Back to School Crochet Patterns is a free roundup here on my knitting and crochet blog.
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Back to school shopping season is upon us, so I have some fun homemade alternatives for you here! Purchasing the laundry list of supplies can be overwhelming, not to mention expensive. And fighting the rush of other parents snagging up all the necessities is a headache, making these perfect last minute projects for those who don’t have time to shop or can’t find what ya need. SO not ideal y’all.
You’ll find crochet patterns for backpacks and accessories – even a cute end of the year gift for your kiddo of any age!
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- Aubrie’s Crochet Big Kid Backpack – This super easy backpack features just one easy beginner stitch throughout, and can fit several books and school supplies! It’s a great size for older elementary school age kids, or used as an overnight bag for a weekend sleepover. If you’re looking for something easier to carry for younger kids, check out the smaller version of this pattern here.
- Crochet Apple Cozy by Repeat Crafter Me – Apples bruise so easily, especially when they’re being toted around in a lunch bow or backpack all day. This is the perfect remedy! It adds just a little extra cushion against the apple being knocked around and keeps it ready for eating throughout the day. Plus, it looks cute!
- Crochet Pencil-Shaped Pencil Pouch – This quick and easy pencil pouch is the perfect size for holding a few pencils and pens, maybe even a small count of colored pencils! It’s a fun, handmade alternative to the boring pouches you find at the store – and probably cheaper too! Depending on what you have in your stash, this project would be easy to make from leftover scraps. Boom. You clean out pesky partial skeins, and your kiddo gets a cool new case. Double win.
- Crochet Wildrose Backpack by All About Ami – I will forever be adoring this pretty make from Stephanie! It’s also the perfect size for elementary kids and toting extra toys and activities for road trips. The kit comes in some really gorgeous colors, so don’t miss this one!
- Crochet Cupcake Keychain by Repeat Crafter Me – Fancy a little decoration for your kid’s backpack? This super cute little cupcake keychain is just the thing! This pattern can be made in a sitting using scrap yarn too! These would also be a nice and speedy project for craft fairs.
- Crochet Little Lunch Bag – Every kid needs something to take their lunch in, right? Don’t spend extra money on an expensive lunchbox! With a few skeins of yarn and a button, you can make yourself or your kids one! Made of several rectangles, this pattern is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
- Crochet Wee Jacket by Lion Brand – This unisex little cardigan is the sweater your child needs for chilly mornings, and perfect for transitioning into fall and winter. Plus with a built in hood, he/she will be ready for any weather!
- Crochet Crayons by Repeat Crafter Me – These plushy crayons are perfect for younger preschool kids learning colors and words. They’re jumbo and oversized for fun play time. Sarah – being the wonderful mom & blogger she is – went one step further and made a large cardboard crayon box for them! How cute is that?! And of course a tutorial for it is included here too!
- Crochet Monogram Bookmark – This insanely quick and simple bookmark will come in handy more than you think. Reading is a large part of education, and there’s nothing worse than a dog-eared page. Plus, this homemade bookmark won’t get creased and worn over time! Simply stitch their initial(s) or name on it for personalization. If you happen to have extra time (and yarn) on your hands, I bet your child’s teacher or school library would greatly appreciate some of these donated for other kids to use!
- Crochet Wise Old Owl with Graduation Cap by Repeat Crafter Me – And when your child graduates this school year, you’ll have a super cute and fun end of the year plushy present! This little guy is perfect for all ages, and a fun beginner project for amigurumi.
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