Camouflage Crochet Backpack


Camouflage Crochet Backpack

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.


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


  • 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].


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


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.

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.

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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I agree, I wish there were a couple more pics of this cute backpack. Then I could see the stitch detail better. A cute backpack for a 'tween or teen, and this is also what I would consider a unisex pattern as well. I can see making this is dark denim blues, as well, with a pop of a bright orange for contrast.

wish there were more pics.. i see i have the same questions that others did too.

I believe this bag is in US terms since you only ch1 at the beginning. And, i believe you only sc in bl on first body row to create a seam like line so the body will stand up and yes you work to end of the row before turning. I want to try this for my daughter, but probably in a different color yarn. My daughter loves blue and purple so i will probably try to find some cotton yarn in those colors. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I will try to submit a picture once I am done.

Im having a hard time understanding. Is this in US terms or international since the term MISS has been used meaning every sc means double crochet and so on?

@Member 2724118 MISS in this case means to skip a stitch. Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Hi. I'm really confused with the body. Do I work in the back loop throughout the rest of the pattern and do I work all the way around to the other end before turning. I'm not beginner either, but I too, am baffled. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Im not a beginner but this pattern has me baffled,

I'm in the process with it but, I'm confuse when i started with the body. we still using the same yarn?

This should be turned into a tutorial.

I was wondering if any one had an idea of what to put at the base of the bag it stable it

I am in the process of making this bag and I don't know what *1 long sc in next sc means. Help

Do a single crochet using the stitch from the row below also if you type long single crochet into youtube it will come up

i really love this bag and want to make one..but a video would do me better, I am a beginner at crocheting..

whenever I type something in it brings me to Christmas Crafts every single time. Right now I do not want Christmas Crafts right now I want Crochet Patterns. Please help me.

Hello i really love this bag im just confused on the rows. how many rows is 12 in [30.5 cm] thanks in advance.

what is ws?

WS means wrong side i hope this helps.

i really like the bag but i have a hard time making it. can someone make a video for this project????? thank you. :)

Different, good size and very useful.

I like this ! nice !

I like this pattern better!!

I've been thinking about a backpack for my 5 yr old grandson, so this is perfect timing ... and he bow hunts with his Dad, the camo is perfect!!

great pattern... we will try this!

Yep, i like this bag more... most definitely.

I really like the simplicity and usefulness of this design. It is on my to do listnow. Oh how long it is getting.

I like this better it seems much more practical.

I really like the Camo Backpack. The purse is pretty, but I'm a guy! - not much opportunity to use it (and if I did, I would then have to buy some shoes to go with it!!). I'll stick with the "Camo Backpack."

I love this bag! Would totally use it!

Making one of these for when I walk to my coop for a few last-minute things.

Great pattern, can't wait to show my granddaughter for her to make herself. She is 9 years old and has been loving this site for awhile now.

Love this pattern and product design.

My granddaughter is sooo going to love this.

Hi I was wondering about the side seam. I understand that it says not to connect it as if it were a round but all it says is to sew side seam how are we to do this. Are we to sl st it all the way up or what help in clarifying this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Hi, will you clarify the following instructions? BASE Ch 36. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch to end of ch. Turn. 35 sc. Did you mean every sc to end of ch? Thanks!

in regards to the question on Dec 21, 2010 by mboschele 6928595 It is my understanding that (RS) means the right is an abreviation meaning you are going to work with the 'right side' of the cloth facing you. I do pray that this helps

hi,can someone help,I want to make this cool backpack but i needed help reading the pattern.I do not know what (rs) standes for. can some one make a video please!!!!!

The long sc stitch this pattern refers to is actually a spike stitch in which you crochet into the stitch two or more rows below the working row That would normally be indicated by SP- for rows in this instance or SP- for rows below etc Also when it says Miss next sc it would read more accurately to say skip next sc or sk next sc I couldn't find the grommets so bought some labeled and some labeled at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts and then reduced the grommet opening to only chain instead of which means you have to adjust the stitch numbers between the grommet openings by one stitch I ended up chaining to lengthen the tie on it and tied a knot in one end before weaving it through the grommets and tied a knot in the other end after weaving it through I also found it workedRead More better if I made sure to stitch the top of the straps just to the outside of the first and fourth grommets on the back side the th and th should be at the center of the ends when layed flat It was hard with the first one to know exactly where to stitch them in place You want to make sure the finished edge ends up matching on both straps either on the outside or the inside but the same on each This bag is quite sturdy as are the straps because of the reinforcement from the spike stitches and I've received compliments on it

I am trying to make this cool backpack. I am confused on the instructions to sew side seam. Is there only one seam or two? I'm not sure if I'm reading the pattern correctly or not? It looks more rectangular than oval. Can you let me know?

craftgranny, the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Camo is the brand of yarn, Desert Sand is the color. They have more than one color of camo. Hope this helps.

Do you use 2 strands of yarn when you are crocheting the backpack. Why do you need 2 different colors of yarn

Perfect for those days when you want to keep your hands free. I'm 54 and still love to wear these. Just dress them up with pretty bows and go, depending on what color you pick to make yours with.


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