When choosing these 10 patterns, that are all free for you, I wanted to get a little bit of everything. There is everything from pencil cases and bookmarks, to backpacks and an apple that can stay on the teacher’s desk all year ’round without fear of rotting! Some of these Free Back to School Crochet Patterns are more for the younger students and some for older ones… some would be great for students of all ages or even for their teachers. So enjoy being able to crochet any of these projects for your special students or teachers going Back to School this year.
#1: Cozy Messenger Bag from FiberFlux
This messenger bag whips up easy as it’s just two squares and an adjustable, cross-body strap made from a super bulky yarn. You can choose any colors you wish so it can be made for a student or teacher of any gender or it can even be made to show off school colors. Because of the cross-body design, if the contents of the bag get heavy, it won’t wear on the shoulder. This is a common problem with students and teachers today so being able to alleviate that problem while also being stylish AND having something hand-made to show off? Sign me up!
#2: Jenny Slouch Hat
Slouchy hats are in, and have been for a long time. Younger people don’t just wear them in the winter even. It’s a fashion statement, and it’s not just girls, or guys, or any one group of people that tend to wear them. Many people are making their own statement with these hats and it’s important to let them make those statements. This had is easy to make, the pattern includes one easy to make special stitch that creates the unique look for the bulk of the hat and that unique look makes this a perfect hat for a person of any gender. This hat would best be made using a yarn in a color that is light enough to show off that special stitch. Also, as the designer states, the yarn should be able to drape some to help create that slouchy look.
#3: Crocheted Backpack
YarnPlaza has an excellent free Back to School crochet pattern for a backpack. The pattern includes both a chart and written instructions so this pattern is super simple. Plus, with all the colors involved, this would be really easy to customize for any student or teacher’s personal color tastes. Once again, because multiple colors are involved, this would be a very easy pattern to also customize to school colors, whether that be K-12 or college level. You could even make one for each school they attend and put the pictures and keepsakes that they have during their years at that school inside the backpack. Great way to keep track of those memories!
#4: Crochet Pencil Pouch
What if your pencil pouch really looked like a pencil? How cool would that be? Well, this free crochet pattern by Repeat Crafter Me IS a crocheted pencil pouch that looks like a pencil. It’s so easy to make and with a simple, one-button closure, it is perfect for teaching small fingers how to work buttons and letting them get the feel for it. If your child is particularly young, you could make the button bigger so it’s easier to grab onto. But this would be great for teachers as well. For a teacher, you could even make a red pencil. Everyone knows how much teachers love those red pencils!
#5: Shark Time Pouch
This pencil pouch carries a lot more than the pencil pouch above. In this one, you can carry markers and bigger items. Plus, it has a zipper instead of a button in case your student has a bit of trouble still with buttons. And, you just can’t get over the fact that it looks like a shark – big, white teeth and all!
#6: Back to School Crochet – Apples!
Every teacher loves getting an apple from a student on the first day of class. However, if they get a few, they are going to be eating apples for quite a while and some might go bad. What if you could give an apple to your teacher that would never go bad and could sit on their desk for the entire year? You can do that with a crocheted apple. This free pattern by 5 Little Monsters will show you how to crochet apples! You can make a green apple or a red one, or even one of each. Get creative and make a basket of crocheted apples to have the receptionist put on a table in the teacher’s lounge. Apples for teachers has been a tradition for a long time, so keep the tradition going with crocheted apples.
#7: Drawstring Marker Case
I always wanted to carry my markers around (and I still do, with the advent of the adult coloring books) in something that would make the markers easy to go through without having to pull them all out when I wanted to find one specific color. With this drawstring marker case, you can pull the top down to reveal the tops of all of the markers so you know exactly what colors you are choosing. Plus, when you set the bottom of the case down on a flat surface, it stands up so you have your own marker cup. The drawstring makes it easy to close and bring your markers with you wherever you go. Just throw it in your backpack or tote and pull it out when you need them.
#8: Hogwarts House Scarf Bookmark Back to School Crochet Pattern
Do you have a student or teacher in your life that is a fan of the Harry Potter books? Perhaps they are a fan of Harry and the grand house of Gryffindor? Or they love the mischievous Draco and his house of Slytherin? House Hufflepuff and that of Ravenclaw are both filled with talented students as well. So why don’t you make your reader (whether young or older) that wished they were going to Hogwarts instead of high school (or some other school) this year, their very own Hogwarts House Scarf Bookmark.
#9: Small Hand Sanitizer Carry-Along
You see these little, cute carry-alongs with hand sanitizer in them everywhere you go now. It’s really the best bet when you are in school, or the grocery store, or other places where you don’t really know how sanitary the surfaces you touch really are. But what if you could make, for just pennies of crochet thread and an hour’s worth of your time, your very own back to school crocheted hand sanitizer carry-along for your students and even for the teachers? You could make up a bunch of these and give them to the school to hand out to staff. You could make them for your student’s friends. Pass out the sanitation and keep your own students from getting sick so they miss school less often. (When you click on the picture, you will have to scroll down to project #3.)
#10: Stretchy Fingerless Gloves
What would a list of free Back to School crochet patterns be without a video tutorial from us! These stretchy fingerless gloves are perfect to match any outfit, so make a pair in every color, including your student’s school colors! The pattern is really easy to make and you can make a pair in an afternoon. Your student will be getting compliments from everyone at school about these and you may just find yourself making some for every student at school!
-Worsted Yarn: http://go.magik.ly/r/joannesweb/10e10/
-or 2 Baby Yarn Threads together: http://go.magik.ly/r/joannesweb/10e11/
Stretchy Fingerless Gloves (Single Crochet)
#4- Worsted Yarn (1 ball of 3.5-170 yards)
or 2 strands of baby yarn, used together.
Size G crochet hook.
Make 31 chains, turn, single crochet on the second chain from hook and the first row=30
Chain 1, turn and single crochet the next row, through the back of the loop.
Make 26 rows in total or until the piece goes around the palm of your hand, snuggly.
You will have the beginning strand and the end strand in opposite sides.
Fold piece, with the ridges going alongside your hand.
With one strand, sew about 2” or a little less, turn inside out, make knot and weave end.
With the other strand, sew until you have an opening of about 2” or a little less, left, without sewing, to fit the thumb. Turn, make a knot and weave in end.
-Long Cuff Fingerless Gloves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MdYm…
-Classic Crochet Fingerless Gloves:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLh76…
-Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing Fingerless Gloves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YiDH…
-Knitted Fingerless Gloves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNWm…