Hello and welcome back for another crochet adventure brought to you by our sponsor, yarn! Just kidding, we pay yarn for their support 😂. Todays saga will continue with a new crochet backpack pattern.
I’ve made a few fairly elaborate backpack patterns in the past, and while I think they’re still really awesome and you should give them a look, I wanted to make a little more simplified crochet backpack pattern for everyone.
It’s very easy to make with this leather backpack kit from my friend Leon from @Perfect_yarns. The yarn is sold separately from the kit, but I highly recommend using the same yarn and kit. I’ve ordered a lot of yarn and accessories from Perfect yarns for years, and mentioned them in my posts and videos. They have sent me several samples for these kits before, including the yarn. I’ve got nothing but great things to say about them and their products, including this backpack kit.
When I used to make bags and crochet backpacks, I had to make most of the accessories and straps by hand as there weren’t any kits like these available. Fortunately crochet bags and backpacks have become more popular and now they’re easily accessible to almost anyone.
You can certainly make your own pieces and straps if you want as well, it’s completely open for you to choose how involved you want the process to be.
If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along, be sure to scroll down to the bottom.
Anyways, onto the good stuff. Hope you enjoy!
If you liked this backpack pattern, you might also like some of these other bags patterns below.
- 2 balls of 2mm macrame cotton cord in color cream (153 meter / 147 yards per ball)
- Backpack materials kit
- Crochet hook size 5mm
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)
- ch = chain
- st =stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- sl st = slip stitch
- REP = repeat
- ” = inches
Measurements: 25″ Circumference X 14″ Tall
Crochet Backpack Pattern
- Place the bag bottom right side facing up, we’ll crochet on the right side
- We’ll crochet the bag in spiral, so make sure to place the stitch marker into the first stitch in every round.
Round 1: Make slip knot and insert hook into the slip knot, then insert hook into bag bottom at the corner and make 2 sc into that corner hole, *1 sc into each hole until you reach the corner, 2 sc into the corner hole* REP form *TO* around. Total of 66 sc (Check picture below)
Round 2: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 66 sc
Round 3: For this round we’re going to attach the strap loops into the bag and to do that, place straps wrong side facing up and place each loop of the strap at the top left and right corners like the picture shown below. Make 1 sc into first st, *then insert the hook into the strap loop and insert into next st on the bag and make a sc*, REP from *TO* into to each of next 3 st, 1 sc into each st until you reach the other strap loop, *then insert the hook into the strap loop and insert into next st on the bag and make a sc* REP from *TO* into to each of next 3 st, 1 sc into each st around. Total of 66 sc (Check picture below)
Round 4: *1 sc into each of next 5 st, 2 sc into next st* REP from *TO* around. Total of 77 sc
Round 5 – Round 38: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 77 sc
Round 39: For this round we’re going to attach the upper strap loop into the bag and to do that, laying the bag flat and bring the strap loop and place it into 4 st of the bag at the middle on the back side like the picture showed below. Make 1 sc into each st until you reach the strap loop that we marked earlier, *then insert the hook into the strap loop and insert into next st on the bag and make a sc* REP from *TO* into to each of next 3 st, 1 sc into each st around. Total of 77 sc (Check picture below)
Round 40 – Round 42: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 77 sc
Round 43: sl st into first st, ch 4 (count as 1 dc and ch 1 sp), *sk next st, 1 dc into next st, ch 1* REP from *TO* around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning of the round. Total of 78 st including the ch sp (Check picture below)
Round 44: ch 1 (do not count as a st), 1 sc into the same st, 1 sc into the ch 1 sp, *1 sc into the dc st, 1 sc into ch 1 sp* REP from *TO* around. Total of 78 sc
Round 45 – Round 48: 1 sc into each st around. Total of 78 sc
The end of round 48 cut the yarn and weave all the ends
Adding The Drawstring
Thread the drawstring into the bag at the front of round 43 and *sk 2 sp, then pull the drawstring out the front through the next sp, sk 2 sp, then insert the drawstring from the outside into the next sp* REP from *TO* around the bag. Check picture below
*Feel free to experiment with threading your drawstring different ways, this is just how I chose to do it.
WOO HOO! You got this far, so you’re either skimming, or you just completed a crochet backpack pattern that you should be very proud of.
I’m so excited to see what everyone comes up with. There’s so many ways you can customize these and make them your own, so I can’t wait to see yours. Be sure to @ me on social media to share your projects.
Till next time,
HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS BACKPACK