If you’re looking for ways to upcycle old textiles, rag bags are a good way to go. They don’t require as much of a commitment as rag rugs do, and they are useful to have around — beautiful too! The links below take you to a variety of interesting free rag bag patterns.
1. Rag Bag Tote
This bag has a sleeker appearance than many of the “scrappy” rag bags you see around. Want to know the secret for how to accomplish that? Be sure to drop by my free pattern and tutorial; once you know how to do it you can apply the same technique to any of the other patterns you see listed here, if you like. Of course, it works both ways; if you’d rather make a scrappier rag bag you can certainly do that too.
You’ll crochet this rag bag using fabric strips and single crochet stitch. The bag is lined, and there is a separate tutorial for sewing the lining. These free tutorials are available at the Laughing Purple Goldfish blog.
This blog post includes work-in-progress photos of the rag bag, with links to helpful info including tips for crocheting with rags. One neat thing about this bag: the designer included a pocket for her crochet hooks in the lining.
These scrappy rag bags are knitted in fun, bright colors and accented with pretty ribbons. Soooooo cute! The designer used to sell these patterns on Etsy, but apparently she has closed her Etsy shop and is now making the patterns available as free downloads on Ravelry. You better believe I grabbed them! I can’t wait to sort through my fabric stash and knit some of them for my little girl, who begged for one as soon as she saw the photos. If you want to knit a rag bag, I think you’re going to LOVE these!
If you’re interested in making a rag bag, hopefully one of the above patterns is exactly what you need. Thanks for checking out our roundup of knit and crochet rag bag patterns — and thanks so much for your visit to KnittingandCrochet.net today.
Find More Knit and Crochet Bag Patterns
- Check our our main directory of knitting and crochet patterns for bags, purses, totes and handbags
- Find Knit and Crochet Pouch Patterns
- Grab a free crochet pattern for a beaded cell phone holder
- Find a free crochet pattern for a checkered pouch with zipper and lining instructions
- Take a look at a free pattern for a shallow single crochet change purse or catnip pouch — PLUS shallow single crochet stitch tutorial — PLUS cute cat pictures (because my cats LOVE AND ADORE this project!)
This page was last updated on 1-21-2020.