3 crochet patterns to rock at school: rucksack, pencil case and pacifier case by Alimaravillas

This course, you’re going to get the highest grade in crochet! Thanks to the 3 School Lovers’ crochet patterns from Alimaravillas. We welcome Alice to our Craft Lovers section, a crochet lover with a passion for Nordic and boho style, and her inseparable little rabbit, ConiDarko. For this kindergarten teacher, crochet has a mission to “resolve some of the needs of our daily life”. As a result of this, she’s sharing a complete tutorial so you can prepare the return to school throughout the summer holidays. Get yourself a few balls of Katia Cotton 100% and follow the step by step instructions from Alimaravillas. This school year your crochet rucksack, your pencil case and your pacifier case will be the coolest in the class. There’s no doubt that these 3 crochet accessories will make going back to school more special than ever.

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Rucksack, pencil case and pacifier case

Materials. Katia Cotton 100%: 3 balls white col. 1, 2 balls light pink col. 41, 1 ball coral col.44 and 1 ball yellow col. 51; size D3 (U.S.)/(3 mm) crochet hook, stitch markers, 3 metres white cotton tape, scissors, pom pom maker (optional), french knitter, needle and thread to sew on the magnetic snap fasteners.

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Crochet techniques. First, work the three accessories in the round. This means working the chain stitch from the start at both sides. Then, skip chain stitches to create the eyelet holes which will be used to pass the drawstring cord through to close each accessory. Lastly, work the rucksack flap in rows going back and forth.

Abbreviations [►VIDEOS]

  • Ch st: Chain st
  • Sc: Single crochet or slip st
  • Ss: Slip st
  • Dec: Decrease
  • Inc: Increase
  • Scss: Single crochet (= the number indicated) in the same stitch
  • […] x: Repeat the sts between square brackets the number of times indicated

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School Lovers | Rucksack

Bag. First, using light pink (col.41) work 36ch

R1. 1sc in the second ch, 34sc, 3scss, 33sc, 2scss

R2. 1inc, 33sc, 3inc, 33sc, 2inc

R3. 1sc, 1inc, 34sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 34sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc

R4. 2sc, 1inc, 35sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 35sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc

R5. 3sc, 1inc, 36sc, 1inc, 3sc, 1inc, 3sc, 1inc, 36sc, 1inc, 3sc, 1inc

R6. 4sc, 1inc, 37sc, 1inc, 4sc, 1inc, 4sc, 1inc, 37sc, 1inc, 4sc, 1inc

R7. 2sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 38sc, [1inc, 2sc] x 4, 1inc, 38sc, [1inc, 2sc] x 2, 1inc

R8. 7sc, 1inc, 36sc, 1inc, 8sc, 1inc, 8sc, 1inc, 37sc, 1inc, 8sc, 1inc, 1sc

R9. 1inc, 116sc

R10-R16. 1sc in each stitch (118)

Using white (col.1)

R17. 1sc, in the loop at the back only, in each stitch (118)

R18-R66. 1sc in each stitch (118)

From this row work the eyelet holes for the drawstring cord that opens and closes the rucksack.

R67. 6sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 14sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 7sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 14sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 13sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 13sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches) 14sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 13sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 7sc

R68. 1sc in each stitch (118). Work 2sc only in the 3 ch sts from the previous row.

R69-R72. 1sc in each stitch (118). Ss and close.

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Flap

First, using light pink (col.41) work 47ch

R1-R2. 1ch, 47sc

R3. 1ch, 1inc, 45sc, 1inc (49)

R4. 1ch, 1sc in each stitch (49)

R5. 1ch, 1inc, 47sc, 1inc (51)

R6-R7. 1ch, 1sc in each stitch (51)

R8. 1ch, 1inc, 49sc, 1inc (53)

R9-R11. 1ch, 1sc in each stitch (53)

R12. 1ch, 1inc, 51sc, 1inc (55)

R13-R31. 1ch, 1sc in each stitch (55)

R32. 1ch, 1dec, 51sc, 1dec (53)

R33. 1ch, 1dec, 49sc, 1dec (51)

R34. 1ch, 51sc (51)

R35. 1ch, 1dec, 47sc, 1dec (49)

R36. 1ch, 49sc (49)

R37. 1ch, 1dec, 45sc, 1dec (47)

R38. 1ch, 1dec, 43sc, 1dec (45)

R39. 1ch, 1dec, 41sc, 1dec (43)

R40. 1ch, 1dec, 39sc, 1dec (41)

First, work the edge of the flap in sc, except for the part that is sewn to the bag. Sew the flap to the bag using Katia Cotton 100%. Cut the yarn and fasten off. Then, make a cord 29 1/2″ (75cm) long using Cotton 100% (col.1) and the french knitter. Introduce the cord through the eyelet holes in the bag. Make the pom poms and sew them onto the ends of the cord. Then, sew the cotton tape by hand or by machine. Attach the back straps and the top strap (folded in half and sewn). Lastly, sew the magnetic snap fasteners onto the flap straps and the bag.

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School Lovers | Pencil case

Using light pink (col.41) work 11ch

R1. 1sc in the second ch, 9sc, 3scss, 8sc, 2scss

R2. 1inc, 8sc, 3inc, 8sc, 2inc

R3. 1sc, 1inc, 9sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 9sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc

R4. 2sc, 1inc, 10sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 10sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc

R5-R13. 1sc in each stitch.

Using white (col.1)

R14-R40. 1sc in each stitch.

R41. 1sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 2sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 2sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 2sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 4sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 5sc, 3ch (skip 2 stitches), 5sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 4sc.

R42-R43. 1sc in each stitch. In this case work 1sc for each ch.

First, make a cord 13″ (33 cm) long using Cotton 100% (col.1) and the french knitter. Then, introduce the cord through the eyelet holes in the bag. Lastly, make the pom poms and sew them onto the ends of the cord.

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School Lovers | Dummy case

Using light pink (col.41) work 15ch

R1. 1sc in the second ch, 13sc, 3scss, 12sc, 2scss

R2. 1inc, 12sc, 3inc, 12sc, 2inc

R3. 1sc, 1inc, 13sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc, 13sc, 1inc, 1sc, 1inc

R4. 2sc, 1inc, 14sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc, 14sc, 1inc, 2sc, 1inc

R5-R14. 1sc in each stitch.

Using white (col. 1)

R15-R24. 1sc in each stitch.

R25. 1sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 5sc, 4ch (skip 4 stitches), 5sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches) 4sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 5sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 5sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 5sc, 2ch (skip 2 stitches), 2sc.

R26-R27. 1sc in each stitch. This time 1sc for each ch.

First, make a cord 13″ (33 cm) long using Cotton 100% (col.1) and the french knitter. Then, introduce the cord through the eyelet holes in the dummy case. Lastly, make the pom poms and sew them onto the ends of the cord.

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