After making the Unicorn Backpack a while ago for a friend, the boys have really been wanting me to design some backpacks that they would like. (Not that boys can’t like unicorns, but mine don’t!) So, I decided to create a tutorial for how to crochet a fire truck backpack. I love the way it turned out!
My boys are into vehicles and always have been. Only the youngest is showing signs of being an animal lover like me. They have all gone through spells where they like one type of vehicle more than another, but fire trucks have always been a favorite around here.
When I decided to join the E’Claire Makery Back to School Blog Hop, I knew I needed a fun backpack design and almost made another animal pack, but I decided to go with something my boys would love (and now they are fighting over it!).
There is absolutely NO shaping to this bag, so if you can single crochet a basic rectangle, you can make this backpack! I will show you step by step how to crochet a fire truck backpack. I even made a video tutorial to walk you through it. 🙂
FIRE TRUCK BACKPACK
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs Medium (MC), 2 skeins Ladybug, 1 skein each Ink (CC1) and Frosting (CC2)
Notions: Two 1 1/2″ black buttons, two 1 1/8″ white buttons, yarn needle, scissors
Skill Level: Easy (this project is very beginner-friendly, see text above for skills needed)
Finished Measurements: Approximately 13 x 11 1/2 inches
Gauge: 14 sts and 13 rows = 4 1/2″/10cm in pattern st.
Notes: Hold two strands MC together for front, back and strap construction
With larger hook, ch 41. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 40 sts.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * to last two sts, sc in last two sts.
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in first sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * to last two sts, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last sc.
Rows 3-57: Repeat row 2.
Work same as back to row 37, working the first 22 rows in CC1 and rows 23-37 in MC.
STRAPS (Make 2)
With larger hook and CC1, ch 5.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 4 sts.
Work 14 rows in CC1, then change to MC and work 38 rows.
With smaller hook and one strand MC, ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 4 sts.
Rows 2-3: Work even in sc.
Change to CC2.
Row 4: Work even in sc.
Change to CC1
Rows 5-18: Work even in sc.
Change to CC2.
Row 18: Work even in sc.
Change to MC.
Rows 19-21: Work even in sc.
With smaller hook and one strand CC2, ch 15.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 14 sts.
Rows 2-11: Work even in sc.
Slip st front and back together.
Sew straps on 5 sts in from outer edge.
Sew window to front.
Use surface slip st to make ladder and lines on road.
Attach hanger an equal distance from center.
Sew buttons on front.
Join MC at edge of button.
Ch 8. Join with sl st in 4th st away from starting st.
(Be sure to check out the video if you have any problems!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern showing how to crochet a fire truck backpack. It was SO much fun designing this pattern! Be sure to check out all the free crochet patterns!