Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack - free crochet pattern

Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack Free Pattern

Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack Pattern by Crochet For You

Looking for a cute backpack for kids? Here is cute looking backpack easy and fast to crochet. 🙂

You know my friend, kids are energetic and busy like bees when they are outdoor activities. This little Bumble Bee Backpack is perfect for kids to carry out their own stuff. It has a cute smiling bumble bee face on the flap, yellow and black stripes on the body of the bag and small wings, too. I hope you will love this and make!

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Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack - free crochet pattern

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Skill level easy

Finished size 

  • 10.5″ height x 13″ wide including wings.

Materials 

Gauge: 12 hdc x 8 rows = 4″ with I-9, 5.5mm crochet hook

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch-sp = chain space
  • beg = beginning
  • to ; = repeat * to the instructions.
  • [] = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
  • (RS) = right side
  • (WS) = wrong sie
  • (C1) = color 1
  • (C2) = color 2

Special stitches

  • Sc2tog = [Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop] 2 times, yarn over, pull back through all 3 loops on hook at once.

Notes

  • Beg ch does not count as st.
Bumble Bee Backpack Pattern

Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack - free crochet pattern

 

With (C1), ch 16,

Round 1: 3 sc in second ch from the hook, sc in each of next 13 st, 3 sc in last st, working on opposite side of the foundation chain. sc in each of next 13 st, sl st to the first st. (32 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in first st and each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 13 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in each of next 13 sts, sl st to the first st. (38 sts)

Round 3: ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, [1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 2 times, sc in each of next 13 sts, [1sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each of next 13 sts, sl st to first st. (44 sts)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in first st and each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 19 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 16 sts, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st. (48 sts)

Round 6: with (C2) ch 1, sc in first st and next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 21 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 17 sts, sl st to the first st. (52 sts)

Round 7: ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st. (52 sts)

Round 8: ch 1, sc in first st and next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 23 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 18 sts, sl st to the first st. (56 sts)

Round 9: ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st. (56 sts)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in first st and next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 25 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 19 sts, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)

Round 11: (C1) ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts)

Round 12 to 15: repeat round 11.

Round 16 to 20: repeat round 11 with (C2)

Round 21 to 33: repeat round 11 with (C1)

Round 34: ch 1, sc in first st and next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts. (8 ch-sp(s) / 44 sc total)

Round 35: ch 1, sc in each st across including chain spaces (crochet 2 sc in each ch-sp). (60 sts)

Round 36: ch 1, sc in first st and each st around, sl st to the first st. (60 sts) Attach stitch markers on the 8th st and 51st st.

 

Flap (Between marked stitches)

Row 1: with (C2), Right side facing out, start at the one of marked st, ch 1, sc in first st and each 18 sts (the last st should be on the other side marked st), turn. (18 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in first st and each st across, turn. (18 sts)

Row 3 to 13: repeat row 2.

Row 14: ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each of next 12 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn. (16 sts)

Row 15: ch 1, sc in first st and each st across, turn. (16 sts)

Row 16: ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each of next 10 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn. (14 sts)

Row 17: ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn. (12 sts)

Row 18: ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn. (10 sts)

Row 19: ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 4, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn. (8 sts)

Edging: Right side facing) Start at row 1 of the flap. Crochet sc around the edge including chains spaces of the flap. Start at row 1 of the flap. 2 sc in random stitch on curve side to make a smooth edge. Fasten off weave the end.

 

Wings

Large: (make 2)

Ch 5

Row 1: 2 sc in second ch from the hook, sc in each of next ch 2, 2 sc in next st, turn. (6 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (6 sts)

Row 3: repeat row 2.

Row 4: ch 1, sc in first st, [sc2tog] 2 times, sc in last st, turn. (4 sts)

Row 5: ch 1, [sc2tog] 2 times.

Edging: Crochet sc around the edge. Add 2 sc in random stitch on curve side to make a smooth edge. Fasten off weave the end.

 

Small: (make 2)

ch 4

Row 1: sc in second ch from the hook, sc in each of next 2 sts, turn. (3 sts)

Row 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next st, turn. (5 sts)

Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn. (3 sts)

Row 4: 3sctog. Fasten off and weave the end.

Edging: Crochet sc around the edge. Add 2 sc in random stitch on curve side to make a smooth edge. Fasten off weave the end.

 

Assembly

Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack - free crochet pattern

RS facing, place safety eyes between rows 15 and 16 on the flap. And stitch mouth below the eyes.

Wings: Sew large and small wings on two sides of the bag. (See the photo above)

Drawstring: Cut a 20″ long cord and weave in and out of Round 34 every chain spaces.

Sew button between rows 20 and 21 in the middle of the front side of the bag.

Shoulder straps: I got these straps from old school bag. 😀 First I sew about 9″ long strap to make a loop between two holes on the top of the back. And attached 19″ long two straps as shown in the photo above (upper straps on between two holes and the lower straps on row 4 at the bottom corners).

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Crochet Bumble Bee Backpack - free crochet pattern

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