Backpack crochet pattern free

Backpack crochet pattern

Backpack crochet patternYOU WILL NEED

Scraps of sport-weight cotton yarn in 14 assorted colors

Size C-2 (2.75 mm) hook for bag and stars

Size G-6 (4 mm) hook for bag ties

Fiberfill for stuffing stars

Gauge

Gauge is not important in this project

Dimensions

16 1/2" high

To make the bag

BASE (MAKE 1)

Using C-2 hook and color of choice, ch4, join ends with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc10 into ring, sl st into top of ch3 at beg of round. (11sts)

Round 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc1 into same st, dc2 into each st to end, sl st into top of ch3 at beg of round. (22sts)

Round 3: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc1 into same st, dc1 into next st, *dc2 into next st, dc1 into next st, rep from * to end, sl st into top of ch3 at beg of round. (33sts)

Round 4: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc1 into same st, dc1 into next 2sts, *dc2 into next st, dc1 into next 2sts, rep from * to end, sl st into top of ch3 at beg of round. (44sts)

Round 5: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc1 into same st, dc1 into next 3sts, *dc2 into next st, dc1 into next 3sts, rep from * to end, sl st into top of ch3 at beg of round. (55sts)

Round 6: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc1 into same st, dc1 into next 4sts, *dc2 into next st, dc1 into next 4sts, rep from * to end, sl st into top of ch3 at beg of round. (66sts)

Fasten off yarn and join in color of choice.

Keep working as set, adding 1st every round in between increases until 231sts.

To make the bag smaller, stop increasing when the finished number of stitches is divisible by 3.

To make the bag bigger, continue increasing as set, finishing when the number of stitches is divisible by 3.

BODY (MAKE 1)

Make body of bag as follows, changing colors at the end of each round to create the stripe pattern. 

Round 1: ch4 (counts as dc1 and ch1), dc1 into same st, *skip 2sts, work [dc1, ch1, dc1] into next st, rep from * to end, sl st into 3rd ch of ch4 at beg of round.

Sl st into ch1 sp, fasten off yarn, and join in color of choice.

Round 2: ch4 (counts as dc1 and ch1), dc1 into ch1sp, *skip 2sts, work [dc1, ch1, dc1] into next ch1sp, rep from * to end, sl st into 3rd ch of ch4 at beg of round.

Repeat Round 2 until 28 rounds have been worked or bag is required length.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

TOP FLAP

Using C-2 hook and color of choice, ch42.

Row 1: dc1 into 4th ch from hook, dc1 into each ch to end, turn. (39sts + 1tch)

Row 2: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc1 into each st and tch, turn. (40sts)

Fasten off yarn and join in color of choice.

Repeat Row 2 until nine rows have been worked, changing color every two rows to form stripe.

Row 10: ch3, dc2tog over next 2sts, dc1 into each st and tch to end. (39sts)

Repeat Row 10 until 22sts, keeping stripe correct.

Fasten off yarn and join in color of choice.

Work edging around top flap as follows.

Round 1: ch1, sc2 around each st up to top, sc1 along straight edge, sc2 around each st down the side to bottom section, sc1 along to beg of round, sl st into ch1 at beg of round.

Fasten off yarn and join in color of choice.

Round 2: as Round 1.

Fasten off yarn.

Attach top flap to bag, pinning into position, and then sew into place.

Bag handles (make 2)

Using C-2 hook and color of choice, ch13.

Row 1: dc1 into 4th ch from hook, dc1 into each ch to end, turn. (10sts)

Row 2: ch3, dc1 into each st to end, turn.

Repeat last row until approx 102 rows have been worked or until handle is required length.

Pin and stitch both handles into position at top and bottom of the bag.

Weave in loose ends.

Bag ties

Using G-6 hook and six strands of yarn held together, work chain until required length.

Fasten off yarn.

Weave chain through top row of Vs of bag.

Stars (make 2)

This design is worked in a spiral.

Do not close rounds with a sl st; place a marker to help you identify where the end of the round is.

Using C-2 hook and color of choice, ch2.

Round 1: sc5 into 2nd ch from hook. (5sts)

Round 2: sc2 into each st to end. (10sts)

Round 3: *sc1 into next st, sc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (15sts)

Round 4: *sc1 into next 2sts, sc2 into next st, rep from * to end. (20sts)

Work star points as follows in rows.

Row 1: sc1 into next 4sts, turn. (4sts)

Row 2: ch1, sc1 into each st to end, turn. (4sts)

Row 3: ch1, skip next st, sc1 into each st to end, turn. (3sts)

Repeat Row 3.

Fasten off yarn.

Rejoin yarn to next st after the base of first point on main spiral section and repeat rows.

On the last point, do not fasten off yarn. Work edge as follows.

Work *sc4 down point, sl st in between points, sc4 up next point, sc1 into top of point, rep from * until all five points have been worked.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends. Block if required.

Finishing

Place stars with WS together and sew around the outer edge, inserting stuffing as you go. Use a pencil or similar to make sure the stuffing fills the point.

Sew star to the bag ties.

Repeat pattern for second star using a different color.

Backpack

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