Free Backpack Knitting Pattern
Size: height 36 cm (14"). width 50 cm (20")
Katia Colibri yarn 204 m (223 yds) / 50 g - 1 skein
Peaches & Creme 100% cotton worsted weight yarn color 4 ecru 112 m (122 yds) / 70 g - 2 balls
Aunt Lydia's crochet thread Size #10 color ecru - 1 ball. (shop for this yarn here!)
Elann.com Callista DK yarn 119 m (130 yds) / 50 gr - 1 skein. (shop for this yarn here!)
5 yds of white twisted cord 3/16" wide.
two 3/4" wood buttons
Needles: 6 (4.0 mm) for the main part of backpack and 2 (2.75 mm) for the pocket OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Crochet hook G (4.00 mm)
Gauge for stocking stitch using 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Peaches & Creme cotton:
12 st x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Gauge for stocking stitch using 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Aunt Lydia's crochet thread: (shop for this yarn here!)
16 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts
Two-Sided Stocking Stitch Rib:
Cast on even amount of stitches
1 k, slip 1 st with yarn in front
Turn, repeat the first row knitting slipped stitches and slipping stitches knitted in the previous row.
Small Cable Rib:
Multiple of 4 plus 2
Rows 1 an 3 (wrong side): k2, * p2, k2*, repeat from * to *
Row 2: p2, *k2, p2*, rep from * to *
>Row 4: p2, *k2tog, but leave sts on the left needle; then insert right-hand needle between the 2 sts just knitted together and knit the 1st stitch again; then slip both sts from the left needle, p2*, rep frpm * to *
repeat rows 1-4.
Cast on 62 sts (including edge stitches) with Peaches & Creme.
Knit 12 rows of two-sided stocking stitch rib.
With 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Peaches & Creme cotton knit 64 cm (25") of stocking stitch.
With only Peaches & Creme knit 12 rows of two-sided stocking stitch rib. cast off.
Cast on 40 sts (including edge stitches) with 1 strand of Katia Colibri and 1 strand of Aunt Lydia's crochet thread. (shop for this yarn here!)
Knit 36 rows of stocking stitch.
With Elann.com Callista knit small cable rib for for 12 rows. Cast off. (shop for this yarn here!)
Join the side seams of the backpack up to two-sided rib.
Sew on the pocket in the middle of the front. Sew on 2 buttons (see pictures).
Crochet 2 loops at the bottom of the backpack (see pictures)
Cut the cord in half and thread both lengths into the two-sided rib according to the diagram below.
Backpack without a pocket yet.
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