Margaret Kavanagh

August’s Top 5 New Crochet Patterns — Back to School Crochet Designs!

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This month’s top 5 crochet patterns celebrate the upcoming school year — in whatever form it takes. Back to school is just around the corner … and it’s an uncertain time for all of us. School is going to look a LOT different this year. 👀

But some things remain certain:

🛒 There will be school supply shopping.
👩‍🏫 Teachers will be decking out their classrooms.
💗 EVERYONE wants the kids to learn and grow and have fun.

So in the spirit of those certainties …

A sneak peek at 5 of the patterns inside our Back to School issue!

1. The Note Paper Tote Bag by Bethany Pratt

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This would be a fantastic way to tell your child’s teacher “thank you” for all she does!


The original design is made with Lion Brand Feels Like Butta, but you can use any worsted weight yarn. Cotton is especially nice for tote bags.

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2. Pencil Cup Cozy by Elise Powers

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Another great teacher appreciation gift idea!

Make it with an economy yarn like Red Heart Super Saver or something from your stash.

It’s small, fast, and adorable.

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3. Back to School Amigurumis by Lisa Fox

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Great for using up your stash scraps of worsted weight yarn!

This super cute set makes a fast and easy project. Kids will love them, and so will teachers.

These would make a wonderful gift for preschool teachers who set up “back to school” imagination play areas for students’ free time.

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4. Petite Pouch by Therese Eghult

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This is a great quick-make for the school year!

Fast. Easy. And a great little gift. Attach a clasp to add it to a keychain or backpack. Great for storing earbuds, chapstick, gum …

And don’t stop there! Make color-coordinated versions for your children’s sports teams or fundraisers! There are so many uses for these!

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5. Pencil Water Bottle Holder by Samantha Byron

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Encourage hydration with this adorable water keeper.

Better bring your own water, this year! Gift your student or teacher this adorable water bottle holder to kick off the new school year!

This pattern is made with worsted weight yarn and is rated “easy” for all skill levels!join button

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Margaret Kavanagh

I've been crocheting since my mother taught me as a little girl. I'm lucky to be working with Happily Hooked and I can't wait to share everything yarny and hooky with you! Yarn over, peeps! Yarn over!

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