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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