50 Back-to-School Crochet Ideas for Crafting Enthusiasts
by Hannah Ege
The start of the school season is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s a chance to reset, look over your yearly goals again and reassess, reflect on the fun of the summer, and finish the calendar year strong with set intentions.
Whether you are a student, teacher, or parent of school-aged kids, it can also be a hectic time of getting ready for the new school year and new transitions.
Thankfully, there is a plethora of fun and quick crochet ideas that you can make for the start of the school year. There are so many small things you can make for your kiddos that will keep you close to them as they enter a new school year.
With 50 school crochet patterns gathered, we’ve broken them down into four different categories for easier browsing: Crochet Organizers for School, Backpacks and Protective Cases to Crochet, School Accessories, and Getting Ready for School Around the House.
15 Crochet Patterns for Organization at School
Getting organized at the start of the school year helps avoid many issues later on in the year. Less skipped homework, lost coloring supplies and paperclips going everywhere.
Here are 15 patterns that will help you or your student stay and maintain order and organization from day one!
Here's another adorable mason jar cozy for keeping your pens and pencils organized, but this time - pineapples! With individual pineapple leaves for pencil toppers, this adorable cozy makes it even easier to keep things organized!
Keep your water bottle and phone secure with this double whammy water bottle holder.
10 Crochet Patterns for School Backpacks and Protective Cases
Making your child's backpack might not be the quickest project, but it definitely is a worthwhile one. You can create a backpack that meets you or your students unique needs, while also reflecting personality quirks best!
Along with some fun bookbag patterns to get you started, we've found a variety of protective cases you can make for laptops, tablets, phones and other electronic devices.
Lastly, for those wanting something just slightly subtle, try these bold stripes with contrasting colors!
Getting Ready for School Around the House - 5 Crochet Patterns for the First Week of School
The start of the school year can bring on a lot of anxiety for students who may be going to a new school, starting classes for the first time, or who simply have a hard time letting go of summer.
What better way to get these kiddo's hyped then start setting the tone beforehand! You can make fun "Start of School" decorations and home items to set a happy and cheerful tone for the start of the school year.
by Darling Maple Designs via Ravelry
For the student struggling with anxiety or separation, create their own little pocket owl scholar who can go to and from school with them each day! This is a great way to connect with your student and have them keep you close while at school.
To prep your child for a new school year, create these fun and cute Back-to-School stuffies. This may help your little one get comfortable with the idea of school and what to expect as well as get excited and talk out what makes them nervous.
Another great stuffie for the anxious child who needs some additional time and comfort to process the changes of a new school year. Or simply cute decoration to get your kiddo's back into the school mindset.
Speaking of fidget toys, having something in your hands to play with can be extremely helpful for students who struggle to concerntrate for long periods of time. There are so many adorable and easy fidget toys you can crochet yourself to help your student stay responsible within the classroom while meeting their sensory needs.
Not only is this octopus fidget toy so cute and adorable, but may also be a great toy for your kiddo who struggles to express how they are feeling. Make one side a happy side while the other side has a sad face. This can help with nonverbal communication between your child and the classroom teacher.
For the student who needs constant stimulation and movement, consider making them a fidget blanket! It is small enough to sit on their lap throughout class periods, while providing multiple forms of fidgeting so as to keep their hands busy and minds focused.
Another cute way to customize your kiddo's stuff and also help them keep organized is with this adorable chapstick holder. Keep it securly in one place in your bookbag while expressing yourself with the colors chosen!
Keychains are another cute and easy way for self expression. Whether it's with this cute pencil keychain pattern or any small motif, it's a quick and easy way to make something unique and special for your student.