January 27, 2010

My Son's Bookbag *Pattern*

My son love's the show "Go Diego, Go!"... It seems like he just watches it for Diego's rescue pack, his magical backpack that does any and everything (much like Dora the Explorer), so I decided to make him one. This is my own pattern, and my son loves it. His daycare teachers say he refuses to take it off throughout the day!!
Now that my son is older, I have an updated pattern for a bigger version of this bag here









Hope U Enjoy! I'd love to see your finished work, so please feel free to email me pictures so I can feature your work on my blog!




Bookbag Pattern
Created by Brittany for CreativeMe
~For personal use only, you may sell what you make, but not my pattern~

Hook 5.5mm

Abbreviations

ch- chain
rnd- round
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
sk- skip
sp- space
sl st- slip stitch
fo- finish off

MC 8
rnd 1- ch 2, 2 dc in ea sp around, sl st in ch 2 sp (16)

rnd 2- ch 2, *1 dc in next sp, 2 dc in next sp* repeat from * to * until end of row is reached, sl st in ch 2 sp(22)

rnd 3- ch 2, *1 dc in next 3 sp, 2 dc in next sp* repeat from * to * until end of row is reached, sl st in ch 2 sp (32)

rnd 4- ch 2, *1 dc in next 4 sp, 2 dc in next sp* repeat from * to * until end of row is reached, sl st in ch 2 sp (39)

rnd 5- ch 2, *1 dc in next 5 sp, 2 dc in next sp* repeat from * to * until end of row is reached, sl st in ch 2 sp (46)

rnd 6- ch 2, * 1 dc in next 6 sp, 2 dc in next sp* repeat from * to * until end of row is reached, sl st in ch  sp

rnd 7- ch 2, * 1 dc in next 7 sp, 2 dc in next sp* repeat from * to * until end of row is reached, sl st in ch sp 

rnd 8-17- ch 2, 1 dc in ea dc around, sl st in ch 2 sp
flaten out; begin from right side at the halfway mark, ch1 and begin to sc to the left sid of bag (about 30 sts across)
ch 1, turn , and continue to sc to other side of bag
turn (do not ch)
put hook in 2nd sp from hook and do sl st
sc 30 across, sl st in last sc, turn
ch 1, sc across (30) sl st in last sc
ch 1, turn, sk 1 and sl st in 2nd sp from hook
sc across (28), sl st in last sc
ch 1, turn, sl st in 2nd sp from hook, sc across (25)
ch 1, turn, sc across (24)
 ch 1, sl st in 2nd sp from hook
 sc 23 across, sl st in last sc
ch 1, turn, sc arocss (23) sl st in last sc
ch 1, sl st in 2nd sp, turn, sc across (22) sl st in last sc
ch 1, turn, sl st in 2nd sp from hook, sc across (19) sl st in last sc
ch 1, turn, sc across (9) ch 5 (for button hole) continue to sc across and fo
**add button of your choice and sew on for closure**


for straps: I chained 95, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, turn, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sew onto bag any way u'd like to and enjoy!!!

 



















Hope U Enjoy & Happy Crocheting!!

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20 comments:

needlekrafter said...

what a cutie your son is! love the pattern; thanks for sharing. :)

Unique2wh0 said...

How CUTE he is!! and what a cute bag,I do not blame him for not wanting to take it off..TY for sharing your pattern :-)

Brittany said...

No problem!!! and thx for the compliments on my son... he's a ham!!

Anonymous said...

That is a handsome boy you have there. And he looks so smart with his new backpack.

Good Job!!!

Brittany said...

Thank u

Anonymous said...

Great pattern, but are you sure it's complete? It seems to start with "MC8" - I've been crocheting for years, and I've never seen that instruction before. And the instructions of round 1 that follow do not seem to relate to whatever "MC 8" might mean.

Brittany said...

Yes I'm sure its complete. MC stands for magic circle, its just another way to start a project. This project is started from the bottom and u work your way up. There are many tutorials on youtube on how to do the magic circle. Here's a link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYVutk2iYY

Lisa said...

I know everyone else has been saying this, but your son is seriously such a cute kid!!! Brightened my day when I came across this pattern, which by the way, is the cutest crocheted backpack I've come across so far!

Brittany said...

Thank u very much... I cant wait for baby #2 in november.

Anonymous said...

What kind of yarn did you use for this?

Anonymous said...

I loved the pattern and started making it for my friend's son. In round 2 I got 22 dcs (without counting the ch2). When I proceeded to rd3 I am getting only 27 dcs not counting the ch2. And if you do the counting (i.e. every 4th dc in rd2 gets 2 dcs in rd3 right)it also gives 27 dcs in rd3. Where am I going wrong? Please help me. Thanks.
Priya

Brittany said...

Priya, sorry I'm just getting back to you. But it could be a mistake in my counting... If you keep going, I don't think you'll have any problems with the outcome of the bag

Beth said...

Brittany,

Thank-you so much for the great backpack pattern! I've been looking for the perfect pack to make for my three nephews (7, 5, and 3) for Christmas,and this is JUST what I need :-)

You have such a lovely son, and the best of hopes and prayers for you with number 2!

Beth

Brittany said...

Thank u!

craftinggal said...

Your son is so cute. I just love this pattern and I don't blame your son for not wanting to take it off. These are memories he will never forget. Thanks so much for posting.

blackdimond80 said...

This bag is to cute, I'm gonna have to try making it.
Is this bag big enough to put school books in?

Rayven said...

You mentioned we could sell what we make. I was wondering if that also included online stores.

I'll give oyu full credit for the pattern. It's so cute and your little boy outshines it

Anonymous said...

what has happened to the pictures that go to this pattern?

Anonymous said...

what has happened to the pictures?

Brittany said...

This bag is pretty small, I wouldnt put books in it. And yes, you can sell what u make in online shops as long as u give me credit for the pattern and link to my blog :-) Thanks