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Color Block Backpack Crochet Pattern

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Color Block Rucksack Crochet Pattern - This bag is just the thing for bringing all the gear you need to live your day to day life. #crochetbag #crochetbackpack #crochetpattern #crochetloveColor Block Backpack Crochet Pattern

We’re always on the go. From meetings to get-togethers to trying to go to the gym. We’re always looking to do it all.

If you’re like us and always going places, you’ll need something to take along with you. This bag is just the thing for bringing all the gear you need to live your day to day life. And just the thing for doing it in the cutest style possible. A backpack lets you take your life with you. Might as well do it looking adorable.

The moss stitch adds texture and detailing that makes your rucksack stand out from the crowd. Combine that with the color blocking details, and you’re all set to turn heads no matter where you’re going next. It’s your backpack of attack.

Get crocheting – choose three of your favorite complementary colors, and you’re ready to go. You even get to learn how to make drawstring ties so you can make sure all your valuables are nice and safe inside your rucksack.

Color Block Backpack Crochet Pattern

 

 

Skill Level: Intermediate

Hook(s) size: 4mm
Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima
Yarn yardage: Color A: Taupe (750 yds) Color B: Natural (100 yds) Color C: Lipstick Red (50 yds)

Approx. finished dimensions: Laying flat – Width 13” Height 15”

Special notes
Ch – chain, sc – single crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), sp – space

Color Block Backpack Crochet Pattern
The pattern:
Color A
Body: Ch 50
Row 1: Sc into the 4th ch from the hook. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next ch; repeat from * to end -46 sts
Row 2 – 24: Ch 2, turn, sc into the first ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 46 sts
*Will be working in the round for rounds 25 – 89, use a stitch marker*
Round 25: Ch 2, sc into first ch 1 sp.* Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * all the way around – 140 sts
Round 26: Sc into the next ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 140 sts
Round 27: Sc into the next ch 1 sp. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next sp; repeat from * around, sl/st into the last st. Cut yarn and tie off – 140 sts

Color Block Backpack Crochet Pattern
Color B
Round 28 – 30: SC into the first st. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 140 sts
Round 31: Sc into the next ch 1 space. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next sp; repeat from * around, sl/st into the last st. Cut yarn and tie off – 140 sts

Color A
Round 32 – 88: SC into the first st. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 140 sts
Round 89: SC into the first st. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * around, sl/st into the last st – 140 sts
Round 90: *Ch 3, skip 3, sc into the next st; repeat from * around, sc into the bottom of first ch 3 – 140 sts
Round 91: Sc 3 into each ch 3 sp around, sl/st into the first sc – 140 sts
Round 92: Ch 1, sc into each st around, sl/st into ch 1 sp. Cut yarn and tie off – 140 sts

Color Block Backpack Crochet Pattern
Color A
Bag Flap: Ch 50
Row 1: Sc into the 4th ch from the hook. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next ch; repeat from * to end -46 sts
Row 2 – 15: Ch 2, turn, sc into the first ch 1 space. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 46 sts
Cut yarn and tie off.
Color C
Row 16 – 20: Ch 2, turn, sc into the first ch 1 space. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 46 sts
Cut yarn and tie off
Color B
Row 21 – 28: Ch 2, turn, sc into the first ch 1 space. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 46 sts
Row 29: Turn, sc 2 together. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * across. Sc 2 together at end – 44 sts

Switching between appropriate colors, sc around edges of flap. Cut yarn and tie off. Sew flap onto the top of the bag. I lined it up by laying the bag flat and folding up the bottom so I could mark on the top of the bag where to place the flap.

 

Straps (make 2): Color A
Ch 114
Row 1: Sc into the 4th ch from the hook. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next ch; repeat from * to end – 110 sts
Row 2 – 20: Ch 2, turn, sc into the first ch 1 space. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 110 sts
Fold in half widthwise and sc edges together, tie off and cut yarn. Line up the straps on the back of either side of the flap. Pin and sew on and repeat for the other ends of the strap.

Handle: Color A
Ch 30
Row 1: Sc into the 4th ch from the hook. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next ch; repeat from * to end – 26 sts
Row 2 – 10: Ch 2, turn, sc into the first ch 1 space. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc into the next st; repeat from * to end – 26 sts
Fold in half widthwise and sc edges together, tie off and cut yarn. Sew handle on the back center of the flap with approx a 2.5” space in between each end of the handle.
Sew in all ends.

Icord: Color A
Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and draw up a loop, insert hook into next ch, yarn over and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook).
Row 1: Drop 2 loops from hook. Hold onto the dropped loops with your non-hook hand so they don’t come undone. Yarn over and draw through remaining loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, yarn over and draw through (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into second dropped loop, yarn over and draw through (3 loops on hook).
Repeat Row 1 until i-cord is approx 46” long. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn end. Draw end through all 3 loops on hook and pull tight to fasten off.

Weave cord through holes in the top of the bag. Sew in all ends.

 

 

Getting a new backpack is exciting. Call us selfish, but we want to get to share some of that excitement with you. Once you’ve made your rucksack, snap a picture and send it on over to us. Seeing what you make is part of the reason why we got into the crocheting game.

If you’re not sure where to get your yarn, head on over to Maker Drop. You’ll know exactly where you’re getting it from because each skein is locally sourced and supports small business. You can make a backpack using entirely materials sourced from your own front yard.

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Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern

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Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern - A round crochet bag that could take along with you to lunch with your girlfriends, or to a night out on the town. #crochetpattern #crochetbag #crochetlove #crochetpurse

Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern

We’re ultra excited to share this bag with you. We wanted to design something you could take along with you to lunch with your girlfriends, or to a night out on the town. It quickly became a favorite design – and we want to take it everywhere.

You’ll need to grab three skeins of yarn in your favorite color, and get crocheting. You can pick whatever color matches what you wear most. Classic black? A complimentary tone?

You’ll be working in magic rings. If you’ve never used them before, well, they’re just as fun as they sound. Learn this new skill if you’ve never crocheted using magic rings before, or continue to perfect an old skill. At the end, you’ll have a practical, gorgeous bag to add to your collection.

Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern

 

Difficulty: Beginner

MATERIALS:

Yarn: Blue Sky Worsted Weight Cotton- Bone 200 yds, Blue Sky Worsted Weight Cotton- True Red – 15 yds 

Hook: 5.5mm hook, 4.5mm hook

Tools: Yarn needle, Scissors, 6-inch cardboard square

Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern

ABBREVIATIONS:

Sc: single crochet

Dc: double crochet

Sl st: slip stitch

St: stitch

PATTERN:

Using the 5.5mm hook, begin with a magic circle, and make 8 single crochet stitches

Row 1: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make 2 sc in each st around, sl st to join

Row 2: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make 1 sc into the next st, then 2 into the next.

Row 3: Ch 1 and make a sc into the first st. Make a sc into the next 2 st, then 2 into the next.

Rows 4- 20: Continue increasing the number of single crochets between increasing stitches. For example, row 4 will have 3 sc between the increasing stitch, row 5 will have 4, etc.

Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern

ASSEMBLY:

Placing the right sides of the work together, whip stitch the piece together leaving 45 stitches open on top. To make handles, sl st to join and make 15 sc, ch 30, sk 15, then make 15 more sc. Do not ch, turn work and sl st back over the 15 sc of the previous row. Make 45 dc in the ch 30 sp, then 15 more sl st down the other side. Break yarn, and repeat on the other side.

With the red yarn, ch 30 using a 4.5mm hook, leaving long tails on both ends.

Make tassel by wrapping the red yarn around the cardboard square about 40 times. Cutting just the working thread, leave the yarn wrapped around the cardboard and thread yarn needle with about 18 inches of red yarn. Slide needle under the yarn on the cardboard, and tie a loose knot with the yarn threaded on the needle. Cut the bottom of the yarn on the cardboard, then tighten the knot at the top. Wrap the yarn on the needle securely around the tassel, about 1” down. Pull snugly, then secure with a knot. Pull up through top to use to attach to chain. Weave ends in, pulling any long tails down in to blend in with tassel.

Round Crochet Bag with Tassel Pattern

We want to know all the places you took this little bag for a spin. Did you go out to the beach or enjoy a nice brunch? Even if you just took it to the movies, we’re sure you have cool pictures for us to see – send them our way!

We know you put the magic in magic rings with your crochet skills, and you’re going to want to make a new project straightaway after this one. Fancy making a pillow? We’ve got just the thing for you with this cobble stitch pillow to check out over at our sister site – Ideal Me.

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Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern - Wear it as a shawl. Throw it on as a scarf. #crochetpattern #crochetwrap #crochetlove #crochetOcean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

We love a piece that we can wear many different ways. That’s exactly what the ocean swell Mobius wrap is. Wear it as a shawl. Throw it on as a scarf. Let it drape down over a favorite shirt, and even style it off the shoulder. It’s all up to you to ride the wave.

Use the Suzette stitch to get this beautiful textured pattern that hangs easily and looks amazing, too. Pair this look with jeans and a casual necklace to dress it down, wrap it up as a scarf to keep you warm, or even layer it over a dress for a more upscale occasion.

We kept the color scheme blue because we were feeling the beach vibe, but you can feel where the water takes you when it comes to choosing a color. Any two complementary colors will even out the look of this wrap nicely. We can’t wait for you to wear it, so we also can’t wait for you to start.

Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

 

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Materials:

Hook(s) size: J/10 6mm

Yarn weight: 4 (medium)

Preferred type of yarn: Cotton

Suggested yarn: Universal Cotton Supreme (Navy and Powder Blue)

Yarn Yardage: (Color A) Powder Blue – 360 yds,(Color B)  Navy – 360 yds

Tools – scissors, tapestry needle, stitch marker

Approx. finished dimensions: Height – 20”, circumference – 40”

Gauge: 4”= 10 sts, 10.5 rows

Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

Special notes

  1. Fsc – foundation single crochet, ch – chain, sl/st – slip stitch, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), sc – single crochet
  2. This pattern is worked in the round to avoid a seam
  3. Ch 1 in round 1 counts as an sc
  4. Use a stitch marker
  5. The Suzette stitch is used and explained in round 1

Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

The pattern

Color A

Fsc 118 – twist ch 180 degrees and sl/st in the bottom of the first fsc to join – 180 fsc

Round 1 – ch 1, dc into the same st. *Skip the next st, into the following st, place 1 sc and 1 dc; repeat from* around the bottom of the fsc (you will have 180 sts) Continue the same pattern across the top of the fsc until you are back at the beginning – 360 sts

Rounds 2-10 – *Place 1 sc and 1 dc into the next st, skip 1; repeat from * to end

Attach color B; tie off and cut color A

Color B

Rounds 11-22 – repeat round 2 – 360 sts

Attach color A; tie off and cut color B

Color A

Round 23 – sc in each st around – 360 sts

Round 24 – dc in each st around – 360 sts

Round 25 – dc in each st around, sl/st into the last st – 360 sts

Tie off and cut yarn, sew in any loose ends with a tapestry needle

Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

When you’ve finished your wrap, let us know how it looks by taking a picture and sharing it. From the color, you picked down to the yarn you chose (did you check out the selection the Knitting Tree has available?) we want to know it all. Half the fun is getting to share what you’ve created. And part of that other half is getting to wear it around while strutting your stuff.

 

Ocean Swell Mobius Wrap Crochet Pattern

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11 Easy Yarn Crafts Anybody Can Make

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Are you fascinated with yarn, but don’t really know how to crochet or knit? Don't worry, there are a ton of fantastic and easy crafts you can make with yarn.

11 Easy Yarn Crafts Anybody Can Make

Are you fascinated with yarn, but don’t really know how to crochet or knit? Don’t worry, there are a ton of fantastic and easy crafts you can make with yarn.

Check out our list below for some great ideas for fun yarn crafts that anybody can make without spending a lot of money or time.

 

1. Yarn Wrapped Flip Flops

Take some $2 red flip flops and some left over rainbow yarn from your stash. The two become one in this awesome little pair of summer sandals – yarn flip flops!
Via Dream A Little Bigger

yarn-flip-flops

 

2. Macrame Yarn Garland

Macrame is an awesome knotting art that you can start learning with this easy garland.
Via A Beautiful Mess

macrame yarn garland

 

3. Toilet Roll Bracelets

Toilet roll crafts, such a versatile everyday material. No need to get the wallet out for the craft shops, all you need to make these colorful toilet roll bracelets is within your four walls.
Via Molly Moo Crafts

toilet-roll-bracelets

 

4. Yarn Tassel Bedskirt

Are you one of those people who just love tassels? Well, this should tickle your fancy.
Via Tater Tots and Jello

Tassel Bedspread

 

5. Tassel Dandelion Bouquet

These dandelion flowers are impeccable and if you already know how to make tassels – easy!
Via Bren Did

tassel flowers dandelion

 

6. Yarn Wrapped Ombré Monogrammed Letter

Adorn cardboard or wooden letters with an ombré flair.
Via Catch My Party

ombre yarn monogram letters

 

7. Ice Cream Cone Garland

This would be a trendy decoration to use for parties or a little section of a kid’s room.
Via Growing Up Gabel

yarn ice cream garland

 

8. DIY Wall Hanging

Find a cheap woven rug somewhere and add some of my own yarn to it. Boom, in less than an hour you’ll have an awesome feature that will be the perfect upgrade to your decor
Via Brepurposed

no_weave_wall_hanging 

 

9. Yarn Dolls

For kids who appreciate simple pleasures this yarn doll is perfect.
Via Little House Living

yarn doll

 

10. Neon Nonslip Hangers

Make all your hangers nonslip with this colorful update.
Via Brit+Co

yarn-wrapped nonslip hangers

 

11. Pom Pom Mobile

Who can resist cute pom poms? They are so easy to make and great for all sorts of fun craft projects. Learn how to make a pom pom mobile that will look adorable in a nursery, child or teen bedroom.
Via Kids Craft Room

How-to-make-a-pompom-mobile

 Do you have more yarn craft ideas? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

 

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