Free Backpack Knitting Pattern
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Introducing the Katia (affiliate link) Summer Backpack, a fun and practical accessory for the warm weather season. This backpack is knitted flat and features a drawstring closure at the top, keeping your belongings secure and accessible. Additionally, the outer pocket with button closure provides additional storage space for your essentials. Whether you're heading to the beach, park, or just out and about, this lightweight and stylish backpack is the perfect accessory to keep your hands free and your essentials close by. Get ready to enjoy the summer with the Katia (affiliate link) Summer Backpack.
Size: height 36 cm (14"). width 50 cm (20")
Katia (affiliate link) Colibri yarn 204 m (223 yds) / 50 g - 1 skein
Peaches & Creme (affiliate link) 100% cotton worsted weight yarn color 4 ecru 112 m (122 yds) / 70 g - 2 balls
Aunt Lydia (affiliate link)'s crochet thread Size #10 color ecru - 1 ball.
Elann (affiliate link).com Callista DK yarn 119 m (130 yds) / 50 gr - 1 skein.
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)
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 (affiliate link).
Knit 12 rows of two-sided stocking stitch rib.
With 1 strand of Katia (affiliate link) Colibri and 1 strand of Peaches & Creme (affiliate link) cotton knit 64 cm (25") of stocking stitch.
With only Peaches & Creme (affiliate link) knit 12 rows of two-sided stocking stitch rib. cast off.
Cast on 40 sts (including edge stitches) with 1 strand of Katia (affiliate link) Colibri and 1 strand of Aunt Lydia (affiliate link)'s crochet thread.
Knit 36 rows of stocking stitch.
With Elann (affiliate link).com Callista knit small cable rib for for 12 rows. Cast off.
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.
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Backpack without a pocket yet.