Boho Backpack by The Chilly Dog

Boho Backpack

March 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US)
3.5 mm (E)
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

I like handmade purses and have quite a collection in my closet. Some of my favorite everyday purses have very simple, clean and casual designs. This pattern embodies that idea. It’s a great everyday tote and can be worn as a backpack or over one shoulder like a purse. It’s made with 100% acrylic yarn so the finished bag is washable.

The backpack is 11 inches wide and 14 1/4 inches deep with 26 inch long straps. However, the bag and straps will stretch a bit depending on the weight of the items you are carrying. Please note, this piece is intended to be used as a purse, not a bookbag, so it will not withstand carrying extremely heavy contents.

The pattern is fairly simple. You only need to know how to ch, sc, dc and work in the round. There are pictures to demonstrate each step so you can follow along as you work.

My original pattern uses grey yarn, but I’ve tried it in other colors and it looks lovely, so don’t be afraid to experiment with the color.