Chevron Backpack

Chevron Backpack
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Backpack Crochet Pattern

Size: height - 12 inches (30 cm), diameter - 8 inches (20 cm)

Materials:
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 505 - 1 ball (D)
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 524 - 1 ball (B)
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 527 - 1 ball (C)
Dalia by Omega fingering weight yarn (100% cotton), 404 yards (369 meters) / 100 gr, color 528 - 1 ball (A)
zipper

Hook: D (3.25 mm)

Gauge: 17 sts (1 pattern repeat) = 2" (5 cm).

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
Ldc (long double crochet) - work in front of previous 3 rounds, yo, insert hook in center sc of 3-sc-group on fourth row below, yo and pull up a loop even with loop on hook (3 loops on hook), (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip sc behind Ldc just made.


Backpack

Backpack is crocheted from the bottom up in rounds, without seams. The straps are crocheted separately and attached to the backpack.

With color A
Chain 4, join with sl st to make ring.
Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as sc), 11 sc into the ring, sl st to ch 1.

Increase by 6 sc in every round 10 times as follows:
Rnd 2: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 1 sc in the following st, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 3: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 2 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 4: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 3 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 5: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 4 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 6: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 5 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 7: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 6 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 8: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 7 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 9: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 8 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 10: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 9 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 11: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 10 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 12: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 11 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 13: ch 1 (counts as sc), *2 sc into the next st, 12 sc in the following sts, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 14: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, *skip 2 sts, 3 sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 2 sc in the next 2 sc, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 15: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, *skip 2 sts, 3 sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 2 sc in the next 2 sc, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 16: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 4 sc in next 3 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), *skip 2 sts, 4 sc in next 3 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), 3 sc in next 1 sc, 4 sc in next 3 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 3 sc in the next 2 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 17: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 4 sc in next 4 sc, *skip 2 sts, 4 sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 4 sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 3 sc in the next 3 sc, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 18: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 5 sc in next 4 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), *skip 2 sts, 5 sc in next 4 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), 3 sc in next 1 sc, 5 sc in next 4 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 4 sc in the next 3 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 19: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 5 sc in next 5 sc, *skip 2 sts, 5 sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 5 sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 4 sc in the next 4 sc, sl st to ch 1.


With color B

Rnd 20: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 6 sc in next 5 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), *skip 2 sts, 6 sc in next 5 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), 3 sc in next 1 sc, 6 sc in next 5 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 5 sc in the next 4 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), sl st to ch 1.

Rnds 21-23:  ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 6 sc in next 6 sc, *skip 2 sts, 6 sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 6 sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 5 sc in the next 5 sc, sl st to ch 1.

With color C
Rnd 24: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 7 sc in next 6 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), *skip 2 sts, 7 sc in next 6 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), 3 sc in next 1 sc, 7 sc in next 6 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 6 sc in the next 5 sc (increase, work 2 sc in the second sc), sl st to ch 1.

Rnds 25-27: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 7 sc in next 7 sc, *skip 2 sts, 7 sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 7 sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 6 sc in the next 6 sc, sl st to ch 1.

With color D
Rnds 28-31: repeat rnd 25

With color A
Rnd 32: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, Ldc (see in abbreviations), 3 sc in next 3 sc, *skip 2 sts, 3 sc in next 3 sc, Ldc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, Ldc in the same st as prev Ldc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 3 sc in next 3 sc, Ldc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sl st to ch 1.

Rnds 33-35: ch 1 (counts as sc), 3 sc into the next sc, 7 sc in next 7 sc, *skip 2 sts, 7 sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next 1 sc, 7 sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 6 sc in the next 6 sc, sl st to ch 1.

Repeat rounds 32-35 12 more times, working every 4 rows with different color in the following sequence: A, B, C, D.

Last 2 rounds work in the same color as the last color repeat.
Rnd 84: ch 1 (counts as sc), (1 sc, ch 5, 1 sc) into the next sc, 7 sc in next 7 sc, *skip 2 sts, 7 sc in next 7 sts, (1 sc, ch 5, 1 sc) into the next sc, 7 sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 6 sc in the next 6 sc, sl st to ch 1.

Rnd 85: ch 1 (counts as sc), 7 sc into the ch 5, 7 sc in next 7 sc, *skip 2 sts, 7 sc in next 7 sts, 7 sc into the ch 5, 7 sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * to the end of the round, end with skip 2 sc, 6 sc in the next 6 sc, sl st to ch 1. Tie off.


Strap

With yarn D ch 10
Row 1 and all other rows: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 9 dc.
Work until 47" (118 cm) long (or to desired length).

Finishing

Work 1 row of sc along the handle connecting both sides to make a tube. Insert a cord into the tube and secure the ends (optional). Sew the middle of the strap at the beginning of the round at the top of the backpack. Sew the end along the bottom of the backpack.

Crochet a chain for the drawstring. Insert into the loops at the top of the backpack.


Enjoy!