How To Crochet Backpack As A Beginner (Make The Backpack More Stylish)

If you love to crochet, and you adore stylish backpacks too, why not combine the two and make a crochet backpack?

It’s easier than you might think, and it’s a great way to show off your skills. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

Start by crocheting a rectangle that is the width of the backpack and the height you want it to be. Then, single crochet around the edge of the rectangle.

To make the straps, Crochet two long rectangles and then attach them to the sides of the backpack.

Well done! Now you have a cute little backpack that is perfect for carrying your things around with you!

How to Crochet a Backpack for Beginners Step-by-Step

If you’re a beginner at crochet, don’t worry!

However, this backpack pattern is easy to follow and produces a cute and functional backpack perfect for carrying your essentials.

Just follow this step-by-step guide on how to crochet a backpack for beginners.

What we need for initiating the process:

  • Worsted weight yarn in two colors (one for the body of the backpack, one for the straps).
  • A crochet hook (size H/8 ).
  • Tapestry needle Body of the backpack: With color A, make a magic ring.

Step 1.

Decide on the size and shape of your backpack you want to start with. Do you want a small, round bag or a large, rectangular one?

Step 2. 

Choose your yarn and crochet hook. You must need enough yarn to complete your project, and the size of the hook will depend on the thickness of your yarn

Step 3.

Begin crocheting the bottom of your backpack, if you are making a small bag, start with six stitches; if you are making a large bag, start with eight stitches.

Step 4.

Crochet in rounds, increasing your stitch count by two each round until the bottom of your backpack is as wide as you want it to be.

To form the sides of your backpack, single crochet two rows straight up from the last round of the bottom portion.

Finish off by crocheting a strap for each side of the backpack (optional).

How to Crochet Backpack Straps!

If you are looking for a new DIY crochet project, why not try your hand at making backpack straps?

This is a great way to add a personal touch to a store-bought backpack or one that you’ve made yourself.

Plus, it’s a relatively easy project that can be completed in the afternoon.

To make backpack straps, you will need: Yarn (use worsted weight yarn in two colors), a Crochet hook (use a size H/8 crochet hook), Scissors, Tape measure or ruler and a Yarn needle

Step 1.

Backpack straps are worked in rows of single crochet stitches. The length of the strap will depend on the size of the backpack and how long you want the straps to be.

You can make the straps as long as you need, which is plenty long enough to go over my shoulders, and also tie them around the front of the bag if needed.

Step 2.

To begin, chain stitch the desired length for one strap. Then single crochet in each stitch across until you reach the end of the row.

At the end of the row, turn your work and continue single crocheting back across in the other direction.

Step 3.

Repeat this process until your strap is as wide as you’d like it to be. You can make it about 2 inches wide.

Once your strap is finished, cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Step 4.

Use a yarn needle to weave in any loose ends on both sides of your strap. Now do the same thing to make a second strap!

Attaching the straps to your backpack is simple too. Just line up each end of the strap with an edge of the bag and sew them on using a yarn needle and matching thread or yarn.

Make sure to reinforce stitches at either end so that they don’t come undone easily. And that’s it – you now have cute handmade backpack straps!


Can You Crochet a Backpack?

Yes, you can crochet a backpack! This is a great project for anyone who loves to crochet and wants to make a functional and stylish accessory.

There are many different ways to crochet a backpack, so you can definitely find a pattern that suits your needs and skill level.

Whether you want a small and cute backpack for everyday use or a larger one for travel or hiking, there are plenty of options out there.

One thing to keep in mind when crocheting a backpack is the type of yarn you use.

You’ll want to choose something sturdy and durable, like wool or cotton, so that your backpack can withstand regular wear and tear.

And if you’re planning on using your backpack outdoors, be sure to pick a yarn that’s weather-resistant. With the right materials, your Crochet Backpack will be ready for anything!

How Do You Crochet a Sturdy Tote Bag?

When you want to crochet a sturdy tote bag, the first thing you need to do is choose the right yarn.

You’ll want to use a worsted-weight yarn that is durable and can hold up to wear and tear.

A cotton blend yarn is a good option as it will be strong but also has some give so it won’t be too stiff.

Once you have your yarn, you’ll need to decide on the size of your bag. For a large bag, you’ll need at least 200 yards of yarn.

For a smaller bag, you can get away with using less yarn. Now that you have your supplies, it’s time to start crocheting!

You’ll begin by making a slipknot and then crocheting a foundation chain that is the width of your desired bag plus two inches.

Once you have your foundation chain, single-crochet each stitch across until you reach the end of the row.

When you turn your work, single crochet each stitch across again until you reach the desired length for your bag plus two inches (this extra two inch allows for the handles).

To make the handles for your bag, Crochet three chains that are about 18 inches long (or whatever length you prefer).

Then attach them to each side of the bag with four stitches evenly spaced apart (two on each side).

The final step is to add a lining if desired – this isn’t necessary but can help give your bag some structure and keep things from falling out.

That’s all there is to it!

With just a few supplies and some basic crochet skills, you can easily make yourself a beautiful and sturdy crocheted tote bag perfect for carrying around all of your essentials.

How Do You Sew a Crochet Bag?

You will need:

  • 1/2 yard of cotton fabric for the exterior of the bag
  • 1/4 yard of lining fabric
  • Thread to match both fabrics
  • A tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • A crochet hook size H8/5mm
  • Approximately 150 yards of worsted-weight yarn in the main color (MC)
  • Optional: Fabric glue,
  • Stitch markers Gauge: 4 sc stitches and 4 rows equal 1-inch square


Cut two 12”x12” pieces from both the exterior and lining fabrics.

If you are using a print fabric for either the exterior or lining, be sure to cut each piece with the design running in the same direction.

Place wrong sides together and pin around all four sides, leaving a 3” opening along one side for turning.

Sew around all four sides using a ½” seam allowance, backstitching at the beginning and end. Clip corners.

Turn right side out through the opening and press flat, pressing in ¼” on the raw edge of the opening.

Set aside until needed later for joining body panels together during the finishing process below.

How Do You Crochet a Drawstring Bag?

In front, create a magic ring. To do this, wrap the yarn around your index and middle fingers twice.

Insert your hook into the center of the ring, yarn over it, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on your hook.

Continue doing this until you have six single crochets in the ring.

Join with a slip stitch in the first single crochet (not the one on your hook). Next, single crochet in each stitch around for Round 2.

Slip stitch to join at the end of the round and chain 1. For Round 3, work 2 single crochet stitches in each stitch around.

Slip stitch to join at the end of the round and chain 1. Round 4 is simply single crocheting in each stitch around again.

Slip stitch to join when you finish and cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing later on. Weave in any other loose ends now too. Now it’s time to make some handles!

With contrasting color yarn (or whatever color you like), chain 18 stitches loosely – these will be our handles so make sure they’re not too tight!

Now attach them to either side of our bag by inserting your hook into any hole along the edge of Rounds 3 or 4, then catching both loops of one handle before slipping stitching into place (see photo below).

Do this twice so that both handles are attached securely at two points along opposite sides of our bag opening.

Cut off excess handle yarn and weave in ends carefully since these will be used for drawing our bag shut later on!


A crochet backpack is a great way to show off your skills and add a unique touch to your everyday style. Plus, it’s functional too!

You can use it to carry your essentials with you wherever you go. To get started, all you need is some yarn and a crochet hook.

Then just follow along with our provided helpful DIY tutorial. The process will walk you through each step of the process so that you can make your very own backpack in no time.

With this easy tutorial, you’ll have everything you need to know to make a stylish and practical backpack perfect for carrying around town or on your next adventure.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today!


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