Beach Backpack – 1. Understanding the pattern

DSC00001Woof and Welcome. I’m Olive the dog.  In this tutorial we’re going to make a gorgeous beach backpack. This is how it looks like when it is done. Pattern BEG004 photo 2

If you’d like to make yourself one you can download the pattern here for free.

We’ll start by reading through the pattern so we understand what to do overall.

Let’s see, we’ll need to know how to make chain stitches, half double crochet stitches and single crochet stitches. If you don’t know how to make these stitches you really should bounce on down to our STITCHES GUIDE and get some lessons from the experts. Pattern BEG004 photo 3

The other two skills are working in rows and a bit of sewing which shouldn’t be too hard woof!

You will also need:

  • A 7mm crochet hook
  • A 50 g ball of 12ply yarn in a color you like
  • A needle to sew with
  • A pair of scissors

The trick with this pattern is in putting it together. You make it as one big rectangle then you fold it in half with the middle becoming the bottom, and sew up each side to turn it into a bag.

Basically the pattern has some eyelets at the top, a mesh pattern that expands the bag so it can carry a lot, a few solid rows in the middle which is really the bottom, then repeats itself so both sides are the same.

Then you make the straps, sew them on, weave them through the eyelets and the backpack can be worn and closed. Pretty woof eh!

Sound easy enough? Let’s do it!

Until next time…. Woof!

Olive paw 2
OLIVE

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