Mini backpack Amore

 

 
Double Valentine's Day special, besides the "Valentine's Day bear", another free pattern to celebrate the occasion by Hi Sheep to make this mini backpack. I used a 4 mm crochet hook and DK yarn: pink 80 gr and red. "Mini backpack Amore" measures about 18 cm / 7 inch wide and 21 cm / 8,2 inch long.
Let's begin!
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS (U.S.):

R: round

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
inc: increase
dec: decrease
hdc: half double crochet
**: repeat to the end of round
[...] total stitches at the end of round
 
 
STRAPS:

Working in rows.

ch 3 + 2
R1: 3 hdc
R2-88: 2 ch, turn, 3 hdc

Break yarn leaving enough for sewing.

NOTE: with that many rows my straps are about 79 cm / 31,1 inch long. You can make your straps as long or short as you want.
 

 
MAIN PIECE:

Working in rows.

ch 30 + 2
R1: 30 hdc
R2-45: 2 ch, turn, 30 hdc

Don't break yarn. Join last row and foundation chain working 1 sl st in each st.
Don't break yarn here either, continue working on the bottom portion.

 


 
BOTTOM PORTION:

Turn your piece inside out.
Working in rounds.

R1: place 48 sc as evenly as possible around the main piece [48]
R2: 48 sc [48]

Here we'll place the straps as follows (you could not do it like this and just sew them after)

R3: 5 sc, 3 sc through strap and current round, 32 sc, 3 sc through strap and current round, 5 sc [48]
R4: 48 sc [48]
R5: 8 sc, (sc dec) x3, 18 sc, (sc dec) x3, 10 sc [42]
R6: 8 sc, (sc dec) x2, 17 sc, (sc dec) x2, 9 sc [38]
R7: 10 sc to get to a "corner"

Now, turn your piece inside out again so you are working from the inside.
Close the opening with 1 sl st in each st
Break yarn. Secure and hide loose ends.

 




 


 
TOP PORTION:

Working from the outside of your piece (all of the closings we made should be on the inside)

R1: place 48 sc as evenly as possible around the top of main piece [48]
R2: 3 ch, skip 1 st, 1 hdc, 1 ch, *1 hdc, 1 ch, skip 1 st* sl st in top of second beginning ch
R3: 1 sc in each st [48]

Break yarn secure and hide loose ends.

Now sew the other end of the straps.

 


 
DRAWSTRING:

With red.

Make a chain about 40 cm / 15,7 inch long. Break yarn.
Weave your chain in and out through the chain spaces of the top portion.


HEART APPLIQUE:

With red.

Make three.

11 ch
R1: sc inc, 3 sc, skip 2 ch, 3 sc, 3 sc in same ch, continue on the opposite side of ch: 4 sc, 2 ch, 5 sc, 1 sl st in the first st of R
R2: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st as last sl st, 3 sc, skip 2 st, 3 sc, 3 sc in same st, 6 sc, 2 ch, 7 sc, 1 sl st in first st of R

Break yarn leaving enough for sewing. 
 


 



Place your hearts on the bag however you like best and sew them on.
 


Finished!!!
 
 
 
If you have any questions or thoughts do not hesitate to leave a comment.

This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to https://hisheepok.blogspot.com/2021/02/mini-backpack-amore.html


If you post a photo of the amigurumi made with this pattern in the web I would appreciate it if you tag me, I'm @hisheepok, use the hashtag #hisheepok or put a link to my blog.

  

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