Drawstring Backpack & Pouch

Drawstring Backpack & Pouch

Drawstring Backpack & Pouch

 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this Bag

  • Aran weight Yarn in 2 contrasting colours;
    • Colour 1 – 400g
    • Colour 2 – 300g
  • 6mm hook (normal & Tunisian)
  • 2 magnetic bag clips
  • 1 metre of fabric to line the bag
  • 1 meter of wadding
  • 2 back pack strap adjusters
  • 18 eyelets depending on how many you choose to use in your bag
  • 1 meter cord for the drawstring, this can be either bought or made using Romanian point lace cord or a kumi himo disk.
  • 20cm long zip for the pouch
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

 

  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • WC – Waistcoat stitch (insert yarn into V part of stitch rather than loops and complete as a sc)
  • TK – Tunisian Knit Stitch
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • MC – main colour
  • CC – contrast colour

 

  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • The gauge is 12 stitches and 18 rows of waistcoat stitch in a 10cm square.
  • Please note that you do not need to follow this gauge accurately but if you do not it will alter the size of the finished bag.
  • The finished bag measures 22cm in diameter and is 25cm tall.
  • The matching pouch is 10cm tall and 20cm long

 

  1. Pattern

Main Bag – start in MC

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 Work the rest of the bag in WC stitch from this point onwards;
(WC, WC inc) x 6
18
4 (2 WC, WC inc) x 6 24
5 (3 WC, WC inc) x 6 30
6 (4 WC, WC inc) x 6 36
7 (5 WC, WC inc) x 6 42
8 (6 WC, WC inc) x 6 48
9 (7 WC, WC inc) x 6 54
10 (8 WC, WC inc) x 6 60
11 (9 WC, WC inc) x 6 66
12 (10 WC, WC inc) x 6 72
13 (11 WC, WC inc) x 6 78
14 (12 WC, WC inc) x 6 84
15 (13 WC, WC inc) x 6 90
16-17 WC around 90
20 Change to CC & WC around 90
21-22 WC around 90
23 2 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC, (4 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC) to last 2 stitches then 2 WC in CC 72 CC

18 MC

24 (2 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC, 1 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC) to end 54 CC

36 MC

25 (3 WC in MC, 2 WC in CC) to end 36 CC

54 MC

26-54 WC in MC  
55 2 WC in MC (2 WC in CC, 3 WC in MC) to last stitch then 1 WC in MC 36 CC
54 MC
56 (1 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC, 2 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC) to end 36 MC

54 CC

57 (1 WC in MC, 4 WC in CC) to end 72 CC
18 MC
58-60 WC around in CC 90
61 WC around in MC 90
62 (2 WC, ch 1, sk 1, 2WC) x 18 72 & 18 ch 1 spaces
63 (2 WC, WC in ch 1 space, 2 WC) x 18 90
  Sl st and cast off and sew in ends  

 

Bag Flap – work in CC

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 Work the rest of the bag in WC stitch from this point onwards;
(WC, WC inc) x 6
18
4 (2 WC, WC inc) x 6 24
5 (3 WC, WC inc) x 6 30
6 (4 WC, WC inc) x 6 36
7 (5 WC, WC inc) x 6 42
8 (6 WC, WC inc) x 6 48
9 (7 WC, WC inc) x 6 54
10 (8 WC, WC inc) x 6 60
11 (9 WC, WC inc) x 6 66
12 (10 WC, WC inc) x 6 72
13 (11 WC, WC inc) x 6 78
14 (12 WC, WC inc) x 6 84
15 (13 WC, WC inc) x 6 90
  Sl st and cast off leaving a long tail  

 

Pocket – work in CC with Tunisian Hook

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 21 21
2 TK across 20
3-20 TK across 20
21 Cast off and leave a long tail for sewing  

 

Pocket Flap – work in CC with Tunisian Hook

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 21 21
2 TK across 20
3-6 TK across 20
7 Dec, 16 TK, dec 18
8 Dec, 14 TK, dec 16
9 Cast off and leave a long tail for sewing  

 

Padded strap part– work in 1 strand of MC and 1 strand of CC

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 10 and sl st to join 10
2 Sc around 10
3-50 WC around 10
51 Sl st and cast off with a long tail.  
  Sew the top end of the straps to the top of the bag, below row 61, and the bottom end sew the strap adjusters  

 

Padded strap part– work in 1 strand of MC and 1 strand of CC

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 10 and sl st to join 10
2 Sc around 10
3-50 WC around 10
51 Sl st and cast off with a long tail.  
  Sew the top end of the straps to the top of the bag and the bottom end sew the strap adjusters  

 

Lower strap part– work in 1 strand of MC and 1 strand of CC

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 5, sk 1st ch and sc across across 4
2-60 Sc across, turn  
  Cast off and leave a long tail to sew to bag 12 stitches away from where the top strap is but on the bottom edge of the bag.  
  Thread the other end of the strap onto the strap adjuster, then roll the edge over and sew shut to stop it coming out of the adjustor.  

 

 To assemble to bag;

  1. Cut out Fabric a couple of cm larger than the pocket and pocket flap and sew to the crocheted pieces to line them. Add the Magnetic Bag Clasp to both parts as you do this.
  2. Sew the pocket and flap to the front of the bag.
  3. Cut a piece of fabric to line the bag flap, sew together and add one part of the magnetic bag claps to the flap as you go.
  4. Add the second part of the magnetic bag clasp to the matching point on the front of the main bag.
  5. Cut the fabric and wadding to the correct size to line the main bag, you will need a circle the same size as the flap and a rectangle the size of the bag sides, these will be sewn together and then sewn to the main bag so the right side of the fabric is seen on the inside of the bag.
  6. The make holes in the fabric to match the ch 1 spaces in row 62 of the main bag. Attach the 18 eyelets into each hole in the ch 1 spaces, the eyelets need to go through the crochet holes and the fabric.
  7. Sew the bag flap using around 15 stitches centrally over the bag straps with the magnetic bag clasp matching with the claps piece of the front of the main bag.
  8. Finally thread the cord through the eyelets and knot to prevent it coming out of them.
  9. Sew in any loose ends before using the bag.

 

Bag Pouch – work in MC

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Ch 50 and sl st to join into a loop 50
2 Sc around 50
3 WC around 50
4-7 WC around 50
5 (3 WC in MC, 2 WC in CC) x 10 20 CC, 30 MC
6 (1 WC in MC, 1 WC in CC, 1 WC in MC, 2 WC in CC) x 10 20 MC, 30 CC
7 1 WC in CC, then (1 WC in MC, 4 WC in CC) to last 4 then 1 WC in MC and 3 WC in CC 40 CC, 1 MC
8 WC in CC around 50
9-13 WC around in CC 50
  Sl st and cast off  
  Sew base of pouch shut  
  Sew in a lining and zip to finish pouch off.  

 

 

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