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Crochet Frankenstein Drawstring Backpack | FREE Halloween Crochet Pattern

You can’t have a set of Halloween Candy Bags without including Frankenstein’s monster! Today’s crochet Frankenstein Drawstring Backpack is part of the full set of trick or treat bags I recently updated. This set of Halloween Candy Bags are perfect for Halloween, but can also be used outside of trick or treating. These are great crochet gifts for kids and can be used to tote their toys around or be used as an overnight bag. You can also make the crochet Frankenstein Drawstring Backpack and the other patterns in this set to sell in your shop!

I recently updated this set and created a full video tutorial for you to follow if you get stuck. Be sure to check out that video if you’re feeling like something isn’t looking right. You can also purchase the discounted PDF bundle for all 4 Halloween Candy Bags and follow along with the video that way!

If you do decide to sell your finished Halloween Candy Bags, I would really appreciate that you provide link back to my pattern in the description of your listing. I hope you enjoy crocheting the Frankenstein Drawstring Backpack! If you have questions, leave them in the comments.

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Pattern:

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Materials:

Abbreviations used:

  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dc2tog (double crochet 2 together) – Yarn over, insert your hook into the indicated st, yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, insert your hook into the NEXT st. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops. Yo pull through remaining three loops.
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 together) – yarn over, insert your hook into the indicated st, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, insert your hook into the NEXT st. Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on your hook.
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Ch – chain
  • Yo – yarn over

Notes:

  • The body of the bag and the straps will be made holding TWO strands of yarn. Every other piece is made using one strand.
  • The ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of each round or row DOES NOT count as a st.
  • The number in parentheses at the end of each row tells you how many stitches you should have left by the end of the row.
  • For the backpack strap, these are the measurements I chose for my kids. However, your strap may need to be longer or shorter depending on your child.
    • 17 1/2 inches (45cm) for my 2 year old
    • 19 1/2 inches (50cm) for my 7 year old
  • This pattern has a full video tutorial. If you’re having trouble with any part, watch the video here

Crochet Frankenstein Drawstring Backpack

Body of Bag:

Holding two strands of yarn in the color Lime, create a magic circle and ch 2.

Round 1: 10 dc in circle. Pull circle tight. Sl st to first dc. (10)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st and each st around. Sl st to join. (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in the next. [2 dc into the next st, 1 dc into the next]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc into the next two st. [2 dc into the next st, 1 dc into the next two]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (40)

Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc into the next three st. [2 dc into the next st, 1 dc into the next three]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (50)

Round 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc into the next four st. [2 dc into the next st, 1 dc into the next four]. Rep [ ] to last st. Sl st to join. (60)

Your work should measure around 8 inches in diameter.

Rounds 7-18: 1 dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to join. (60)

Switch to your black yarn,

Rounds 19-21: 1 dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to join. (60)

Tie off and weave in ends.

Drawstring:

With gray yarn,

Ch 100

Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and all down.

Tie off and weave in ends.

Identify the front center of your bag and if you want you can use a stitch marker to mark the center 8 dc. Insert the drawstring after the 8th dc from the outside to inside and weave through the top of the bag inserting your drawstring through every fourth dc. Once you reach back to the front of the bag, you will have both drawstrings facing outward and 9 dc between them. (If that confuses you, follow the picture! Or comment below with questions 🙂

Backpack Strap (optional)

With two strands of yarn (I used gray) and 5.5mm hook, start with long starting chain and create slip knot.

Ch 7

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch down.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc each st across (5)

Rep row 2 until you reach the desired length

Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing.

This strap will be sewn on later, diagonally, so measure it that way when you’re deciding on the length.

I’ve listed the length I chose for both of my kids in the “notes” section above for reference.

Eyes (make two)

With white yarn, create mag cir and ch 2

Round 1: 8 dc in mag cir. Sl st to first st. (8)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to first st. (16)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in the next. [2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st. (24)

Tie off leaving long tail for sewing

Pupils (make two)

With black yarn, create mag cir and ch 1

Round 1: 8 sc in mag cir. Sl st to first st. (8)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next. [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in the next st]. Rep [ ] around. Sl st to first st. (16)

Tie off leaving long tail for sewing

Mouth:

Ch 35

Tie off

Tooth:

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch and in next 3 ch. (4)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st and each st down row. (4)

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2

Tie off and leave long tail for sewing

Bolts:

With gray yarn, create mag cir and ch 2

Round 1: 8 dc in mag cir. Sl st to first st. (8)

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st and in each st around. Sl st to first st. (16)

Tie off and leave long tail for sewing

Assembly:

Attach the eyes right below the fourth row from the top. Make sure they’re even!

Sew the mouth five rows below the bottom of the eyes by weaving in and our every three stitches.

Attach the tooth on over the mouth.

Sew the stitches onto the side of his face.

Attach the bolts to the side of the bag.

 

There you have it!

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this Crochet Frankenstein Drawstring Backpack pattern and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Hooking!

This pattern is an original pattern by Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.  

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Sigoni of Sigoni Macaroni, and provide a link to my blog www.SigoniMacaroni.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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