I love how versatile backpacks are – I mean you can use them for back-to-school but you can also use them to carry your water, wallet and hand sanitizer so you can have your hands free when you go for a walk around the block.
You may also want to use backpacks to to carry your WIPs (works in progress) or to carry (or store) your children’s toys and books.
One of my favorite ways to use a backpack is to use it as a gift bag for a child’s birthday.
I have included links to an assortment of different free backpack crochet patterns below. Some of these are fun (like the Cow Backpack), some of these are small (like the Mini Backpack), some of these are perfect for gift bags (like the Lamb Cinched Backpack) and some are stylish and trendy (like the Chevron Backpack).
Free Backpack Crochet Patterns
You may also like these free patterns:
You may also be interested in these (not free) crochet backpacks:
This Cow Backpack is perfect for children! The backpack was designed by Melody Rogers and is crocheted with Super Bulky Weight Yarn  and a 9 mm (M/N) and 6 mm (J) hook.Read More
This mini-backpack was designed by Jennifer Pionk. To make yours you will need Medium Weight Yarn  and 4 mm (G) hook. This backpack measures 6.25 inches wide X 7.5 inches high X 4.25 inches deep.Read More
Sweetly adorable, this lamb backpack designed by Rebecca Langford is crocheted with Bulky Weight Yarn  and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. The finished backpack measures 14.25 inches wide X 15.75 inches tall.Read More
This fashionable chevron backpack was designed by Jennifer Pionk. It is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook. You will also need a 3.5 mm (E) hook. The finished backpack measures 9.75 inches wide X 12 inches high X 4.25 inches deep.Read More
This new pattern from Tamara Kelly is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 5 mm (H) hook. The finished backpack measures 12 inches wide and 11 inches tall on a flat surface.Read More
This totally cute backpack was designed by Sarah Watson and it is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 6 mm (J) and a 5 mm (H) hook. The pattern includes many photos to help with the project and you can make the straps of this backpack any size to have a mini backpack for teens and adults.Read More
This sweet little Koala Backpack designed by Hi Sheep can also be made as a crossbody bag. The pattern is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 3 mm and 4 mm (G) hook.Read More
This great textured backpack was designed by Isa Catepillan for WeCrochet. The backpack is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn  and a 2.75 mm (C) hook.Read More
This stunning mochila backpack bag was designed by Priscilla Bradburn. You will need Sport Weight Yarn  and a 2 mm hook. The pattern includes graphs for both left and right handed crocheters.Read More
This traditional style backpack pattern designed by Raine Eimre is one of my favorites. It has wider straps and a button closure. Raine has a YouTube tutorial to help you with this and a full written pattern. You will need Bulky Weight Yarn  and a 6 mm (J) hook. Raine used Bernat Maker Home Dec Yarn.Watch the Video Read More