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Back to School Crochet Patterns

Hey there friends,

Is it just me or is the summer passing by really quickly this year? It’s not long until our children are back to school and life will be resuming as normal.

But, we’re in no rush! Before we get to September, how about a little crochet? You can make the homework, tests, and early mornings more bearable with a personal, handmade gift from mom. Below you’ll discover a whole range of crochet patterns to make for your kids or grandkids, whether they’re in College or Kindergarten.

Hang on though, let’s just think of our amazing teachers for a moment. Have you ever considered gifting them a present at the start of the school year? If you’d like to, one suggestion might be to take a peek at my Coffee Cozy roundup right  HERE! 👈  featuring eight free crochet patterns – because back to school means teachers too, and I’m sure they’d appreciate it! They will give you extra credit if you throw in a gift of coffee or tea or a gift card to their fave coffee shop too! ☕️

However, all of the back to school crochet patterns below have been gathered with our students in mind. There’s fun items to help with their at home study, accessories to take to school and some are just plain school-themed fun! Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.

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Apple for the Teacher Bookmark

How much fun is this bookmark pattern? I think this is so clever and creative. I love the bright red apple and cheeky pencil hanging from it, in this pattern by Craft Bits. The theme is both scholarly and teacher friendly too I think. This make the perfect back to school gift for student or teacher.

Find the pattern HERE!

Easy Textured Bookmark

I thought that reading was so important for children at school that I’ve found a number of crochet bookmark patterns for you. I think you’ll love the squishy chunkiness of the stitch and the little tassle on top of this bookmark by This Pixie Creates. It’s a beginner-friendly, easy pattern with a lovely finished texture.

Find the pattern HERE.

Sweet Stripes Coasters - Crochet Pattern for Adorable Round Coasters - Perfect for drinks or as small plant rugs - Free Crochet Pattern from

Heart Leaf Bookmark

Kids at all schools around the world read books, so making sure that they have cute bookmarks to hand is something every parent can help kids with, on their reading journey. The Heart Leaf Bookmark pattern actually comes to you as two free crochet patterns, one heart and one leaf, both designed by Handmade by Raine!

Find the pattern HERE.

Sweet Stripes Plant Cozy and Hangers Crochet Pattern - Easy Crochet Pattern - Cute home decor - Crochet Plant Hanger - Boho Home Decor Planter Cozy - Crochet Home Decor Patterns from

Back to School Amigurumis

For this fun Back to School Amis pattern I wanted to create items that were symbolic of school, that would also be fun to play with. This fun amigurumi pattern includes a Pencil/Colored Pencil, Crayon, Loose Leaf Paper, and Glue Bottle. Plus a bag lunch including a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Baby Carrots, Banana, Sandwich Cookies, and a Juice Box! With 9 patterns in all your little one will be limited only by their big imaginations! Hint: I also had a crocheting teacher make a classroom banner by making the crayon in a rainbow of colors and strung them together – isn’t that a fabulous idea?

Find the pattern HERE.

Crafty Pencil Pillow

Most classrooms are full of computers now, but there’s nothing like a simple pencil to encourage creativity. Speaking of being creative, who would have thought of creating a pencil pillow? A Crafty Concept, that’s who! Take a look at this free crochet pattern to make a classy-room cushion of your own.

Find the pattern HERE.

Pencil Tissue Box Cover

I am kind of in love with the idea of a Crochet Pencil Tissue Box Cover as yet another fabulous teacher gift pattern! Although, I know some kids that would love one on their study desk too. Make one for your industrious student using Nicki’s Homemade Crafts free pattern, there’s a tutorial video included with this pattern too.

Find the pattern HERE.

Streamline Pride Crochet Hooks

Chair Socks (for quiet chairs!)

Wasn’t I talking about giving teacher gifts at the beginning of the year, just a minute ago? Send your child straight to the head of the class, by crafting them a set of four Chair Socks using this free crochet pattern by Knitting with Chopsticks! Not to protect the floor or the chair legs, but your entire child’s class and teacher’s ears. I need these in my house!

Find the pattern HERE.

Sweet Stripes Gift Bags Crochet Pattern. Create your own Colorful Red and Green Gift Bags tied with ribbon. Give a gift in a pretty gift bag handmade by you with the Easy Crochet Pattern! Crochet Pattern designed by

Watermelon Pencil Can Cover

Mason jars tend to be the container for art supplies at our house, so I’m loving this sweet and fruity watermelon cozy! The Watermelon Pencil Can Cozy is a free crochet pattern by Grace and Yarn, that you can make for your own kid’s desks to hold their markers, pens and pencils. It’ll look much prettier than just a simple jar or can.

Find the pattern HERE.

Sweet Stripes Backpack

Nothing says back to school like a backpack – a symbol nearly as iconic as a pencil or an apple! My Sweet Stripes Backpack crochet pattern combines your favorite Sweet Stripes stitch pattern with a super versatile and useful pattern! With 2 sizes to choose from and 3 methods to make the straps, you can customize this pattern to fit your exact needs.

Find the pattern HERE.


Essential Oil Roller Holder

The Essential Oil Roller holder by A Crafty Concept is one of those things that you don’t even think about needing until you have one. Then you can’t do without it, it’s so handy. How many times have you rummaged around your bag looking for your lip balm? Imagine if it was a schoolbag? Well, with this free pattern – you and your kids will never have to experience that inconvenience again!

Find the pattern HERE.

Unicorn Earbud Holder

Such a cute little purse for your bag or their backpack, and so practical too! The Unicorn Earbud Holder by a Crochted Simplicity is just the right size to keep your student’s earphones within reach and undamaged, or to their student’s coins readily accessible. I think the Unicorn Earbud Holder would make a terrific stocking filler if you want to get ready early this year!

Find the pattern HERE.

Rainy Sunny Coin Purse

A coin purse with personality, the Rainy-Sunny Purse design is lots of fun and a crochet pattern that is quick and interesting to craft. Use Raffamusa Design’s free crochet pattern to make these purses ready for the beginning of school term, or as a sweet gift idea for those birthday parties that you know are on their way.

Find the pattern HERE.

Water Bottle Holder

Your kids will love this a Water Bottle Holder Pattern by Avery Lane Creations, when you decide to make it. They can keep their drink bottle with them the whole way through play and their school day, but this way, they get to keep their hands free. A groovy drink carrier might additionally encourage your kids to take the dog for a walk after school too, since it’s so easy for them to take their favorite drink along with them.

Find the patern HERE.

Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouches

Buy one less school supply, and make a pencil case that fits your child’s unique personality. Use the Sweet Stripes Zipper Pouch Crochet Pattern as a way to create something as individual as your child. Incorporate their favorite colors so that they know how special they are to you! So it will also act as a daily reminder, of just how much you love them.

Find the pattern HERE.

School Bus Hoodie

What toddler doesn’t want to dress up for school? Although, so often they aren’t supposed to. However, I think we can cheekily bend the rules by sending them to school in the cooler months, wearing this divine School Bus Hoodie, using the pattern by My Fingers Fly! There’s also the option of using the sweater to dress up for Halloween! Ding Ding – this is so adorable my newly headed to preschooler is going to need one of these!

Find the pattern HERE.

Starlight Toddler Slippers

Does your toddler’s kindy have a ‘no shoes indoors’ policy? If so, your little person will adore wearing these crocheted Starlight Toddler Slippers to keep their feet warm, at school or at home. You can create these adorable slippers in any colors you like, rainbows, plain or striped, that way you can reflect your child’s own individual style.

Find the pattern HERE.

Summer Velvet Scrunchies

Did you wear scrunchies in the 90s? They’ve come back in a big way over the last couple of years and it’s not just the girls wearing them! Use up your left over yarn and whip up a few really quickly to wear yourself or give to your own trendy teen. You’re going to love making these Summer Velvet Scrunchies by Carroway Crochet! But watch out, because easy, beginner friendly crochet patterns like these can become addictive.

Find the pattern HERE.

Sweet Stripes Ear Warmer

You will love the versatility of the Sweet Stripes Ear Warmer Pattern! These are perfect for colder fall days, or those days when you or your kiddo is just having a bad hair day, you can just add an instat headband! With 3 different ways to finish your Ear Warmer – a twist, a cinch, or the classic simple seam you can get just the look you want! The pattern works up super quick with simple stitches and easy repeats too.

Find the Pattern HERE!

Romantic Coachella Headband

Help your child make a cool first impression, looking neat, tidy and trendy too wearing the Romantic Headband by Selina Veronique. This free pattern design was inspired by the hair accessories worn at music festivals like Coachella! So you know that it’s got that stylish Boho vibe your child will love.

Find the pattern HERE!

💜 That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this list of 19 fab Crochet Projects for Back to School! Thanks so much for checking out the article! Did you find a couple of patterns you want to make! I now have a whole list of patterns to make for my kids and their teachers to get ready for school! I’d love to hear which granny patterns are your favorites! 

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