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Camouflage Crochet Backpack

By: Bernat

Crochet your own bag to go with your favorite outfit using this free crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns.  Cute, stylish and practical this backpack is easy to make and is perfect for toting all of your essentials.

Measurements:

Approx 10 x 13" [25.5 x 33 cm].

Materials:
 

  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton Camo (340 g/12 oz) or yarn of your choice.
    • 2 balls of #33986 (Desert Sand).
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 10 grommets 7/16" [11 mm].

Gauge:

16 sts and 15 rows = 4" [10 cm] in pat.

Pattern:

BASE
Ch 36.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch to end of ch. Turn. 35 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in every sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row for 4 ins [10 cm], ending with a WS row. Do not fasten off.

BODY
1st row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 3 sc in first sc (corner). 1 sc in each of next 33 sc. 3 sc in next sc (corner). Work 16 sc evenly along side edge of Base. Working in rem loops of foundation ch: 3 sc in first ch (corner). (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) 16 times. 1 sc in next sc. 4 sc in last ch (corner). Work 16 sc evenly along side edge of Base. Do not join in rnd. 127 sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 long sc in next sc 1 row below. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sts. *Ch 1. Miss next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 2 sc. *1 long sc in next sc 1 row below. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Turn. Rep 2nd to 5th rows of Pat for 12 ins [30.5 cm], ending with a 3rd or 5th row of Pat.

Next row: (Eyelet row). Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 7 sts. *Ch 2. Miss next 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 10 sts. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 10 sc. 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 7 sc. 1 sc in each of last 7 sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Sew side seam.
Straps (make 2).
Ch 80.
Foundation row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. Turn. 79 sts. Work in Pat as given for Body for
1 1/2" [4 cm], ending with 3rd or 5th row of Pat. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Apply grommets to eyelets of Eyelet row, following manufacturer’s instructions.
Drawstring: Make a chain 20" [51 cm] long.
1st row: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each ch to end of ch. Fasten off.
Beg at center front weave Drawstring through Eyelet row.


Sew one end of Strap to top back of Backpack. Sew other end of Strap to Base
 

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