22 Best Crochet Backpack Free Patterns

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The Best Crochet Backpack Patterns
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You will find the most amazing crochet backpack patterns in this post. If you’re looking for a cool, new backpack for you or your kiddo, we’ve got you covered!

You’ll absolutely love how simple to make and above all – practical these backpacks are. You can easily make one for yourself and a few more for your children.

They are really simple to customize, so you can adjust them to your kids’ preferences. For example, you can sew different animal designs on them and change their look completely! Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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Drawstring Crochet Backpack Ideas – Free Crochet Patterns

1. The Inselberg Backpack

If you’re looking for a comfy crochet backpack, take a look below at this fantastic project! It’s super versatile and spacious, so you can be certain that it will fit all your essentials in one place. It’s using cotton yarn even for drawstring cords and it’s super easy to wash if needed.

  • DESIGNED by februaryskydesigns
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium
the inselberg

PHOTOS by februaryskydesigns / februaryskydesigns.com

Find the original free pattern on februaryskydesigns.com

2. Summer Drawstring Backpack

What do you think about this crochet backpack in the pictures below? It’s made with a gorgeous shade of blue and it is a super-friendly free backpack pattern. You can be sure this is going to be your favorite piece this upcoming Summer, along with other drawstring bags!

  • DESIGNED by Christine Williams
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Lamb Cinched Backpack

PHOTOS by Christine Williams / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on christineswilliams.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Lamb Cinched Backpack

This cute backpack by Rebecca Langford is so sweet and most importantly – easy to crochet! First, you crochet the bag and then you sew the lamb on it. Really easy and simple, you can customize it by sewing any animal design you want! I think this backpack would make a very fun gift for your kiddo or for kiddos in your family.

  • DESIGNED by Rebecca Langford
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium
Lamb Cinched Backpack Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Rebecca Langford / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnandchai.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Graphic Backpack 

This is a really cool pattern by Paintbox Yarns. It’s full of colors and because of the contrast some of them get a neon effect. Look at the light blue on a dark background – it’s almost shining!

The geometric design is very casual, but there are definitely some folklore inspirations of Peru there. And it works up really fast!

  • DESIGNED by: Paintbox Yarns
  • PROJECT TYPE: backpack 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
Graphic Backpack free crochet pattern 1

PHOTOS by Paintbox Yarns / lovecrafts.com

Find the original free pattern on lovecrafts.com

5. Wildrose Backpack

This boho backpack by Stephanie Jessica Lau is the perfect accessory to carry the essentials. You can take it to work or to the beach, and shine with the modern granny square and beautiful design. Feel free to make it in any color combination you want. Choose vibrant colors or go for neutrals, such as the beige in the pictures below.

  • DESIGNED by: Stephanie Jessica Lau
  • PROJECT TYPE: backpack 
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper-beginner
Goergous Wildrose Easy Opening Backpack to carry the essentials on all your walks and travels, to work or to the beach, with the modern granny square and beautiful design, Free Pattern.

PHOTOS by Stephanie Jessica Lau / allaboutami.com

Find the original free pattern on allaboutami.com

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6. Drawstring Mini-Backpack 

This white DIY drawstring backpack by Jennifer Pionk looks very delicate thanks to its pastel color palette. The only bold detail is a green stripe on the bottom and on the top.

It’s perfect for everyday use and will fit many summer clothes. It will look great with all the summer accessories, such as hats or airy scarves. It will also make a lovely gift!

  • DESIGNED by: Jennifer Pionk
  • PROJECT TYPE: backpack
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: beginner
Drawstring Mini Backpack free crochet pattern 1

PHOTOS by Jennifer Pionk / acrochetedsiimplicity.com

Find the original free pattern on acrochetedsiimplicity.com

7. Journey Backpack

Crocheted backpacks are known for their durability. They are easy to use and comfortable to wear. This free backpack pattern offers you the opportunity to create such a durable and handy accessory with your own hands. The project is designed for intermediate crocheters, so check your skill level before you begin. If it’s ok, don’t wait to give it a try!

  • DESIGNED by Breann Mauldin
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a girl showcasing a crocheted backpack.

Photos by Breann Mauldin / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hookedonhomemadehappiness.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Backpack

A stylish design that can be used as a backpack or a shopping bag. If you’re looking for functionality first, this crochet backpack is a perfect choice. Not only is it comfortable to wear, it’s also roomy and can hold everything you need. Plus, with so many elements, you can experiment with color combinations.

  • DESIGNED by Durable Yarn
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman riding a bike with a crocheted backpack.

Photos by Durable Yarn / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on durableyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

Fun Crochet Backpack Ideas – Free Crochet Patterns

Kids love unicorn backpacks, animal-inspired ones, and backpacks with interior pockets. These great projects will inspire you to try crafty concepts by yourself.

1. Bumble Bee Backpack

Bumblebees are so adorable! This cute little backpack by Erangi Udeshika is perfect for your kiddos to carry their stuff in it. Just take a look at the pictures below and see for yourself how sweet it is!

It’s also safe, comfy, and easily washable. Every kiddo would love such a cute backpack, so make sure to check out this fun pattern!

  • DESIGNED by Erangi Udeshika
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Bumble Bee Backpack Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by Erangi Udeshika / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetforyoublog.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Pretty Cool Crocheted Backpack for Girls

Today you can choose an absolutely perfect backpack crochet idea for girls. This mermaid tail backpack was made by Osage County Crochet and it has the most beautiful shade of purple. Print the written instruction and start a new amazing project. Take a look at the pictures below and remember to play with the colors! 

  • DESIGNED by Osage County Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium
Pretty Cool Crocheted Backpack for Girls Free Pattern

PHOTOS by Osage County Crochet / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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3. Miniature Crochet Backpack Keychain

This sweet little crochet backpack by MARYJ HANDMADE is the best idea for the keychain I’ve ever seen. You can keep small pieces inside and never lose your jewelry when travelling. The little backpack keychain is a free and very easy pattern with a step-by-step tutorial in English.

  • DESIGNED by MARYJ HANDMADE
  • PROJECT TYPE keychain/backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
colorful miniature crochet backpacks with keychain loops

PHOTOS by MARYJ HANDMADE / ravelry.com

Find the original free video tutorial on YouTube

4. Crossbody Backpack Bag

As easily and quickly as you can put on a crossbody backpack, you will also craft this drawstring backpack pattern. Step-by-step instruction is given to create a super cute and lightweight bag that will be with you every day. Comfortable to wear, easy to personalize with fun yarns and tassels, a spacious backpack made in zero waste spirit.

  • DESIGNED by Brianna Iaropoli
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium
purple crochet drawstring backpack flat on the wooden floor and presented on a model by the seaside

Photos by Brianna Iaropoli / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on lifeandyarn.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Houndstooth Backpack

Pack that yarn bag and be ready for the next amazing adventure! And what exactly is that adventure? Well, you shouldn’t be surprised if we say that it is crocheting an amazing houndstooth backpack!

A must-have for every adventurous girl and boy, a lightweight companion for a family picnic or fun outdoor trail. The pattern gives the formula to create a backpack of the desired size and in personalized colors.

  • DESIGNED by Pauline Bennett
  • PROJECT TYPE backpack
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL medium
black and beige houndstooth backpack presented from the front and back

Photos by Pauline Bennett / ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

6. Rainbow Backpack Granny Squares

Get ready for school with this easy backpack crochet pattern! This one is designed to work quickly, so you’ll have plenty of time to finish it. The backpack is made from simple granny crochet squares, so the project is suitable for beginners. The quality of the finished project is high and it’s very practical. Follow the step-by-step instructions to get started!

  • DESIGNED by Fran Mori
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A crocheted bag with a rainbow tassel, following a crochet backpack pattern.

Photos by Fran Mori / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on crochetlovemelbourne.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Rucksack aus Granny Squares

Roomy and quick to make, this crocheted backpack is a must for back to school. The minimalist crocheted granny squares combine coziness with a modern look, making the backpack versatile. This project is beginner friendly, so don’t be afraid to get started! The free step-by-step crochet pattern will help you along the way. See the website for details.

  • DESIGNED by Caroline Prange
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A crocheted backpack and crocheted squares on a table.

Photos by Caroline Prange / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on addi.de, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Everywhere Backpack

The versatile design of this crochet backpack means you can use it for almost any occasion. Whether you are looking for a nice shopper to hold all your products, or just want a purse roomy enough to hold your necessities, it will work. Plus, this crochet bag pattern will teach you a number of simple crochet techniques. Follow the step-by-step crochet instructions to get started.

  • DESIGNED by Stacey Gerbman
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman wearing a blue crochet backpack.

PHOTOS by Stacey Gerbman / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Mini Crochet Backpack

Elevate your style with this crocheted mini backpack! Perfect for back to school next semester, this trendy accessory will complement your outfit while keeping your essentials organized. Made with a single crochet stitch, it’s a simple yet chic addition to your daily routine. Say goodbye to clutter and hello to fashion-forward functionality. The easy-to-follow crochet pattern will help you along the way.

  • DESIGNED by Jennifer E. Ryan
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Three crochet backpacks in different colors

PHOTOS by Jennifer E. Ryan / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on celticknotcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Sac de Voyage

This lightweight pack is designed for urban adventures or day trips. Perfect for essentials like your wallet, sunscreen and water bottle. Its compact size makes it easy to slip into a museum or apartment unnoticed. The secure closure ensures your belongings stay secure on the go. Constructed of lightweight materials, it’s your trusty companion for seamless exploration, offering both safety and comfort throughout your journey. To make it, follow the free crochet tutorial on the website.

  • DESIGNED by Olga Radchuk
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a woman wearing a hat and a crochet backpack.

Photos by Olga Radchuk / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitty.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Santa Sack Backpack

Make a festive Santa Sack Backpack this holiday season with this comprehensive crochet tutorial! The pattern combines cuteness and practicality, perfect for the holidays. Get into the holiday spirit and create your own charming, cheerful, and functional accessory. The project is suitable for crocheters of all levels, so if you know the basics, you can get started right away. The step-by-step crochet instructions for this piece are free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Nicole Riley
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A woman is knitting a sack bag in front of a christmas tree.

Photos by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on nickishomemadecrafts.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Unicorn Backpack

Great for small children of all ages. Mass-produced backpacks are usually low quality and don’t look good. That’s why your child deserves a real handmade one. This backpack has an interesting unicorn design that will make your little one the star of the class. It’s also roomy enough for the essentials and everything for school. The pattern includes many step-by-step photos.

  • DESIGNED by Swecraftcorner
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crocheting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Two pictures of a crocheted unicorn purse featuring a unique crochet pattern.

Photos by Swecraftcorner / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on swecraftcorner.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

13. Hello Kitty Backpack

Join the celebration of Hello Kitty’s 50th anniversary with this project!

Cute, captivating, and actually roomy. This crocheted backpack will be your little one’s favorite if she loves Hello Kitty. The backpack won’t hurt her back and will last a long time. If your child wants to stand out, this accessory will help her do just that. You can choose the type of yarn you want to use, but it may affect the size of the bag, so be careful when choosing.

  • DESIGNED by Sameh Baccouch
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crocheting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
Hello, we have a delightful Hello Kitty crocheted backpack.

Photos by Sameh Baccouch / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on sweetsamdesign.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

14. Crochet Pack A Bunch Backpack

Spring is coming soon and it calls for bright and light designs. This crocheted backpack is a cheerful accessory made entirely from crocheted squares. But the design isn’t just pretty, it’s also quite spacious inside. Such an accessory will certainly come in handy for walks on warmer days. The crochet backpack pattern is free and also beginner-friendly.

  • DESIGNED by Yarnspirations
  • PROJECT TYPE backpacks
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
        A crocheted backpack with a pink, blue, and green pattern.

Photos by Yarnspirations / yarnspirations.com

Find the original free pattern on yarnspirations.com.

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