Loops & Threads® Braid Backpack (Crochet)

This backpack is the perfect cute accessory for your little one!

Skill Level:
  Easy

 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Loops & Threads® Braid Yarn – Rainbow (1 Ball)
  • Crochet Hook, US Size K/10½ (6.5mm) or Size Needed to Obtain Gauge
  • Yarn Needle
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Instructions

GAUGE: 9 sts x 6 rows = 10.2 cm (4") in dc; Save time, check your gauge.

BACKPACK

Ch 48.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc across – 46 dc.

Rep Row 2 until Backpack measures 23 cm (9").

Eyelet Row: Ch1, hdc in same sp, [ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st] to last st, hdc in last st.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Fasten off.

Sew side seam. Sew bottom seam.

Straps (make 2)

Ch 30.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc across – 28 dc. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Sew centre back seam. Sew bottom seam. Sew one end of strap to lower back corner, and other end of strap to centre at top, just below Eyelet row.

Drawstring: Ch 80, or until drawstring meas 76.2 cm (30"). Fasten off. Tie each end in a knot. Weave in ends.

 

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
h – hook