Saturday, 10 December 2016

Strawberry Backpack

This has got to be one of my favorite patterns to ever come up with. I know I probably say this about everything that I create but this little strawberry bag has definitely warmed my heart up.

Wouldn't this make a perfect gift for a little girl. She could pack her pajamas or her special little toy into this for when she is going on sleepovers. Of course adults can benefit from this too. It would make a perfect festival accessory in my opinion.

It looks like this could be a pretty intense pattern, right? You're wrong! It is so easy anyone can make this bag of cuteness. Seriously, even a beginner crocheter can master this.

So for this bag you will need worsted weight yarn in red, green and tiny amounts of white and a 5mm crochet hook. Of course you can use a chunky or bulky yarn for this bag, it just means your bag will turn out a bit bigger.

Using red yarn:

Bag is made in continuous rounds so do no slip stitch at end of each round to close and do not make a chain at the beginning of each round.

8 half double crochet into a magic ring
Half double crochet into each stitch around for 2 rounds.
*1 single crochet, 1 increase*,around.
*2 single crochet, 1 increase* around
*3 single crochet, 1 increase* around
*4 single crochet, 1 increase* around
*5 single crochets, 1 increase* around
Keep going in this pattern until you reach *21 single crochets, 1 increase* around.

Using your green yarn:

Continue by placing a half double crochet into each stitch around. Do this for a total of 4 rows. When you have finished the last half double crochet place a slip stitch into the next stitch and ...

**Chain 10
Single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook.
Half double crochet into the next stitch.
Double crochet into the next stitch.
Treble crochet into the next 3 stitches.
Double crochet into the next stitch.
Half double crochet into the next stitch.
Single crochet into the next stitch.
Skip 2 stitches and slip stitch into the next stitch.**

Repeat from ** to ** all the way around the top of the bag.

Still using your green yarn:

Make a chain of 130 and single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook. Single crochet into every chain along. Fasten off and weave in any ends. This will act as the closure for the top of your bag. Weave it through the ch2-spaces and pull closed.

Using your red yarn:
Make two

Make a chain of 130 and half double crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook. Half double crochet into every chain along. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew one of these straps where the red yarn begins at the top of the bag and about an inch in from the side. Repeat with the other strap on the other side.

Using your white yarn:

For the seeds all I did was cut about an inch of yarn and weave through the stitches randomly around the bag and knot the ends on the inside of the bag.


  1. How much yarn do you need please?

    1. You will need under 200 yards of red, 150 yards of green and tiny scraps of white

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  8. Maybe I did something wrong, but when I got to 21 single crochets around with 1 increase, the bag was still very small. It wasn't even a bag. More like a child's purse. Is this right?

    1. I had the same problem! It was like a clutch, and the contrast between the hdc beginning rounds and the body of the bag was weird, so I did it over in hdc only. I also couldn't figure out what "ch 2" spaces I was supposed to weave the drawstring into, so I put it in the gaps made when I made the leaves.

      It's still small, nothing like the picture, so I made it a purse instead of a backpack. Luckily, I only need it to carry a few small things.

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