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Lily-Roo Crochet Backpack Pattern

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A crochet backpack is a fun way to use yarn to create a beautiful bag. I have always fancied backpacks. It’s easier to move around and get a hand free without having a lot of tiny pieces of stuff all hanging on me.

This backpack is unique in so many ways! I wanted a big backpack, so I made the sketch just like that and also added a POCKET! Yes, this backpack has a pocket, placed inside.

If you are a fan of crochet bags, you would love this backpack. you can totally customize this bag to your taste. There is no limit to what you can do. From having just, a single handle to adding another shorthand and even making a smaller version of this backpack.

This backpack is available as a free pattern, but you can grab the print-friendly pattern in PDF. You can get a copy from either ETSY or Ravelry, using the links below.

LIly-Roo Backpack pattern on Ravelry

Ccrochet Backpack with Bucket hat

Lily roo Backpack pattern on ETSY

The backpack was designed to go along with my Bucket hat, using a similar colorway.

If you love this backpack, you might also want to get the amazing crochet patterns in the ongoing summer vibes blog hop.

Materials needed for this easy backpack pattern

Yarn – Any DK weight yarn can be used for this crochet backpack pattern. The prototype was made using 2 stands of Hobbii Twister Summer, fine, #2 (55% Cotton, 45% Acrylic, 1093 yards/1000m per 250g Cake)

Please note that 2 strands of the above yarn were used throughout. You can substitute with any DK (#3) yarn.

You are welcome to use any colors of your choice, the prototype was made using a cake with different colors.

Estimated Yardage 

900 yards

Hook and other Materials

– 3.5 mm Crochet Hook

– Snap Button, 1 pair.

Gauge

17 sts over 12 rows = 4”/10 cm Square made in hdc, before blocking.

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Pattern Notes

1.     Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.

2.     Substitute with any #3 weight yarn, please check the gauge.

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Ch(s) – Chain(s)

Sl st – Slip stitch 

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 stitches together

3rd Loop

BLO – Back loop only

Special Stitch

Crossed double crochet (xdc) Here is a video tutorial I made for this stitch = https://youtu.be/oFuzFwMhjW8

Skip next st, dc in next st, crocheting over the dc just made into the skipped st, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops.

Finished Measurements = 13” by 18”

Instruction for Roo crochet backpack pattern

Part 1 – Base

Round 1: Chain 54, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 50 chs, 3 hdc in the last ch, turn your work so as to crochet along the other side of the chains, hdc in next 50 chs, 2 hdc in last ch, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 106 hdc

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 50 sts, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 50 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 112 hdc  

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in next st, rep from *2 more times, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc in the next st, hdc in the next st, rep from *1 more time, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 118 hdc

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, rep from *2 more times, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts, rep from *1 more time, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 124 hdc

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts, rep from *2 more times, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts, rep from *1 more time, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 130 hdc

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 4 sts, rep from *2 more times, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 4 sts, rep from *1 more time, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 136 hdc

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, rep from *2 more times, hdc in next 50 sts, *2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, rep from *1 more time, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Round 8: Ch 1, in BLO, hdc around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Part 2: Body

Rounds 1 – 25: Ch 1, in BLO, hdc around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Round 26: Ch 3, xdc across, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 71 xdc

Rounds 27 – 28: Repeat Round 26

Round 29: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Rounds 30 – 33: Ch 1, in BLO, hdc around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Rounds 34 – 36: Repeat Rounds 26 – 28.

Rounds 37 – 41: Repeat rounds 29 – 33

Rounds 42 – 44: Repeat Rounds 26 – 28.

Rounds 45 – 49: Repeat rounds 29 – 33

Rounds 50 – 52: Repeat Rounds 26 – 28.

Round 53: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Round 54: Ch 1, in 3rd loop, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 142 hdc

Do not fasten off

Part 3: Cover

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc st from here on), xdc in next 70 sts, dc in next st, turn. 35 xdc, 2 dc

Row 2: Ch 3, Xdc across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 35 xdc, 2 dc

Rows 3 – 5: Repeat Row 2

Row 6: Ch 3, dc2tog, xdc across until the last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st, turn. 33 xdc, 4 dc

Row 7: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next st, xdc across until the last 4sts, dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 8- 22: Repeat Rows 6 & 7

Note – you can increase or decrease the repeats as you prefer

Fasten off

Edging

Join yarn with a sl st to the edge of the first row of the cover.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Aim for 2 sc in each ch 3 and dc space, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in each st across, turn.

Fasten off

Make 2

Chain 8

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 6 hdc

Row 2: Ch 3, Xdc twice, dc in last st, turn. 2 dc, 2 xdc

Rows 3 – 49: Repeat Row 2

Row 50: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Strap Edging

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, aim for 2 sc in each ch 3 and dc space, ch 2 at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning ch.

Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in each st across, aim for ch 2 at each corner, join.

Finishing/joining the straps to the Bag

On the back of the bag, count 10 sts away from the sides on either side

Place the strap on this point

Using both the front loop left unworked from the body of the pack and the loops created when working into the 3rd loop, sew the upper end of the strap to this point.

On the lower end, sew the strap

Note – To create a substantial/study handle make the sewing/joining in the form of a square (sew each point to the bag in at least 4 sides).

Repeat on for the second strap 

Drawstring 

Chain 202, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across

Fasten off.

Locate the middle part of the backpack

Using your hook, weave the drawstring through the spaces created by the xdc in the upper part of the body. 

Make 2 tassels

Sew each tassel to the end of the drawstring.

Sew in ends.

Pocket

Row 1: Chain 40, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn. 38 hdc

Rows 2 – 22: Ch 1, hdc in each ch across, turn. 38 hdc

Fasten off.

Turn the backpack to the wrong side

Pick your preferred spot on the pack and sew the 2 long and one short side of the pocket to the backpack’s body, leaving out the 4th opening.
Snap Button – Sew a snap on the cover of the bag and the other snap on the body of the bag.

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