Knitting for women Backpack crochet pattern

Backpack crochet pattern

Backpack crochet pattern



This cute backpack uses a hard-wearing fibre and a small hook for a sturdy stitch that, while soft and flexible, doesn't stretch out of shape when used

Design by Zoe Potrac

Yarn used

Drops Bomull-Lin 5 balls each in off white 02 (A) & brown 05 (B)

About the yarn

Aran; 85m per 50g ball; 53% cotton, 47% linen

Tension

16 sts x 13 rows = 10cm measured over hhtr

Hook used

3.5mm

Other supplies

2 duffle fasteners, 30mm 1m x 8mm cord 25mm-wide bunting tape tapestry needle

Sizing

20cm diameter at base x 35cm tall

Special abbreviations

Herringbone Half Treble (hhtr): Yrh, insert hook into st, yrh, draw through st and first loop on hook, yrh, draw through remaining 2 loops.

Main body of bag

Do not turn for the first 10 rnds.

Rnd 1: With A, working into a magic ring, 2 ch, 12 htr. 12 htr

Rnd 2: 2 ch (does not count as a st now and throughout), 2 htr in each st. 24 htr

Rnd 3: 2 ch, [1 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 36 htr

Rnd 4: 2 ch, [2 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 48 htr

Rnd 5: 2 ch, [3 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 60 htr

Rnd 6: 2 ch, [4 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 72 htr

Rnd 7: 2 ch, [5 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 84 htr

Rnd 8: 2 ch, [6 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 96 htr

Rnd 9: 2 ch, [7 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 108 htr

Rnd 10: 2 ch, [8 htr, 2 htr in next st] 12 times. 120 htr

From this point on, TURN at end of every round.

Rnds 11-22: 2 ch, hhtr across. Fasten off A.

Next 32 rnds: Cont in st patt with [8 rnds in B, 8 rnds in A] twice.

Next round will make eyelet holes for cord to pull through.

Rnd 55: With B, 2 ch, 4 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 18 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 8 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 18 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 9 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 18 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 8 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 18 hhtr, 2 ch, miss 2, 3 hhtr. 104 hhtr

Rnd 56: 2 ch, [1 hhtr in each st, 2 hhtr in each 2ch-sp] around. 120 hhtr

Rnds 57-61: 2 ch, hhtr around.

Rnd 62: Crab stitch (reverse dc) around. Fasten off. 120 sts

Top flap

With A, chain 32.

Row 1: Starting in 3rd ch from hook, hhtr across. 30 sts

Rows 2-16: 2 ch, hhtr across. 30 sts

Row 17: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 26 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 28 sts

Row 18: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 24 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 26 sts

Row 19: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 22 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 24 sts

Row 20: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 20 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 22 sts

Row 21: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 18 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 20 sts

Row 22: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 16 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 18 sts

Row 23: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 14 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. Fasten off. 16 sts

Finishing Rnd: With B, crab stitch evenly around entire edge of flap, making a 20 ch loop at the middle front of flap to loop over duffle fastener.

Pocket

With A, chain 18.

Row 1: Starting in 3rd ch from hook, hhtr across. 16 hhtr

Rows 2-10: 2 ch, hhtr across. Fasten off.

Finishing Rnd: With B, crab stitch evenly around edge.

Pocket flap

With A, chain 18.

Row 1: Starting in 3rd ch from hook, hhtr across. 16 sts

Row 2: 2 ch, hhtr across. 16 sts

Row 3: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 12 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 14 sts

Row 4: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 10 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 12 sts

Row 5: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 8 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. 10 sts

Row 6: 2 ch, 1 htr2tog, 6 hhtr, 1 htr2tog. Fasten off. 8 sts

Finishing Rnd: With B, crab stitch evenly around edge making a 10 ch loop at the middle front of flap to loop over duffle fastener.

Strap (make 2)

With B, chain 12. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, dc across, turning as you go, work into the other side of the chain. 24 dc

Continue to dc around in spirals, without joining or turning until tube measures 75cm (or desired length to fit your shoulders).

Fasten off. Feed through a length of 25mm wide bunting tape to give strength to the straps.

Making up

Using tapestry needle and remaining yarn, stitch straps, top flap, pocket and pocket flap to main body of bag using photo as a guide. Sew on duffle toggles. Insert 8mm cord through eyelet holes and tie in a knot at front. Weave in ends.