Two pictures of crocheted giraffes and turtles.

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These animal-themed bags are a wonderful way to enliven attire, and have a great time while doing so.

A crochet bag is a great project both for yourself, when you are feeling playful, or indeed for your child at any time. Any way you cut it, this is a fabulous way to bring some zest and joy into your outfit, as well as a fun way to practice your crocheting.  Moreover, they’re easy to make, and thereby great for practicing your craft as a beginner. Lastly, they leave a lot of room to customize, and thus you can easily make them uniquely your own. Please peruse these animal-themed bag purse patterns. A link to the free pattern is under the photos.

Bear Bag Free Crochet Pattern

The first of these is a bear-shaped bag (functionally a satchel) with a lovely sleepy bear applique on the lid and a warm, toasty scarf for a closure. This one will be absolutely adored by your pint-sized dresser-uppers.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Hobbii

Bear Bag Free Crochet Pattern

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Bear Bag

Koala Backpack and Purse Crochet Pattern

This backpack purse is outfitted with an unbelievably cute koala face. This is an adorable and somewhat small item, consequently it will be perfect for one of your munchkin fashionistas.

Skills: Easy          Designer: Hi Sheep

Koal Backpack

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Koala backpack & bag

The Oh So Cute Owl Purse Free Crochet Pattern

The owl book bag is another great idea to help your little one enjoy carrying her belongings. It’s also  easy to make and therefore a great way to whip up a quick gift.  A link to the free pattern is under the photos.

Skills: Easy      Designer:  Leslie Glenn

the oh so cute owl purse

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Oh So Cute Owl Purse

See Turtle Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

This lovely turtle will be your great companion for your summertime excursions. Elsewise, your kids will enjoy toting their toys around in this bag as well. A link to the free pattern is under the photos.

SkillsEasy     Designer: Sarah Zimmerman

Sea Turtle Tote Bag Free Crochet Pattern

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Sea Turtle Tote Bag

Giraffe Bag

This cute giraffe bag will be an outstanding addition to the summer children’s outfit. The tapestry crochet technique was used to made the main parts of the bag and the giraffe’s ears, strap and nose are made separately. The Giraffe Bag pattern would be a wonderful design for a small tote or backpack too.

Skills:  Easy     Designer:  Ilaria Caliri (aka airali)

giraffe bag

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Giraffe Bag

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  1. hi there I am having a friend make the bear bag for me but the pattern underneath it is for a ribbon bread basket. Any way you can post the link to the bear?

    1. Hi Nicole, I have updated the pattern link to the Bear Bag. I am sure the bag will come out gorgeous!

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