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The Mitchell Backpack is worked in one piece from top edge to bottom, beginning with a picot cast on and ending with a 3-needle bind off. The drawstring cord runs behind "belt loops" that are knit in to the top band, is inserted through metal eyelets in the base section, and knotted securely inside. Fabric lining is optional, but strongly suggested since it helps maintain the shape of the backpack.
Pattern has been tech edited and test knit.
Finished Size: 12¼" x 15½" l (31 cm x 39.5 cm).
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st
Skills Required: Crochet chain, picking up sts, working in rnds, adding on sts, centered double decrease (cdd), cables, lace, 3 needle bind off.
Yarn: DK cotton, 415 yards / 380 meters
Model knit with Tahki Cotton Classic (4 hanks); any yarn that works to the
specified gauge can be substituted.
Note: Yarn amounts are only guaranteed when working pattern to the specified gauge.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 21-24" (50-60 cm) circular needle and
16" (40 cm) circular needle or size needed for gauge
Extras: Crochet hook size G/6 (4 mm) for provisional cast on,
markers - 9 (one unique),
metal eyelets size ⅜" (1 cm) - 2,
3.25 mm cord - 4 yards (4 meters) or longer (broad shoulders may require extra length),
fabric for lining (optional) - ½ yard (½ meter),
sewing needle and thread (optional)