Easy Tunisian Drawstring Backpack by Arunima Goel

Easy Tunisian Drawstring Backpack

June 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches
in See pattern for gauge.
9.0 mm (M/N)
6.0 mm (J)
300 - 320 yards (274 - 293 m)
9” (23 cms) x 13” (33 cms) - Adjustable
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Skill Level
Advanced Beginner - The pattern expects basic knowledge of starting and ending a Tunisian crochet project and how to make Tunisian Knit and Modified Simple Stitches.

About the pattern
When my son was going back to school after the pandemic closure and needed a new bag, I decided to make something for him in his favorite colors. This drawstring backpack turned out to be perfect!

This pattern is written for a toddler size but is easily adjustable.

This pattern contains 2 PDFs with instructions for making the bag and for making an I-Cord that is used as a drawstring in this bag. The PDFs include:

  1. Complete list of materials
  2. Written Instructions
  3. Video tutorials for all stitches and techniques used in this pattern.
  4. A video tutorial that shows how to make the backpack.
  5. A PDF with written instructions, a photo tutorial, and a video tutorial for making an I-Cord.

What you need to know
Modified Tunisian Simple Stitch and Tunisian Knit Stitch

Each panel measures 9” (23 cms) x 13” (33 cms).

This pattern is written for a toddler size backpack. If you want to make a backpack of a different size, the pattern is easily adjustable.

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