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hi this is right now thank you for

joining me on my crochet channel so

today I want to show you how to crochet

back back and this one has been

requested by some of my viewers and I'm

so happy to finally share this tutorial

with you and I modeled it after my mini

backpacks I will share a link so you can

check these out as well and so this bag

is it's not too big it measures about 11

inches wide if I lay it flat like this

and also 11 inches long and let's see

the straps that I made these are very

optional the length that you need to do

mine here are about 21 and a half inches

long so you can definitely adjust the

length according to what you need and so

let's see about the materials for this

bag and I found this perfect yarn for

the backpack it is Poorna maker home

back it is 72 percent cotton and 28

percent nylon and the cotton part makes

me really happy because it's all nice

and natural and I really like the yarn

because it makes her sturdy back and at

the same time it's a little bit stretchy

too so it's it's perfect and I think

other types of t-shirt yarns will be

really good as well and I used I made

two bags as you saw from earlier clip I

did this one is called Woodbury

I used contrast color cream and this one

is aqua with a contrast color cream I

need these two sizes of crochet hook six

millimeters is the one that I made most

of the back with and then one size

smaller five millimeters are used for

the straps because I wanted the straps

to be really strong and sturdy that's

why I wanted the stitches to be tighter

and using the smaller hook and then of

course you'll need scissors and tapestry

needle and I also got some beads from

the craft store to decorate the strings

of the back and then using one of them

as a button so that's another little

piece that you need for the back and I'm

going to do this in parts and the first

thing we're going to crochet the base of

the back circle then we're going to

crochet the main part and then I'm going

to show how to do the edge here with the

holes for the string then after that

we're going to do that slap for the back

after the flat we're gonna do the string

the braided string then we'll do the

straps and then final thing we're gonna

just sew on the button so these are the

main steps to make this bag and let's

get started and I start this with my

main color the beautiful green and

crochet hook six millimeters

and we're gonna do a magic ring first so

take your yarn tail and then keep the

tail here and fold the other one across

your finger this way tail is here now

insert your hook underneath this strand

here on your finger and pull the other

one from underneath up here then yarn

over and pull through so we have our

ring and we're gonna do one more chain

here now this is counting our first half

double crochet stitch and now we need to

do 11 more half double crochets in here

two three so we now have 12 half double

crochet stitches on the first round and

we can now pull our yarn tail and make

this tight and let's go and find that

chain that we made that second chain and

slip stitch into it to close this round

second round starts with two chains and

find a space right here the same space

and to your first half double crochet in

it then next just half double crochet

twice in each stitch around so to here

- here so you'll have 24 half double

crochet stitches under this round and

third round we're gonna keep doing our

half double crochet stitches and

increase in every third stitch start

with 2 chains and half double crochet

into that same space so we increase the

first stitch next half double crochet

once in the next and also once in the

next and in the third twice you're gonna

have 32 stitches around I finish the

round with a slip stitch into that

second beginning chain and round 4 again

starts with 2 chains half double crochet

in the same space and increase in every

fourth stitch so we're gonna do one the

first I'm in a second one in a third and

we're gonna do two half double crochets

in the fourth and this way you're gonna

have 40 half double crochets around and

round five two chains half double

crochet in the same space here and

increase in every fifth stitch so two

for first one two three four one in each

and then a fifth 2 2 1 and 2 this round

you're gonna have 48 2 half double

crochets

and six round increase in every six we

always increase in the first one as well

so again to change how about half double

crocheting same

one half double crochet in each next

five so one two three four five and

increase in six you will have fifty six

half double crochet stitches on this

round

now round seven and repeat the same

thing for three more rounds so round

seven increase in every seventh stitch

so half double crochet once in each six

and increase half double crochet twice

in seven and then do the same for round

eight

increase in every eighth stitch and also

round nine increase in every ninth

stitch so you will end up with 80 half

double crochets for the base of our

backpack and I will meet you there

I am done now with nine rounds of the

base I have ad half double crochets

around and it measures about eight

inches in diameter and now we are ready

to start crocheting our main parts of

the back and this is going to be a

pattern stitch that I'm going to show

and explain on the second round the

first round is going to be easy

I keep crocheting with my main color and

I'm just going to half double crochet

once in each stitch around and I start

with 2 chains and I start a half double

crocheting into that next and then just

do one half double crochet in each so

you'll have 80 this is the first round

of the main part I did my ad half double

crochets around and as before I joined

this with slip stitch into that second

beginning chain and on second round we

are now ready to start our pattern

stitch and it works like this first I

chain 1 and then I'll just do a half

double crochet into that same space this

is my first stitch second stitch is

going to be a padded stitch and also

it's called enclosed stitch I found this

beautiful pattern and did some research

and yes I found two definitions for it

so which ever you like

so we yearn over and we now need to find

a base of the

stitch of previous round so it is this

stitch and I find the base of the stitch

and I insert my hook in here I pull up a

loop and then pull it all the way up

here to my current round yarn over and

finish my half double crochet as normal

so this is why it's called in close

stitch it encloses that stitch of

previous round or it's also called

padded stitch it's kind of like a

padding around that stitch on previous

round and the next is gonna be a regular

single stitch so we alternate this

pattern with regular half double crochet

and a padded stitch one half a regular

half double crochet one padded stitch so

I did a regular and now again find the

next base of the next stitch which is

this one the base space is down here

insert hook pull up the loop and finish

that stitch next again is the regular

half double crochet into the next stitch

and then again the next stitch is here

the base space is here I insert my hook

pull up a loop pull it all the way up

here and finish my stitch as usual and

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regular and and next in closed stitch

and keep doing this all around this is

our second round of main part and before

we continue I just wanted to give you an

idea how I plan this pad

and how nice the stitch looks on our

backpack the padded stitch or enclosed

stitch will add thickness and texture

and I think it's very good for backpack

to be a bit sturdier and so how I did it

was I started with two rounds of main

color and then changed to my second did

two rounds of that then changed back to

my main color did four rounds with that

again back to the second color two

rounds back to the main four rounds and

a third stripe with the second color two

rounds and then continued the pattern

did 12 more rounds with main color so

let's continue with our green yarn and

actually I am now going to bring my

contrast color my second color I chose

cream white natural white and so just to

show first how to end this round I did

my last padded stitch here I'm back to

the beginning and just going to slip

stitch into this first regular half

double crochet stitch and now starting

our third round with the second color

I'm going to keep my main yarn here I'm

not cutting it off and then I'll bring

my second color and to slipknot

then insert my hook through this last

loop here and pull through this Slipknot

and pull the main yarn on the back here

pull it tight there okay and we do the

same we start with one chain and because

our last round first stitch was a

regular half double crochet we're now

going to do the padded stitch in closing

stitch for this one so here yarn over

this is the base space down here for the

first stitch insert pull up the loop

pull it up all the way and finish stitch

pull through all loops on hook it's

still tighten this here and the next

it's gonna be the regular half double

crochet into the next stitch and then

again the padded stitch in here in

closing this stitch of previous round

so I find this the base space pull up a

loop I always keep it to a little bit to

the right of this stitch it's gonna look

a bit better this way and finish the

stitch next into that last round long

stitch would do the regular half double

crochet and into that regular around the

regular we're gonna do padded stitch so

here's the base of the stitch pull up

loop and finish that stitch so now do it

all the round with your second color

so I finished the third round with a

regular half double crochet stitch here

because we started with a padded stitch

and now I'm going to slip stitch into

this padded stitch here and we can start

our round four and I keep crocheting

with my second color the round four and

again starts with one chain and into

this padded stitch we're gonna do the

regular half double crochet and into

that next regular one round it rather

we're gonna do that and close this

stitch so inserting hook into that pace

pull up loop long loop and pull through

all loops on hook and then just continue

as before a regular stitch and padded

stitch regular and Pat it or enclose

keep doing this all around so I finished

my second round with second color it's a

total of fourth round from the beginning

of the main part and I will end this

again with a slip stitch into that first

half double crochet and I'm going to cut

off my second color here and fasten and

keep the loop and from behind here I'm

going to bring back my main color and

insert through the loop and ready to

start round five so same way to our

first chain into this first regular half

double crochet to the padded long stitch

and then into the next the regular half

double crochet and so forth so now to

this for four rounds with the main color

then join back the second color with a

slipknot and again to two rounds with

Thad's then again the main color I never

cut off I keep it back here because the

distance between the main color rounds

is is not that big so this is fine to

leave it here continuing but the second

color I want to cut off and then just

weave in the ends afterwards so then

I'll do three stripes with a second

color each stripe is two rounds and I do

main color rounds four rounds between

each stripe after the third stripe of

the second color I made 12 more rounds

with main color with the pattern stitch

so let's meet back here once we're done

with three stripes and twelve more

rounds with main color and we can then

count on rounds again just to

double-check

so I finished now 12 rounds with main

color doing the pattern stitch so this

is how it looks now

and at this point we're now ready to

crochet five rounds of H and this is

going to be single crochet stitches and

the first round of the edge I'm going to

do decreases here so I'll start with one

chain and then single crochet in the

same space and now single crochet seven

more so I decrease after each eight

stitches so one two three four five six

seven and eight so here ninth and tenth

stitch I'm going to single crochet two

together so I'll start first one pull up

a loop and then insert hook into the

next one pull up a loop and now pull

through all three loops on hook this is

two single crochet stitches together and

then continue to eight single crochets

three four five six seven eight and then

two together pull up first pull up

second and pull through three loops

continue this all around and after all

these decreases you're gonna have 72

stitches on this round and here I'm at

the end of the first round I did last

eight single crochets and now I just

wanted to show you the last two stitches

again I'm gonna do two single crochets

together now I have total 72 single

crochets around and we'll slip stitch

into that first and the second round

start with chain single crochet into

that same stitch and just single crochet

in each stitch around 72

on round three

I wanted to eight holes for the string

so for that again start with chain

single crochet in the same space and I'm

going to single crochet again eight two

three four five six seven eight and for

the hole I'm just gonna chain skip this

next stitch and single crochet into the

next and repeat again to eight single

crochets and for the whole chain skip

next stitch and then a single crochet

into the next and I'm at the end of this

round and I'm gonna end with so that's

gonna be the last hole in here so again

to the chain and then slip stitch into

the first stitch and rounds four five of

the edge is just going to be single

stitching in each stitch so the fourth

round start with chain single crochet in

the same stitch and then single crochet

in each next

and when you come to that whole space

just single crochet into the space here

and then continue in the next so you'll

still have 72 stitches on this round and

then do one more round after this so

you'll have total of five rounds of the

edge one two three four is right now so

after this one more and I'll meet you

there

next thing we're gonna do is the back

back flap so here I finished my five

rounds of the edge I slip stitch into

the first stitch to finish the round and

now next I don't cut off my yarn keep it

here and I'm going to now need to first

slip stitch into next four stitches so

two one two three and four and in here

we're now going to do 18 half double

crochets first I chain one and then half

double crochet into that same space here

and now I just count so you'll have 18

so one two three

so 18 half double crochets now I want to

make sure that my two string calls stay

here in the middle so it means that I

have four half double crochets and

before the first hole 1 2 3 4 and then 4

after that second hole so that my second

home is here and I have so it's this and

I have four more have

double crochets here and then I have ten

here in the middle and starting from the

second row of the flap we're going to

crochet the pattern again with the

padded stitches in closed stitches it's

different because we're going to turn

after each row we're not working in

rounds like here but other than that it

works the same so chain one and turn

now half double crochet into that first

stitch and into the second into the base

of the second brother so it's here

it's not cookie here pull up your longer

loop and to the stitch here into that

next we're gonna do the regular half

double crochet next find the base here

do the long loop then again regular and

then again in here the long padded

stitch so do this until the end of the

row I just want to show you the end of

the row as well I did 17 this is my 17th

the regular half double crochet and now

the last eighteenth I would need to do

the padded one the long one here and for

this third row chain and turn again

and then just reverse your order of

stitches so into that first long one

we're going to do the regular half

double crochet into the next regular

we're going to do the padded one into

that base space long one with your

regular and into the regular we do that

padded one and so keep doing this and I

will make eight rows with the pattern

stitch so let's meet back here once

we're done with eight rows of this and

when I said eight rows I meant eight

rows of pattern stitch not including

that first regular half double crochet

row so one two three four five six seven

eight rows of pattern stitch and then

one row with half double crochets so we

have total here nine rows and now we're

gonna do four rows of the edge of the

flap so I'm gonna turn all round

and here I'm going to need to decrease

on each and the row in the beginning how

I do this is I'm just gonna skip this

first one and I'm going to single

crochet into that next day next one and

see I'm going to insert my hook through

all these loops not just the upper ones

but all these it's just going to look

better this way and to your single

crochet here and now single crochet in

each next four five six seven eight nine

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ten eleven thirteen fourteen fifteen and

now I have two left these two I'm going

to single crochet 2 together so pull up

the loop the first one also pull up loop

the second one and pull through all

three loops you have two single crochets

together

the decrease of the at the end of the

row now don't chain just turn let's do

this second row of edge same way just

skip this first here and single crochet

into that next do this all the way till

the end till the last two stitches and

then single crochet 2 together don't

decrease so this is the second row

and the end of second row finish again

two single crochets together to decrease

turn third row start the same way slip

skip this first crochet into the next

and do 6 so 1 2 3 4 5 6 and here we're

gonna chain 3 4 buttonhole and you can

chain more if you have a bigger button

so that's up to you I don't have a very

big button so 3 is fine and then keep

crocheting into the next stitch so 1 2 3

4 5 and last 2 again 2 together 1 and 2

and last row of the flap edge again skip

this first single crochet into the next

2 5 2 3 4 5 now we have the buttonhole

I'm going to single crochet 3 times in

it - and then do 5 more here 1 2 3

four and the last thing I'm gonna do so

these we always do two together at the

end so I'm just gonna do together and

we're finished with the flap now you can

fasten off and cut the main color yarn

and this is how our flap looks looks

good on both sides and if we fold the

back perfectly and so the next thing

we're gonna do the string so that we can

pull the edge of the back together okay

for the strings for the string I cut six

six strings with my second color and I

cut them 55 inches long and so I have I

bought these beads I wanna put it on the

string for decoration and how I do this

I'm going to use my tapestry needle and

then just pull them through the bead one

by one

and here's my last one the six

this hole is pretty tight by now but it

still fits through here

okay and now I wanna do are not here

pull the bead next in a knot and then we

can cut off these tails here keep keep

it as long as you prefer and now I'm

going to braid so here take two strands

keep it on your left

- in the middle - on the right and then

just braid

and I'm almost finished with braiding

and mine measures about 35 inches from

this not including the bead to the other

end and before I end it I need to put my

string through the holes of the bag and

then I finish with a bead and the knot

so let's do that first

just just grab these tails between your

fingers bring your back here are my two

front holes and I'm going to just twist

them so that they are kind of together

to pull up pull them through the holes

from front to back I start here pull

them through here so then this end will

remain here and then just pull these

pull it through each hole back to front

and again from front to back

they're so the string is now through the

holes and I can finish up my second and

here so I'm just gonna braid this one is

this way braid until I've reached the

end as much as I as much as long as I

want it to be then then I bring my

second bead and I do the same I will use

my tapestry needle to pull each string

through this hole and the second end can

get a little bit tricky so I have my

bead now attached and here's my braid I

can pull the beads down here and then

adjust my braid still so that the end

would not look nice and then I'm just

gonna pull the bead up to where the

braid starts here even a little bit

further so then I can do the second knot

see I need a little more you in here

and pull the knot tight and the beat up

to the knot and then just cut the ends

so that they're all nice and even

and the other one I want to do the same

there so here's our string done and now

we're ready to do the straps and so now

we can see how our string fits

looks pretty good I think okay and now

I'm gonna turn my back and we're gonna

attach the straps here next to these

string holes so first I'm gonna do this

with my second color I'm gonna do the

slip knot and I'm using as you see the

size smaller hook for this because I

want my straps to be nice and tight and

strong and now I'm gonna turn my back

upside down I'm gonna start with this

corner here I'm gonna count first of all

I'm going to count the second row from

the top of the edge so this is my first

that's my second and I'm also gonna

count four stitches on the hole so

here's my hole here's my second row

first stitch from the hole one two three

four and one two three four and as I

count the stitches again one two three

four I'm gonna insert my hook through

this hole here below this fourth one

pull it up here and then bring my slip

knot and pull this through until my

first stitch then go to the base hole

right next to it here to your next

single stitch here

then you find your next space here next

to it and then to one more right here

so we have four space stitches I'm not

going to do Jane I'm just gonna turn and

now just a single stitch in each so -

you're one two three and four again turn

no chain and just start single stitching

one two three four and I'm going to keep

doing this so that's gonna be many many

rows and now depending on how long you

want the strap to be so let's keep

repeating these four single crochet

stitches so I did my both straps I

counted I did about 84 rows of this and

it measures one of the measures 20

inches long so you can do this longer

shorter whichever length you need and so

here just want to show you I attach them

to the bottom part of my first stripe

and to position it just try to find the

best place and counting these long

is here I have nine of them

between both straps and one two three

four five six seven eight nine and then

so this one is here and I just want to

show you the second one how I did that

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so just yeah just need to find space

here to attach the best space space to

attach your bottom part of the strap

and then I did the first stitch twice

just to make it more secure

and then the second one let's do this

one in here third one and then the

fourth one

there and then I cut off the yarn and I

used the yarn tail to stitch through

this bottom part and to make it stronger

so I think that's a good idea too to

just do this here and I did the same on

top I stitched through this here because

that's gonna be the part where the bag

is

pulled and last thing to do is sew on

the button so I found the best position

best place for it let's see so that

would be the second row of the pattern

stitch from the top this is first this

is second I found the middle one here

from those two holes and then I just

stitched through this and so I cannot

touch my button here and now all I have

to do is weave in all the ends

and here is my finished backpack I have

to say I'm pretty happy how this one

turned out so let's see this is my flap

here's my string and my straps so it's

all ready to use and put things in as

always i'm going to have the written

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