10 Amazing Crochet Backpack Patterns For Every Occassion

This is a collection of amazing crochet backpack patterns. These are great accessories to keep all your essentials on you comfortably on your back.

I find that crochet backpack is an essential accessory when you have kids! There are a lot of things you need to keep handy when out with the kids.

However, we also know how important it is to be hands-free when out with kids, right?

So, the perfect solution to keep all your essentials handy and have your hands free is a crochet backpack!

The great thing about making your own backpack is that you can completely customise it yourself!

Do you need a large crochet backpack for spare sets of baby clothes and baby snacks, bottles and spoons?

Or do you need something smaller just to carry your wallet, phone and keys?

If you need extra pockets, secret zipper pockets for valuables, water bottle holders on the side, small inside pocket for pens or hooks… You can add all these extras to your backpack and make it exactly as you want it.

There is nothing worse than finding two backpacks at the store and wishing you can put together the best features out of the two to make a backpack of your dreams.

Well, now you can make a crochet backpack of your dreams. Have a look at the collection below and feel free to combine a few patterns and features together to make the perfect crochet backpack.


10 free crochet backpack patterns

10 Amazing Crochet Backpack Patterns

I have searched the highs and lows of the internet to bring you these 10 amazing crochet patterns!

I have chosen a wide variety of backpack including their size, color, style and functionality.

Lipa Crochet Backpack

I used tapestry crochet technique to incorporate the tree design. I have included a chart of the tree design and you carry the black yarn when not used.

The inspiration came from a linden tree that is deeply connected to my home country, you can read more about the connection in the original post.

There is also a video tutorial to guide you through the color changes.

Lipa Backpack is a free tapestry crochet backpack pattern here on the blog – Tapestry Crochet Backpack – Free crochet pattern.

lipa crochet backpack pattern
Lipa Backpack

Herringbone Crochet Backpack Pattern

Simplicity itself, this textured herringbone crochet backpack pattern is modern, easy and stylish.

Made from just two matching rectangles, the real magic happens when you attach the straps and clasp to transform it into a stunning and useful accessory!

CLICK HERE for the free pattern.

herringbone crochet backpack

Linen & Lace Backpack

This beautiful crochet backpack has an unusual construction.

It starts off with an oval shaped base. However, the body is worked in vertical rows “up and down” the backpack.

This is a great pattern if you wanted to adjust the height of the finished backpack.

It is finished off with a lovely piece of lace that makes this backpack stand out from the crowd!

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern that was run as a crochet along.

linen and lace crochet backpack

The Mudcloth Bag

The inspiration for this beautiful backpack came from traditional African mudcloth.

It is a beautiful handmade cotton fabric that has been a part of Malian culture since the 12th century.

The pattern uses beginner-friendly single crochet stitches, so everyone can make this stunning crochet backpack.

You can find the pattern ON THIS BLOG.

mudcloth crochet backpack

The Betty Backpack

The Betty Backpack is worked flat and all in one piece! 

The stitches used in this backpack are so simple but they create such a beautiful texture! You will use a combination of Hdc stitches throughout and alternating Tr/Sc stitches! 

The pattern uses a cording yarn so it is very sturdy and has no stretch. Perfect choice for a backpack.

Check out the pattern BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK.

crochet backpack pattern

Wildrose Backpack

Crochet this stunning Wildrose Backpack to hold your essentials on all your travels and adventures, from music festivals to the beach or a trip to the park with your kids! 

The modern granny square is centered as a focal point which combines traditional crochet techniques with a super modern twist.

The sturdy strap is part of the drawstring closure that allows for easy opening and closing of the backpack.  It makes it easy to close the backpack as well as carry it around all day long.

An interior pocket holds your cell phone, and an optional tassel can be added for some pops of color! 

Check out the beautiful pattern ON THIS WEBSITE.

wildrose crochet backpack pattern

Drawstring Backpack

This is a super simple pack that’s easy enough even for crochet newbies!

The clean lines and minimalist design make it perfect for any outfit. You can use it to carry around your current crochet project. Or just use it to hold your essentials when running out the door.

You can access the free pattern BY CLICKING HERE .

drawstring crochet backpack pattern

T-shirt Bag

This crochet backpack pattern uses T-shirt yarn.

Although the yarn might be harder to crochet with, it is the perfect choice for crochet backpacks.

It will create a sturdy and durable accessory that will last you a lifetime!

CLICK ON THIS LINK for the free crochet pattern.

t-shirt yarn crochet backpack

Crochet Crossbody Backpack with Drawstring

This pattern is a hybrid between backpack, drawstring bag and a crossbody bag!

The top closure uses drawstrings to keep all your essentials safe. And the backpack has a crossbody style handles that will still leave your hands free to do things.

Some people also find crossbody straps more comfortable rather than classic double straps sat on their shoulders.

THIS PAGE has the free pattern you can check out.

crossbody drawstring bag

Tapestry Crochet Backpack

If you prefer practical bags, but you still like them to look pretty, this beautiful and intricate tapestry backpack is the pattern you must try.

The pattern contains an easy to follow crochet chart for the color changes.

THIS BLOG has the free pattern you can follow.

diamond boho bag

Final thoughts…

Firstly, I hope you love these crochet backpack patterns. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

You can share a direct link to this pattern on your social media. 

If you enjoy these patterns, you might also like these:

  1. Back To School Crochet Patterns – 10 Practical Items For Every Day
  2. 10 Beautiful Crochet Bag Patterns That Are A Must Make- Free Patterns
  3. 10 Adorable FREE Crochet Owl Patterns
  4. Super Quick and Easy Crochet Water Bottle Holder – FREE Pattern

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “10 Amazing Crochet Backpack Patterns For Every Occassion

  1. I am interested in the very last bag on the list of 10 shown but no details on that one. Its very colourful in Red, Teal, Yellow, Purple etc its a Duffle Bag.
    I’d be very pleased if you could send me the link for that one.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Maureen, the link to the original pattern is linked above the picture. Many thanks

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