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« on: April 08, 2017 10:02:09 AM »

I saw a free pattern from Ravelry which used the Wendy's Four Legged Friends Scarf kit and made it into a cute backpack.
Here's a link to that pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/four-legged-friends-backpack

So I decided to order another scarf kit and make a backpack out of it. The problem is that the pattern is for knitting one and I can only crochet. So I made up my own bag by just looking at their photos. (Sorry all these photos are sideways. They aren't that way on my computer so I don't know why they are displaying that way on here).



Anyway, here it is. I made the orange striped dog kit. I yarn stitched his floppy dog ears down to the flap. It was crocheted using a size G crochet hook.



I began by making the bottom. For this I used left-over yarns from all the scarf kits I have already made and I'm glad I did because I barely had enough yarn from the one skein they provide in the kit to finish this bag. It's just a simple single crocheted spiral using the increase stitch every 6 stitches for each round.



This is the back. I made one wide strap centered in the back so that this bag is like a sling bag. The yarn is stretchy enough that this strap can be slung around the shoulder but it would fit a child better than an adult.



Here's just another side view. I stuffed him with fabric pieces to fill him out for the photo. It's single crocheted throughout the body until you reach the top. Then I front post double crocheted, back post double crocheted alternately for three rows leaving six free spaces every 16 stitches for a drawstring cord to be woven through for closure.



I hope you can get an idea of the size of this backpack from this last picture. It's just a regular sized chair. I looped the back strap around one of the chair's back slats so you could see it. The whole head is attached to a flap that flips up to open it and the drawstring is under his chin.

This was a really fun project and I enjoyed the challenge of converting it from a knitting project to a crocheted project.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017 04:36:33 AM »

i love his kooky eyes! i also like your choice of yarn. he's super cute as a striped dog.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017 08:06:07 PM »

Any kid would be thrilled to carry this to school. Heck, I'd be excited to tote him around! He's super cute.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017 09:02:11 AM »

What a great bag!  I love the colors you chose.  Thanks for the pattern link.
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