Free back to school knitting and crochet patterns


The kids are getting ready to head back to school - send them back in style with these free back to school knitting and crochet patterns from around the web!

Even though it seems like the summer just started, it's time for kids to head back to school. In the midst of all the supply shopping, choosing classes, and making sure your little ones are ready for a new year, take some time to craft them something cute and useful. Here are some of our favorites from around the web! 

Back to school knitting patterns

If needles are your game, then these back to school knitting patterns are where it's at for you. 


Cabled iPad sleeve by Haramis Designs

free cabled iPad sleeve knitting pattern by Haramis Designs

This chic iPad sleeve features a cabled texture for extra protection for your device. Not only is it practical, it's also fashionable! This pattern features an aran weight yarn like Rooster Almerino Aran for a quick knit. Love this pattern? Get it for free on the Haramis Designs blog.


Apple Pie sweater from Cascade

free apple sweater knitting pattern from Cascade

This adorably apple sweater from Cascade is a free pattern download right here on the Laughing Hens website! Featuring Cascade 220 Heather yarn, it fits children aged 6-11. The set in sleeves have a moss stitch cuff, and the body features intarsia apples on the pockets. How precious! 

Cabled backpack from Knitty

free cabled backpack knitting pattern from Knitty

We are obsessed with this adorable knitting pattern - with two sizes available for children and adults, how can you go wrong? This pattern features the favorite Cascade 220 Superwash yarn for a low-maintenance knit that you can make in a rainbow of gorgeous hues. You'll need to have some experience reading cable patterns, and be able to choose which shade you love the most! This free knitting pattern is available on


Back to school crochet patterns

Hooked on hooks? These back to school crochet patterns are just the ticket. 

Lunch box from Sewrella

Free crochet lunchbox pattern

This adorable crocheted lunch bag is created with worsted, aran weight cotton yarn. Use SMC Sun City for a bright, bold, and machine washable lunch bag that will last the whole school year - no matter how many times they forget it in their bag over the weekend. Love this pattern? It's free over on the Sewrella bog - click here to check it out.


Apple cozy by Petals to Picots


free apple cozy crochet pattern by Petals to Picots

There's nothing frivolous about these apple cozies - they protect your fruit while they bounce around in your bag and prevent bruising. No mushy fruit in your lunch, no ma'am! Make them in Rowan All Seasons Cotton for a cute cozy with charisma. The free crochet pattern is available on the Petals to Picots blog.


Crochet pencil case by MarRose


free pencil case crochet pattern by MarRose

Every pencil needs a case, and this adorable option is a free pattern on the MarRose blog! You'll need some DK weight cotton yarn like Cascade Ultra Pima and rudimentary sewing skills for the lining and the zipper. We love these bright granny squares and contrasting floral lining, don't you? 

Messenger bag by Moogly

free messenger bag crochet pattern from Moogly


This fabulous messenger bag crochet pattern is perfect for back to school this year! We love the idea of using something like Patons Merino Extrafine Aran for a gorgeous yet machine washable bag that stands up to all the abuse that a good bag needs to. The free pattern is available on the Moogly blog.

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