascade 220 Heathers! The shade pictured is Turtle (2452) but we also love Iris (2421) and Sapphire (9332), but there are truckloads of shades to choose from.

Cascade 220 Heathers


5. ”Animato” laptop messenger bag by Moira Engel

Animato laptop messenger bag by Moira Engel - get the pattern at LoveKnitting!


This fascinating laptop messenger bag is knitted up using the trendy slipped-stitch mosaic technique to create a delightful honeycomb pattern. The edging features an i-cord, an easy but finished edge that you’ll become obsessed with. We recommend Schachenmayr Boston in Sunfire Marl (280) and Chestnut (010), but there are a variety of delicious shades to choose from. You will need 6 balls of each shade to complete this bag.

Schachenmayr Boston

How to download the patterns: Click on the images above to download the free pattern – this requires you to create an account with LoveKnitting. If you’ve already shopped with us, then you will already have an account and can simply sign in. Many of you may receive our newsletter but have not yet created an account on our site. It only takes a few moments and once you have your free account, you can access all patterns that you download in your very own library! Learn more here

Which bag has taken your fancy?



About the Author

Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet and design fun patterns!

Last updated: March 18th, 2015.

3 Responses to 5 Blissful bag patterns

  1. Jennie Brown says:

    knitted this brickwork bag and it turned out lovely. Easy pattern and affective colour selection. Loved it, thanks for pattern

  2. Vicky Cawrey says:

    I love the idea of a handmade bag made from yarn but please can we see more patterns for us hookers!

    • Angelina says:

      Hi, Vicky!

      You’ll be pleased to learn that we just launched our sister site, You can search on their for patterns, and keep an eye out for the LoveCrochet blog which will soon be launching!

      Happy hooking!

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