I haven’t made bags or backpacks for so long, but my friend ask me to make her one crocheted backpack and I couldn’t say no. So, here I am with the tutorial and the pattern.
Is easy and fast and also in fashion, so maybe you will want to give it a try.
Materials you will need
- I used t-shirt yarn from Hoooked (Hoooked Zpagetti) but you will find some yarn substitute here.
You can try using more strands of yarn just to get to the thickness.
- 8 mm crochet hook ( L – 11)
- 3 D rings (2.5 cm)
- 1 backpack closure
- bag band (optional if you don’t want to crochet the straps)
If you use a band like I did you will need some press buttons so you don’t have to sew the straps on edges.
Abbreviations used in this pattern
- Ch – chain
- Sc – single crochet
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Inc – increase (2 sc in the same st)
We will begin with an oval base. So we will work in rounds making an oval.
Begin with a chain of 10 stitches.
Beginning with second st, 1 sc in the next 8 sts ( until you have 1 st left), 3 sc in the last st ( mark the first and the last st), turn on the other side of the ch, 1 sc in the next 8 sts, 3 sc in the next (and the last st of the row), Sl st with the 1st sc.
Ch 1, [1 sc in the next 8 sts, 1 inc in the next 3 sts] repeat this section on the other side of the chain. Sl st.
Ch 1, [1 sc in the next 8 sts, (1 inc, 1 sc in next st) 3 times] repeat the section on the other side of the chain. Sl st
Ch 1, [1 sc in the next 8 sts, (1 inc, 1 sc in next st) 4 times] repeat the section on the other side of the chain. Sl st
Ch 1, [1 sc in the next 8 sts, (1 inc, 1 sc in next st) 5 times] repeat the section on the other side of the chain. Sl st
The base of the backpack is done.
Rounds 6 – 23 (or until you get to the desired high of your backpack )
Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st.
Fold the top of the backpack with the sides edges in the interior. On the back side mark the second stitch and the stitch before the last one. This will be the length of your back pack flap.
Insert the hook and begin to make 1 sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn.
If you want a flap with straight edges repeat 1st row until you get to the desired length of the flap.
If you want a flap with round edges you will have to decrease and to follow the rest of the pattern.
Rows 2 – 5
Repeat row 1
Row 6 – until you get to the desired length of the flap
Decrease with 1 st at the beginning of the row (skip the first st) then continue with 1 sc in each st to the end of the row.
Make an edge in sc
After finishing the flap the crocheted backpack is done. Attach the backpack closure, the D rings and the straps and done. If you want you can put a linen but is not mandatory.
I found it very easy to make this crocheted backpack, even for a beginner, so I hope you will try it.
Bellow you will find the video tutorial too.
The crocheted backpack was this week pattern. If you liked it save it for later.