Those of you who have children (or are in college yourselves) are in that back-to-school time. Here are some ideas for the many different types of things to crochet at this time of year!
Reversible first day/ last day crochet photo prop for Back to School via Hi, Jenny Brown. This is a simple and easy way to mark the difference that a school year makes in the lives of your children with a before/ after photo shoot!
Crochet flower pencil toppers by Annemarie’s Haakblog, an easy free pattern to make back-to-school pens and pencils a bit more fun to work with.
Superheroes Pencil Toppers free crochet pattern from Fiber Flux – another fun option for those Number 2 pencils!
This snake crochet pen/ pencil topper is a free Ravelry download pattern by Adorable Amigurumi
Colorful crochet pencil case free pattern from Fiber Flux; perfect for your kids to keep their supplies organized whether they have pencils or colored pencils or even crayons. And as a bonus, this can double as a crochet hook case for you, too!
Pencil case crochet monster pattern for sale from Just Be Happy Crochet. This is a fun choice for storing supplies.
The shark shaped pouch free crochet pattern by Moogly can hold pencils but is also fat enough to hold markers.
Free crochet pencil pouch pattern from @CraftaholicAnon; this is a more sophisticated choice for older kids to take to school with them.
You can also keep pens, pencils and other supplies organized on your child’s desk at home using this free crochet jar cozy pattern designed by Danyel Pink. It is striped in two colors so you can use the colors for your child’s school.
Here is another crochet mason jar cozy free pattern. This one is from @bhookedcrochet
Bobble Wrap Laptop Sleeve, free Ravelry crochet pattern … sure, there are still plenty of kids carrying pens and pencils to school but just as many of them have their laptops in tow. A cushioned crochet cozy like this one will help keep those devices safe!
Phazelia’s Laptop Case is a another free crochet pattern, a more colorful choice for fun and funky students. This is also a free download on Ravelry.
Here is a cute free crochet iPhone cozy pattern by Pink Milk. iPhone cozies are good because your kids need to keep their cell phones tucked away all day while they’re in school. And they are also good as calculator cozies for kids in older grades.
Make your school notebooks super unique by decorating the covers with crochet. This example of a freeform crochet notebook design is by String Theory Crochet.
Here is an example of a hemp crochet notebook cover if you want to make something a little more neutral.
Of course the one thing that every kid needs for going back to school is a backpack. There are a lot of cute crochet backpack patterns. This is the Leaves Backpack by ChabeGS. It has tote handles as well as backpack straps. And it could be worked in bolder colors if desired.
Younger kids might like a more fun crochet backpack like this one crocheted by Cuddle Bug Kids
Or there’s the option of a granny square crochet backpack, like the pattern in Margaret Hubert’s Granny Square Book
And don’t forget to pack an apple for teacher (or at least for lunch). Keep it safe with a crochet apple cozy. This one is a free pattern from Repeat Crafter Me.