Top crochet purse patterns
Whether you're looking for a crochet coin purse, clutch bag crochet pattern or a crochet handbag, we've got plenty of crochet patterns to inspire you!
Whether you're looking for a quick crochet gift, an accessory to match your new outfit, or just something to keep your pennies safe, there's plenty of crochet purse patterns out there for you to try! We know that the word purse means different things to different people, for some it's a small bag for keeping your money in, for other's it's more of a handbag - so we've included a wide range of different styles to help you find your perfect crochet purse pattern.
When it comes to making a crochet purse, it's the finishing touches that really help your finished item look like a professional product - so we've also included some handy links and information at the start of each purse style section to help you find those perfect findings for your crochet purse.
Coin purse crochet patterns
Free crochet coin purse pattern
If you're after a simple and sweet crochet purse pattern that is perfect for storing your small change, then how about this pretty purse by Gwen McGannon. With some fun popcorn stitches to keep you entertained, it works in a range of colours and is great for using up any bits of cotton yarn from your stash. Find the Free crochet coin purse pattern here
Frog purse crochet pattern
Irene Strange creates amazing amigurumi crochet patterns, and she's used those skills to make one of the cutest crochet purses that we've ever seen. This Freddie the Frog crochet purse pattern is bound to put a smile on your face everytime he hops out of your handbag, and the pattern also comes with handy step-by-step photo's to help you through the trickier bits. Buy the Frog purse crochet pattern on Etsy
Toadstool coin purse pattern
If you're looking for a crochet purse pattern with a bit of magic to it, then how about this fabulous toadstool coin purse pattern. With it's pretty embroidered flower details and that iconic mushroom shape, it's one awesome accessory! Buy theToadstool coin purse pattern on Etsy
Chicken crochet purse free pattern
They say you shouldn't count your chickens... but you can count your pennies that are stored safely within this chicken coin purse! This free chicken crochet purse pattern is a fun little make, and we do love any excuse to crack out the googley eyes! Find the free chicken crochet purse pattern on Yarnspirations
Cat Paw purse crochet pattern
If you're a cat lover looking for the purrrrrrfect purrrrrse, then look no further than this cute cat paw purse pattern by Ira Rott. Find the free Pumpkin the Cat Paw Coin Purse crochet pattern on Lovecrafts.
Sheep purse free crochet pattern
We're not done with the animal themed crochet purses just yet - who could resist this super-cute sheep purse! With it's beautiful bobble fleece and adorable amigurumi features, it's a must make for us wool enthusiasts! Find the Free sheep purse crochet pattern at woolwarehouse.com.
Delft blue tapestry crochet coin purse
Tapestry crochet meets Dutch style in this beautiful coin purse crochet pattern by Atelier Sopra - one of our favourite tapestry crochet designers! With a fabulous round base and those super-stylish colours, your friends won't believe you made this yourself! Buy the Delft blue tapestry crochet coin purse on Etsy.
Fruit coin crochet purse pattern
Add some fruit to your life with a lemon and lime slice! These fruit coin purse crochet patterns designed by Hannah Cross are a fun and easy make, finished off perfectly with a little zip. Buy the Fruit coin crochet purse pattern on Ravelry.
Handbag crochet patterns
Many of the handbag patterns in this post will also recommend using pre-made straps or handles - you can of course make your own crochet straps, however these do have a tendency to stretch over time. If you're looking for options, you could try this handbag chain set from amazon or purchase one of these Adjustable leather handbag straps.
Free amigurumi pineapple purse pattern
Here's another top amigurumi designer using their skills to make an uber-cute crochet purse pattern! This free amigurumi pineapple purse pattern by AllAboutAmi combines classic amigurumi style with pretty shell stitches, and a sturdy i-cord to create this cute drawstring bag. You can find the free amigurumi pineapple purse pattern here, or you can buy it as an ad-free pdf download on Etsy.
Cord crochet bag pattern
If you like your crochet big and chunky, then crack out your crochet cord (or macrame rope or bulky yarn) and hook up this stylish crochet handbag pattern. The pattern come complete with instructions, video tutorial and crochet diagrams, and we think it's a fabulous accessory that can be used for a wide range of occasions! Buy the Cord crochet bag pattern on Etsy.
Free cross-body belt bag crochet pattern
To some of us these will always be bumbags (or fanny packs as our friends in the US like to call them), and you can use this pattern that way, however these cross-body belt bags seem to be bang-on-trend right now! You can hook it up using single or double stranded yarn to create different sized bags, and this pattern looks fantastic when finished off with a leather (or faux leather) strap and some nice lining inside! Find the free cross-body belt bag crochet pattern on Hobbii.com.
Bernat 'around we go' Free crochet bag pattern
While this circular crochet purse may look quite simple at first, however the closer you look the more you're going to fall in love with this free crochet pattern from Bernat. Hooked up in panels using a Dk cotton yarn, this pattern has an extra dimension where a crochet thread is slip stitched onto the fabric to create a visually stunning spiral effect. Find the Free Bernat around we go crochet bag pattern on Yarnspirations.com.
Rainbow crochet purse pattern
Regular visitors to Gathered will know we're obsessed with anything rainbow related - so of course we've found the ultimate rainbow purse. This fabulous design is a texture-lovers dream... those crochet bobbles just scream out to be touched! Buy the Rainbow crochet purse pattern on Etsy.
Penny Lane purse crochet kit
If you fancy hooking up a crochet purse and want a kit that has literally everything you need to make it, then how about this Penny Lane crochet purse kit from Wool and the Gang. Made in their Mixtape yarn - a chunky upcycled tape yarn made from T-shirt scraps, it also features a magnetic closure and leather strap making it stylish, sturdy and practical! Buy the Penny Lane purse crochet kit at WoolandtheGang.com
Free everyday purse crochet pattern
Sometimes you just want to keep things simple, and this free purse crochet pattern does just that, using simple stitches to create a stand-out crochet handbag. This pattern uses cotton yarn and a leather base to make it super strong and hardwearing, which hopefully means it'll last you for years and years! Find the Free everyday purse crochet pattern on Hobbii.com
Delilah boho bag crochet pattern
Maybe you're the sort of crocheter who doesn't like to keep it simple? Maybe you love nothing more than getting stuck into a crochet challenge? Then we think this boho bag crochet pattern might just be perfect for you! With loads of fancy stitch combinations and fabulous textures, plus that awesome fringing, it's a project that is bound to keep you busy... and one that you'll love to show off! Buy the Delilah boho bag crochet pattern on Etsy.
Renaissance mini purse crochet bag pattern
How cute is this mini handbag-style purse! Hooked up in thick fabric/T-shirt yarn and finished off beautifully with a purse lock and chain strap, it just screams of high fashion! Buy the Renaissance mini purse crochet bag pattern on Etsy.
Bernat 'fringe benefits' free crochet bag pattern
Here's another purse pattern that uses brilliant T-shirt yarn (which not only means quick stitches but also a super-sturdy fabric). It's a relatively simple bag pattern, but it's that awesome beaded fringing that's the real star of the show in our opinion! Find the Bernat fringe benefits free crochet bag pattern on Yarnspirations.com
Clutch bag crochet patterns
Clutch bag style patterns can be secured with a bit of velcro or buttons, but taking the time to properly insert a zip will make a big difference to how practical your purse is - we particularly like this Zip multipack from Amazon as the big lifting ring means opening your clutch bag will be super-simple every time!
Free crochet clutch bag pattern
Our first free clutch bag crochet pattern is a relatively simple make, but with plenty of interesting features like a semi-circle flap and some funky fringing. Find the free crochet clutch bag pattern here.
Rose clutch bag pattern
We love those pretty rosebud bobbles on this stylish crochet clutch bag by Eleanora Tully. This project is also hooked up one piece to create a classic envelope-style clutch - try finishing it off with a magnetic or pop button faster to keep those belongings safe. Buy the Rose clutch bag pattern on Ravelry.
Caron x Pantone free crochet clutch bag pattern
If you're a fan of crochet colourwork, then you'll love this free crochet clutch bag pattern from Yarnspirations. It uses the fantastic Caron x Pantone yarn, a clever braid of 5 separate links of yarn in complimentary colours in Pantone shades. Find the free Caron x Pantone crochet clutch bag pattern on Yarnspirations.com
Free crochet pencil case pattern
Ok, so we know that technically this isn't a crochet clutch bag, but it could easily be adjusted so we wanted to include it for those of you who like to get creative. This pencil case pattern uses corner-to-corner crochet (also called C2C crochet) to create it's colourwork design, and once you've mastered the basics it's super-easy to customise it with your own design or to change the size of the case - why not give it a go? Find the free crochet pencil case pattern here.
Money honey clutch bag kit
Here's another fabulous purse kit from Wool and the Gang, and this one uses one of our favourite yarns of theirs - Ra-Ra-Raffia. It's a biodegradable, vegan friendly, water-repellant, 100% paper yarn which is not only fun to crochet with, but also creates a super-lightweight and structured fabric. Try it out in this fab kit which contains everything you need to make this simple yet stylish crochet clutch bag. Buy the Money honey clutch bag kit from WoolandtheGang.
Free crochet clutch bag tutorial
One of the things we love most about crochet clutch bags is that their simple rectangular shape allows designers to really get creative with their stitches, like on this fab free crochet clutch bag pattern by Laura Strutt. Puff stitches are used to create a fabulous texture and looks great worked in a single colour yarn, plus the pattern also has some handy photo's to help you with the puff stitches and lining. Find the free crochet clutch bag tutorial here.
Aaron Tapestry clutch bag crochet pattern
You've probably realised already that we're big fans of crochet colourwork, so it'll come as no surprise that we LOVE this tapestry clutch bag crochet pattern! It really shows off the fabulous effects of tapestry crochet, plus we love the idea of using ombre yarns to create different effects! Buy the Aaron Tapestry clutch bag crochet pattern on Etsy.
Free cross stitch and Tunisian crochet clutch bag tutorial
If you're someone who like to try your hand at different crafts, then this clutch bag is perfect for you. It combines Tunisian crochet with cross stitch, creating a fab crochet clutch with a knit-style fabric and an awesome cross stitch design... plus that terrific tassel! Find the free cross stitch and tunisian crochet clutch bag tutorial here
Raffia clutch bag crochet pattern
Maybe you've been looking at these crochet clutch bag patterns but they're not quite you - maybe you want something less rectangular? Well not to worry, you could always try this semi-circle raffia clutch bag crochet pattern! Buy the Raffia clutch bag crochet pattern on Etsy.
Chevron tapestry clutch bag crochet pattern
We thought we'd end this post with a crochet clutch bag pattern that has loads of our favourite features - tapestry crochet, geometric design and professional finishing touches! We love a chevron design, and this pattern also comes with a full photo tutorial on how to add the lining and zipper too! Buy the Chevron tapestry clutch bag crochet pattern on Etsy.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this our pick of the top crochet purse patterns, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.