For Halloween this year I’m gonna be Finn from Adventure Time. Here’s my interpretation of it.
And here’s the Ravelry page for the pattern.
I made a hat, tiny Jake amigurumi and a messenger bag inspired by Finn’s backpack.
So here’s my pattern for the bag. It will end up 13.5″ x 12″ x 2″.
200 yards dark green worsted weight yarn
200 yards light green worsted weight yarn
100 yards black worsted weight yarn
Size 10 knitting needles
Size G crochet hook (For crocheted strap, otherwise you can use needles)
ssk – slip, slip, knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
thermal stitch (crochet) – insert hook in back loop of current stitch and back loop of stitch on previous row, pull up a loop, then draw a loop through both loops on hook.
Cast on 48 stitches in dark green.
Knit in stockinette stitch for 12 inches (about 60 rows), bind off.
-Back Panel and Front Flap
Cast on 48 stitches in light green.
Knit in stockinette stitch for 12 inches (about 60 rows), ending on a purl row.
Row 61: ssk, k44, k2tog. (46)
Row 62: Purl.
Row 63: ssk, k42, k2tog. (44)
Row 64: Purl.
Row 65: ssk, k40, k2tog. (42)
Knit in stockinette stitch for 3.5 inches.
Knit 1 row in dark green.
Knit 2 rows in light green.
Knit 2 rows in dark green.
Knit 1 row in light green.
Knit in stockinette stitch in dark green for 4 inches, bind off. If you’d like, crochet a single crochet border around the front flap in dark green.
Cast on 8 stitches.
Work in stockinette stitch for 37.5 inches, bind off.
Using your yarn needle, sew together the back panel, gusset panel and front panel. At this point, I sewed a lining into the bag so things wouldn’t fall through the stitching, but it’s not necessary.
If knit: Cast on 7 stitches and knit in stockinette or garter stitch for length desired plus 4 inches for stitching to bag and 12 inches for shoulder pad (be sure to accommodate for stretching).
If crochet: Chain 8, insert hook into second loop from hook and sc 7. From there, work in thermal stitch for length desired plus 4 inches for connecting to bag and 12 inches for shoulder pad (and accommodate for stretching).
In the middle of the strap, gather 12 inches of fabric together and fold it back onto itself (so you have a section 6 inches wide and three layers thick. Sew the edges of this section together to make the shoulder pad.
Sew the edges of the strap two inches in on either side of the bag. Done!