Free Crochet Backpack Patterns for Summer

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Summer usually means the beginning of new adventures. What better way to start the season than with a new great project? Today’s collection of free crochet backpack patterns is perfect for anyone to do.

Some simple, some more elaborate designs, they all have one in common – an ideal size to pack away your essentials. These backpacks are not only practical, but they also make a great accessory for your summer outfits.

No matter if you prefer a crochet bag look, a drawstring bag, or mini backpack ideas. Our free crochet pattern collection has it all. Each crochet project can present an opportunity to learn new techniques. Will it be tapestry crochet or basic stitches – single and double crochet?

You can customize them with tassels, bows, or crochet flowers if the cheerful look is what you’re after. They will certainly make perfect projects this season to give to your friends and family too.

When it comes to yarn, make sure to choose a non-stretchy one. Whether it will be rope, twine, or thick cotton, make sure your stitches are close enough to create a sturdy fabric.

Check out these free patterns under the links below. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook Fanpage and Pinterest for more creative ideas!

a collage of crochet backpacks

Free Crochet Backpack Patterns

Voyager Backpack

A perfect crochet backpack should fit everything you need, it should be sturdy and comfy to wear. We believe that Jess’ project ticks all of these boxes! Single crochet stitches create a thick material that will keep all your belongings safe. 

Following this crochet pattern is not only a great opportunity to practice basic stitches. It is also a quick way to learn how to crochet a thick cord. Who knows when this technique will come in handy, right? Grab your crochet hook and make this drawstring backpack this weekend.

Level: upper beginner Author: Jess Coppom

a woman with drawstring crochet backpack in neutral colors

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The Betty Backpack

The stylish and packable design from Rachel combines boho vibes with classic utility. As you can see, the yarn used for this project is quite unusual, and you’re right. It’s the stunning Lion Brand For the Home Cording yarn, which is a fantastic choice for bags, baskets, and rugs.

Level: upper beginner Author: Rachel Misner

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2-in-1 Bag Backpack

If you like versatility, this crochet backpack is a great choice for you. Why? Well, it can easily transform itself from a bag to a backpack. Clever way of attaching straps is the key to this clever design.

Three video tutorials from Nicole will help you make it without any frogging, so check it out.

Level: upper beginner Author: Nicole Riley

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Wildrose Backpack 

This lovely boho backpack by Stephanie Jessica Lau features an inside pocket and a strap. The latter is part of a drawstring closure. The granny square is the center point here, but you can decorate it with tassels and beads. It will add that splash of color we all need.

Level: upper beginner Author: Stephanie Jessica Lau

Crochet Backpack

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Florence Backpack 

This carry-all backpack will be perfect for daily errands as well as trips to the beach, without a doubt! The drawstring closure and front flap make it a practical accessory. Looks like Olivia Kent has created an evergreen pattern, evidently!

Level: intermediate Author: Olivia Kent

Crochet Backpack

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The Out & About Backpack

This sturdy backpack by Kate Eastwood will be very handy to hold your essentials when you are out and about. Wide straps add comfort, and scalloped edges and bow decoration make this bag super cute. You definitely should give it a try.

Level: upper beginner Author: Kate Eastwood

Crochet Backpack

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Beach Bum Backpack

Who has never tried mosaic crochet? Well, now you have a great reason to learn it! This crochet backpack designed by Leslie Wood is practical, comfortable, simple and so cute.

You should certainly try it using your two favorite colors. Do they look good together?

Level: intermediate Author: Leslie Wood

Crochet Backpack

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