TMNT Crochet Backpack Finish

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Last Saturday, April 13, I wrote how I finished a Donatello TMNT Mask and was preparing the ambitious goal of creating a TMNT backpack for my 5 year old son.

After doing research on Pinterest, I created a TMNT board for inspiration. I decided I would create crochet hexagons using
this Super Simple Hexagon pattern from One Loop Short.
Funny story ~ I created six hexagons after my son had gone to sleep. In the morning I suppose he checked up on my progress. He had them all laid out and told me “Mom, you need to make one more.” I said “No, I made enough.” I proceeded to lay them out. Sure enough, the five year old had figured out I needed seven. Smart boy!
After referring to photos several times, here is what I came up with. A basic rundown of my process:
  • Crochet seven hexagons in green.
  • Join the hexagons using a brown yarn.
  • I sewed a lining of material to the inside of the pack so when little TMNT toys get put in it they won’t fall out.
  • I used a cream yarn to make the side against the back.  I used a circular rug pattern until it was large enough to match the outer “shell” and then joined it with the brown yarn.

I used an adjustable strap pattern of about 85 rows of double crochets and a few loop holes. I added the front strap across the belly so that it would stay on little bodies.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out. The buttons I found even look like little turtle shells!

The boy LOVES it (and the girl too as you can see her in the photos – I might have to make another one for her!)

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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