DIY Crochet Backpack Flair

Le 03 September 2015
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    Hi everyone! It's Kelly from Studio DIY here!DIY-Backpack-Flair-6   When I did my reader survey way back when, several of you asked about putting my Studio DIY spin on crochet so when DMC asked me to do just that I finally took it as my cue to get a move on! We even made peace sign fingers, you guys! AREN’T THEY AMAZING!? The three pins we made range from super duper easy to a little more complex so you can put your skills to the test and trick out your backpack with the coolest pins in school.   DIY-Backpack-Flair-1 DIY-Backpack-Flair-3  

    Term Glossary:

    DIY-Backpack-Flair-Glossary 1 To make the flair you’ll need an understanding of several basic crochet stitches. If these projects have inspired you non-crocheters SO MUCH that you want to learn to crochet, there are a TON of awesome tutorials on YouTube to follow along with. But for those of you who already know the basics, here’s a glossary of the terms and stitches we’ll be using here:

    ch: chain stitch sl st: slip stitch sc: single crochet hdc: half double crochet dc: double crochet

    The lips are the easiest, followed by the letters, and then the peace sign which is a little more complex! Ready!?   DIY-Backpack-Flair-32

    Materials:

    DMC Natura Just Cotton Yarn in Desired Colors 3mm Crochet Hook Felt Iron-on Adhesive Iron Pin Backings Hot Glue or Fabric Glue Needle + DMC Embroidery Thread , Sequins (For Peace Sign Only)

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    Peace Sign:

    DIY-Backpack-Flair-Peac-Sign Step-Out Ch 6 Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, hdc in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, chain 1, turn Row 2-4: Repeat Row 1 Pinky Row 1: Ch 3, take out hook, turn work, and insert hook back into 3rd ch Pinky Row 2: sc in first ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, sc in last ch 5 of 4th row (last chain of row 4) Ring Finger Row 1: sc in ch 4 of 4th row, ch 4 Ring Finger Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, sc in ch 4 of 4th row Middle Finger Row 1: sc in ch 3 of 4th row, ch 4 Middle Finger Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, sc in ch 3 of 4th row Index Finger Row 1: sc in ch 2 of 4th row, ch 4 Index Finger Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, sc in ch 2 of 4th row Thumb Row 1: sc in ch 1 of 4th row, sc in the side of ch 5 of 3rd row (the hole below ch 1 of 4th row), ch 3 Thumb Row 2: sc in 1st ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, sc in the side of ch 5 of 3rd row, sc in the side of ch 1 or 2nd row, sc in the side of ch 5 of 1st row, sl in very first ch, cut yarn, pull through, weave in ends. Fold down ring and pink finger, glue. Fold down thumb, glue. Attach sequins to fingertips and stitch around the edge of the three folded fingers with embroidery thread to “define” the fingers, if desired.  

    Lips:

    DIY-Backpack-Flair-Lips Ch 10 Bottom Lip: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next hdc in next, 2 dc in next (2 dc in same st), hdc in next, sc in next, sc in next, sl st in next Top Lip: (working in back side of the same chain used for the bottom lip) ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, 1 hdc 1 dc in next (same stitch), 1dc 1 hdc in next (same stitch), sl st in next, 1 hdc 1 dc in next (same stitch), 1 dc 1 hdc in next (same stitch), sc in next, sl st in next, sl st Cut yarn, pull through, weave in ends.  

    OMG:

    DIY-Backpack-Flair-OMGFOR THE O: Ch 3 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 1, turn Row 2: Repeat row 1 Row 3: sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next, ch 2, turn Row 4: dc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 1, turn Rows 5 – 20: Repeat rows 3-4 Either stitch or glue halves of O together, weave in ends   FOR THE G: Ch 3 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 1, turn Row 2: Repeat row 1 Row 3: sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next, ch 2, turn Row 4: dc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 1, turn Rows 5 – 18: Repeat rows 3-4 Cut yarn, pull through, weave in ends, fold end over into inside of the circle at row 16 (the fold will cover row 15) to create the crossbar of the G, glue in place.   DIY-Backpack-Flair-MFOR THE M: Ch 3 Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, ch 1, turn Rows 2 – 40: Repeat row 1. You may need more or less rows, depending on how tight your stitches are. We recommend folding your strip into it’s M shape to check it’s size against your O and G before cutting your yarn, incase you need more rows. If you need less, gently pull your yarn to undo a few rows. Once at desired length, cut yarn, pull through, weave in ends.  

    Finish:

    DIY-Backpack-Flair-Finish
    1. Cut a small piece of felt and a small piece of iron-on adhesive. Iron the adhesive on to the felt per the package instructions.
    2. Trace your crocheted shape onto the adhesive backing, then cut out your shape.
    3. Peel off the backing of the adhesive and iron it onto the crochet shape per the package instructions.
    4. Use fabric glue or hot glue to adhere pin backing to the back of the felt.
    DIY-Backpack-Flair-5 DIY-Backpack-Flair-4   I may not be ready for fall, but I am MOST DEFINITELY ready for some backpack flair in the form of kisses and peace signs. This post was created in partnership with Commonthread by DMC. All content and opinions are that of my own! Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep the Studio DIY party going!

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