Crochet bags are super fun to make and use. I especially love to crochet bags as the weather gets warmer because they’re portable and can be used year round.
Here are some great patterns to start hooking!
These 3 patterns for small bags can be worked up quickly and used all summer long.
The Flower Child Crochet Bag by Tera Kulling is a bright and festive project made with hexagons that are joined together. This project is a great stashbuster!
The Precious Owl Pouch by One Dog Woof is a fun project that makes a great gift pouch or notions holder.
Round up all your hooks and bring them along on your vacation with A Creative Case for Crochet Hooks by Kim Kotary! Make the case in the spring and you can start using it right away.
Summer is a great time for visiting Farmers Markets and strolling on the boardwalk. Bring along any one of these 5 market bags for an impromptu shopping spree!
The Sturdiest EVER Crochet Market Bag by Simply Collectible Crochet is crocheted holding two strands of yarn together. This bag is just right for anyone living in an area with a plastic bag ban.
The Magical Market Bag by Rebecca Langford is crocheted in the round and features button closure details.
Lorene Eppolite’s Hobo Farmers Market Bag adds a stylish twist to a classic market bag.
Personalize your market bag with the Two Hour Tote by Lauren Brown, which includes a lovely flower applique.
The Sunrise Market Tote by Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations makes a sturdy market bag perfect for carrying heavier produce.
Messengers, Satchels, and Totes
These eight bags are attractive and sturdy, whether you’re going to the beach for the day or packing some reading for your vacation.
The 2-Tone Tote by Mary E. Nolfi for Caron Yarns includes detailed instructions for assembly and lining with felt.
The Fun in the Sun Beach Bag by Kathy Lashley features lively stripes to brighten up a trip to the beach.
Mary Kathryn Vaughn’s Genius Crochet Bag is a perfect project for carrying your books or magazines to and from home.
The Amazing Grace Crochet Tote pattern by Beatrice Ryan Designs includes helpful assembly photos and detailed instructions for attaching the handles.
The Autumn Day Tote by b.hooked Crochet is made up of granny squares. The pattern includes video tutorials and a stitch symbol chart.
The Work Satchel Crochet Bag by Rhondda Mol includes helpful photos to guide in assembly and tips for reinforcing the bottom of the bag.
Are you looking for the the perfect beach bag? Try out Amy Ramnarine’s Crochet Nautical Tote with braided handles.
Sara Sach’s Cute Kittens Crochet Tote combines stitches to create what looks like small cat faces. This project is perfect for your favorite “crazy cat lady,” like me!
Clutches and Purses
No one wants to carry heavy bags in the summer. These 14 clutches and purses are great for carrying just the essentials.
The Gotta Go Crochet Clutch by Maria Bittner is a great clutch for carrying your essentials. It would also make a great case for your crochet kit!
The Quirky Crochet Handbag byJaime Maraia takes the classic handbag for a spin! The pattern includes a photo tutorial for making and attaching an interfacing lining and attaching the handles.
The Mommy and Me Crochet Purse Set by Amanda Evanson is a matching set of purses in child and adult sizes. These are closed with Velcro, making it easy for little hands to open and close.
The Summer Hobo Bag by Teri Heathcote features a sturdy bamboo handle. The pattern includes a photo tutorial for inserting a fabric lining.
This pattern for this lovely Floral Purse by Meladora’s Creations includes right- and left-handed video tutorials, and a photo tutorial.
The Crochet Envelope Purse is a beginner-friendly pattern by Chris Adams for Kreinik crocheted with ribbon for a sturdy shape.
If you like cables, you’ll love the Cable Purse by Deb Richey for Caron Yarn!
This stunning purse, the Tunisian Crochet Crescent Bag, by Kim Guzman is felted (fulled) after crocheting to give it added strength.
The Sunset Waves Crochet Purse by “e” Lee is a delightful one-skein project. Choose a self-striping yarn like the one in the sample to mimic the appearance of stripes without any ends to weave in!
The Summer Crochet Clutch by Sara Freisberg is an Anthropologie-inspired, textured clutch. Personalize it by choosing your favorite color for edging.
Rebeckah Ferger’s Crochet Shoulder Bag Tutorial is a template for a tapestry crochet bag along with helpful hints for designing your motifs or images. Tapestry crochet is suitable for even beginner crocheters.
The Snow Queen Crochet Ruffled Bag by Sue from Crochet Addict would look great in white or with vibrant colors on the ruffles.
The Sea Glass Crochet Bag by Chocolate Mints in a Jar is made up of granny squares. The pattern includes a construction diagram.
The Colorful Crochet Clutch by Tamara Kelly is a great statement piece. The pattern also includes a photo tutorial for adding a zipper and links to a video tutorial for the special stitch.
If you like crocheting with cotton thread, check out my free crochet pattern for the Diagonal Bobbles Clutch!