Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Drawstring Backpack
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 80406AD This simple crochet backpack is perfect for school, the supermarket, or summer trips!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
17 x 18 in. (43 x 46 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-112 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Raspberry

Rich purplish-pink


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 28.47
Note: (A)

640-110 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Navy

Dark blue, almost black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95

GAUGE:
9 sc + 8 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm). 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACKPACK With A, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc.

Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg ch - 16 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 32 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 40 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 48 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 56 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 64 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 72 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 80 sc, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnds 11-17: Ch 1, sc in each sc around - 80 sc; join with sl st in beg ch.

At end of Rnd 17, fasten off A.

Rnd 18: Join B with sl st, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnds 19-25: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg ch.

At end of Rnd 25, fasten off B.

Rnd 26: Join A with sl st, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnds 27-29: With A, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg ch.

Rnd 30 (Eyelet Rnd): Ch 3, skip first 2 sc, *sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc; rep from * 14 times more, end sc in each of last 3 sc, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch.

Rnd 31: Ch 1, sc in each sc, working 2 sc in each ch-2 space around - 80 sc.

Rnds 32-33:Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st in beg ch.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Cord With A, ch 2, join with sl st in beg ch.

Work in a continuous spiral as follows: *work 1 sl st in next st; rep from * until Cord measures 60 in.

(152.5 cm).

Fasten off.

Weave cord through eyelets of Rnd 30, with both cord ends emerging on right side.

Mark center point between cords.

Pull cord ends through from right to wrong side of Backpack at center point just below B stripe.

Knot cord ends securely on inside of Backpack.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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