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Margaret Rose Stringer
June 26, 2019
You are amazing. Elaine ! - simply no end to your creativity.
Well done you. :)
April 19, 2014
Try a smaller hook to flatten out the waves in the bottom of your bag.
June 30, 2015
I think there's a typo on row 4 because I'm haveing the same problem.
April 2, 2014
Yes, you can.
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?
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 :)
March 18, 2015
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.
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
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. :)
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)
April 19, 2014
yes you can line them i used super fabric adhesive. worked great to hold fabric in place.
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
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.
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.
July 1, 2014
You can use any solid wool yarn in rainbow colors. It is possible to use just scrap yarn.
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
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?
September 28, 2014
I am also struggling with the crocodile stitch going inside and not pointing outside...need help thank you kindly.
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.
September 3, 2014
You have to make 12 increases. 48+12=60
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 :)
September 10, 2018
So I was wondering if you had to do a 5 chain ring or can a magic loop work just as well?... I can't seem to keep the chain un tangled when I do rings
May 5, 2018
It seems to me that after one finish the backpack you may need to sew in a lining to keep small things such as coins from dropping through. Is this a possibility?
October 5, 2017
Finishing body of bag and need to the complete the "row of DC". Can you be more specific re: how many DC, location of stitches?
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.
June 8, 2016
Where did you buy the yarn? Everywhere I look is out of stock.
June 28, 2016
Try ebay or etsy. It is also sold under the name Aade Long
March 14, 2016
Do you have a video of how to do the round flap
December 7, 2015
HI, do you need a lining for this? I'm new to linings that's what I ask.
September 5, 2015
I am having trouble with round flap. I can't get scales to point out. Please explain how. Thank you.
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.
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)?
June 12, 2015
I want to make this in regular acrylic yarn because I am allergic to wool. How much would I need?
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.
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?
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 ??
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! !
October 25, 2014
At the end of round 12 do you slip stitch
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!
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
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
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 :)
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....:)
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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