15 Back to School Crochet Patterns


15 Back to School Crochet Patterns

The coolest crochet school supplies and teacher gifts can be found on this page!


15 Back to School Crochet Patterns

As the seasons fly by, it seems to constantly be time to go back to school. Make sure your kids are ready with these awesome 15 Back to School Crochet Patterns. We even have a few unexpected and creative crochet gifts for teachers.

These free crochet patterns include cool pencil cases, crochet bags, and more! Right from the very first day of school, your children are sure to be the most prepared with these useful crochet projects.

They will have an awesome backpack and pencil case that none of the other kids have because they weren't bought in a store.

As a bonus (and mentioned earlier), there are also teacher gifts for you to work up. Have your kids give these to their teachers on the first day, for the holidays, as a birthday present, etc.

The gifts and back to school crochet patterns (free) are absolutely perfect crochet patterns that will show appreciation to those special teachers out there and entice your kids to want to go to school.

Crochet Cozies for Food and Drink

Cozies have a lot more uses than I bet you knew about. With these crochet patterns, you can work up a different cozy for everything.

Find crochet patterns for apples so they don't get beat up in a backpack or for coffee so it stays warm and your hand doesn't burn. There are a few unique bonus crochet cozies that you should be sure to check out, too!

Silly Monster Crochet Cozy

This monster cozy may not be the most effective for scaring away apple thieves but its appearance will certainly make them some friends.

Owl Obsessed Crochet Cozy

Add a touch of cuteness to their lunchboxes with this adorable owl cozy. Make it in their favorite color and they'll always eat their fruit.

Adorable Apple Crochet Cozy

Art imitates fruit in this instance. Make a fruit cover that matches what's inside. There's even room for the stem to stick out without getting pulled.

Happy Hands Coffee Cozy

The perfect companion for hot cocoa (or coffee for you or the teachers), this handy cozy will keep your hands from getting too hot from the cup.

Hand Sanitizer Cozy

Germs are everywhere and kids always tend to be sticky anyway, don't they? When they're out and about away from a sink, this sanitizer cozy is a lifesaver.

Everlasting Flower Pot Cozy

BONUS! If your child's class has any plants or you want to give their teacher a unique gift, then this is the answer!

Crochet Pencil Cases

No backpack is complete unless there is a cool pencil case inside. How else is your child supposed to keep all of their writing and coloring utensils straight?

Now they will actually want to stay organized with these cute pencil cases that make something as simple as their pencils stay super stylish. We promise, your kid will want you to make at least one crochet pencil case pattern from this list.

Stashbuster Pencil Case

Get rid of that pile of yarn pieces you have in your craft room (buttons, too). This stashbusting crochet pencil case will turn out beautiful no matter what you use.

Insanely Cute Minion Pencil Case

Minions remain popular year after year and this pencil case is the perfect shape for those yellow tubed creatures. Make this and your child will be ecstatic!

Shark Attack Pencil Case

Help your kiddo take a bite out of school with this fun and creative shark pencil case. It has a big appetite for holding pencils, pens, markers, and more in its mouth.

School Days Pencil Case

This sweet and simple striped case has a sturdy zipper that holds all the writing utensils in place until needed. This is a must make, even for parents at an office.

Crochet Backpack Patterns

Instead of buying an overly expensive backpack that just ends up looking like the rest of them and breaking anyway, you can work up a crochet backpack to send your kid off to school in style. It'll be something personal that they can enjoy carrying around with them every day.

These crochet backpack patterns are free and fabulous, with all sorts of styles and types. Besides traditional backpacks, you'll also see a few crochet messenger bags and satchels that work well for books and other school supplies.

Patriotic Book Bag

Rep the United States or change the colors as desired to make a color block backpack perfect for any small child. It's petite size means that it won't be overpacked and heavy.

Upcycled Crochet Backpack

Another great stashbuster that allows you to use up your yarn scraps. The flap is attached with a large button, which can be customized for your child's personal style.

Fun Floral Drawstring Crochet Bag

This is a bright and funky carry-all that works for school or outside of school, too. Everyone in the family will want one of these to carry their stuff around when out on the town.

Sock Monkey Crochet Bag

Sock monkeys will never go out of style. Put a spin on the traditional doll by creating this beyond delightful crochet messenger bag that works for any age child (or adult). 

Perfect Crocheted Backpack

The name says it all. This is a perfect design for a crochet backpack and will certainly please any student on their way to or from class. It's stylish to boot, too!

Cute Crochet Drawstring Backpack Bag

With an easy open and close top, you’ll have no problem transporting all of your belongings. Make a fabulous school backpack for a child or yourself.

BONUS! Crochet Gifts for Teachers

We don't want to forget the esteemed educators who help mold all of our children into amazing humans. Celebrate the teachers in your life with these adorable homemade teacher gifts.

Show your appreciation with a gift basket or even crochet cacti plants for teachers to put in their classrooms. Any of these crochet patterns is sure to brighten any teacher's day. Some of the best crochet gift ideas for teachers can be found below.

Fantastic Fish Crochet Pouch

This unusual crochet gift can hold a gift card, candy, markers, pens, or chalk. It will come in handy for any teacher to keep in their classroom or use for their own items.

Teacher's Favorite Paperclip

Isn't this apple paperclip design the cutest? For a small and simple project, not to mention quick, this apple applique is the perfect choice for teachers!

Crochet Gift Card Holder Pattern

Whether it's the beginning of the year, the end, or holiday break, there's probably a few times a year that you'll want to have this pattern handy for fast gift ideas.

Hipster Crochet Glasses Case

If your child's teacher wears glasses, then this is an awesome crochet gift to make them. However, even if they don't, it's great for sunglasses or reading glasses, too.

Crochet Gift Basket

This crochet gift basket is a wonderful choice because you can fill it with anything. Treats, spa items, school supplies, or other customizable pieces you know they'll love.

Crochet Cacti

Cactus crochet is a huge trend that few can resist. Teachers are so busy that they might not have time to water plants. This is the ideal alternative to live plants. So cute!

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Every kid I know (along with myself) would love any of those pencil cases. Too cute!

A great list of projects for school children, I really like many of the teacher gift ideas such as the cacti and the apple paperclips. They are very easy to make and would make ideal end of term gifts. It is really nice to be able to give something to the teacher that has been handmade and you know that it will last and be unique. My children have always given handmade gifts and even several years later I still see some of the gifts on their desks. Thank you for some great ideas.


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