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Back-to-School Crochet Bags and Crochet Patterns for Kids, Men, and Women

Head back to school in style with these crochet bags, sweaters, and crochet accessories.



Summer is almost over and it's time to think about heading back to school. Whether you're crocheting for little ones to head off to kindergarten or you're thinking about crocheting a book bag for yourself to head to college, these unique back-to-school crochet patterns for children to young adults are perfect for the first day of school.

From crochet bags sturdy enough for your heavy books to small little bags for your child's lunch, to fun school-related crochet projects for all ages, these back-to-school projects and crochet patterns display a variety of crochet stitches and techniques for beginning crochet to more advanced skills. Tapestry crochet, crochet motifs, and even colorwork techniques combine for crochet patterns perfect for school days.




Back-to-School Crochet Bag Patterns

Carry your notebooks, student ID, iPad, and more in style with these fresh crochet bags great for heading back to school. From a carry-everything tote to a fun knapsack, the Crochet Me Shop has a variety of crochet bags to choose from. Felted crochet bags have a dense fabric that allows you to carry everything from heavy books to a personal laptop without small items or pencil tips working their way through the felted fabric, so you can run around campus without losing a thing. Or, crochet a small bag for little kids' lunch money.
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chile pepper duffel   mitla purse   marbled cover   beverly's felted tote

Chile Pepper Duffel
ePattern by Judith L. Swartz


This crocheted duffel is made up of simple circular crochet motifs that are joined in such a way that the edges form a dimensional surface. The final effect is similar to the cathedral window quilt block. Plus, this crochet bag is easy to throw over your shoulder and sturdy enough for all your homework.


Mitla Pruse ePattern
by Carol Ventura


Variations of the crochet motifs of the Mitla Purse are found around the world, including Mexico where a similar pattern can be seen in the pre-Columbian building in Mitla. Tight tapestry crochet creates a crochet purse that requires no lining. This little gem is perfect for carrying your lunch tickets, student ID, or locker keys.


Marbled eCover
ePattern by Janet Brani


Modeled after a notebook, these eCovers are sized for iPad and Kindle, but can be easily customized to whatever reader you have. The heavy felted crochet cover gives practical protection while the snug fit eliminates the need for snaps or flaps. Make it yours by "writing" your name on the cover with thread. 


Beverly's Felted Tote
ePattern by Leslie Johnson


Carry your books, your lunch, gym clothes, and much more in this heavy-duty, durable felted crochet bag. This tote features two options for arranging the quilt-like mitered granny square crochet motifs, which are joined with a innovative crochet stitches. This bag will stand the test of time!

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Back-to-School Crochet Patterns for Kids

The first day of school is always exciting. Prepare your child with these cute, durable, and stylish crochet patterns for children as he or she embarks on another year of schooling. From on-trend peplums and a crochet tunic pattern to easy-to-crochet and easy-to-wear cardigans for little boys and girls, the Crochet Me shop has a variety of crochet patterns for kids that are practical and fun, great for school.         
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zoe cardigan

  little blooms tunic   come and play cardigan   spring creek jumper

Zoe Cardigan ePattern
by Annette Petavy


Playing with the stitch pattern in the classical granny square, this cardigan achieves bohemian chic for children. The soft cotton yarn makes it a versatile garment for party and play. This crochet cardigan pattern is simple to make for beginning crochet and easy to wear.  


Little Bloom's Tunic
ePattern by Anastasia Popova


Tunics are popular, and your little one will fit right in with the styles of today with this crochet tunic pattern. This versatile tunic will go from spring into fall, with the addition of shorts or leggings. Try it over another skirt or dress. Your little bloom will love it.  


Come-and-Play Cardigan

ePattern by Annette Petavy


Play with colors as you crochet this granite stitch children's crochet cardigan pattern. Three bright and cheerful hues are perfect for boys and girls alike. For a different look, you can replace these colors with three soft pastels, three neutrals, or three earth tones.   


Spring Creek Jumper
ePattern by April Garwood


Simple cables define the lines of this easy-to-wear crochet dress or jumper. Seamless construction is paired with interesting shaping techniques for an engaging but easily completed project for beginning crochet. Worked in a washable yarn, it can stand up to a lot of play and still look great.

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daisy peplum   yo-yo cardigan   hannah and hallie   russet jacket

Daisy Peplum ePattern
by Mary Jane Hall


Your little girl can be on-trend with this adorable, feminine crochet peplum pattern. This fitted pullover has plenty of ease to allow for many activities, making it both sensible and pretty. Crochet this peplum top for her first day of school.


Yo-Yo Cardigan ePattern
by Annie Modesitt


In this little crochet cardigan pattern, the designer has joined granny square inspired crochet circles to form a round yoke. The striped body and sleeves are worked down from the yoke's bottom edge and granny square flags are added at the bottom border. 


Hannah & Hallie Play Sets
ePattern by Annette Petavy


Dealing with allergies? These crochet patterns for children were designed with an elastic band, making them easy to wear for big and little kids with allergies. Hallie's set is worked in crochet, and Hannah's is a blend of knit and crochet. 


Russet Jacket ePattern
by Kathyrn Merrick


Crochet color shoots through russet furrows in this children's crochet cardigan pattern, styled with a rib bodice and full body that grows with a child for longer wear. This cute topper would look great in school photos.

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Back-to-School Crochet Accessories for the Whole Family

What better way to start the school year than with sweet handmade crochet accessories? All these crochet patterns crochet up quickly for fun, quirky crochet accessories that will keep you cozy while you wait for the bus, play outside for recess, attend Friday night high school football games, or walk around campus.
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t rex hat and mitts   campus field hat   piper's chain scarf   button-up mitts

T. Rex Hat & Mitts ePattern
by April Garwood


The little paleontologists in your life will love this little crochet hat and crochet mittens set. One crochet mitt forms the front of T. Rex and the other the back, and the crochet hat will warm little heads when the weather turns colder during recess.


Campus Field Hat ePattern
by Jennifer Cirka


Inspired by a military field cap, this crochet hat pattern gets a fresh look with a splash of color and unexpected details. Embellish this crochet hat with chain stitch and fun buttons. Fast to make in an easy-care, durable yarn, this is a fun and funky accessory for campus. 


Piper's Chain Scarf
ePattern by Shelby Allaho


This crochet pattern for kids mimics paper chain garlands by using links crocheted in the round. Make this fun crochet accessory in your child's favorite colors to celebrate the new school year, and keep them warm at the bus stop!


Betty's Button-Up Mitts
ePattern by Brenda K. B. Anderson


It's all about the buttons in this fingerless crochet mittens pattern. Short-row shaping keeps the wrists snug on these stylish mittens while keeping your fingers free to use your iPad or play your instrument in the marching band.

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Back-to-School Crochet Sweater and Crochet Vest Patterns for Men and Women

Skip the back-to-school happenings at the mall this year and make something truly unique for your school wardrobe with these crochet sweater and crochet vest patterns for all ages. These classic crochet patterns are fun back to school projects and will look great in the school photographs taken the first week. Plus, they can be worn for years and years to come.
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crocheted co-ed vest   waldo sweater   prep school   pluto pullover

Crocheted Coed Vest
ePattern by Robyn Chachula


Crochet colorwork can be easy! Employ one color at a time and let the stitch pattern do the decorative work. This vest is crocheted in the round and features smart, preppy pockets. This crochet vest is perfect for the grad student on the go that wants to look great and stay-ahead of the curve.


Waldo Sweater ePattern
by Peter Franzi


Worked in one piece from the neck down, this crochet sweater pattern for men features raglan sleeves and colorwork insets on the front, back, and sleeves. The lightweight, superwash wool-and-silk-blend yarn gives it warmth without heaviness, great for college students and professors alike.


Prep School ePattern
by Doris Chan


Crocheted in one fantastic piece, this little crochet vest pattern is retro in all the ways we like. Striped edgings and a deep U-neckline equal cheeky fun,  perfect for topping that somber uniform after class. Or, this vest can be crocheted in school colors to show off school spirit at football games!


Pluto Pullover ePattern
by Linda Permann


The buttoned diagonal placket on this top-down crochet sweater pattern echoes its sister cardigan, the Saturn Sweater from the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet with a crochet colorwork yoke and classic design. This timeless crochet sweater can go from 5th grade to grad school and always look cool.

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