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Two Free Crochet Tiny Backpack/Purse Patterns

August 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments

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Here are two really easy, quick patterns to make a tiny backpack/purse.  I originally created these as backpacks for my crochet monkey and crochet monkey two, but then I realized that they can also be used as tiny purses.

The following two patterns are very easy to modify to your size requirements, color choices and strap styles!  Just pick your favorite colors, pick which strap style is your favorite, decide what size you want and adjust the number of stitches to meet your needs!

Left Monkey – Style 1. Right Monkey – Style 2.

First is Backpack/Purse Style 1 then below that is Backpack/Purse Style 2!

Crochet Tiny Backpack/Purse – Style 1

Pattern created by Gayle www.planetmfiles.com

Crochet Backpack/Purse Style 1

Size: Approximately 3 inches high, 3 inches wide, 1 1/2 inches deep

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn.  I used Red Heart Super Saver, Color:  Light Periwinkle
  • Crochet Hook – Size G
  • Small Button that will fit through a hole between your single crochets
  • Small bit of thread to sew on button

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch

Backpack Style 1 – Body

  1. Chain 9, turn
  2. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the rest of the sc’s across, ch 1, turn
  3. sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.  Do this for 34 rows.
  4. sc in each sc across.
  5. Finish off by pulling yarn tail through the yarn on the hook to make a knot.

Backpack Style 1 – Sides

  1. Leaving a long yarn tail to begin, Chain 4, turn
  2. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the rest of the sc’s across, ch 1, turn
  3. sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.  Do this for 8 rows.
  4. sc in each sc across.
  5. Cut yarn leaving a long yarn tail and finish off by pulling yarn tail through the yarn on the hook to make a knot. Leave long for sewing the side onto the body of the backpack.
Crochet backpack/purse style 1 – sides and body

Assembly

Sew sides onto body as shown:

Sides sewn onto backpack/purse body

 

Continue your sewing until you have an open backpack/purse as shown below:

Backpack/purse style 1

Sew on the button.

Now it’s time to add the straps!

Backpack/Purse Style 1 – Upside Down V Straps

  1. On the back of the backpack, attach yarn with a slip stitch to one of the lower corners of the backpack, ch 10
  2. Without breaking yarn, attach the chain to the middle of the top of the backpack with a slip stitch, ch 10
  3. Attach the chain to the other bottom corner of the backpack with a slip stitch.
  4. Cut yarn and finish off by pulling yarn tail through the yarn on the hook to make a knot.

Weave in all yarn tails and you are finished making Backpack/Purse – Style 1!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  Do not reprint this pattern without my express written permission. This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

All Rights Reserved.

© 2008 to the end of time – Planet M Files


Now…

Backpack/Purse  – Style 2

Pattern created by Gayle www.planetmfiles.com

Backpack/Purse – Style 2

Size: Approximately 3 1/2 inches high, 3 1/2 inches wide

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn.  I used Red Heart Super Saver, Color: Light Periwinkle
  • Stitch marker (I use a small piece of a contrasting color of yarn)
  • Crochet Hook – Size G
  • Small Button that will fit through a hole between your single crochets
  • Small bit of thread to sew on button

Gauge: Not important

Abbreviations: sc = single crochet, ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, st = stitch, sc dec = single crochet decrease

Backpack/Purse Style 2 – Body

  1. Leaving a long yarn tail to begin, Chain 11, turn
  2. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the rest of the sc’s across, ch 1, turn
  3. sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.  Do this for 24 rows.
  4. sc dec, 6 sc, sc dec. This last row is the edge of your flap.
  5. Cut yarn and finish off by pulling yarn tail through the yarn on the hook to make a knot.

Assembly

  1. Fold the bottom portion of your crocheted rectangle up, leaving enough rows to form a flap above it.  Using the long yarn tail that you left at the beginning, sew one side of the backpack closed.  Attach a piece of yarn using a slip stitch to the other side and sew that side closed.
  2. Sew on the button.

Now it’s time to sew on the straps!

Backpack Style 2 – Criss Cross  Straps

  1. Strap 1 – On the back of the backpack, attach yarn with a slip stitch to one of the lower corners of the backpack, ch 14
  2. Attach the chain to the opposite upper corner of the backpack with a slip stitch.
  3. Cut yarn and finish off by pulling yarn tail through the yarn on the hook to make a knot.
  4. Strap 2 – On the back of the backpack, attach yarn with a slip stitch to one of the lower corners of the backpack, ch 14
  5. Attach the chain to the opposite upper corner of the backpack with a slip stitch.
  6. Cut yarn and finish off by pulling yarn tail through the yarn on the hook to make a knot.

Weave in all yarn tails and you are finished making Backpack/Purse – Style 2!

This pattern is my own and is protected by copyright laws.  It is intended for your personal use only.  All other uses are strictly prohibited.  Do not reprint this pattern without my express written permission. This pattern and items made from it may not be sold or used for monetary gains.

This pattern and all photographs are copyrighted.

All Rights Reserved.

© 2008 to the end of time – Planet M Files

 

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  • 3 Elizabeth // Aug 5, 2010 at 1:55 am

    The monkey looks even cuter with his (or her) little backpack on!

  • 4 patty // Aug 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    so cute… i might actually have to dig out that crochet hook of mine… my daughter would love!

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  • 6 Myra // Nov 25, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Review by Yet M. Chu for Rating: I got this backpack few weeks ago and its prttey good so far. For some reasons this one (which is red) is cheaper then the black one, even though they are the same backpack expect for the color differences. I’m guessing because more people are into black color backpack. Anyways, I’m just going to put the bad and the good about this backpack.GOOD-This can fit a 15.4 laptop, anything bigger than 15.4 will not fit.-Well made, it will last for a long time.-Lot’s of small protected pocket for Ipod, PSP, HardDrive..etc.-Feels good when its placed on your back, it’s design to have air flow between your back and the backpack. This way you will not have a wet spot on your back.-Cheap Bad-It’s kinda small in size, you can fit a laptop and few binders and maybe 2 books. That is about it, there are spaces but its more for small items. There are bigger version of SwissGear backpack, but it cost more.Overall, this is a great backpack for it’s price. If I would buy another one in the future I would still chose SwissGear.Hope this help, thanks for reading.

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