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Poster: Connie
June 20, 2016

I love this pattern but stuck on the flap. Can't get the alligator stitch to point down. I really need some advice.
Poster: Charlotte
April 19, 2014

Try a smaller hook to flatten out the waves in the bottom of your bag.
Poster: Candiecoatedcrochet
June 30, 2015

I think there's a typo on row 4 because I'm haveing the same problem.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
April 2, 2014

Yes, you can.
Poster: Jenny Brown-Souza
February 22, 2015

Is it okay to sell your items after I've made them? Is there a certain amount that I should sell it for?
Poster: Thaïs
March 15, 2015

Hi, how long did it take you to make it and how much did you end up selling it for?
Thank you :)
Poster: Elaine Phillips
March 18, 2015

Please see Terms of Use at the left-hand menu.
Poster: Molly
March 24, 2015

it was always told to me, that if you wanted to sell the items you make, to take the hours x cost and that is what you should charge. It varies. Sometimes you may not feel you are charging enough for your time, so you might try adjusting to what you feel your time is worth.
Poster: Molly
March 24, 2015

I do apologize, I didn't realize that these questions for only for you to answer. It won't happen again. promis

No reply necessary
Poster: Nana
June 6, 2014

Well you got the pattern right, but you have to make sure that the 2 dcs are in between the two scales and that there's just one in the hole of the scale. Remember it's ch2, skip 2, 1dc, ch2, skip 2, 2dc, and so on and so forth. :)
Poster: NimuyN
July 21, 2014

..you can use cotton, as long as it's just as fine as the yarns stated.. try it, it's a pattern, it's open to being amended any way your imagination or need suggests.. (Y)
Poster: amanda gaines
April 19, 2014

yes you can line them i used super fabric adhesive. worked great to hold fabric in place.
Poster: Nelly stitches
June 4, 2014

What this means is that you increase on every 3rd stitch. So do 1DC into stitch one, 1DC into stitch two then 2DC into stitch three and repeat. Hope this helps
Poster: Michele
June 4, 2014

From what I gather from the pattern it is 1 dc in the next 2 stitches, then 2 dc in the next stitch. That seems to make sense to me and should come out to 48 stitches at the end of the round.
Poster: Katie
January 10, 2015

Thank you so much for posting this. I had tried to figure that out and could not get it. This was so helpful.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 1, 2014

You can use any solid wool yarn in rainbow colors. It is possible to use just scrap yarn.
Poster: TerryAnn
August 7, 2014

When I joined I sl st to the bottom of the chain 3 not the top and worked up going right to left.... mine were going the wrong way too but this way worked for me... I guess by now you figured it out..Lol
Poster: Sandy
September 23, 2014

I'm struggling with this too, can't figure out for the life of me how to get the scale to point in the right direction. It seems there are several people with the same problem, help please?
Poster: cindy
September 28, 2014

I am also struggling with the crocodile stitch going inside and not pointing outside...need help thank you kindly.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 11, 2014

You are to increase for 12 dc in every round. If your backpack bottom becomes wavy, you have to use bigger hook.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
September 3, 2014

You have to make 12 increases. 48+12=60
Poster: Cabilly
October 7, 2014

Yeah, I have encountered this problem before on a previous pattern. It took me a while, but eventually I figured out the it called for exactly what you described here :)
Poster: Jareka
June 8, 2016

Where did you buy the yarn? Everywhere I look is out of stock.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
June 28, 2016

Try ebay or etsy. It is also sold under the name Aade Long
Poster: Sideary
March 14, 2016

Do you have a video of how to do the round flap
Poster: Brittany Smith
December 7, 2015

HI, do you need a lining for this? I'm new to linings that's what I ask.
Poster: HSR
September 5, 2015

I am having trouble with round flap. I can't get scales to point out. Please explain how. Thank you.
Poster: Rebecca
December 6, 2015

To get the scales to point out on the flap you have to alter the way you crochet from the body of the bag. After chaining two, allign the chains with the right side of a dc set.Then do five dc around both the chains and the dc post. After that, it should be normal scales for the rest of the round.
Poster: Kourtney
August 9, 2015

At the end of the body it says to work a row of DC. Is that in every stitch or only where I am already putting the dcs(like between the scales and middle of scales)?
Poster: Rebecca Hillier
June 12, 2015

I want to make this in regular acrylic yarn because I am allergic to wool. How much would I need?
Poster: Cheryl
March 9, 2015

Hi I know you stated to make the straps to the length that is desired but could you please tell what would be a good length & the same for the chain that the bag is done up by as I am not a back pack person but this bag has changed my mind. Thx heaps.
Poster: A
March 4, 2015

Round 4 doesn't make any sense. If you DC 2 in each you get more than 48st, but if you DC 1, DC 2 (repeat) you still get more than 48 st. What am I doing wrong?
Poster: Sophi
February 9, 2015

Hey I would love to do this bag for myself.I just have problems with the botto. I dont undertsand Round 1, what you mena with 3 ch count as 1 double crochet and how i continue with the 11 dc. Do the * have a special meaning too ??
Poster: Mandi Lippert
December 10, 2014

Love this pattern? Just finished it tonight for a Christmas gift. Was wondering if the yarn used in the pic is a varigated skein or did you switch each row? Also was wondering the weight of your yarn cause my bag seems very heavy. Thank u for sharing! !
Poster: lyndsey
October 25, 2014

At the end of round 12 do you slip stitch
Poster: Darla
September 27, 2014

I'm working this pattern now, and loving it. I was curious is everyone would comment on what yarn weight and needle size they are using, and whether the structure of their bag is slouchy or firm. Thank you. Happy Yarning!
Poster: eugenia o faxas
September 13, 2014

very pretty and different, but most of my work us knitting, would you submit something of that nature with two needles,please...thanks
Poster: Junko Commissaire
September 11, 2014

I realized why everyone got confused: People assumed you continued with the 2 DC, 2DC into next DC as Round four, rather than increasing the "spacing" between the increases (if that makes sense)

I wrote down how I prevented the waviness of the bottom:

5: ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), 1 dc in same stitch, 3 DC, 2 DC into next DC, repeat until the end of the round, sl st to top of ch 3
6: ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), 1 dc in same stitch, 4 DC, 2 DC into next DC, repeat until the end of the round, sl st to top of ch 3
7: ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), 1 dc in same stitch, 5 DC, 2 DC into next DC, repeat until the end of the round, sl st to top of ch 3
8: ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), 1 dc in same stitch, 6 DC, 2 DC into next DC, repeat until the end of the round, sl st to top of ch 3
9: ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), 1 dc in same stitch, 7 DC, 2 DC into next DC, repeat until the end of the round, sl st to top of ch 3
10: ch 3 (counts as 1 DC), 1 dc in same stitch, 8 DC, 2 DC into next DC, repeat until the end of the round, sl st to top of ch 3

And I continued the pattern as normal. I'm working this bag and it's wonderfully simple :D
Poster: Cabilly
September 2, 2014

Is there a way to make this more of an egg shape? I would love to make this but have it look a bit more like a dragon egg :)
Poster: Cindy
August 19, 2014

Hi..love this pattern...however I am having problem on round 5 it says you should have 60 stitches, I end with 63..could you tell me where I am going wrong....thank you kindly....:)
Poster: Elizette
August 8, 2014

Hallo, can you please help me with row 4 ...must i crochet 2 double stitches in where?? :) and how do i get to 48 stitches please?

Zettie
Poster: Karla
July 27, 2014

I just finished crocheting this backpack! I used camoflauge yarn for the scales so they look like leaves. I am knitting a few small gnomes and creatures to peek out from under a few leaves. I knitted an I-cord for the cord and I am attaching an acorn I knitted to one end and am trying to find a small pinecone to knit/crochet fir the other end. A perfect enchanted forest backpack! Ty for the pattern and inspiration!
Poster: jessy
July 25, 2014

I'm fairly new to crochet, just started this awesome pattern and I got to r4 for the bottom section and after that it started waffling/wavy. Stitch count kept coming out to be way too many. Am I correct to assume that when it says r5-10 you continue as in r4 like 2dc then 2dc in one stitch, but only 12? Or is it 2dc and 2dc in one stitch with an ADDITIONAL 12? Because when I do the additional 12 it adds more than what the end stitch count says it should be. Thank you in advance!
Poster: Gayle
July 23, 2014

I forgot. I used a "G" hook and added extra rows. Creota is going into 3rd grade. She needed a larger bag.
Poster: Gayle
July 23, 2014

I made this backpack for my granddaughter; Creota. This is the first pattern, concerning the croc stitch, I understood! I added a crocheted liner to the bag. I find linings add longevity and it stands up. Making it easier to dig through!
Thank-you
Poster: Gail
July 20, 2014

Hi Loved the look of this pattern I had to try it. I do have one problem I am on the last row of the bag where it says to dc around -do I just dc in the center of the scale only?? I looked at your picture with the bag open at the end there and thought it looked like that might be it.
Poster: Whitney
July 19, 2014

Where can I purchase the yarn for this project? I don't think I can find it locally. Is there a website I can order from? This is gorgeous! Thanks!
Poster: Irmgard
July 3, 2014

I am struggling with the top. My crocodile stitch is going inside and not pointing outside
Poster: Sideary
March 14, 2016

Working on round flap and crocodile stitch is going in wrong direction. Not understanding direction
Poster: TM
May 18, 2016

After finishing the first round turn the work so the chain on top of the row is to the right. Put the trebles (DC for US) in from top of row to bottom, then turn work so the top is to the left and work back up. This will make the scale point down. It can get a little unwieldy as the work increases in height but don't try without turning the work as you can get caught in previous stitches and spoil the scales.
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