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Home : Patterns : Backpack

Free Crochet Pattern: Backpack

Lion Brand® Jiffy®
Pattern #: 20167-C
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
9 inches X 14 inches

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 22, 2002)

Instructions for the eyelet row are incorrect.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 450-173: Jiffy Yarn: Grass Green
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Jiffy (Article #450). 100% Acrylic; package size: Solids (except 151 Dusty Grey): 3 oz./85g; 135 yd/123m balls
Multi (plus 151 Dusty Grey): 2.5 oz./70g; 115 yd/103m balls

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•  450-173 Jiffy Yarn: Grass Green
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12 sts + 15 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in sc. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

Ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 1 Ch 1, skip 1 st, sc across. Repeat last row 4 times more.
Eyelet Row Ch 2, skip 1 st, dc in next 2 sts, (ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next 3 sts) across.
Rep Row 1 until piece measures 12 inches from beg. Repeat Eyelet row. Work 6 rows sc. Fasten off. Make second piece to match.

With 2 strands held together, make a chain 80" long. Fasten off.

Sew backpack pieces together at sides and bottom. Tie an overhand knot in the center of the strap. At the top of the bag with front facing, place knot at center and weave strap in and out of bag, beginning at the hole to the left of center, and ending at hole halfway around on the back side. Repeat with other end of strap on right side.

Tie an overhand knot 8" from the end of each strap. With front of bag facing and left strap, working thought both layers, go in leftmost hole from back to front, weave in and out towards center. Repeat with right strap. Tie ends in a square knot at center front.

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ch(s) = chain(s) hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet tr = treble (triple) crochet

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Backpack Reviewed by Teri on 2014-04-10 ****
I made this backpack but altered it to seal the bottom and made a flap for the top very cute and easy. I did an i-cord for the straps.

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